10 Things to Do to Get HR Organized

For human resource professionals, the perennial New Year's resolution is to "be proactive." What does it take to make this a reality? Here are 10 steps to follow:

  1. Prepare written job descriptions.
  2. Adopt clear recruitment and hiring procedures.
  3. Use clear and conspicuous disclaimers.
  4. Distribute written policies and procedures on harassment and discrimination.
  5. Adopt a written safety and health program.
  6. Establish coordinated programs for handling leaves of absence.
  7. Tighten up your benefits administration.
  8. Start training.
  9. Adopt communication and dispute resolution processes.
  10. Practice good recordkeeping.

For details, read the memo by Anna Elento-Sneed