These days, HR departments are spread thinner than ever, yet are responsible for vitally important parts of the business: workplace compliance, policies and procedures, employee communications, benefits enrollment and much more. Researching, writing and maintaining all the information needed to stay on top of these tasks, in addition to handling day-to-day responsibilities, can be a time-consuming challenge for an already overwhelmed HR staff.
The difficulties of keeping up with changing government regulations are many, especially in the current environment of massive health care changes that affect businesses and employees alike. Search engines such as Google can be used to look for information on a variety of HR-related issues, but the endless list of results can be unwieldy and difficult to navigate:
1. Relying on search engines will not alert you to new compliance issues, and you can’t search for a topic if you aren’t aware of what the new regulations are.
2. Random Internet sees can turn up an unmanageable number of results, wasting your precious time sorting through site after site.
3. Not everything on the Internet is trustworthy, so you need to spend extra time and effort making sure your source is up to date and accurate.
4. Government sites are reliable, but in many cases the lengthy legalese is confusing and time-consuming to read and understand.
5. Sometimes, you just can’t find the materials you need, such as wellness program materials or appropriate employee communication newsletters.
Because workplace compliance, policies and procedures, employee communications, benefits enrollment are so important to any organization, a relationship with a recognized expert can be a very valuable thing. And that’s where we can help.