HR Checkup

Human Resources departments face compliance mandates from the federal and state levels. New laws and regulations can strain the department’s resources and create risk for the entire organization. AIM HR Solutions can help you identify vulnerable areas and develop practical solutions. Take a few minutes to complete the HR Checkup and find out where you stand.

 

Each yes or no answer you provide will result in a green, yellow or red light. 

Immediately following each question detailed information is provided to help you understand the identified concerns more fully. Should you need any help with any of the issues revealed in the checkup please contact Beth Yohai at BYohai@AIMHRSolutions.com

Do you have job descriptions for each position in your organization?

If you do have job descriptions, do they include:

Essential job functions?
Clearly stated skill, effort, responsibilities and working conditions?
The level of supervision or autonomy the job holder has?
Management responsibilities?
Required experience to perform the job?
Required education, degrees, certificates or licenses?
Physical, environmental and mental requirements of the job?
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AIM HR Solutions Answer

Although job descriptions are not legally required, the absence of job descriptions pose the following risks to the company:

  • Job descriptions ensure consistency in evaluating candidate suitability for a position. Setting the requirements for years of experience, special qualifications, educational background and any applicable licenses ensure supervisors are evaluating a candidate on factors most likely to lead to a successful hire.
  • Job descriptions document the required job functions and serve as a basis for evaluating an employees’ performance.
  • The Massachusetts Pay Equity Act will require employers to evaluate their compensation programs to ensure male and female employees in comparable positions are paid equitably. Comparable work is based upon the skill, effort, responsibilities and working conditions. The job description captures these factors in its explanation of the essential job functions and attributes of the position.
  • The Massachusetts Pay Equity Act will require employers to evaluate their compensation programs to ensure male and female employees in comparable positions are paid equitably. The job description captures essential job functions and attributes needed to determine comparable positions.
  • By including the physical and mental requirements of the job, the employer has a document that can be used to support decisions around candidate suitability; return to work programs; and reasonable accommodation.

The AIM HR Solutions Checkup is not intended as legal advice, but as general educational information to help guide your compliance efforts.

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