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HR Rescue: Human Resource Solutions for Small Business

The HR Rescue podcast is hosted by Human Resource expert Jenni Stone MHRM, SHRM-CP, PHR where she addresses some of the most common HR issues within every small business. Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner or office manager these simple tips can help keep your business in compliance and help prevent a minor issue from becoming a serious problem.

S08E08 - HR Rescue: Preventing and Correcting Discrimination and Harassment in a Remote Environment

Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:00:00 -0400

While remote work offers many benefits for both employees and employers alike, the lack of visibility can create an environment where discrimination and harassment go unnoticed and uncorrected. In addition, the blurring of boundaries between work and home may prompt some employees to engage in behavior they would avoid in an office, and the conditions of remote work may have a disparate negative impact on certain protected groups.  It is critical for any employer with a remote or hybrid workforce to take steps to prevent these risks from materializing and promptly correct any incidents of discrimination or harassment that do occur.  In this episode HR expert, Jenni Stone, share steps an employer with a remote or hybrid workforce should take to prevent and correct workplace discrimination and harassment. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hr-rescue-human-resour.captivate.fm/ (https://hr-rescue-human-resour.captivate.fm) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store:  https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S08E07 - HR Rescue: Vaccination Status, Disclosure and Badges Oh My!

Wed, 07 Jul 2021 15:00:00 -0400

Employers may be wondering when supervisors can be told about employees' vaccination status and whether workers can wear badges indicating they've been vaccinated. The answer is complicated by the fact that vaccination status is considered confidential medical information, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In this week’s episode HR expert, Jenni Stone talks about vaccination status, disclosure considerations and more! Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hr-rescue-human-resour.captivate.fm/ (https://hr-rescue-human-resour.captivate.fm) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store:  https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S08E06 - HR Rescue: How to Create a Culture that Provides Psychological Safety

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 15:00:00 -0400

Psychological safety is a term referring to a belief that one can voice their concerns, ask questions, speak up or make mistakes without the risk of punishment or humiliation. It is an important inclusion issue that employers cannot afford to ignore.  Projects with greater psychological safety have been shown to have a greater likelihood of success and innovation because employees are more comfortable speaking up and sharing their thoughts. Conversely, a lack of psychological safety in the workplace leads to disengagement, staff turnover, recruiting costs and other adverse effects.  In this week’s podcast HR expert Jenni Stone shares steps an employer can take to create a culture that provides psychological safety. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://)hr-rescue-human-resour.captivate.fm Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store:  https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S08E05 - HR Rescue: Job Descriptions and Why You Need Them

Wed, 02 Jun 2021 15:00:00 -0400

Job descriptions aren’t just a list of duties for a given employee, they’re a key document for day-to-day management, compliance, employer brand and recruiting. Job descriptions codify expectations and relationships — they’re a foundation for building performance reviews, understanding what metrics are most important in managing your company’s workforce, creating a fair a pay scale, and simply, a document that helps prevent misunderstanding and abuse. In this week’s episode HR expert, Jenni Stone shares why job descriptions are important and best practices. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S08E04 - HR Rescue: How to Address COVID-19 Vaccination Conflicts in the Workplace

Wed, 26 May 2021 15:00:00 -0400

COVID-19's impact on the workplace isn't over yet. As vaccines are made more widely available, employers are faced with new considerations and concerns, including how employees' differing opinions on the coronavirus vaccine could result in conflicts in the workplace. Regardless of your organization's policy on COVID-19 vaccinations, it is time to put a communication plan in place to address concerns and conflicts that may arise surrounding this controversial topic. Don't wait until a problem arises to help supervisors and managers learn to recognize and deal with situations that are not only disruptive, but also pose significant compliance risk to the organization. Preparing now is the key to minimizing the potential for conflicts in the future. In this week’s episode we share steps an employer can take to prepare for and respond to vaccine-related employee conflict. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S08E03 - HR Rescue: Addressing Burnout in the Workplace

Thu, 13 May 2021 15:00:00 -0400

Burnout is real, and it has real impacts on employee productivity and mental health within and outside of the workplace. When employees are suffering from burnout, anxiety, depression or other mental health issues, their ability to do their work diminishes. Experts point out that the root causes of burnout are created at the organizational level. As such, it requires an organizational solution, rather than placing the burden on the shoulders of the individuals who are suffering burnout. In this week’s episode, we share five steps that can help prevent burnout in an organization. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S08E02 - HR Rescue: Remote Work as the New Normal Post-Pandemic

Wed, 05 May 2021 15:00:00 -0400

The effects of the coronavirus will reverberate in US workplaces for years, and there will never be a return to the pre-pandemic state of "normal." Given the sweeping impact, it is not too early to start considering what the world of work will look like after the most immediate crisis has passed. For many employers, the biggest permanent change will be a more remote - or entirely remote - workforce. In this week’s episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares some key considerations to keep in mind as businesses move to a more distributed model.   Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S08E01 - HR Rescue: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Issues in 2021

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 15:00:00 -0400

The focus on diversity, equity and inclusion issues has markedly increased in the last year. Since the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others shed new light on racism - including in the workplace - many corporate leaders have been compelled to speak up. This has led employers to reevaluate their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies and view them as a must-have rather than a nice-to-have initiative. In this week’s episode, IHR expert Jenni Stone will share five critical issues to watch this year to ensure an organization is taking meaningful steps forward when it comes to DEI. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E15 - HR Rescue: Microaggressions in the Workplace

Tue, 16 Feb 2021 15:00:00 -0400

Many incidents of workplace discrimination take the form of microaggressions. In order to ensure a truly inclusive workplace culture, take steps to prevent these incidents from occurring. A microaggression is an action or incident that is indirect, subtle and possibly unintentional that communicates some sort of bias against a member of a historically marginalized group. In today’s podcast, we’ll be share steps you can take to reduce the risk of microaggressions and respond when they occur. Resources Mentioned in Episode: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y3TYRB6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 (Subtle Acts of Exclusion: How to Understand, Identify and Stop) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Y3TYRB6/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 (Microaggressions) by Michael Baran & Tiffany Jana. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E14 - HR Rescue: Virtual Career Fairs – An Interview with Becky Copeland, VTCSecure

Wed, 03 Feb 2021 15:00:00 -0400

Transcript: Jenni Stone: Hey, everybody I’m Jenni Stone and you’re listening to Season 7, Episode 14 of HR Rescue. If this is your first time listening, welcome. The HR Rescue podcast provides business owners, new HR professionals, and HR Department of One with solutions and guidance on some of the most common HR issues. You can find us at hr-rescue.com. Come back often and feel free to add the podcast to your favorite RSS feed or iTunes. All links are in the show notes. Now, let’s get into todays episode. As a direct result of the COVID-19 nation-wide lockdowns, telework has become the norm and workflow has been disrupted. Distance–the new necessity. And this has expanded to include the need for virtual recruitment tools when travel is no longer an option, and social distancing is the new norm. Organizations who are committed to hiring the best talent and building a diverse workforce, should be considering candidate experience and how to make the recruitment process more accessible to all variations of candidates – including those with disabilities. In 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 19.3 percent of persons with a disability were employed. In contrast, the employment-population ratio for persons without a disability was 66.3 percent., and many of those who are unemployed face a number of different barriers when it comes to securing a new role. One of the issues is a lack of relevant assistive technology. Today we’ll be talking with Becky Copeland from VTC Secure about SOLVES HIRES, a fully accessible Video, Voice, and Real-Time Text Communications Platform designed specifically for recruiting, AND gives your organization the ability to add on and provide Speech to Text for the Hard of Hearing, an interpreter for the Deaf or live translation of 120 languages/dialects. Becky’s professional journey has been a unique mix of corporate and community related experiences across a wide range of healthcare, medical, educational, marketing and technology services. She started VTCSecure in August 2015 and as CEO manages all aspects of operations, including administration, HR, Finance and Marketing as well as managing technical development and sprints. She also enjoys working directly with new customers working together to set up new accessible services. Her advocacy for the Deaf community has led her to actively collaborate with both profit and non-profits organizations in her career. Becky’s extensive portfolio in this field has includes organizing educational and outreach events, building an interactive online presence, developing and managing appropriate programs for patients, and procuring funding and other resources, for the deaf and hard of hearing communities. Jenni: So that's a lot, welcome, Becky! Becky: Thank you! Thank you for having me. There was a very extensive bio there. I appreciate it. Jenni: It's very hard to trim down BIOS these days because I want to make sure everybody knows everything about you for sure. So now that I've given a little overview of this of Solves Hires and a little overview of you were just going to jump right into some questions. Jenni: So start off with, I know that there's a lot of video interviewing platforms out there, and that's not what we're talking about here. This is something completely different. So what makes SOLVES HIRES different than what's out there now. Becky: I think the big thing that makes it different is because why we developed it and how we developed it. Were a company that actually builds technology for people with disabilities. So that's the arena that we came from. We originally built SOLVES HIRES for some of our partners where the only thing they do is help provide people with disabilities, jobs. Becky: So we built an online live career fair specifically for those customers. In doing that, once COVID hits travel has stopped. You know people around trying to hire back at an extremely large rate, we realized that SOLVES...

