Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Importance of Organizational Charts for your Business

January 27, 2015

Does your Company have a current and up-to-date Organizational Chart? If so, do you utilize that Org Chart to the fullest extent, using it for current and future staff planning, restructuring, talent management, and succession planning? Odds are this isn’t the case. Org Charts are an excellent tool that can be used to illustrate hierarchy and relationships between people, departments, and/or divisions within a business. While many Companies have an Org Chart tucked away in a file, rarely to be seen and likely not updated for several months or even years at a time, EctoHR finds that maintaining an accurate ...

Updates to OSHA’s Recordkeeping Rule

January 8, 2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has made two key changes to its recordkeeping rule starting in 2015. First, it expanded the list of severe injuries that all employers must report and second, it updated the list of industries that are exempt from the requirement to routinely keep OSHA injury and illness records using the OSHA 300 Log.   As of January 1, 2015 all employers must report: All work-related fatalities within 8 hours All work-related inpatient hospitalizations, all amputations and all losses of an eye within 24 hours   The following employers are exempt from keeping the OSHA ...

What You Need to Know About Unlimited Paid Time Off

January 6, 2015

Lately, there has been a lot of talk about progressive employers offering unlimited paid time off (PTO). While unlimited PTO sounds attractive, especially to an employee, organizations should conduct a true analysis of the potential impact prior to implementing an unlimited PTO policy.   What It Is Unlimited PTO provides employees a break from PTO banks and traditional vacation policies. With this innovative practice, employees are given the freedom to decide when and how much paid time off they will take. The only requirements are that their work is completed and the absence will not adversely impact business. Currently, only ...