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HR DISCIPLINES PANEL EXPERTISE
 

   6/12/2012
 

HR DISCIPLINES PANEL AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

EMPLOYEE HEALTH, SAFETY & SECURITY EMPHASIS:
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) – including financial and legal assistance
Drug and alcohol programs
Health and wellness
Stress
Smoking
Mental Health
Workplace Violence
Domestic Violence
Communicable diseases – SARS, HIV/AIDs, TB, lice, hepatitis, etc.
Terrorism / Bioterrorism
Immunization
Disaster contingency planning
Business continuity plans
Risk Management
Safety issues
Safety training and awareness
OSHA/ergonomics/air quality and other environmental factors
Theft and fraud protection
Identity theft
Polygraph testing
Protection of proprietary information/non-compete agreements
Reference Checking
Background Investigations
Workplace monitoring of phone/video/audio/e-mail/internet as a security function (also under Technology)
Workers Compensation (also Total Rewards)

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS EMPHASIS:
Attitude surveys
Employee engagement / involvement
Employee privacy rights – other than monitoring (also under technology)
Corrective Action
Turnover
Competencies (also Staffing)
Performance management
Performance appraisals
Retention
Alternative dispute resolution – nonunion
Policies and practices/employee handbooks
Open door policy
Conflict Resolution
Counseling
Corporate culture
Becoming an employer of choice
Harassment / Sexual Harassment Prevention
Absenteeism
Codes of Conduct
Attendance
Dress Code
Communication
Recognition programs
Termination/Resignation
Internal Job Movement (demotion / promotion / transfer)
Exit Interviews
Military
Investigations

ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EMPHASIS:
Organizational structure/charts
Restructuring
Mergers and acquisitions
Reengineering
Strategic planning (also in workforce staffing and deployment)
Succession planning
Leadership development
Career planning/development/paths
Employee training and development
Cost/benefit relationship of OD and Training
Evaluation of OD and Training Initiatives
New employee orientation
Mentoring
Coaching – executive, leadership, management, supervisor
Communications – corporate, employee, all
Change management
Corporate governance
Work teams, virtual teams
Management development – delegation, etc.
Generational issues affecting the workplace
Organizational Culture Integration


STAFFING EMPHASIS:
Federal, state and local employment laws
Title VII,  EEO, ADEA, Veterans Employment, FCRA, WARN, EEOC Uniform Guidelines (most of these also ER)
Job Analysis (also C&B)
Competencies (also may be Employee Relations)
Quantitative analysis required to assess past and future staffing
Workforce planning
Forecasting
Selection, testing reliability and validity of test instruments and tools
Medical and drug testing (also HSS)
Use and interpretation of selection tests
Succession planning (also OD)
Recruitment - employee referral, job posting, other practices
External Candidate Sourcing
Marketing the organization as a great place to work
Employment contracts
Re-recruiting / Retention (also Employee Relations)
Leased and contingent workers, independent contractors, interns
Visa and immigration laws, I-9 forms (also Global)
Reference checking, background investigations (also could be Security)
Affirmative action/ Federal contract compliance
Work Opportunity Tax Credit program
Interviewing techniques
Relocation practices
Orientation programs (also OD)
Downsizing/Rightsizing/Reductions In Force/Layoffs
Outplacement
Severance (also C&B)
Turnover (also may be Employee Relations)
Employment-at-Will doctrine
Recruitment outsourcing (also Consulting & Outsourcing)
Staffing Technology (ATS, Hiring Management, Succession, Referral, Employee Bidding)

TOTAL REWARDS/COMPENSATION & BENEFITS EMPHASIS:
Cost/benefit analysis for benefit plans
Communicating value of total rewards
Compensation and benefits plan design - general
Benefits including:
Health care
Wellness (EHSS)
Design
Cost Containment
Disease Management
Dental
Vision
Cafeteria/flexible benefits
Salary reduction plans
COBRA, ERISA, HIPPA, FMLA
COBRA, ERISA
HIPAA, FMLA
Life and other types of insurance
Disability management
Domestic partner benefits
Retirement plans, defined contribution and defined benefit pension
Pension portability
Leave administration
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Sick Leave
Vacation Leave
Other benefits like tuition, flextime, etc.
Telecommuting
Work/family and work/life programs
Outplacement [also included in workforce staffing and deployment]
Equity Compensation
Performance share plans
ESPPs
Phantom Stock
Expatriate benefits (Global)
Mergers & Acquisitions / benefits integration
Health plan design (HAS's, HRAs)
Compensation including:
All FLSA issues
Equal Pay Act
Comparable worth
Federal contractor compensation issues
Payroll
Unemployment, workers’ comp
Salary surveys and other external comparisons
Developing a pay structure that enhances the goals of the organization
Skill-Based Pay/Competency-Based Pay
Merit pay/pay for performance plans (performance appraisals under Employee Relations)
Budgeting for and auditing compensation programs (i.e. internal equity)
Variable Compensation
Incentives
Bonus
Stock plans
Short term
Long term
Commission
Sign-on bonuses
Profit sharing plans
Executive compensation
Job analysis, evaluation and descriptions (job analysis also under Workforce Staffing)
Group/Team rewards
Sales-Based pay
Expatriate compensation (Global)
Mergers & Acquisitions / compensation integration
Relocation programs (WSD)
Deferred income
Severance pay (also included in workforce staffing and deployment)
Nonmonetary rewards (recognition also under Employee Relations) Board compensation
Auditing the compensation function

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