S07E13 - HR Rescue: New Employment Laws Kicked in January 1, 2021: Paid Leave, Minimum Wage and Training Top the List

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 15:00:00 -0400

HR professionals have faced significant challenges and much change in 2020, with a global pandemic, the economic recession and widespread social unrest each making new demands. Now, as we close out an eventful 2020, let's collectively take a deep breath and hope for calmer times in 2021. One way to get the year off to a smooth start is to take time now to review the new employment laws that took effect on January 1, determine their impact and get your organization ready to comply. The new laws - more than 100 in total - will affect employers in 27 states and numerous localities. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E12 - HR Rescue: Employer Questions About Coronavirus Vaccines

Wed, 06 Jan 2021 17:28:00 -0400

As COVID vaccines are being rolled out, employers are grappling with what it means for their workplace and their employees. While there are many questions and unknowns, guidance is starting to trickle in to assist employees in determining how to address the issue of COVID vaccinations in their workplace. In this week’s episode, we share four of the top questions employers are facing. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E11 - HR Rescue: FFCRA's December 31 Expiration - Ways HR Can Prepare

Wed, 16 Dec 2020 15:00:00 -0400

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which took effect April 1, requires covered employers to provide eligible employees with temporary job-protected paid sick leave and paid expanded family and medical leave due to certain qualifying reasons related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The FFCRA has a sunset date of December 31, 2020. In the absence of a law extending the FFCRA's provisions, employers need to be proactive and prepare for the sunset of the FFCRA. The better prepared the employer is, the better it can help manage employee's expectations. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares measures employers can take in advance of the FFCRA's expiration. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E10 - HR Rescue: COVID-19: Employer Rights and Obligations During the Holiday Season

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 18:00:00 -0400

The risks and liabilities associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have led a number of employers to consider how to approach the 2020 holiday season. In many cases, updating policies or work rules, or requiring additional information before allowing an employee to return to work, may be advisable.  However, compliance requirements, governmental advisories and employee relations concerns should be taken into consideration before an employer takes a strong stance against an employee traveling, attending gatherings or hosting personal events. An employer should consider its business goals, risk tolerance and existing policies and procedures when navigating the 2020 holidays.   To access forms visit the link below....

S07E09 - HR Rescue: What We Can Still Learn from Mister Rogers as Adults

Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:00:00 -0400

We came across an article written for Next Avenue by Shayla Thiel Stern, Shayla is the former Director of Editorial and Content for Next Avenue at Twin Cities PBS. The article was titled, What We Can Still Learn from Mister Rogers as Adults. And as we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday, we felt the lessons shared in this article, will resonate with our listeners. https://www.nextavenue.org/learn-from-mister-rogers-as-adults/ (https://www.nextavenue.org/learn-from-mister-rogers-as-adults/) Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E08 - HR Rescue: How To Update Your Employee Handbook

Wed, 18 Nov 2020 03:00:00 -0400

As legal developments affecting the workplace take effect, employers should ensure that their employee handbooks and workplace policies are compliant and current. Whether on the federal, state or local level, or related to leaves of absences or pregnancy accommodations, there continues to be a rise of legislation that touches upon employee rights and employer obligations in the workplace. This episode summarizes federal, state and local trends and legal developments that became effective in 2020 and affect employee-facing policies. This does not include COVID-19-related laws that are temporary in nature (e.g., in effect for a defined period or for the duration of the public health emergency). Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: https://youtube.com/TheHRShield (https://youtube.com/TheHRShield) Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield (https://instagram.com/HRShield) Facebook: https://facebook.com/HRShield (https://facebook.com/HRShield) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield (https://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast: https://hrrescue.libsyn.com/ (https://hrrescue.libsyn.com) Website: https://hr-shield.com/ (https://HR-Shield.com) Store: https://hr-rescue.com/ (https://HR-Rescue.com) Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E07 - HR Rescue: Post-Election Civility and Productivity in the Workplace

Wed, 11 Nov 2020 20:00:00 -0400

Now that November 3, 2020, is in the past, everyone who expected things to get better or "go back to normal" once the election is over has realized (or is coming to realize) that the subject of civility is going to continue to be an issue in the modern workplace. This is the time to focus on building a company culture that is both civil and productive, in which people are treated with respect and are held accountable for showing respect to others.  In this episode, we share best practices to prioritize civility and make it a part of your organization's culture. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E06 - HR Rescue: Conducting Performance Appraisals During the Pandemic

Wed, 04 Nov 2020 21:41:58 -0400

During annual performance evaluations, managers typically consider what an employee has accomplished since their last yearly review, especially in terms of meeting goals and making improvements in targeted areas.  This year is very different though.  Chances are that what has unfolded since the first quarter of 2020 is drastically different than what anyone could have anticipated during previous evaluation cycle or when performance objectives were set for the current year.  When preparing to do 2020/2021 performance evaluations, flexibility is key.  In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares best practices and suggestion for conduction performance reviews during the pandemic. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E05 - HR Rescue: 5 Pitfalls of Video Interviewing

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:00:00 -0400

Screening, uncovering, and selecting top talent takes a lot of practice and a reliable process. In order to better take advantage of every golden interview opportunity that comes your way, you need to know the common pitfalls — and then avoid them.  In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone discusses some common pitfalls to video interviewing, like disparate impact, interviewer bias and artificial intelligence.  In addition we share best practices for recording video interviews. Thank you for watching listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E04 - HR Rescue: 8 Best Practices for Conducting Video Interviews

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:00:00 -0400

Talent acquisition teams are racing to find ways to make what has historically been a very high-touch human process a virtual one. They are figuring out how to effectively work from home, conduct video interviews, make successful offers (to candidates whom the hiring manager may not have met), and remotely onboard new hires. And even though we’re eight months into COVID, not every candidate is comfortable being on video and therefore won't' present themselves as well as they would in-person. You can pick up on nonverbal cues via Zoom or any other platform, but they are harder to see. The result – good candidates can come off the wrong way and miss opportunities. So let’s talk about ways to make the most of the technology while minimizing its limitations, here are 8 best practices for conducting video interviews. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E03 - HR Rescue: How to Address Restroom and Locker Room Use by Transgender Employees

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 19:00:00 -0400

Employees who are transgender, transitioning, intersex or cross-dressers may present a challenge to employers when it comes to employee restrooms, locker rooms and changing facilities. Employers should know how to handle such issues and be prepared to address the needs of such individuals as well as their co-workers in order to minimize the risk of employer liability, as well as to ensure personal privacy and confidentiality, and to maintain respect and dignity in the workplace.  In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares 7 steps employers can take address restroom and locker room use by transgender employees. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E02 - HR Rescue: Episode 100: DEI. Words matter. Actions matter. Listening matters. Curiosity matters. Compassion matters. A conversation with Tanya Gibson

