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September 2018

Our team at HR Advantage hopes that you have had a wonderful summer! Also, we would like to thank  y ou f or subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter. We hope that you are finding the content to be of value.

If you are a new subscriber, welcome! Here's what to expect: every month you will receive our e-newsletter with quality content, actionable advice, and notification of important compliance deadlines. You'll also find career opportunities available with area employers. 

Have additional HR questions?  We would love to  hear from you.


Lynette Weatherford
MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP                

Contact us at  info@hradvantageweb.net 
o r 877-894-0202 

September  Contents
  • HR Tips of the Week
  • Have an HR Need?
  • Why Employee Engagement Surveys are Still Important
  • EEO-1 Report 2019 Deadline
  • Alert: New FMLA Forms 2018
  • Why Supervisors Need to Understand FMLA
  • Career Opportunities
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Why Employee Engagement Surveys are Still Important
What is the best way to learn how your workforce feels about life at work? Ask them. Conducting regular workplace surveys lets your employees know you care what they think. Responding to their expressed concerns builds trust. Find out why tech giant Facebook still conducts employee surveys, even in an age when they have access to many, and perhaps more sophisticated, forms of people analytics.

Conducting employee surveys can provide many benefits for both employees and the company. Facebook has found surveys to predict behavior, more accurately than machine-learning forecasts. 

Surveys allow employees to have their voices heard. Facebook found employees will take advantage of the opportunity to express their opinions, even if their idea is not implemented.  Surveys also have the potential to change the employee's own behavior. 

Surveys are an important tool that companies can utilize to learn what matters to its  employees. Read more.
EEO-1 Report 2019 Deadline
For those employers who may be used to the prior EEO-1 reporting deadline in September, you may rest easy as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has set a new deadline of March 31st of each year to report data from one pay period in the last quarter of the year (i.e. October, November, or December). Therefore, your 2018 data from a pay period in October, November, or December of this year will be due on March 31, 2019, unless the EEOC pushes back the deadline.

If you are unsure of whether you are an employer that is obligated to participate, here's a snapshot:

A) I'm a private employer with 100 or more employees.


B) I'm a federal contractor or first-tier subcontractor with 50 or more employees and have contractors with a minimum of $50K.

You may read more at  https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/eeo1survey/2017-qanda.cfm, or contact an HR Advantage Advisor to learn  more.
ALERT: New FMLA Forms 2018

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) forms have been revised as of August 31.  Employers should use these new forms to administer FMLA.

Click the links below to access forms in PDF format:
Confused about FMLA?

Do your managers and supervisors know what they should do when an employee presents signs that FMLA leave may be necessary? This SHRM article highlights some of the ways managers and supervisors can unwittingly increase an employer's liability through careless comments or willful non-compliance.  

To read the article, click here and schedule on-site FMLA training with HR Advantage for your supervisors now through October for a 25% discount .

By Camille Knowles, PHR, SHRM-CP
HR Advisor

   Career Opportunities
HR Advantage offers executive recruitment of candidates in C-Suite, Sales, and Administrative positions for our clients. Our firm offers concierge services to both the employer and candidates, helping to assure the perfect match. Additionally, we have a database of thoroughly vetted, qualified candidates who are ready to begin working today.

HR Recruiter
$40-$50K + Full Benefits
Kansas City Area (Lee's Summit, MO)   

This professional will be responsible for performing the recruitment of staff of all levels from entry-level to management. Such duties include circulating position opportunities internally and externally through social media, job fairs, colleges, career centers, and other means in addition to performing pre-screening of incoming applications, setting up interviews, and assisting with job offers and on-boarding. Must have
prior recruitment, or staffing experience, knowledge of employment law, and excellent communication skills. Prefer 3+ years experience in HR performing recruitment, or within staffing industry with BS degree in related field. Send resume to info@hradvantageweb.net.

Senior Accountant
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Warsaw, MO   

Will be responsible for bookkeeping and accounting tasks.  Requirements include at least five years of bookkeeping experience. AP and AR, as well as financial statement experience required.  Bachelor's degree preferred. Send resumes to candida@hradvantageweb.net.  

All placement fees for these positions are  paid by the employers.  No fee is ever charged to an applicant.

Submit confidential resume/credentials to  info@hradvantageweb.net


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