HR Chat w/Employco USA: The Top 10 EEOC Complaints for 2020

We receive a number of questions from our clients as we consult them on a variety of HR issues.

In this video, Rob and Jason cover the top 10 EEOC complaints for 2020. They discuss retaliation complaints at number 1, down to genetic at number 10. They also outline what employers can do to be preventative, including: policy review and reinforcement, interactive discrimination and harassment training, and more.

Questions? We’re here to help, info@employco.com

HR Chat w/Employco USA: COVID-19 Vaccines and the Office Environment

We receive a number of questions from our clients as we consult them on a variety of HR issues.

In this video, Rob and Jason cover what the office environment looks like as COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out. They discuss CDC guidelines, fully vaccinated employee gatherings, employer encouragement, challenges over the next couple of months, the economy reopening, and more.

Questions? We’re here to help, info@employco.com

HR Chat w/Employco USA: March Madness

We receive a number of questions from our clients as we consult them on a variety of HR issues.

In this video, Rob and Jason cover March Madness in the office. They discuss productivity loss, tips on how to embrace the tournament, team building, company sponsored brackets, creative ways to root for your team, and more.

Questions? We’re here to help, info@employco.com

How Employers Can Approach Spring Break in a COVID-19 World

Human resources expert discusses how employers can prevent a rise in COVID-19 cases during spring break season

Spring BreakDespite the fact that the pandemic is far from over, statistics show that that many Americans are planning to travel during the upcoming spring break season. After a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, research reveals that many Americans are planning to hit warm locales like Mexico and Hawaii, and even international destinations like London, as they take advantage of low-cost airline flights.

However, these travel plans can pose a significant risk to communities when these travelers return back home, or back to the office.

“We are definitely concerned about the fact that traveling employees may have an increased chance of exposing their coworkers and colleagues to COVID-19,” says Rob Wilson, President of Employco USA and employment trends expert. “Yet it’s important to be very sensitive about the message we send to employees about spring break travel. Many of these workers are parents with kids at home, some of whom have not been able to attend school for almost a year. Understandably, these families really want to travel and take advantage of their vacation days and low-cost travel options. We can’t downplay the negative impact lockdowns have had on mental health, and it’s important we attend to those needs as managers and employers. But there is no denying that traveling can be quite risky.”

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HR Chat: Employee Benefit Trends

We receive a number of questions from our clients as we consult them on a variety of HR issues.

In this video, Rob and Jason cover employee benefit trends outside of your traditional health insurance and 401(k). They discuss short and long-term disability, long-term care, student loan repayment, remote work schedules, extra vacation/PTO, and more.

Questions? We’re here to help, info@employco.com

HR Chat: Virtual Onboarding

We receive a number of questions from our clients as we consult them on a variety of HR issues.

In this video, Rob and Jason cover virtual onboarding in a remote world. They discuss online training (diversity and harassment, safety), new-hire paperwork for virtual review, office tours, employee and manager check-ins, keeping your team involved in the organization, important communication channels, and more.

Questions? We’re here to help, info@employco.com

2021 Employment Mandates: How Workplaces Will Change Under President Biden

Human resources expert Rob Wilson offers expert commentary on upcoming changes to employment

2021 Employment MandatesAs we enter almost a year of the COVID-19 shutdowns as well as the first full month of President Biden’s tenure in the White House, employers should prepare for significant changes coming down the pipe in the next few months.

Rob Wilson, President of Employco USA, a national employment solutions firm, says that not only will President Biden make several substantial changes to employment regulations, but the focus of this administration will be vastly different than when Trump was in office.

“Trump focused heavily on things like deregulation. But now we’re going to see a focus on things like gender equality, pay transparency, and collective bargaining rights,” says Wilson, employment trends expert.

Here are some of the upcoming changes that Rob Wilson says we can expect to see in the workplace under President Biden’s leadership:

Anti-discrimination crackdowns. “Biden’s Equality Act prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. What this means for employers is that they have to ensure that all of their employees feel safe and validated in the workplace. This means allowing transgender people to use the bathrooms of their choice, and to require coworkers and managers to use their preferred names and pronouns or face penalties.”

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