Using HR to create a culture of compliance

November 13, 2019

A comprehensive human resources strategy relies on more than just organizational productivity and efficiency. Ensuring that your employees are supported to do their jobs and working in an environment that fosters a culture of compliance and respect is essential to your organizational success. More than ever, and in recognition of the strength and value of the #metoo movement, anti-harassment training and policies need to be comprehensive and readily accessible to your employees. Keeping up-to-date on policies, being aware of changes to state employment laws, and navigating employee rights can be overwhelming unless you have the proper resources in place to systemize your strategy. 

With 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination occurring in the US in 2018, there is no doubt that attention needs to be paid to compliance—no matter the size or scope of your business. From retaliation to race, sex, disability, and age discrimination, common complaints apply to various work situations including hiring and firing, wages, training, and employee benefits. According to the 2017 Hiscox Guide to Employee Lawsuits, claims from small to medium-sized businesses (less than 500 employees), show that the average cost of employment charges that resulted in defence and settlements was around $160,000 and each case took approximately 318 days to resolve. Not only is this a heavy price to pay but it is detrimental to employee health and wellness, and complaints or accusations of any kind can influence your company’s reputation and ability to recruit and retain the best in your industry. 

Creating a culture of compliance starts with a comprehensive human resources strategy. By working with an experienced and dedicated HR team, tasked with supporting your business and taking compliance off your plate, you can ensure that your policies and training are up-to-date and that your staff are utilizing the tools in place. Even if your employees are spread across the globe, a cloud-based system can deliver and track training, and should a complaint arise, a team of HR experts is there to offer unlimited consultations by phone or email. Outsourcing your operations facilitates proactive and reactive risk management and puts the onus of compliance in the trusted hands of experts who have navigated the world of human resources management so that you can focus your efforts on growing your business. 

Consolidated Human Resources (CHR) 

We’re leaders in helping businesses reduce the complexity and risks associated with managing all elements of a company’s payroll, 401K, healthcare, compliance, and insurance needs. For over 25 years, our team has been helping small and mid-size businesses across the globe spend less time dealing with the hassles of HR, and more time growing and building their business. Learn more at www.chrusa.com.