Saturday, December 14, 2019
IN FOOTBALL AND HR, THE 4TH QUARTER IS A tense time. The pressure is on, there’s tons to do, and the hits we’ve taken so far are adding up. So, let’s get prepared early – right out of the gate – to handle these hits! Like a team doctor, HR people, regardless of role or function, have been taking care of people – hiring, training, benefitting, paying, insuring, counseling, and sometimes firing. When you tell a non-HR person you work in HR, you get the usual jokes or Catbert comments. When you tell an HR person you work in HR, you share a subtle look that says more than an hour of venting.
Monday, 12 March 2018 13:25

The Key to Being Ready When Disaster Strikes

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DISASTER CAN STRIKE AT ANY GIVEN TIME. SOMETIMES THERE’S A warning, such as in the case of a hurricane that is going to hit your region. Other times, a disaster could happen in the blink of an eye like the Las Vegas mass shooting. Knowing that your employees are safe is information that is key to your organization. Do you have a plan in place for how to react and obtain what you’ll need in a time of distress? Having a plan in place can put your employees at ease as they’ll know what to do in times of emergencies, which should also help response times during an emergency.
THE HR FLORIDA STATE COUNCIL IS THRILLED to recognize the many achievements of its chapters each year. Annually, the council identifies up to three chapters with the Chapter Excellence Award. The honor recognizes demonstrated knowledge, achievement, inspiration, and change through the execution and accomplishments of one or more of the core leadership areas, including: college relations, diversity, global affairs, legislative affairs, membership and workforce readiness or certification.
THINK ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZATION’S CURRENT HIRING PROCESS. Are applications/resumes reviewed and interviews conducted? What if you have 500 applicants and only have 10 positions to fill? How can you systematically screen out applicants in this situation without having to interview all 500? One avenue for screening out job applicants is to use an assessment or a battery of assessments. Assessments allow consistent decision standards in evaluating every candidate in the applicant pool. This consistency is unparalleled by any other type of selection procedure (e.g., unstructured interviews) and makes assessments an attractive option for a low-resource cost, predictive, and fair selection process.
THE HR FLORIDA STATE COUNCIL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE recipient of its 2017 President’s Award – Tom Topping, SHRM-CP, PHR. Each year, the HR Florida State Council identifies one exemplary chapter president who has significantly impacted the performance of their chapter by leading with a combination of compassion, creativity and innovation. During 2017, Topping achieved exemplary results for the Suncoast chapter. For several years, the chapter hosted an annual conference for human resources professionals. Although professionally run by dedicated chapter members and well-received by attendees, the conference was not profitable.
THE DAUNTING TASK OF INVESTIGATING A harassment claim is one that is faced by many human resources and employee relations professionals on a daily basis. As highlighted by the former Fox News Anchor, Gretchen Carlson, in her interview with Amy Robach on ABC’s “20/20,” the issues surrounding these investigations are extremely complicated. By answering the following three questions, you can take steps to better prepare your organization to appropriately handle and ultimately take steps to prevent the occurrence of workplace harassment.