2018 is winding down and it’s time to review the year and plan for next year.

Don’t take the month of December off of your strategic planning; instead, start your planning now so you hit the ground running January 1. Are you taking steps to ensure that your Human Resources practices are up-to-date and in compliance? We put together an HR checklist to so you know exactly what to do to wrap up 2018 and start the New Year off on the right foot.

End-of-Year HR Checklist

This checklist will help you close out 2018 and review your HR practices going into the New Year. You can also download this list in a printable format for free below.

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  1. Ensure compliance with new state, city, or federal labor laws
  2. Verify that correct labor laws are properly posted
  3. Review and update all company policies
  4. Ensure employees are properly classified as exempt (salary) or non-exempt (hourly)
  5. Update or develop a new employee handbook
  6. Plan and perform annual performance reviews
  7. Remind employees to update their personal information for benefits cards, tax documents, etc.
  8. Audit and organize personnel files for compliance       
  9. Review hiring processes for compliance and effectiveness, particularly these processes:
    • Recruiting
    • Interviewing
    • Onboarding
    • Engagement and Retention
  10. Check with departments for staffing needs and start planning for new hires

We Can Help

HR regulatory compliance and practices can be confusing. Hire an HR consultant to handle your needs in 2019. If you would like more information about how to manage your HR, contact us. We serve small to medium size businesses and specialize in working with business owners to provide solutions for their Human Resources needs. We partner with companies looking to start up a formal or informal HR department as well those only interested in developing and implementing a specific employee “people” program. 

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Sharon Ely, senior consultant, with 20 years of Human Resources consulting, leadership, and generalist expertise. She has a bachelor’s degree in HR Management and has earned certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). As a Human Resources architect, she has experience in building customized HR programs while taking them to the next level. She has spent the last four years as a director-level human resource consultant working for multiple small and mid-sized companies as a results driven professional; characterized by her creative, innovative and versatile approach to building organizational infrastructures in dynamic environments. Her demonstrated experience includes Employment Law and Risk Management, Organizational Development, HR Management, Talent Management, Engagement, Documentation and Compensation. Sharon is an effective communicator with a proven track record resulting in win-win business partnerships.