By: Ben Douglas May 06, 2022

Employer Gaffes, Corrected

Nobody’s perfect, but as an employer, you should ardently strive to be your best for your clients and your staff. There are sundry errors that management can routinely make when dealing with personnel, but there are simple ways to avoid these all-too-prevalent blunders.

The Usual Suspects

Ignoring Handbook Etiquette — Your organization has gone through the painstaking process of establishing firm rules of conduct and regulations for your business; only now, you’re not practicing what you preach. For instance, if one employee is not held to the same professional standards as another, your company may be susceptible to legitimate litigation.

Improper Documentation of Employee Issues — If a problematic employee puts themselves in a position for termination, it would greatly behoove you to have a detailed account of their short work and behavior. When an employee is fired without an accurately cataloged record of their errors, they may have just and legal cause to fight their dismal — or to outright sue you.

Offering Benefits without Maintaining Compliance — When staff members are provided with benefits (insurance, 401k), that’s just the beginning. There are typically stringent rules of compliance required by the government (such as SBCs, PDAs, SRAs, HIPAA, ERISA, COBRA, ACA, FMLA), and it’s ultimately the employer’s responsibility to ensure that personnel keeps their information precise and up to date.

Poorly Executed Payroll – A surefire way to lose the trust and drive of your team is not to pay them in a timely, efficient manner. Manually inputting payroll figures can lead to countless mistakes, resulting in unpaid and unhappy workers.

The All-In-One Solution

One of the most innovative ways to avoid these pitfalls is to have an HR & Payroll Platform that does the work for you. Fingercheck’s integrated, automated, and synchronized software eliminates human error and frees up precious time for you to entirely focus on your invaluable staff.

Ben is a sales representative at Fingercheck and is devoted to helping businesses solve their HR problems through solutions that are modern, automatic, and efficient. He is also an aspiring writer and is working on his first novel.

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