Improving Human Resources and Employee Management
Chances are you have visited our website because you need help with some employee management or Human Resources issues. Perhaps the issues are things you don’t have time to figure out. Maybe you don’t feel confident addressing them on your own. Either way, you would like some help. We thank you for considering using our services. We would love to help you get your issues resolved.
As Human Resources and employment law consultants, we have a broad range of experience helping companies just like yours resolve their employee management issues. Whether you need help revising your employee handbook, conducting an I-9 audit or training your employee about sexual harassment, we have the expertise to make sure it is done the right way.
The Principles of Successful Human Resources
At The Lunt Group, our main goal is to maximize your success. We achieve this goal by focusing of the following human resources principles.
Build solid foundations
The most successful businesses build their employee management systems on solid foundations. This includes defining employees’ job duties, establishing performance and behavioral expectations, enforcing those expectations, and having a system for properly documenting notable interactions between management and employees.
Know your culture
Your business has its own personality and culture whether you realize it or not. Your culture is reflected in your policies, procedures, benefits, and day-to-day interactions. It plays a significant part in determining how your employees interact with one another, how they interact with management, and how they perform their jobs. Your industry can go a long way to determining what your culture will be, especially if it is highly regulated. Regardless, it is important to know what your culture is, whether you like, and, if you don’t like it, what you want it to be.
Understand your options
To ensure you have the culture you want, it is important to understand the various policy and procedure options available to help you achieve your ideal culture. Just because another company takes a certain approach, doesn’t mean you have to do the same thing. Their culture may be different than yours. Sometimes you need to think outside of the box to maximize both employee productivity and employee morale. A key component of knowing your options is knowing what is legal and what is not.
Prioritize your needs
Many businesses have spent so little time focusing on human resources issues that they have a lot of work to do to get them to a healthy place. Maybe your company has found itself in this situation. There is a tendency to feel too overwhelmed by all the changes that need to be made especially considering the time and money to do them. Not to mention the buy in from owners or fellow managers. Take a step back, breath, and start prioritize what needs to be done. Focus first on building a strong employee management foundation, then build from there.
Document, document, document
Some say that defense wins championships. Well, the same goes for effective employee management. When you require supervisors and managers to adequately document their interactions with employees, you are going to be more effective at discouraging claims of discrimination, wage theft, and other unlawful treatment. You will also be more likely to defeat claims of unlawful treatment when employees file them.
If you aren’t consistently enforcing rules, you may be hurting employee productivity and exposing your business to legal headaches. Employees like working for businesses that are predictable. Frequently, they don’t even mind if their employer is particularly strict as long as they know what to expect. Policy that are in writing and then followed give them a sense of predictability that they can use to govern their workplace behavior. Government agencies and courts also like employers that are consistent. Businesses that can show with documentation that they treat all similarly situated employees the same are going to avoid more problem than those that can’t.
In addition to wondering what we do, you are likely wondering how much it costs. One of our core values is being value conscious. We make it one of our priorities to make sure you feel like you get your money’s worth. To accomplish this goal, we set reasonable rates, provide fixed-priced quotes, refuse to nickle-and-dime, and only sell services to you that you actually need. We also provide flexible payment options for many of our services that may work better with your budget limitations and allow you to better control your cash flow. It is our belief that our services are worth the money you pay for them.
The purpose of an employee handbook is simple: capture the policies that govern employees’ work at your business. However, although the idea is easy, developing one and keeping it up to date are not. It takes time, legal knowledge, and precision to make sure you have a handbook that will best help your company and to keep it current. Fortunately, you don’t have to do it yourself. Whether you need a new handbook or you need one updated, our experts can help you do it. And you may just be surprised at how affordable it can be.
Whether you like it or not, federal and state laws required to keep a lot a documents or track information. Failing to do so or do so properly can get your company into a lot of problems. Whether its your W-4s, I-9s, e-verify, employee files or notice and recording keeping requirements, making sure you are compliant can be overwhelming. We can help. We can conduct on-site or remote audits of your documents or records to ensure you everything is accurate and up-to-date, so if the government shows up at your door, you will be ready.
Finding information about about your legal obligations can take time. Not to mention making sure you’re getting information that is accurate and up to date. Legal research is a central part of what we do. Running EmploymentLawHandbook.com requires us to always be up-to-date and accurate. We can get you the legal information you need in a fraction of the time.
Successful businesses are built on employees know they’re suppose to do and how to do. Setting expectations and enforcing them is vital. Whether its job descriptions, policies and procedures or industry-specific manuals, our experts, with their experience in a broad range of industries, can help you develop the tools you need to make sure employees are doing their jobs the right way.
You probably have a pretty good grasp on managing your employees from day-to-day. But sometimes issues come up that you could use a some help with. With our monthly support service, we are just a phone call or email away to help you answer a question, review a policy or just give you the confidence that you are making the best decisions about your employees.