Be prepared for union activity to avoid costly mistakes

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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OMNI Welcomes New Staff

Overland Park, KS (March 3, 2021) – OMNI Human Resource Management recently welcomed the following additions to its team. Ms. Karen Hoffman joined OMNI’s recruitment team in late 2020 as a Search Consultant. She previously led the talent acquisition teams at Kansas City Southern Railway and Sprint world headquarters. She has over 30 years’ experience

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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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It Can Happen to Anyone

The unfortunate recent situation at Kansas City’s own Boulevard Brewing Company is a place no business owner or leader wants to find themselves. The ongoing challenge is whether or not you and/or your management teams are “in front of” or “behind” underlying negative sentiments, issues, and risks. General training is a start, but never the

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