Human Resources Leslie Lum. Human Resource Goals n Staffing - Planning, recruiting and selecting people to work for the company n Motivation - Designing.
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Human Resource Goals n Staffing - Planning, recruiting and selecting people to work for the company n Motivation - Designing jobs, performance appraisals, compensation, employee benefits n Training and Developing - Orientation, employee training and development n Maintenance - Safety and health, communicating key company issues, employee relations
Human Resources and the Law n Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination in hiring, compensation and terms based on race, religion, color, sex or national origin n Others: –Age Discrimination in Employment 1967 - Employees 40 - 70 years old –Vietnam Veterans (1974) –Pregnancy (1978) treated as any other disability –American with Disabilities (1990) - reasonable accomodation –Family and Medical leave (1993) - up to 12 weeks unpaid leave
Employee Rights n Can I have access to my personnel file? n Can the company use a credit report to decide whether to hire me? n Can the company administer drug tests on me? n Can the company make me take a lie detector test? n Can the company fire me because they don’t like the perfume I’m wearing? n Can the company fire me for having an obscene picture on my personal website?
Employee Rights n Federal employees may have access to their personnel files n Candidates rejected on the basis of credit reports may obtain full details n Drug tests may be administered n Lie detectors can be used for security jobs but is limited in other use n Employment-at-will - dismissal for good cause, no cause or even bad cause as long as it is not a legally prohibited cause
Recruiting n Job Description –Duties or tasks performed –Skills required and preferred –Qualifications - Education and experience n Sources for Applicants –Ads, internal, internet, job fairs n Initial Screening –Does the applicant have the right skills and qualifications
Selection n Application form –Create time line for background, get consent for reference checks –Disclaimers n Employment tests –Skill testing, Drug testing n Interview n Background checks –Credit, Criminal, References, Past employers n Job offer
Benefits n Time off: Holidays, personal days and vacation n Health insurance: Paying your medical, dental, drug bills n Life insurance: If you die n Short term disability: Sick leave n Long term disability: You can’t work n Pension plan: When you retire, what will you get? n 401K: Saving before the taxman. Your company may also contribute to your savings.
Create Your Own Benefits Plan n Number of holidays, personal days, vacation days n What would you offer and how much will your employees pay for health insurance? n What will be your sick leave policy? n Will you give long term disability? n How much will you match 401K savings?