What are “Employment Best Practices?” Often, the answer depends on whom you ask. The EEOC, for example, considers best practices to be compliance with the law. Others consider best practices to include compliance, plus a series of processes and programs requiring added personnel (an “HR Department,” if you will) to administer them.
At Eichman Law, PLLC, our idea of “Employment Best Practices” are those practices designed to protect your company’s interests, and defend those interests when necessary. This includes HR Compliance, as a floor. And in some cases, the “floor” is good enough. In others, and depending on your particular situation, more is better. In each case, we work with you to put the best practices in place which are relative to your business and sustainable in your particular circumstances.
In most cases, Employment Best Practices include five key elements:
• Human Resources Compliance;
• CLEAR expectations for employees as well as supervisory and management personnel;
• Employee/Management Training and Understanding;
• A positive work environment; and,
• A means of airing concerns and resolving disputes.
There are an abundance of sub-categories that fall under each of the five key elements. A company can get extremely extravagant in the depth and breadth of employment best practices, should it so desire.
What level is appropriate for your company? What makes sense for your staff and your workforce?
Give us a call to set up an appointment with Karen Eichman. (484) 734-0378
Then let’s talk about what is important to you.