Start the Year Off Right

It’s time to start focusing on 2016. This is a great time to clean up and prioritize for the upcoming year. Here are a few things for you to take a look at:

Review and Update your Company Handbook

Employee handbooks should be reviewed regularly to ensure that policies are current and legal and fit with your company culture. Contact your MSEC member representative if you need to schedule a review.

Review and Update Job Descriptions

Job descriptions should be “living documents” that you evaluate frequently. Jobs change and grow, and job descriptions can become outdated. It’s a great idea to review them annually and make sure they are current and in compliance with laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Check your Employee Files for Accuracy as well as Retention

This is a great time to check your employee files to get your records in order. Check current employee files to validate or update employee information and pull your terminated employee files and purge any documents you are no longer required to keep. Refer to MSEC’s Federal Record Retention Guide to check for compliance.

Review Compensation

Best practice calls for reviewing compensation at least every two years. Your organization could have made changes to jobs, fallen behind on pay competitiveness. Perhaps you just need to up your game to attract hard-to-find talent. It’s time to take a look and make changes as necessary.