Wed, 07 Oct 2020 19:00:00 -0400

Today’s guest is Tanya Gibson, PHR (she/her/hers). She is the VP of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and HR at Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Tanya believes that it's important for companies looking to rework their diversity, equity and inclusion strategies make bold choices that last longer than just a moment. In this episode, Tanya and Jenni Stone talk about racial injustice and the effect recent events have had on the workplace, and our employees. We discuss what it is, what it isn’t, and discuss how important it is to listen to others, who aren’t like you. If you wonder how seeing someone’s perspective can help you be a better leader, listen in to this conversation with Tanya. In this episode you’ll hear: How leaders can educate themselves to be better prepared to assist their diverse employees. How Diversity training often activates bias rather than stamp it out. HR cannot own everything, and sometimes are not the right choice to deliver your DEI solutions. How to become an ally. Resources from this episode: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=629439267977968 (National Conversations: Race, Relationships and Resources) https://www.facebook.com/BigBrothersBigSisters/ (Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Facebook) https://www.bbbs.org/ (Big Brothers Big Sisters Website) https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html (Harvard Implicit Bias Test) Color blind or color brave? Ted Talk-Mellody Hobson https://www.linkedin.com/in/tanyagibsonphr/ (Find Tanya on LinkedIn) Allyship to Impact, a conversation with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging leader, Jared Karol, as he guides a conversation on power, privilege, and whiteness.  October 14, 2020 click https://bit.ly/3cLPBmv (HERE) to register Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S07E01 - How to Address An Employee's Refusal To Wear A Mask During The Pandemic

Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:00:00 -0400

As employers operate during the COVID-19 pandemic and implement safety and health precautions throughout their workplaces, one issue many are facing is noncompliance with face mask requirements. Whether employers are obligated to require mask wearing by a state or local mandate or taking it upon themselves to require them as a way to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 at work, it is undoubtedly a sensitive situation to confront for various reasons. In this podcast episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares steps employers can take when addressing an employee who refuses to wear a mask while at work. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S06E15 - HR Rescue: How to Manage an Independent Contractor

Wed, 23 Sep 2020 19:00:00 -0400

Independent contractors offer an employer flexibility to meet staffing demands and expertise in areas outside of the employer's business. Like the employers that hire them, independent contractors run their own businesses, set their own schedules, balance conflicting demands and generally work in their own offices without direct supervision. Independent contractors are their own bosses; they are not employees. If an employer manages an independent contractor like an employee, they run the risk that a governmental agency or a court could reclassify the independent contractors as an employee, resulting in significant financial liabilities. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares some best practices for managing an independent contractor. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S06E14 - HR Rescue: Hiring During the Pandemic-Don't Neglect I-9 Obligations

Wed, 09 Sep 2020 19:00:00 -0400

Normally, I-9 documentation must be examined in person, and the law is very strict about this. Even remote workers must have their documents examined directly by a company official, a notary or some other trustworthy person. However, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has temporarily loosened these restrictions. In this episode we share what’s changed, and what you need to do to comply. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S06E13 - HR Rescue: Symptoms Over Testing - CDC Return to Work Guidance

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 19:59:19 -0400

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently updated its guidance for when it is safe for workers diagnosed with COVID-19 to return to work. Under the updated guidance, the CDC no longer recommends a test-based strategy to determine when an individual may end their at-home isolation, except in certain circumstances.  In this podcast HR expert Jenni Stone shares the new guidelines. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S06E12 - HR Rescue: Disability Accommodations and the Interactive Process

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 20:25:06 -0400

According to the EEOC, it is unclear whether COVID-19 is or could be a disability under the ADA. The CDC has identified a number of medical conditions that may put an individual at a higher risk of a serious illness if they contract COVID-19, (e.g., chronic lung disease, serious heart conditions, diabetes, liver disease). Additionally, the EEOC advises that employees with certain preexisting mental health conditions (i.e., anxiety disorder) may have more difficulty handling the disruption to daily life created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this week’s episode, HR expert Jenni Stone shares steps an employer can take if an employee advises their them that they have a medical condition that may be exacerbated by contracting COVID-19, and requests a reasonable accommodation (e.g., remote working), and how communicate with the employee and exchange information in an effort to reasonably accommodate the employee (i.e., engage in the interactive process). Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S06E11 - HR Rescue: Coronavirus (Covid-19): Discrimination and Accommodation Considerations

Wed, 29 Jul 2020 20:38:25 -0400

As employers everywhere confront the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, they are finding it a constant challenge to protect the health and safety of their workforce; protect the privacy of employee medical information and comply with federal antidiscrimination laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In this podcast HR expert, Jenni Stone shares some employment discrimination, accommodation and medical privacy issues to consider during the pandemic. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S06E10 - HR Rescue: DOL Updates Optional FMLA Forms

Wed, 22 Jul 2020 18:14:18 -0400

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has made changes to several of its Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms intended to make them simpler and easier to use for employers and employees alike.  The DOL said these and other changes will "reduce the time users spend providing information, improve communications between leave applicants and administrators and reduce the likelihood of violations." In this week’s podcast HR expert Jenni Stone shares the key changes to the forms, as well as several notification obligations for both employers and employees under the FMLA.  Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Store:  https://HR-Rescue.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S06E09 - HR Rescue: LGBTQ+ Protections Expanded Nationwide: Time For Employers To Act

Wed, 15 Jul 2020 19:00:00 -0400

Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited nationwide.  The Supreme Court ruled in June 2020 that terminating an employee merely being gay or transgender is discrimination based on sex in violation of Title VII.  In light of this ruling, employers that do not already prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity should update their policies immediately and take several other steps to ensure compliance with the law, and to cultivate a diverse workplace and a culture of tolerance and inclusion.  In this podcast HR expert Jenni Stone shares 7 steps you can take today to protect individuals identifying as LGBTQ+ from workplace discrimination. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  https://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: https://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  https://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: https://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  https://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: https://HR-Shield.com Online Store: https://HR-Rescue.com  Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S06E08 - HR Rescue: How to Prevent Race Discrimination

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:00:00 -0400

Race discrimination in the workplace is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Discrimination can be overt, such as failing to promote an individual because of their race, but race discrimination can also occur where the employer enacted policies that while not discriminatory in intent had a disparate negative impact on employees of a particular race. An employer also may be liable for race discrimination if an employee suffers harassment on the basis of race in the workplace. Defending a case of race discrimination or harassment is disruptive and expensive, even if the employer is ultimately found not to be liable. Prevention is the best way to avoid this situation. A well-crafted, rigorously enforced antidiscrimination policy, ongoing training and policy review, and a top-to-bottom commitment to creating and maintaining a workplace free from discrimination can offer substantial protection against race discrimination claims. In this podcast HR expert Jenni Stone shares 11 steps to prevent race discrimination in your workplace. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next video! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S06E07 - HR Rescue: OSHA Guide Return To Work

Wed, 01 Jul 2020 19:00:00 -0400

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued new guidance intended to help nonessential businesses manage their employees' return to work during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The guidance aligns with the three phases President Trump put forward in his Opening Up America Again, consistent with state stay-at-home orders and reopening plans. In this podcast, HR expert Jenni Stone explains the three phases of reopening, and the concerns needed to be addressed by nonessential businesses. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S06E06 - HR Rescue: Supervisor's Guide to Leading Through the Pandemic

Wed, 13 May 2020 18:45:25 -0400

Leading employees in times of change can be challenging in the best of circumstances. As a supervisor faced with guiding your employees through change due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is only natural to feel like you are navigating uncharted territory. In many ways, you are doing just that. However, while the circumstances surrounding the current public health crisis are very different from most work-related change, the principles of effective leadership and change management remain the same.  In this week’s podcast HR expert Jenni Stone shares a guide for leading through the pandemic. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S06E05 - HR Rescue: Anticipating and Addressing Employees' Return-to-Work Concerns Post-Pandemic

Wed, 06 May 2020 18:43:28 -0400

With stay-at-home orders starting to lift and businesses preparing to begin the process of resuming regular operations, it's time for HR professionals, managers and other business leaders to start putting in place concrete plans for a return to work. At this pivotal juncture, it's important to take proactive steps to anticipate and address employee concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As the public health and economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic remains top of mind for employers and employees alike, regardless of company size or industry, organizations will be well-served by proactive planning that addresses these key areas: safety, business viability and work-life concerns. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S06E04 - HR Rescue: Tips for Managing a Team from Home

