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USING DATA & ANALYTICS TO DRIVE HR DECISIONS

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Using Data & Analytics to Drive HR Decisions Data is becoming more prevalent in our everyday life than ever before. 2021 is no exception to that and promises to be the biggest year for businesses using data to drive their decisions to date. While HR companies begin to implement data for employee and employer decision-making, it is important they use the right metrics to gain an accurate representation of what they plan to assess. This article from ADP lists the six biggest HR data trends for 2021: 1.         Creating metrics of consequence  2.        Bring data to life with storytelling 3.        Combine HR expertise with analytics 4.        Understand and identify bias in data 5.        Proper translation of data is vital  6.        Get granular with skills data  The combination of these data practices will prove to be the measuring stick for usage in HR and business practices for years to come. For HR professionals, the sooner data becomes infused in your de

POSTIVE IMPACTS OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION IN THE WORKPLACE

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  Positive Impacts of Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Addressing diversity and inclusion in the workplace is becoming more and more important. Through current events, we are seeing how critical it is that we address diversity and inclusion in our workplaces.     According to  research  from Catalyst.org, diversity and inclusion in the workplace increase talent, innovation, group performance, financial performance, and reputation. When you have a multitude of different mindsets, talent and innovation naturally increase from varying viewpoints. It is imperative to have a plethora of different perspectives when creating ideas or solutions in the workplace. As talent and innovation increase, group and financial performance tend to trend in the same direction. Instead of the employees being a cog in the wheel, they become the wheel. So as diversity and innovation progress, the companies’ performance does as well.  For reputation to truly be enhanced from diversity, inclusion must

COVID-19 NATIONAL EMPHASIS PLAN

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  COVID-19 National Emphasis Plan  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) launched a National Emphasis Program (NEP) to help fight the ongoing pandemic.  A NEP comes into play when OSHA identifies specific hazards and high-hazard industries that require a focus of their resources. For this NEP, OSHA plans to use a three-step approach aimed at reducing worker exposure to COVID-19:  Targeted on-site inspections Employer outreach Compliance assistance One of the main factors leading to this NEP was the need to performs on-site inspections again when necessary. During this NEP, OSHA plans to complete 1,600 inspections; the majority will be conducted in the general industry sector.  The main goal of these inspections is to identify and eliminate any COVID-19 hazards. Those workplaces that have had COVID-19 violations, cases, or deaths are likely to receive follow-up inspections to further eliminate these hazards.  For employer outreach, OSHA will distribute newsletter/rele

WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY 2021

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  Each year on April 28th, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) recognizes Workers Memorial Day in honor of those who lost their lives in the workplace.  2021’s celebration marks the 50th year of OSHA and their mission has not changed since 1971. OSHA has fought since its existence to provide workers with safety and ultimately, a voice. With the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA worked tirelessly to assure all workers had a voice in how they would feel safe in their work environment and that employers took all the steps towards ensuring workers safety.  This year, OSHA plans to celebrate and celebrate all workers who have put their lives on the line during the COVID-19 pandemic. OSHA will hold events around the country; starting on Sunday, April 25th, and running through Saturday, May 1st. Please join us and OSHA in remembering those who have lost their lives in the workplace and those who put their lives on the line every day in these unprecedented times. Vis it OSHA’s website for more

AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT RESETS HOURS FOR PAID SICK LEAVE

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  AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT RESETS HOURS FOR PAID SICK LEAVE  As some of you may know, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was passed last month. Previously we thought that the paid sick leave was just continued. In fact, the time was reset effective 4/1. Anyone who uses time after April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 will have 80 hours to use, regardless of whether or not they used the previous 80 hours that was available from March 2020 through March 2021. In addition, they have added some reasons to use the paid sick leave: The worker is getting a COVID-19 vaccine The employee is recovering from complications due to receiving the vaccine The worker is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test or diagnosis for coronavirus Please read the attached article from Society for Human Resource Management for more details  here.  For additional clarification from JDSupra you can click here. 

UNEMPLOYMENT FRAUD FOR THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION

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  Unemployment fraud is becoming a larger issue for Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Even though most clients’ unemployment claims should now be filed through Integrity, we would recommend that you also monitor your company’s unemployment account. If you have not signed up for the UBS account (electronic access to your unemployment account), you should still receive notifications via mail. However, those who have signed up for electronic transmission of these documents should be regularly checking to ensure that you are not receiving fraudulent notices as well. If you have any fraudulent cases filed on your company’s unemployment account, please feel free to forward them to the Covenants HR Department to respond. You can email HR@covenantsvcs.com  Please be assured that we are diligently watching our account and disputing any fraudulent cases that we find. When we have a fraudulent claim, we will notify the employee impacted as well as the HR contact.  If you have any questions, pleas

NAPEO: COMPANIES THAT USE A PEO

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Check out these stats from NAPEO on companies that use a PEO!  PEOs provide services to 175,000 small and mid-sized businesses, employing 3.7 million people. There are 907 PEOs in the United States. The total employment represented by the PEO industry is roughly the same as the combined number of employees for Walmart (United States only), Amazon, IBM, FedEx, Starbucks, AT&T, Wells Fargo, Apple, and Google.  The PEO industry’s 175,000 clients represent 15 percent of all employers with 10 to 99 employees. Between 2008 and 2017, the number of WSEs employed in the PEO industry grew at a compounded annual rate of 8.3 percent. This is roughly 14 times higher than the compounded annual growth rate of employment in the economy overall during the same period. What do you love most about your PEO? To get more information from NAPEO  click here .