Spring is in the Air!
Have you booked your annual required Sexual Harassment Training yet? If not, this is your lucky day! HR Pros is offering our Spring Special discount:
On- Site Training for all employees – 4 hours of training by a professional HR Trainer at your business location:
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reer Coaching and Counseling is a relatively new field that is gaining a lot of ground lately. Have you ever considered the possibility of getting help in the job market? Today, more than ever, career help is making a strong statement. Finding jobs, though better right now than in several years (according to the Department of Labor) is still very time consuming and fraught with many new rules. The workplace is full of new technology, practically hundreds of job boards and search engines, recruiters who generally are fresh out of college and perhaps do not know how to evaluate job skills and many other state of the art technological advances that many of us have not been exposed to.
How do I find a good Career Coach?
Finding a good, honest Career Coach can not only help when you are out of work but can also help when you are gainfully employed. Looking to advance your career may be an important goal for you but you may not have the time to pursue it due to many other responsibilities: “It can also help those who are facing a downsizing/rightsizing situation or those who are just plain unemployed. The role of a Career Coach basically helps the unemployed, the underemployed and the over(qualified) employed.“ says Machelle Thompson, an Independent Career Coach and Legal Counsel.
What services does a Career Coach offer? A Career Coach can offer a multitude of services to include:
There are many ways: Google Career Coach, ask a friend or relative if they know of anyone, and by checking your local news sites and social media for Career Coaches.
What is the Cost of a Career Coach?
That will vary depending on the services you require. A good Career Coach should be able to give you a free 30-minute phone consultation and then write up a plan with pricing along with other details.
Do I have to go to their office? No, many Career Coaches can do everything on the phone and will make it as easy on you as possible.
Finding a professional, full-service and priced right Career Coach can be full of benefits and can help anyone from the college student who moved back home after graduation to the Senior Citizen who is looking for some part time income to add to their social security check.
Written by: Deb Sutton, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is the owner/founder of HR Pros, LLC a full service HR Consulting firm that specializes in HR Consulting, Career Coaching and Recruitment. More information can be found at www.hrprosllc.net.
State Legal Briefs
Florida: State Minimum Wage Rises
Starting January 1, 2018, Florida’s minimum wage rose to $8.25 per hour, up from $8.10 – a 2% increase, due to inflation. Employers can still pay workers less than minimum wage if they are eligible for the tip credit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and if workers make up the difference in actual gratuities. However, businesses must still pay tipped workers a base wage – which will rise to $5.23 per hour.
Employers need some information on FLSA may contact HR Pros, LLC. www.hrprosllc.net or email@example.com.
Source: HR Magazine
Examples of High-Potential HR Employees
Looking for an awesome HR Professional? We have them and our fees are very reasonable – use a sliding scale depending on business size and work amount. Typically, we charge anywhere from 20% - 5% of the 1st years’ salary, depending on the amount of work you need done and your size. Contact HR Pros, LLC for more information.
Michelle: Looking for a back office HR job in Compensation, Benefits, Compliance. B.S. in Human Resource Management – 2016- experience from June 2016 – present- working for an Industry leading HR Consulting practice. Position: HR Coordinator and Talent Acquisition Specialist. Bradenton/Sarasota, FL location.
Pamela: Degreed and SHRM Certified professional with excellent generalist background in both non-profit and industry 5 years of HR Generalist experience. Bradenton/Sarasota, FL – may go to Tampa for right opportunity.
Donna: Senior HR Professional with fifteen plus years of experience. B.S. degree and bilingual. Industry experience in Banking, Financial, Consumer Products, Non-profit, Healthcare and Consulting. Will travel - Tampa and surrounding cities.
Baby Boomers –
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"I Wish I Would Have Known Then What I Know Now"
“I wish I would have known then what I know now”
Typically, there’s never a happy ending after this statement, “Because, if I knew, I would have done things differently.”
So, after years of uncontrolled rants on workers’ compensation claim management, I think I’ve made a dent. We’ve created a checklist that identifies the leading indicators (predictive modeling) that produce adverse outcomes. Yes, these claims cost you a lot of money and time. Employers blame insurance companies, insurance companies blame employers and doctors’ blame everyone.
It’s not the cut finger or catastrophic injury, we get that right? It’s the soft tissue, neck or knee coupled with the employee who has a sense of entitlement, unhappy at work and has a long list of co-morbidity
issues. “Houston, we have a problem.” – crew of Apollo 13
The problem is, these injuries migrate through the adjuster system with no real sense of urgency and strategy to bring quick closure that will reduce the duration and cost of a claim. So let’s be more specific and use the Pareto Principle or 80/20 rule. It’s the 20% that’s driving 80% of the cost.
Can we agree the system is wrought with fraud, waste and abuse? If so, you can no longer rely on the treating physician, adjuster, pharmacist, injured worker and the cast of supporting vendors to keep the cost down. You have to take control by gathering the information to determine the characteristics of the type of injury, employee and treatment plans, have enough red flags that have historically led to adverse outcomes and delayed recovery.
Here’s a few to think about:
- Was the employee recently reprimanded?
- If you’re aware, does the injured workers spouse collect disability benefits?
- Are there co-morbidity issues with the injured worker that would complicate recovery?
- If litigated, does the injured worker owe back child support?
- Did the injured worker complain about treating physician?
You get the idea. By shining light on this information with the adjuster you can develop strategies to mitigate or deny this claim.
Take it one step further and ask:
- Are the accident investigation, witness statements, employee report of injury and physician notes consistent?
- Has the employee been injured before and if so, was this an aggravation to a prior injury?
- Are prescriptions filled by treating physician or an independent pharmacy?
In summary, there’s a widening gap of talent in today’s workplace. The fundamental job of H.R. Professionals is prediction. It’s the ability to combine big data intelligence with gut instincts. Here’s your opportunity to scale up and lead. Let’s create the new normal, push back and refuse to let a broken system be our guide.
Salary Increases Going Up Ever So Slightly in 2016
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Our Team is Growing!
HR Pros, LLC is also proud to announce our affiliation with some great companies.
1. Archer Company: Well known for their compensation work with government; we will be assisting Chip King, and Jim Battigaglia with compensation projects.
2. Anderson Thornton: a well known Tampa Bay Benefits provider; we will be assisting Patrick and his team with HR services provided to his clients.
3. ConsultStu: A highly regarded consulting firm; we will be partnering with Stuart Charlson on HR projects in the near future.
Valerie Van Hassent