Wed, 29 Apr 2020 19:22:31 -0400

In response to the uncertainties presented by COVID-19, many companies and universities have asked their employees to work remotely. While close to a quarter of the U.S. workforce already works from home at least part of the time, the new policies leave many employees — and their managers — working out of the office and separated from each other for the first time. Although it is always preferable to establish clear remote-work policies and training in advance, in times of crisis or other rapidly changing circumstances, this level of preparation may not be feasible. In this episode we share 6 quick and easy tips to managing a team from home. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S06E03 - HR Rescue: Helping Employees Through Survivor's Guilt in the Wake of a Layoff

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 19:00:00 -0400

When an organization goes through a reduction in force, it is just as important to have a plan in place for working with those who will remain with the organization as it is for those who will be directly affected by job losses. This is just as true for layoffs triggered by a public health emergency such as the COVID-19 pandemic as it is for layoffs caused by more common factors, such as a merger or a decline in customer demand. A manager or HR professional working with the remaining employees must be able to understand and effectively lead through the complicated emotions these employees are experiencing.  In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares best practices for addressing survivors guilt and effective workplace communication. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S06E02: HR Rescue - Remote Work as the New Normal Post-Pandemic

Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:00:00 -0400

The effects of the novel coronavirus will reverberate in US workplaces for years, and there will never be a return to the pre-pandemic state of "normal." Given the sweeping impact, it is not too early to start considering what the world of work will look like after the most immediate crisis has passed. For many employers, the biggest permanent change will be a more remote - or entirely remote - workforce. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares some key considerations to keep in mind as businesses move to a more distributed model. Thank you for watching this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S06E01 - HR Rescue: How to Prepare for a Recession and It's Impact Durning the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 19:00:00 -0400

It is too early to know the full implications of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but most experts are in agreement that the economy is headed for a serious downturn. Proactive, advance planning by HR can help businesses weather the worst of the storm while preserving as many jobs as possible. A recession is a difficult time for an employer, both financially and emotionally. When hard choices need to be made that affect the lives of many people, a head-in-the-sand approach serves neither the business nor its employees. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares five practical steps businesses can take to reduce costs, maximize opportunities and ensure all resources are used to maximum effect in preparation for a possible recession. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S05E15 - HR Rescue: How to Develop and Maintain Productivity in a Virtual Work Space

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 19:00:00 -0400

Companies are scrambling to establish work from home telecommuting policies in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus. The immediate priorities are the technical prerequisites necessary to get workers connected remotely. The larger challenge is harder to quantify: how to develop and maintain productivity in a virtual work space. Establishing an effective work environment is critical when working from home. This applies to the physical space, technology, and work habits. The key to a productive home office that balances work & family life is the development of an isolation strategy. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S05E14 - HR Rescue: Remote Working During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 14:02:46 -0400

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak becomes more acute, employers must consider remote working options and implement emergency communications plans. While an organization already may have been offering flexible work options to certain teams or job classifications, a public health crisis may propel an employer to scale those options to most, if not all, of its workforce. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has stated that remote work is one strategy to control transmission of the coronavirus. Federal, state and local labor agencies are following Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations for social distancing and limiting face-to-face contact. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) enforces an employer's legal requirement to provide a workplace free from recognized hazards. Based on these recommendations and compliance requirements, an employer should strongly consider making remote working options available to as many workers as possible. Even if an employee is not generally allowed to work remotely due to particular job duties or the employer's industry (e.g., healthcare), employees with disabilities that put them at high risk for complications associated with COVID-19, or employees who may be pregnant, may request to work remotely as a reasonable accommodation to reduce chances of infection. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S05E13 - HR Rescue: Coronavirus and the Workplace

Wed, 11 Mar 2020 19:00:00 -0400

Now that the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus, otherwise known as COViD-19, in the United States are rising, employers should look for ways to protect their employees and workplace. While the coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause various illnesses, from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), COViD-19 is a new strain that had not been previously identified in humans. As a result, employers should strive to educate themselves and their employees about COViD-19 and how it affects the workplace. However, an employer's role is complicated by various legal issues touching upon safety, employee health, job functions and business travel. An employer should consider certain measures to better prepare and protect its employees and the workplace.  An employer should also consider workplace strategies relating to COViD-19, along with other infectious diseases. If you’d like a customizable Coronavirus Guidance Letter to distribute to your employees, please go to www.hr-shield.com, scroll to the bottom of the page and sign up, we’ll send it!  Or send me an email directly to support@hr-shield.com. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S05E12 - HR Rescue: The New Form I-9

Wed, 04 Mar 2020 20:00:00 -0400

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new Form I-9 for employers to sue starting January 31, 2020. Employers may begin using the new form with  revision date of 10/21/2019 now or continue to use the prior version of the Form I-9 (revision date 07/17/2017) until April 30, 2020.  However, beginning May 1, 2020 employers must use the new form and all previous versions of Form I-9 will be invalid. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S05E11 - HR Rescue: Managing Contingent Labor

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 20:00:00 -0400

Did you know about 57 million Americans (or 36% of the US workforce) are freelancing, which is defined as performing supplemental, temporary, project- or contract-based work? Based on current growth, a study predicts the majority of the US workforce will be freelancing within the next 10 years. Using freelancers and other contingent workers – such as independent contractors, leased employees, consultants, on-call workers, part-time workers and temporary employees – can help companies save money, lower their administrative burden, acquire workers with unique skills that their current workforce lacks, and even “test drive” workers before taking them on as full-time employees. However, using contingent workers can result in a business owing back taxes, benefits and other penalties if a worker is misclassified and can heighten the risks of trade secret leaks, sexual harassment and discrimination. We share four practical tips to help HR realize the benefits of contingent labor while minimizing the inherent risks. Thank you for watching listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S05E10 - HR Rescue: Office Pools

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 20:00:00 -0400

Workplace betting pools, fantasy leagues and bracket challenges can be popular at workplaces throughout the year, with key events like the Super Bowl and the NCAA College Basketball Tournament providing opportunities for gamesmanship and team-building. While these activities can foster excitement in the workplace and allow employees to find common ground on issues outside of work, an employer should be aware of the downside of office pools. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone covers some key tools and resources to help an employer manage employees effectively and reduce the risk of liability. Thank you for watching this video. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your video! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S05E09 - HR Rescue: Lessons on Email Etiquette

Wed, 12 Feb 2020 20:00:00 -0400

In most working environments, there are no hand-written rules surrounding proper email etiquette. Many of us know to avoid the obvious: politically incorrect cartoons, offensive video content, unforgiving language and other questionable materials. But, it’s often the lapses in communication that result in conflict. For example, by simply pressing “forward” without an explanation or introduction, you leave the message’s meaning up to the recipient’s interpretation. You could quickly offend your recipient and create an unnecessary misunderstanding. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares ten helpful guidelines. I encourage you to share them with your office! Thank you for watching listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S05E08 - HR Rescue: Reports are Not Data Analytics

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 20:00:00 -0400

According to a study by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, while 67 percent of CEOs receive reports on basic HR metrics, only 24 percent are briefed on analytics that connect people metrics to business metrics. Ultimately, there is still a disconnect between strategically significant HR activities and what is captured in HR metrics. HR possesses large quantities of people data. By analyzing this data, HR is able to become a strategic partner that relies on proven and data-driven predictive models, instead of relying on gut feeling and soft science. Thank you for watching listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S05E06 - HR Rescue: IRS Debuts the 2020 Form W-4

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:00:00 -0400

The IRS released the completely redesigned calendar year 2020 Form W-4 on December 4, 2019. The form was overhauled to comply with the 2017 federal tax reform law, which suspends personal exemptions and withholding allowances through 2025.   Employers use Form W-4 to calculate each employee's income tax withholding. On prior versions of the form an employee's income tax withholding was determined by the number of withholding allowances the employee indicated on the form and the employee's tax status - single, married filing jointly or married but withholding at the higher single rate. Beginning in 2020, an employee's income tax withholding is determined based on the employee's tax status and adjustments (allowances have been eliminated). The 2020 form also contains a new tax status: Head of Household. Thank you for watching listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S05E05 - HR Rescue: Wage and Hour Violations in a Digitally Connected Workplace

