Category Archives: Blog Post

2024 HR Industry Trends Survey

HR Works is pleased to announce the launch of our 2024 HR Industry Trends Survey, an annual survey conducted to identify current challenges and provide expert insights within the areas of HR Compliance, HRIS Technology/Automation, Remote Work, Recruiting and Retention, and offering competitive Compensation and Benefits in today’s labor market.  The survey is open to all employers interested in participating and will remain […]

Beyond the Internship: Actions to Encourage Intern-to-Employee Conversion 

The recruitment period is over, decisions have been made, offers extended and accepted. Postings, resume reviews, phone screens, visits to campuses, participation in online interviews – you did it all, and now, the time is finally near, your intern is starting, and you are outlining their summer agenda.  Welcoming and hosting your summer intern is […]

Best Practices for Workplace Investigations 

In any organization, maintaining a fair and respectful work environment is crucial for fostering productivity, employee satisfaction, and collective success. However, workplace allegations of misconduct or wrongdoing may arise, necessitating internal investigations to address and resolve such issues effectively.  When should workplace investigations take place?  Workplace investigations are not a method to manage day-to-day employee differences of […]

Four Reasons Employers Should Care About the Impending Chevron Decision

The Chevron doctrine came out of a 1984 Supreme Court case, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. v. Natural Resources Defense Council. It is a legal principle courts use when reviewing how federal agencies (such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the US Department of Labor (US DOL)) interpret the laws for which they are responsible for […]

HR Works: Your Trusted Partner for Everything HR

Human resources is a critical function for all businesses, but it can also be complex and time-consuming. Recently, increased turnover and changing regulations have only added to this complexity. Partnering with HR Works is an excellent way for businesses to optimize HR spend, gain access to expertise, mitigate risk, and ensure stability and consistency within the HR function.  SERVICES WE OFFER HR […]

Unlocking Potential: The Timeless Benefits of Online Learning Management Systems

The surge in popularity of e-learning experienced during the pandemic has transformed the landscape of professional development. While the pandemic may have initially accelerated the adoption of online learning, the benefits continue in our post-pandemic world. In this rapidly evolving business environment, leveraging a Learning Management System (LMS) continues to be a strategic move for […]

Do not Let Your Handbook Gather Dust: Why Annual Updates Matter 

Your employee handbook is like the constitution of your workplace. It outlines expectations, rights, and responsibilities, setting the stage for a smooth and productive environment. But just like any governing document, it needs regular updates to stay relevant and effective. That is where annual handbook reviews come in.  Here is why keeping your handbook fresh […]

The NLRB’s Stericycle Decision Has Significant Implications for 2024 Employee Handbook Updates 

On August 2, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued its decision on Stericycle, Inc. In this landmark decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) established a new standard for evaluating workplace rules, particularly those addressing employee conduct outside work hours. The decision emphasizes the protection of employees’ rights to engage in protected concerted activity, […]