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HR Party of One is your human resources how-to. Featuring engaging discussions on the latest HR issues facing fast-growing small businesses and startups. Including interviews with HR and business leaders, each episode provides captivating, actionable insights on topics including hiring, culture, technology, leadership and more.

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HR Party of One is your human resources how-to. Featuring engaging discussions on the latest HR issues facing fast-growing small businesses and startups. Including interviews with HR and business leaders, each episode provides captivating, actionable insights on topics including hiring, culture, technology, leadership and more.

    Why Most Employee Handbooks Are So Bad—and How You Can Change Yours for the Better

    Why Most Employee Handbooks Are So Bad—and How You Can Change Yours for the Better

    Most organizations get their employee handbooks totally wrong. They’re often filled with outdated compliance regulations and are not taken seriously. In fact, in some organizations they are openly ridiculed. In this episode of HR Party of One, we’ll talk about how you can go beyond the employee handbook to something much better.
    BerniePortal: The all-in-one HRIS that makes building a business & managing its people easy. (http://bit.ly/2NEQ5Qb) 
    What is an HRIS? (https://bit.ly/what-is-an-hris)
    Related Episode: Culture in the time of Coronavirus (https://www.bernieportal.com/hr-party-of-one/#-episode12)
    Related Blog: 10 Ways an HRIS Can Help HR Build and Sustain a Company Culture (https://blog.bernieportal.com/how-hris-can-build-company-culture)


    HR Glossary: Employee Handbook (https://www.bernieportal.com/hr-glossary/employee-handbook/)


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    • 9 min
    How the Highest Performing HR Professionals Take Advantage of the Fourth Quarter

    How the Highest Performing HR Professionals Take Advantage of the Fourth Quarter

    The end of the year is rapidly approaching. Between open enrollment, the holiday season, and year-end compliance concerns, stress can sneak up on HR professionals during this time of year. In this episode of HR Party of One, host Ryan McCostlin explains why you should consider a more strategic approach to Q4—and how the highest performing HR pros take advantage of the fourth quarter.
    BerniePortal: The all-in-one HRIS that makes building a business & managing its people easy. (http://bit.ly/2NEQ5Qb) 
    What is an HRIS? (https://bit.ly/what-is-an-hris)


    How to Conduct Open Enrollment Online (https://www.bernieportal.com/hr-party-of-one/#episode-29)


    Open Enrollment Day-to-Day Strategy Planner (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-5tJs1ZDaLOzy3a1ivUB9VKYnvj_JilS/view)


    Related Blog: How to update your existing PTO Policy (https://blog.bernieportal.com/audit-update-existing-pto-policy)


    Six Surprising FSA-Eligible Healthcare Products (https://blog.bernieportal.com/six-surprising-fsa-eligible-healthcare-products)


    HR Prep 2021 Playlist (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYlj1j1p9OoGiN87TB7oVKIxUDKV9Fdnj)


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    • 8 min
    COVID-19: Can HR Require Mandatory Vaccinations?

    COVID-19: Can HR Require Mandatory Vaccinations?

    As the end of the year approaches, there’s more and more hope that a coronavirus vaccine may be available by early November. Host Ryan McCostlin covers what HR professionals need to know about mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations. Are they legal, and what else should employers consider so they can safely reopen?
    BerniePortal: The all-in-one HRIS that makes building a business & managing its people easy. (http://bit.ly/2NEQ5Qb) 
    What is an HRIS? (https://bit.ly/what-is-an-hris)
    Related Blog: What Could a Coronavirus Vaccine in November Mean for Employers? (https://blog.bernieportal.com/cdc-prepare-states-covid-19-november-vaccine)


    Related Blog: COVID-19: Can Employers Require Employees to Get a Vaccine? (https://blog.bernieportal.com/mandatory-covid-19-vaccines-legal)


    New York Times: C.D.C. Tells States How to Prepare for Covid-19 Vaccine by Early November (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/02/health/covid-19-vaccine-cdc-plans.html)


    CNBC: CDC director says there will likely be a limited supply of coronavirus vaccines at first (https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/28/cdc-director-says-there-will-likely-be-a-limited-supply-of-coronavirus-vaccines.html)


    CDC:Influenza Vaccination Information for Health Care Workers (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/healthcareworkers.htm)


    USA Today: Should employers force workers to get COVID-19 vaccine? Some experts say they should (https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2020/08/26/coronavirus-vaccine-mandates-covid-19/3346210001/)


    BernieU: Your free one-stop-shop for compelling, convenient, and comprehensive HR training and courses that will keep you up-to-date on all things human resources.  Approved for SHRM & HRCI recertification credit hours. Enroll today! (https://university.bernieportal.com/)




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    • 7 min
    Election 2020: Employer Obligations for Employee Voting