Wed, 18 Dec 2019 20:00:00 -0400

Many workers are digitally connected to their workplace 24/7, which has created enormous potential for wage and hour violations. If an employer requires or allows employees to work, the employee must be paid for all of that time. This means that even if the employer did not ask the employee to work, the employer may still be required to compensate the employee, so long as (1) the employer knows or has reason to believe that the employee is continuing to work, and (2) the employer is benefiting from the work being done. This is true regardless of where the work is performed at. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares steps an employer can take to protect itself. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S05E04 - HR Rescue: 2019 Year-End Payroll Filing, ACA Reporting

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 20:00:00 -0400

The end of 2019 is quickly approaching, bringing with it a multitude of annual payroll and Affordable Care Act (ACA) information return reporting and filing requirements. Without a solid understanding of all that must be accomplished by federal and state deadlines, meeting year-end obligations can be difficult. Careless mistakes may lead to costly penalties. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares some key tools and resources to help plan and manage year-end challenges. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S05E03 - HR Rescue: 8 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Employees

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:00:00 -0400

The holidays are the perfect time to show your employees how much you value and appreciate them. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are some ways to say “Thank You” to your employees.  Listen in as HR expert Jenni Stone provides 8 ways to show your appreciation. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S05E02 - HR Rescue: How To Update Your Employee Handbook For 2020

Wed, 30 Oct 2019 19:00:00 -0400

As legal developments affecting the workplace take effect, employers should ensure that their employee handbooks and workplace policies are compliant and current. Whether on the state or local level or related to leaves of absences or e-cigarette use, there continues to be a rise of legislation that touches upon employee rights and employer obligations in the workplace. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone share steps to update an employee handbook. Thank you for listening this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S05E01 - HR Rescue: Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:00:00 -0400

Domestic violence is a widespread problem, with one in four women and one in nine men being victims of sexual violence, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner according to federal statistics. Although domestic violence usually occurs outside the workplace, it can have tremendous impact on the workplace, as it may lead to reduced productivity and morale, increased employee turnover, strained relationships, poor job performance, rising healthcare costs and attendance issues. Employers should take steps to minimize the risk of liability and keep the workplace safe for victims and co-workers. In managing domestic violence at work. Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.    

S04E15 - HR Rescue: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Balancing the Risks with the Benefits

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:00:00 -0400

An increasing number of employers are allowing their employees to use their own personal mobile devices for work purposes, a trend known as BYOD. In fact, as many as 80 percent of smartphones used for work are reportedly employee-owned. But this increased usage of personal devices also brings with it some potential pitfalls for employers. Despite the many risks of BYOD, there are some smart security measures employers can take to minimize liability and that there are even some benefits for employers that institute a strong policy. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone provides several tips your organization can put into practice.  Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E14 - HR Rescue: When Good Employees Leave

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 -0400

They’re professional, they’re proactive, they’re profitable… and then, they leave! Why is it that good employees seek out more? As an HR professional, or a manager, you need to ensure your best employees stay within your organization. Knowledge is the key to success, and knowing why good employees leave can prevent costly departures in the future.  Listen in as HR expert Jenni Stone provides useful tips on how to help with your companies retention. Thank you for watching listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E13 - HR Resuce: The Importance of Having an Experienced Small Business Accountant

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:00:00 -0400

As a business owner, you need to invest every ounce of physical, mental and emotional energy you have into staying ahead of the competition and growing your bottom line.   A good accountant will help you maintain compliance and avoid costly fines – with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Business owners can face various penalties for failures related to Federal, state and local tax matters, resulting in fines, forfeiture of property and in extreme cases, jail time! Any of these tax problems can devastate your business so it’s very important to have a good accountant who knows his/her stuff! Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E12 - Hr Rescue: What’s the Employer Responsibility for Unemployment Benefits?

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 20:57:16 -0400

Paying federal and state unemployment taxes is not optional. Small businesses, especially, might not be aware of their responsibilities when it comes to filing or responding to claims. It’s important to know all of the rules because not paying them or paying them incorrectly could result in penalties. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone we share where unemployment taxes come from, and what happens when an employee files an unemployment claim. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E11 - HR Rescue: 7 Performance Review Tips to Improve Employee Performance

Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:00:00 -0400

Performance management is rapidly evolving. While it’s true that the traditional, annual review is still useful, it's not enough to keep up with the modern workplace. The best employee performance reviews are positive experiences that motivate and drive high performance. But creating that kind of experience is easier said than done for most managers. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares 7 performance review tips. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!!   About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E10 - HR Rescue: My Employee Wants to Bring Her Emotional Support Animal into Work, Now What?

Wed, 24 Jul 2019 19:00:00 -0400

Many employers have been experiencing an increase in the number of requests to bring service and emotional support animals to work as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When an employee requests to bring an animal into the workplace as an accommodation, employers should engage in the interactive process just as they would do for other accommodation requests, and should follow the same standards and practices that they would otherwise use during the interactive process. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares those best practices. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S04E09 - HR Rescue: 6 Steps Employers Should Know About Drug and Alcohol Testing

Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:00:00 -0400

A majority of states have legalized medical marijuana, and a growing number now permit recreational marijuana use as well. So what do these legalization laws mean for employers that wish to conduct drug tests of job applicants and/or their employees? Maintaining a drug-free workplace remains an important priority, as drug usage can create safety concerns and impaired performance. However, complying with these state laws also is critical. The good news for employers is that these state measures generally do not restrict them from maintaining a drug-free workplace. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares 6 key steps an employer can take to implement a legally compliant drug and alcohol testing program. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E08 - HR Rescue: Is an Employment Application Necessary?

Tue, 02 Jul 2019 19:00:00 -0400

So what if you post all your positions on Indeed and then review the resumes? Each posting has “At Will” verbiage and does have the applicant “sign off” that everything is accurate and truthful as submitted. Does that mean you still need the candidate to complete an employment application? The answer is yes! Applications are necessary for several reasons, in this episode HR expert Jenni Stone explains why. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E07 - HR Rescue: Summer Workplace Issues

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:00:00 -0400

Summer brings not only warmer days but also some challenging workplace issues such as time off, social events, and summer dress codes. By addressing these issues, HR can make the workplace more productive and efficient, as well as minimize the risk of employer liability. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares some key issues an employer should consider. Thank you for watching listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E06 - HR Rescue: The Opioid Epidemic and the Workplace

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 19:00:00 -0400

During the 2016-2017 reporting period, more than 50,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose. Fighting the opioid epidemic has become a major priority of the federal and many state governments. The opioid epidemic is affecting the workplace, too. Employees who work under the influence can pose a safety risk to themselves or others; may be more likely to engage in illegal or unprofessional conduct on the job; and generally, are less productive than employees who are not under the influence of drugs or alcohol while at work. Employers can take steps to both prevent drug use and drug-related problems at their workplace and help employees who are suffering from addiction. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E05 - HR Rescue: From Traditionalists to Generation Z: One Size Does Not Fit All

Wed, 05 Jun 2019 19:00:00 -0400

Generational diversity in the workplace is at its highest level ever: five generations work alongside each other at organizations across the country. Because of the potential for broad ranges of workplace experiences and preferences, HR must identify ways to keep diverse groups of employees motivated and engaged. During this time of generational workplace diversity, employers must abandon a "one size fits all" approach in favor of a range of offerings that will appeal to different groups of workers. Four areas are particularly relevant to employers in this regard: workplace flexibility; compensation and benefits; continuous feedback; and technology and innovation.  Listen in as HR expert Jenni Stone provides additional insight and details on generational diversity.   Thank you for watching this video. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your video! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E04 - HR Rescue: How to Communicate a Change in FLSA Exemption Status to Employees

Wed, 29 May 2019 19:00:00 -0400

Communicating a change in status to an employee is a delicate matter. Such a change may impact significant areas of an employee's life, including compensation, work schedule, flexibility, work routine, job duties and self-esteem. It is important to communicate a change in exemption status face to face and to be clear, firm and diplomatic. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares 11 steps that may be used to communicate a change in FLSA exemption status to an employee. Thank you for watching listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E03 - HR Rescue: Preparing for the Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulations

Thu, 23 May 2019 19:00:00 -0400

The US Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed new regulations that would raise the minimum annual salary level for most employees exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from $23,660 to $35,308. Employers should begin preparing to comply with the new regulations as soon as possible, as they will likely involve time-consuming and potentially costly changes. The DOL projects that the new regulations will take effect in January 2020. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone reviews 5 tips to help prepare for any changes.  Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make it our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S04E02 - HR Rescue: 6 Tips for Handling Mental Health and ADA/FMLA Compliance

Wed, 15 May 2019 19:00:00 -0400

With 1 in 4 adults experiencing a mental health impairment in any given year and 1 in 17 persons living with a serious mental health impairment, chances are that an employer at some point will have an employee with mental health concerns. That makes being ADA and FMLA compliant paramount. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares six steps to create a good mental health work environment for employees, while at the same time maintaining compliant policies and practices. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S04E01 - HR Rescue: Tips for Small Business Websites and Security

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 19:00:00 -0400

At some point every small business looks to launch a website. In this episode we are going to speak website design, security and maintenance, and the importance of strong managed passwords.  Listen in as HR expert Jenni Stone interviews webmaster and internet security guru Lonnie West as they cover some best practices for protecting your business.    Thank you for watching this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E15 - HR Rescue: What's the Difference Between an Exempt and a Non-Exempt Employee?

