Are You Ready for 2015?

January 29, 2016 2:35 am

It’s hard to believe that we are quickly approaching the end of another year. January 1st is just around the corner and with it comes many new laws that will affect your workplace.

If you are a handbook client of Sierra HR Partners or Fishman Larsen and Callister (FLC) you will have the opportunity to learn all about the new laws and court rulings in an in-depth training session offered this month at FLC on December 17 or 18.

A few changes you can expect going into 2015, include:

  • Paid Sick Leave law that requires notifying employees of their rights via an employment poster and pay notice effective January 1st
  • Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) amendment that protects unpaid interns and volunteers from harassment and discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment Training that includes prevention of abusive conduct, also known as bullying. (Sierra HR Partners will be updating our Harassment Prevention training workshops to comply with this new requirement.)

January 2015: Getting at Employee Feedback

Whether it’s from a suggestion box, an employee survey, 360-degree feedback, or a hallway conversation, employee feedback can provide great value to your business. But employee feedback is not always easy to come by.

Giving feedback is likely an integral part of your performance management philosophy. But what does your business do about receiving feedback, and taking constructive action as a result?

Now is a great time to take steps that encourage feedback from all levels. Even if you don’t know where to start, there are many tools and approaches to use if you want to strengthen your organization’s culture by eliciting and productively responding to constructive feedback.

Our team is experienced in preparing and delivering employee satisfaction surveys, focus groups, coaching sessions and goal development. Contact us for more information.

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