    Election 2020: Employer Obligations for Employee Voting

    Unlike many other countries, the United States doesn’t have a national voting holiday. This means that because American elections take place during the week, employees who work day jobs must ask off, leave work early, or arrive to work late if they want to vote. Host Ryan McCostlin discusses where the U.S. stands on a national voting holiday, employer requirements for employee voting, and other voting protections for employees in the workplace.
    BerniePortal: The all-in-one HRIS that makes building a business & managing its people easy. (http://bit.ly/2NEQ5Qb) 
    What is an HRIS? (https://bit.ly/what-is-an-hris)


    Related Blog: Are Employers Required to Provide Time Off for Employees to Vote? (https://blog.bernieportal.com/employers-required-time-off-employees-vote)


    NPR: Why Are Elections On Tuesdays? (https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2012/10/23/162484410/why-are-elections-on-tuesdays)


    Employment Law Handbook: State Leave Laws (https://www.employmentlawhandbook.com/leave-laws/state-leave-laws)


    Workplace Fairness: State Laws on Voting Rights/Time Off to Vote (https://www.workplacefairness.org/voting-rights-time-off-work)


    SHRM: Politics in the Workplace: A State-by-State Guide (https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/politics-at-work.aspx)


    Brookings Election 2020: A once-in-a-century, massive turnout? (https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2020/08/14/election-2020-a-once-in-a-century-massive-turnout/)


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    BernieU: Your free one-stop-shop for comprehensive HR training and courses that will keep you up-to-date on all things human resources.  Approved for SHRM & HRCI recertification credit hours. (https://university.bernieportal.com/)


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    • 7 min
    How HR Can Audit and Update an Existing PTO Policy

    How HR Can Audit and Update an Existing PTO Policy

    When was the last time you audited your PTO policy? In this episode of HR Party of One, host Ryan McCostlin talks through the importance of reviewing time-off plans, how to communicate updates, and how adjustments can save your company time, money, and effort in the short- and long-run.
    BerniePortal: The all-in-one HRIS that makes building a business & managing its people easy. (http://bit.ly/2NEQ5Qb) 
    What is an HRIS? (https://bit.ly/what-is-an-hris)


    Related Blog Post: How to Audit & Update Your Existing PTO Policy (https://blog.bernieportal.com/audit-update-existing-pto-policy)


    PTO Survey Report: Check out the PTO offerings and trends of small and mid-sized businesses across the nation with our free First-Class PTO Survey Report.  (https://offer.bernieportal.com/2019-pto-survey-report/?_ga=2.111938765.81091904.1598277155-1075002913.1590758806)


    Establish clear and compliant PTO Policies with our free Small Business Sample PTO Policy (https://offer.bernieportal.com/sample-pto-policy/?_ga=2.111938765.81091904.1598277155-1075002913.1590758806)


    Blog Post & Template: How to Communicate at PTO Policy Change to Employees (https://blog.bernieportal.com/template-updated-pto-policy-employee-communication)


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    Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/private-industry-workers-received-average-of-15-paid-vacation-days-after-5-years-of-service-in-2017.htm (https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2018/private-industry-workers-received-average-of-15-paid-vacation-days-after-5-years-of-service-in-2017.htm)
    https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/private-industry-workers-with-sick-leave-benefits-received-more-days-at-larger-establishments.htm (https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2020/private-industry-workers-with-sick-leave-benefits-received-more-days-at-larger-establishments.htm)
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    • 9 min
    COVID-19 Screening Apps: Reviews and Communication Best Practices

    COVID-19 Screening Apps: Reviews and Communication Best Practices

    Teams in search of COVID-19 symptom screening apps may not know where to begin or what features they’re looking for. In this episode, host Ryan McCostlin reviews popular screener solutions and discusses how to communicate new screening-related policies to your team.
    BerniePortal: The all-in-one HRIS that makes building a business & managing its people easy. (http://bit.ly/2NEQ5Qb) 


    What is an HRIS? (https://bit.ly/what-is-an-hris)


    Apple’s COVID-19 Symptom Screener (https://covid19.apple.com/screening)


    Health Champion’s COVID-19 Screening Platform (https://covid19symptomchecker.spectrumhealth.org/home)


    Spectrum Health’s COVID-19 Symptom Checker (https://covid19symptomchecker.spectrumhealth.org/home)


    Template: How to Communicate New COVID-19 Screening App Policies (https://blog.bernieportal.com/template-coronavirus-symptom-screening-app-protocols)


    Referenced Article: The National Law Review: COVID-19 Screening & Testing (https://www.natlawreview.com/article/part-five-covid-19-roadmap-series-ensuring-safe-workplace-covid-19-screening-and)


    BernieU: Your free one-stop-shop for compelling, convenient, and comprehensive HR training and courses that will keep you up-to-date on all things human resources.  Approved for SHRM & HRCI recertification credit hours. Enroll today! (https://university.bernieportal.com/)

    • 13 min

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This show hits on a lot of relevant HR topics so I’ve enjoyed listening to it. The host is great and seem very knowledgeable.

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