Introduction to the Biggest HR Struggles of 2019
In the corporate world, some of the biggest HR struggles of 2019 have surfaced. See what companies have confronted nationwide.
Dynamic HR Responsibilities
HR has expanded and diversified. Only HR staff with time management skills survive.
Biggest HR Struggles of 2019 & Time Management
A single HR staff member who’s always behind can sour your company’s employees. Staff feel it when it affects pay and benefits.
HR Responsibilities: Many Moving Targets
Moving targets challenge HR every day. Rhian Sharp, the president and CEO of Sharp Medical Recruiting and HR Consulting, said that HR professionals “have to do it all”:
“find the right people, train new hires, create and reinforce the organisation’s culture, ... be ambassadors of the company brand, crest policy, employee relations, etc. There is simply not enough time in a day to do it all.”
Extensive Planning Duties in HR
With unprecedented high turnover HR teams work extensively with executives, managers, and others to mitigate losses. They organize training:
Compliance (ACA, ERISA, COBRA, HIPPA, GINA, etc.)
Leadership, teamwork, and mentoring
Productivity and budgeting
Other long-term work skills
Big Data in Human Resources
Leading corporations want data-driven decisions. HR employees must adapt to data management and analysis tools for surveys, data collection, AB testing, experimental design, and other data related tasks.
HR Challenges and the Changing Workforce
Incoming millennials and lingering baby boomers mean a multigenerational workforce with distinct needs and desires. Big businesses compete aggressively for qualified candidates, so HR employees spend more time improving benefit plans.
HR & Workforce Diversity
New standards in the workplace means more than multiple generations and nationalities. Employee Benefits News pointed out that “diversity goes beyond sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, and religion.” It also contemplates background; upbringing; experiences related to professional and personal lives; and educational, marital, and socioeconomic status.
Compliance is One of the Biggest HR Struggles of 2019
Federal, state, and local changes in legislation add to the biggest HR struggles of 2019. Expanded legislation has prompted teams to develop new protocols.
Changes have hit employees at all levels. HR teams now design and manage widespread training and documentation related to ...
Health care (such as ACA)
Drug testing, marijuana legality, addiction policy
Addressing harassment complaints
Equitable treatment, pay, and benefits and wage disclosure laws
HR Challenge: Workplace Safety and Security
Today big businesses hire specialized safety and security experts:
2019 HR Staff Trend: Workplace Violence
Injury Facts reported that, …
“Assaults are the fourth leading cause of work-related deaths. Nonfatal work-related assault injuries continue to be on the rise. … In 2017, assaults resulted in 18,400 injuries and illnesses involving days away from work and 458 fatalities.”
2019 means boosting internal security and training from specialized experts. HR staff train employees to detect and respond to …
2019 Employee Handbooks
HR employees now spend valuable time coordinating multidisciplinary committees to update employee handbooks and policy manuals regarding fair sexual, ethnic, racial, educational, and experiential representation. Sensitive and detailed wordsmithing followed by committee discussion and approval by a legal team make the task time consuming.
Today’s handbooks must hold up to disputes, accusations, threats, lawsuits, and audits. The IRS and Department of Labor will request yours during an audit.
Employee Benefits News suggested that HR ...
“update the ... employee handbook while carefully monitoring federal, state and local laws, paying particular attention to policies that may need to be updated frequently like workplace accommodations, EEO policies and predictable scheduling.”
2019 HR Staff Handle Data Security Issues
Movement toward cloud-based systems, collaboration with third-party vendors, and evolving hacking technology mean that HR must research and implement systems to protect even against inside data breach. Making the system smooth and seamless for employees means time-consuming planning and research.