August HR To-Do List

Important employment and workplace considerations to accomplish for the month of August. Review interviewing process In light of the trending “ban-the-box” laws coming into effect throughout the country, this is a good time to ensure your interviewing process and documents are both legally sound and effective including training interviewers on how to frame questions legally. Learn More […]

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July HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of July. Prepare for shifting health costs With medical costs expected to rise once again this year it is advised that employers have a game plan that addresses their bottom line in addition to equipping employees to make informed decisions. Learn More >> Schedule a […]

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June HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of June. Plan ahead for summer vacation coverage With summer vacation approaching it’s inevitable that at some point there will be scheduling conflicts with more employees taking time off. But, there are some steps you can take to minimize these problems. Learn More >> […]

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May HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of May. Conduct an annual HR audit If you haven’t done so this year, conduct an HR audit to get a clear picture of your company’s HR compliance and effectiveness. An HR audit will identify areas of opportunity to contribute to the success of […]

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April HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of April. Update your employee handbook The NLRB’s recent memo clarifying lawful and unlawful employee handbook policies provides a great opportunity to assess your handbook and make changes where necessary. Consider a third party review of your handbook by Trupp HR to ensure that it’s complete and that […]

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March HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of March. Review your wage and hour practices Claims against employers for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) have been on a constant increase. Make sure to review minimum wage and overtime laws to avoid liability. Learn More >> Submit application for […]

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February HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of February. Distribute total rewards statements Creating and distributing total reward statements shows employees that their efforts matter, provides insight into their total compensation, and showcases the benefits and strengths of your company’s compensation plan. Learn More >> Cover all your tax form bases […]

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December HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of December. Make updates on 2015 limits to 401(k) and pension plans On October 23, the IRS announced the adjustments that affect limitations for pension plans as well as other retirement items for 2015. Make sure to review the changes and make necessary updates. […]

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November HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of November. Prepare for the Winter Weather Update your inclement weather policy if needed and let employees know what to expect. Learn More >> Plan your holiday party Start your planning now to book a good venue and have a successful holiday party. Prepare […]

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October HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of October. Open enrollment and benefits renewal Most employer’s open enrollment and benefits renewals occur in the fall. Schedule your open enrollment and explore the options available to your workforce. Open Enrollment Checklist >> Concerned about the resource strain that Open Enrollment brings each year? […]

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September HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of September EEO-1 Report due September 30, 2014 The Employer Information Report EEO-1, or EEO-1 Report, must be filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEO-1 Joint Reporting Committee by the end of September. Learn More >> Review your finances Find out where […]

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August HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of August. Assess your compliance with providing benefits notices Insurance companies and group health plans can provide a concise document detailing information about health plan benefits and coverage. A Summary of Benefit Coverages (SBC) lays out an easily understood review for employees and a […]

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July HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of July. Prepare for shifting health costs Sometimes high-deductible health insurance plans can’t be avoided, but there are certain steps employers can take to reduce the cost and keep up employee morale. Learn More>> Review wage and hour laws With federal wage and hour lawsuits […]

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June HR To-Do List

Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of June. Hire a summer intern For companies that need help with additional tasks or projects around the office, the summer offers a great opportunity to hire an intern or two. This will benefit your business while providing experience for students and recent graduates. […]

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May HR To-Do List

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of May. Conduct an annual HR audit An HR audit is an assessment of your organization’s current HR policies and practices. Audit results are used for creating an effective workforce management plan, making sure your business is in […]

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April HR To-Do List

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of April. Implement a document retention policy A document retention and disposal program saves time and money by putting structure around record keeping, making it easier to retrieve important documents, and ensuring that records are not stored longer […]

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March HR To-Do List

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of March. Review your wage and hour practices Use this handy checklist to determine if your organization is in compliance. Learn More>> Submit application for workplace recognition The Oregonian’s Top Workplaces program is set up to recognize companies […]

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February HR To-Do List

By Jean Roque, President, Trupp HR. Important employment and work place considerations to accomplish for the month of February. Distribute total reward statements Benefits are an important part of your attraction and retention program. Keeping employees informed about benefits with a total rewards statement builds awareness of the value you provide as an employer. Learn […]

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January HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. Happy New Year! Let’s get the year off to a great start by taking care of these HR related tasks for the month of January. Review Safety for Remote Workers Many employees work alone either off site, or on the road with no supervision. […]

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December HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. December has arrived with a flurry of record cold weather! Santa may still have time to check his list to see who’s naughty and nice, but with a shortened time frame between the holidays this year, you’ll want to make sure you check these […]

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November HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. With the holidays just around the corner, you’re bound to have a lot on your plate–and we’re not just talkin’ turkey! Check these HR tasks off your list and you’ll be giving thanks long before the end of the month. Prepare for the Winter […]

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October HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. “Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” ― Chad Sugg The chill of autumn has set in with a vengeance, a sure sign that October is looming just out of sight. Be sure to get […]

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August HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. August has sauntered on the scene continuing one of our best summers ever here in the Pacific Northwest with a continuous stream of warm balmy nights. Before you head off to Costco for another air conditioner, check these August HR tasks off your list […]

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July HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. With July knocking at the door and weather foretasted to be in the 90’s, summer is definitely here! Before you zip off to your next BBQ or slather on the sun tan lotion for a day at the beach, check these HR tasks off […]

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June HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. June is peeking through the clouds ready to pounce on us after the holiday weekend. Don’t get caught off guard; be sure to get these HR related tasks taken care of by the end of the month. Establish Safety Meetings Is your Oregon or Washington company required to […]

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May HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. May is just around the corner, and so is the sun! Here are some important HR items to check off your list for the month of May before you start planning your summer vacation getaway! Conduct an Annual Job Audit Employee classification errors can […]

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April HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. April showers may bring May flowers, but all this early April sunshine is just bringing spring fever! Here is this months important HR to-do list to work through before the fever pushes you out the door. File Early for H-1B We mentioned it last […]

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March HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face and the rains fall soft upon your fields. -an old Irish Blessing                 […]

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February HR To-Do List

By Jenny Sherman, SPHR CCP, Director of HR Services, Trupp HR. February is a short month. Be sure to add the following items to your HR checklist and get a jump start on important considerations for the month. Post OSHA Form 300A The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Feb. 1 to April 30. Learn […]

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