Wed, 10 Apr 2019 22:00:00 -0400

One topic that can generate ongoing confusion for business owners is the classification of an employee as exempt or non-exempt. This can be compounded by the fact that failure to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act and applicable state and local laws and regulations by misclassifying an employee may result in costly penalties. Before addressing some misconceptions, make sure you understand key differences between these employee classifications. In this episode, HR expert Jenni Stone sheds some light on the types of classification. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!!   About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E14 - HR Rescue: Tell Me About a Time...Bring Your Interviewing Game to the Next Level

Wed, 03 Apr 2019 22:00:00 -0400

The resumes are in, the interviews scheduled, and you print up the same set of behavioral interview questions you’ve been asking for the last 5 years. But know, your candidates are prepared, they’ve researched, prepped, Googled responses to every interview question imaginable. You need to put in the same amount of preparation, your goal is to hire the BEST people, so your interview game needs to be next level. Listen in as HR expert Jenni Stone reviews 7 tips for interviewing! Thank you for listening to this episode. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!!   About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E13 - HR Rescue: Social Media Strategies for Recruitment

Wed, 20 Mar 2019 23:00:00 -0400

A Jobvite’s recruiting survey found that 83% of respondents used or planned to use social networking this year as a recruitment tool. Over 600 human resources professionals completed Jobvite’s online survey, and not too much surprise, the big sites referenced were LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter. Use of and investment in social media recruiting continues to increase, and use of traditional online outlets, such as job boards, continues to decrease. Despite the increase in social media users, many recruiters and organizations still struggle with exactly how to incorporate social media into their recruitment strategies. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone reviews steps to consider when putting together your social media recruitment strategy. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! HR Shield About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E12 - HR Rescue: 8 Tips for Writing Great Online Recruitment Ads

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 23:00:00 -0400

Need some tips for writing a great online job board advertisement? Before you begin writing your company’s recruitment advertisement, first consider how much money is available for recruitment and the time frame in which the position needs to be filled. Based on this information, you then can determine the most appropriate media and availability with regards to cost and deadlines. If you plan on placing more than one ad, or will have several openings, developing a brand and consistency in the ads will deliver a good impression to the candidates. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone provides eight tips for online recruitment advertising. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your episdoe! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E11 - HR Rescue: 5 Tips for Being Productive, Not Busy

Thu, 07 Mar 2019 20:00:00 -0400

As an HR Department of One, our job is never just “HR.” We wear many hats, payroll, event planning, accounting, executive assistant, travel planner, safety, facilities, heck sometimes we even do maintenance! Not to mention the countless interruptions we get throughout the day. You know the knock on the door followed by “Got a minute?” turns into 30 minutes, and another task to add to your calendar. So, how do we transition from being busy, to being productive? Listen in as HR expert, Jenni Stone covers 5 Tips on how to stay productive in a disruptive environment.  Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance. Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube: http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook: http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast: http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business? Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions. Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional. Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E10 - HR Rescue: Addressing Employee Mental Health Issues

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0400

  Mental disorders are common, but widely misunderstood. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year.  You may see behavior or performance signs that suggest an employee has a mental health problem. As an employer, you have a responsibility both to the individual and the organization to take action if you suspect that this is the case. You may be able to provide the employee with an opportunity to get the supports, professional help, and workplace accommodation they need so that they can continue working productively. In this episode, HR expert Jenni Stone reviews 5 important steps to take when addressing this concern. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield (http://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast:  http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://hr-shield.com/ (http://HR-Shield.com)   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E09 - HR Rescue: Love at Work - Handling Workplace Romance

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0400

Employees who are dating or are involved in a romantic relationship present unique risks for employers and challenges for the supervisors who manage them. From claims of harassment and unfair treatment to inappropriate conduct and workplace touching, workplace romances can lead to risky and unprofessional behavior.  It is essential for an employer to protect its own business interests by establishing expectations for employees and maintaining a professional workplace. Failure to do so may result in claims of discrimination, harassment and unfair treatment. In this episode, HR expert Jenni Stone, provides several tips on how to manage romantic relationships in the office place.  Thank you for watching listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your question our next podcast! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E08 - HR Rescue: Terminating An At Will Emplpyee

Wed, 30 Jan 2019 20:00:00 -0400

The employment at-will doctrine, accepted by nearly all 50 states, provides that either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason. Despite the flexibility afforded by employment at-will, agencies, judges and juries in federal and state courts all expect employers to behave rationally and with a good explanation for their actions. In this episode, HR expert Jenni Stone shares important steps for terminating an at will employee for misconduct. Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your episode! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E07 - HR Rescue: Workplace Grief - When a Coworker Dies

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 13:14:16 -0400

When an employee's family member or close friend dies, employers often give them time off work to grieve. But what happens when the person who passes away is a colleague?  When bereavement and grief happen to your coworkers, you can be profoundly affected, too–and you also want to know what to do. The employer and coworkers can offer support and assist employees to deal with personal tragedies in the workplace.  In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone shares several steps employers can take to help employees through the grieving process.   Thank you for listening to our podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might create a podcast answering your question! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield Podcast:  http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://HR-Shield.com   Enable our Alexa Skill!!! About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E06 - HR Rescue: My Employee Just Told Me She's Pregnant - Now What?

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:05:59 -0400

One of your employees has just come to you telling you that she is pregnant. You know this is good news. But at that moment, you can only think about one thing - what this means for the company. Both federal and state laws regulate how employers should treat pregnant women throughout pregnancy and following leaves of absence in connection with childbirth and infant bonding. In this episode HR expert Jenni Stone reviews what steps employers need to do in order to keep claims of pregnancy discrimination at bay. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your video! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield (http://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Podcast:  http://hrrescue.libsyn.com Website: http://hr-shield.com/ (http://HR-Shield.com)   You can now Enable our Alexa Skill!!!  About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.  

S03E05 - HR Rescue: My Employee Got Arrested, Now What?!

Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:04:54 -0400

It’s a question more employers find themselves asking: “What should I do if one of my employees gets arrested?”  Acting on instinct can lead employers in the wrong direction when it comes to arrested employees. Employers need to consult legal counsel and consider all available options before making any decision on the worker’s job status. Also, it’s important that employers be aware of their employees’ rights and act in accordance with those rights. Making the wrong decision may result in a costly lawsuit. In this week’s episode HR expert, Jenni Stone shares the criteria that should be considered before suspending or discharging an employee based upon an arrest. Thank you for listening to this podcast. We will continue to keep you updated on the changing landscape of Human Resources and address any topic area you wish to learn more about regarding HR and HR Compliance.  Please leave a comment below as we value your feedback or if you have an HR question ask and we just might make your video! Follow HR Shield Online Here: YouTube:  http://youtube.com/TheHRShield Instagram: http://instagram.com/HRShield Facebook:  http://facebook.com/HRShield Twitter: http://twitter.com/HR_Shield (http://twitter.com/HR_Shield) Website: http://hr-shield.com/ (http://HR-Shield.com)   You can now Enable our Alexa Skill!!!   About HR Shield Do you own a small business?  Are you considering starting a business? Does hiring an HR professional not fit your budget and current cash flow? Whether you are a newly certified HR professional, business owner, office manager, student or a general curious person HR Shield are certified HR specialists that provide quick, accurate and simple answers to common HR and business questions.  Our mission at HR Shield is to impact those small and midsize companies that don’t yet understand the value or can’t yet afford to hire a full-time certified HR professional.  Our goal is to educate the small business owner and help them understand the importance and impact an HR professional can have on their company and one day hire a full time certified professional. In addition to working with the small to mid-size business owner we provide a full white label HR portal and HR hotline for payroll companies, PEOs and staffing companies and support their small business owner clients.

