Conducting Effective Exit Interviews: Part I

If your company can’t answer the “why?” for conducting exit interviews with departing employees, or if you’re not doing them at all, it may be time to re-evaluate. Too few organizations have a strategy for utilizing information gleaned from exit interviews to assess employee input and take meaningful, lasting action. And those that have no

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When OSHA Knocks: Part II

OSHA inspections are unannounced, but businesses can set themselves up for a favorable outcome by having a strategy in place before the inspector ever walks through the door. “When OSHA Knocks – Part I” provided an overview of the OSHA complaint process, along with tips on proactive steps employers should take to prepare for an on-site visit

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Avoid Costly Mistakes: Prepare Ahead for Union Activity

Part II of a two-part series on union organizing Your organization may not seem vulnerable to union organizing activity, but current trends suggest otherwise. Union activity is on the rise—during the first half of fiscal year 2022, union petitions jumped 57% from the second half of FY2021. Experts say that if this pace continues, this

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When OSHA Knocks: Part I

Note: This article is Part I of a two-part series With a plethora of investigative agencies that can show up at an employer’s door, it is imperative to understand the purpose of an OSHA visit. Equally critical is the need for employers to proactively set themselves up for a favorable outcome. Because OSHA inspections are

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Union Organizing: How to Prepare

NOTE: This article is Part I of a multi-part series on union organizing. During a union organizing drive, the statements and actions of an employer are critical. While leadership may be compelled to do or say whatever it takes to keep out a union, doing so could backfire. Once a union organizing attempt is launched,

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Want to Build a Stronger Company Culture? Talk to Employees About Their Pay.

A survey recently conducted by Salary.com revealed some major red flags regarding employee beliefs about how they are compensated. Among those red flags was the finding that nearly half of employees surveyed don’t believe they are paid fairly and equitably. As Salary.com Vice President of Consulting David Turetsky says, “the pressure is on for organizations

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Employers: It’s Not Always About the Pay

As we enter the final months of 2021, employers everywhere are budgeting for employee pay in the coming year. This is nothing new, but the landscape for compensation planning has changed drastically, due to the impact of the pandemic on the workforce. Though employment levels have rebounded somewhat since the early months of the pandemic,

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Unemployment Fraud Continues in Kansas

In March of this year, OMNI provided an update about a rash of fraudulent unemployment claims – over 82,000 in just one week—in the state of Kansas. At the time, the state’s antiquated claims processing computer system, lax security measures, and the historic unemployment levels created a perfect storm that gave Kansas the highest number

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Are You a Victim of Unemployment Fraud?

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the state of Kansas has experienced historic unemployment levels, leading to overwhelming demand on the state’s 40-year-old unemployment claims processing computer system. Last week alone, over 82,000 unemployment claims were filed in Kansas. Exacerbating the delays in benefits for legitimate claimants has been the unprecedented number of fraudulent unemployment

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Mandating Vaccinations? What’s Your Plan?

We enjoyed a lively “Let’s Talk HR” session last month regarding client questions, interests, and intentions with COVID vaccinations in their workplace. For those of you who missed it, here are some of the general themes and navigation points around which the decision to ‘mandate’ vaccinations might be made: 1. General risk and liability to

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