Brandon is currently a People & Capabilities Advisor at Thiess where he helps implement HR strategies in Salt Lake City and Colorado. He recently graduated with his MHR and MBA at Utah State University, where he also received his bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with minors in HR, business management, and technical sales management. He has filled professional roles as an HR business partner, an HR generalist, and a senior recruiter; and has exceptional experience in people analytics, compensation, and talent development. Brandon is a strong advocate for HR strategy and helping business leaders understand the true power of maximizing employee potential.
What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?
Build a strong network with your local HR community. There are plenty of opportunities to get more exposure and experience in HR, you just have to find them!
HR Encyclopedia articles written by Brandon:
Direct Deposit Authorization Form
So what is a direct deposit authorization form? What should it include? And how do you go from receiving a filled out form to directly depositing employee paychecks into their bank accounts?
New Hire Gifts
You’ve already vocally shared the company’s values and culture with your new hire, but how can you truly show off these values while they’re first getting started? How can you instill excitement and motivation in your new hires to help them hit the ground running and want to talk about their new job with their friends? Turns out there is one thing you can add to a new employee’s onboarding experience to help in all of these areas: new hire gifts!
Employee Replacement Costs
HR Business Partner
Employee Handbook Acknowledgement
This is where an employee handbook acknowledgement form comes in. This form gives employers assurance that employees have read and understand the critical information in your employee handbook.
Without this form, your employee handbook will be nothing more than an optional guidebook, and its rules will be harder to enforce. So let’s talk about what an employee handbook acknowledgement form is, why it’s important, and how to draft one.