S03E04 - HR Rescue: Building Award Winning Culture

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0400

Company culture is unique to every organization.  Now more so than ever people employees are putting emphasis on an organizations culture and values when determining to work for a company over just compensation.     Does the company care about the community and give back?  Is it a team oriented environment where they are open to collaboration and able to express their opinions.    In this episode we share another podcast with you from host Katie Krimitsos Creator of the Biz Women Rock podcast. Biz Women Rock is a community and education provider for ambitious women entrepreneurs who want to grow a purposeful, productive and profitable business!  In this Podcast Katie interviews, Patrick Moraites, co-founder of HR Shield where they discusses "How to Build Award Winning Team Culture" we hope you all enjoy.  

S03E03 - HR Rescue: Happy Thanksgiving from HR Shield

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:57:54 -0400

Charlie Brown said "What if today we were just grateful for everything?" On today's podcast we reflect on the significance of this holiday and how it is a reminder to make frequent acts of Thanksgiving, acts of gratitude. Each of our team members shared what they are thankful for, a unique and personal perspective on thankfulness. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at HR Shield. 

S03E02 - HR Rescue: Importance of Compliance Behind Background Screenings

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 01:23:04 -0400

In this episode HR expert and HR Rescue host Jenni Stone, MHRM, PHR, SHRM-CP and special guest Brian Chapman, CEO of MBI Worldwide, a national leader in background screening services, discuss the evolution of the employer prescreening process. Brian is an author, speaker and expert witness on issues pertaining to employee background screening, FCRA and compliance. Countless new social media platforms, the accessibility of information Google and the numerous state approvals of medicinal marijuana has employers rethinking what they should and shouldn't consider when prescreening candidates. Listen is as Jenni and Brain discuss todays current state of affairs.  

S03E01 - HR Rescue: Guidelines for Disciplining a Union Member

Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:27:51 -0400

Union members enjoy the extra layer of protection provided by the collective bargaining agreement. Yet, this layer is not impenetrable. Where a non-union member can often be fired for any reason or even no reason, if an employee is protected by a collective bargaining agreement, an employer must establish "just cause" for any discipline or termination actions.  Most collective bargaining agreements include specific procedural guidelines for employers seeking to impose discipline against a union member. In this episode HR expert, Jenni Stone, shares guidelines for disciplining a union member.

S02E15 - HR Rescue: Top 10 Tips of Talent Development for a Manager

Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:59:01 -0400

In this episode HR expert and HR Rescue host Jenni Stone, MHRM, PHR, SHRM-CP and special guest Jennifer Currence, SPHR, SHRM-SCP discuss top tips for talent development as a manager. One of the most important decisions a company makes begins and ends with the individuals placed in the frontline in leadership positions.  A mistake often seen, is many organizations expect people to automatically become good managers and leaders simply because they are in the job. They miss the important step of training and showing their managers what makes as good leader or even worse don't set clear expectations for the job. Listen in as Jenni and Jennifer discuss some very important steps in developing your personnel and future leaders of your organization.

S02E14 - HR Rescue: 8 Steps for Managing Remote Employees

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Telecommuting programs have numerous advantages for both employees and employers. They combat absenteeism, boost productivity and morale and increase employee retention. In this episode HR expert, Jenni Stone shares 8 steps for managing remote employees.  

S02E13 - HR Rescue: How to Retain Employee Records

Fri, 05 Oct 2018 15:51:08 -0400

Poor records management can cost an organization in two primary ways.  Failure to keep required records can result in fines or other punishments from the government; and failure to retain records of an investigation, claim or complaint can doom a case.  Accordingly, most companies have detailed document retention policies and schedules that should be followed carefully. Whenever in question, the best practice is to ask counsel before destroying any document, especially if it is regarding a contentious employment decision that may lead to litigation. In this episode HR expert, Jenni Stone, covers 7 very important steps to help minimize your risk and exposure for non-compliance. 

S02E12 - HR Rescue: What Is Your Company's Plan for Disaster Preparedness?

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 23:00:00 -0400

If your organization is vulnerable to hurricanes, it is important you understand the risk, develop a preparedness and mitigation plan, and take action. Doing so will not only increase the safety of employees and customers, but it will help you remain in business after disasters, such as tropical storms and hurricanes, strike. Maintaining business continuity is important. When you are able to continue operations after a disaster, you also improve your community's ability to recover. In this episode, HR expert Jenni Stone covers several actionable tips your organization can implement immediately.  

S02E11 - HR Rescue: How to Write a Job Description

Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:54:44 -0400

Do you have job descriptions for each role within your organization? Job descriptions can help lay the groundwork for effective compensation, performance management and recruitment programs. Job descriptions are the cornerstone for communicating a job to a prospective employee, provide the baseline for what is expected from an employee in their role, and play a critical role in an organization's ability to defend itself against discrimination claims. For this reason it is important that job descriptions are clear, concise and focused on the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform each job. In this segment, HR expert Jenni Stone shares some best practices in writing a job description.

S02E10 - HR Rescue: 5 Basic Rules for Calculating Employee Pay for Travel Time

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 23:00:00 -0400

The rules on what kinds of travel time are (and are not) compensable for non-exempt employees are complex. As opposed to exempt employees, who generally receive a salary intended to compensate them for all working time, including tie spent in business-related travel, non-exempt employees are often only paid for the particular hours that the law deems compensable. In this episode as HR expert Jenni Stone shares 5 basic rules to calculating employee pay for travel time. 

S02E09 - HR Rescue: Tips to Overcome the Fear of Hiring

Wed, 15 Aug 2018 23:00:00 -0400

The growth phase of a small business can be both exciting and scary. It's exciting because your business is growing. This is awesome! Except you're so busy you have to turn down new work and clients. You're not able to do it all by yourself or with the current team you have. Sure, you could take on more business if you had more help. It seems logical to grow your team so you can grow your business. You know deep down you need help but you start second guessing if it's really the right thing to do. Relax. Everyone goes through this when their business grows, so how do you overcome the fear of hiring? Listen in as HR expert Jenni Stone provides some tangible tips on how to hire.  

S02E08 - HR Rescue: Dear Sick Employee... Go Home!

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 23:00:00 -0400

When it comes to the workplace, the office environment is the ideal conduit for germs to spread, even when only a single person is sick. Consider the routine of the office activity, commonly touched surfaces like door knobs, microwaves, phones and the coffee pot. It may ne tempting to allow a sick employee to come to work in the name of productivity, an outbreak of influenza or other communicable disease can thwart the productivity of your entire workforce for days or even weeks; and that's a cost no business can afford. 

S02E07 - HR Rescue: What Forms Do You Need for a New Hire?

Wed, 01 Aug 2018 23:00:00 -0400

You've just hired a new employee! Great! Do you know what forms you need to have them complete?  Your first responsibility for paperwork and regulations for new employees comes immediately after hire. Before the employee starts work and receives his or her first paycheck, there are some forms you are required to have the employee complete.  These forms must be completed by very employee, according to both federal and state laws.  Listen in as HR expert Jenni Stone reviews what employee forms must be completed to keep compliant. 

S02E06 - HR Rescue: Conducting Background Checks & the FCRA

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 23:00:00 -0400

When making personnel decisions - including hiring, retention, promotion and reassignment - employers sometimes want to consider the backgrounds of applicants and employees. If you get background information (for example, a credit or criminal background report) from a company in the business of compiling background information, there are additional procedures the FCRA requires beforehand. In this segment HR expert Jenni Stone shares best practices for conduction background checks. 

S02E05 - HR Rescue: How to Prepare Your Workplace and Employees in an Active Shooter Situation

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:35:33 -0400

When news of an active shooter breaks, most individuals are saddened and horrified by the incident, but also grateful they were not affected.  Many people commonly believe "it won't happen here" or "it won't happen to me."  The fact is, no one knows when and where an active shooter event will occur.  No employer should think its workplace is immune.  Active shooter situations are unpredictable, occur quickly and result in panic and chaos.  Therefore, it is important for employees to know ahead of time what to do in order to keep themselves and others safe.  In this segment our HR expert Jenni Stone reviews key steps an employers can take to prepare its workplace and its workforce in the event of an active shooter situation.   

S02E04 - HR Rescue: Talking to Employees About Personal Hygiene and Body Odor

Wed, 27 Jun 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Employees with body odor can cause a disruption in the workplace; other employees may feel uncomfortable and, in extreme cases, be unable to perform their jobs. Employees may also begin to talk about the problem in the workplace, which disrupts work even more. So what should you do? In this episode HR Jenni Stone shares best practices, and do's and don'ts when it comes to addressing personal hygiene and body odor in the workplace. 

S02E03 - HR Rescue: 5 Common Payroll Mistakes to Avoid

Thu, 21 Jun 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Payroll mistakes can occur in any type of business, large or small, and the results may be costly and sometimes against the law, such as in the case of IRS violations.  In this segment our HR expert Jenni Stone shares some of the most common payroll mistakes to avoid. 

S02E02 - HR Rescue: 5 Questions About PTO and Holiday Pay

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Paid time off policies (PTO), managing absenteeism and administering holidays are common issues for employers. Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone provides 5 answers to common questions about PTO and holidays to help your small business navigate these challenges and create a competitive PTO plan. 

S02E01- HR Rescue: Why Every Business Owner Needs HR Support

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 07:00:00 -0400

Sometimes business owners don't think they need HR support.  As a small business owner, it's normal, and in fact, necessary to wear many different hats when you're first start out.  But if you want a successful and profitable business in the long run, there comes a time when you need to have HR support.  Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone provides 5 compelling reasons why your organization should seek professional HR support! 

S01E06 - HR Rescue: You're the Boss - Now What?

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

In any business it can be common to promote from within the organization. Taking on a management role can be demanding. It can be even more challenging when a promoted employee now supervises former co-workers.  These managers need to change peer relationships into manager-employee relationships.  Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone provides several tips to help new managers with this type of transition. 

S01E10 - HR Rescue: Employee or Independent Contractor? The Danger of Misclassification

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Small business owners looking to save as much money as possible sometimes try to get around legal and financial obligations to workers who should be classified as employees by classifying them as independent contractors, but even an honest mistake can have serious consequences for employers. Employment status affects employment benefits, tax implications, liability and other issues. Any employer looking to work with independent contractors should know some of the key differences between the two classifications before deciding which type of worker to hire. Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone provides a checklist so you can determine if you are classifying your employees appropriately. 

S01E15 - HR Rescue: Easy 5 step Process to Get a Handle on Employee Absenteeism

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

As a small business owner you wear many hats and often play the role of the HR department.  Employee absenteeism can be difficult to address once it's become a habit or accepted behavior by your team.  AS much as you'd like to, you can't force employees to show up to work on time.  In this episode our HR expert Jenni Stone shares an easy five step-process to get a handle on employee absenteeism. 

S01E13 - HR Rescue: Tips on How to Better Manage Your Unemployment Claims

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

As a small business unemployment tax rate largely depends on the number of past unemployment claims against your business.  May business owners aren't sure how to manage this cost.  While you can't control whether an employee decides to file a claim, you can take steps to reduce the risk of unqualified claims being levied against your organization. Our HR expert Jenni Stone provides some way to proactively protect your unemployment insurance rate. 

S01E07 - HR Rescue: How to Prevent Sexual harassment in Your Small Business

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

If you're a small business owner, recent high-profile sexual harassment allegations may have you a little worried. Some of the behavior you've heard about might remind you of someone you know, or someone who works for you.  Or you may just fell a general sense of uncertainty. Where is the line between acceptable behavior and harassment and  how do you, the employer, draw it? Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone provides 5 Tips on how to address sexual harassment in the workplace. 

S01E03 - HR Rescue: How Do Employment Laws Apply to Remote Workers?

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Human Resources can be complicated enough and it especially becomes more complicated as your small business grows into multiple states or takes on employees outside of the corporate location. When an employer is in one state and the remote worker is in another, compliance with various state employment and tax laws can be complicated.  In such cases, employers should consult with legal counsel and a tax advisor to determine which laws apply to the remote worker. Generally, where federal, state and local laws conflict, the law that is more generous to the employee applies.  Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone weighs in on this scenario.

S01E12 - HR Rescue: Drunk at Work: What Can you Do About Intoxicated Employee?

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

So what do you do when you suspect one of your employees is under the influence?  Reporting to work drunk, or worse yet, drinking while at work? These situations are never easy and the solution may vary case to case. Tune in as our HR expert Jenni Stone provides several tips on how you can take action to address this important issue. 

S01E11 - HR Rescue: How to Reduce Workers Comp Risk In The Workplace

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Many employers want to know how they can reduce workers comp risk in their workplace. Incurring workers comp claims can drive the cost of your insurance up which will impact your margins and ultimately the cost of doing business. Our HR expert Jenni Stone explains how no matter your industry, the following tips can help keep you and your employees healthy, productive and safe.

S01E09 - HR Rescue: Termination a Poor Performer...5 Tips to Termination

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Terminating an employee for poor performance...seems easy right? On the surface, terminating an employee for poor performance seems simple.  It's nothing personal.  The employee just isn't getting it done and would be better off in another job.  But even when a termination is 100% justifiable, managers must be extremely careful how they conduct themselves. Terminations, no matter how clear cut, can have legal ramifications. Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone shares 5 tips on how to handle a termination.

S01E14 - HR Rescue: 5 Interview Questions NOT to Ask And 4 You SHOULD Be Asking

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

When it comes to hiring employees, cultural fit has risen in importance, ranking among the top factors for whether to hire a job candidate. Unfortunately, for small business owners, trying to determine whether a candidate is a "good fit" can lead to discrimination pitfalls, especially when you use small talk as a gauge.  Sometimes small talk can lead to inadvertently asking illegal job interview questions, or being provided with information from job candidates that could be used to discriminate against them. In this episode our HR expert Jenni Stone shares good rules of thumb to avoid the appearance of discrimination. 

S01E04 - HR Rescue: What to do when an employee's personal problems affect work?

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Most often small businesses do not have a human resource department and the employer ends up getting to know your employees on a much more personal level. Sometimes the line between the business world and the personal one blurs.  An employee's unresolved problems can affect productivity and workplace morale.  Even when employees have serious personal issues to deal with at home, they must still meet performance expectations and act professionally.  Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone provides several valuable tips how to address the employee while staying in compliance. 

S01E02 - HR Rescue: Does Every Business Need labor Law Posters?

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Labor law posters are the mandated state and federal employment law notices that employers with at least one employee or more are required to conspicuously post in an area frequented by all employees. Failure to display the correct state and federal employment law notices can result in penalties, fines and lawsuits. 

S01E01 - HR Rescue: When Can you Dock an Exempt Employee's Pay?

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Having a clear understanding to the classification of your employees is extremely important in every business.  Knowing the difference between exempt and nonexempt can impact how the employee is compensated for their time as well as how you are able to discipline that employee.  If you have an exempt/salaried employee who repeatedly comes in late, leaves early and works half days, can you dock their pay?  Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone weighs in on this issue. 

S01E05 - HR Rescue: What questions should NOT be on your employment application?

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Employers should be aware there are quite a few illegal job application questions that could lead to legal troubles and lawsuits. Employment applications are designed to elicit information relevant to the job for which the applicant applied.  Questions that go beyond the applicants qualifications, even if they appear neutral on their face, can be discriminatory if they require disclosure of information that may be found to adversely impact a particular group of applicants. Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone provides 7 questions every small business should avoid on their applications. 

S01E08 - HR Rescue: Does the idea of a workplace injury, accident or fatality scare you?

Thu, 31 May 2018 23:00:00 -0400

Does your company have a safety program?  Do you discipline employees for not following the rules of your safety program? Do you conduct periodic safety audits to ensure employees are following your safety program and being safe? Listen in as our HR expert Jenni Stone shares 4 tips to help you prepare, stay diligent and protect your business before tragedy strikes!