HR Maverick

Brandon Fluckiger

Brandon is currently an MHR/MBA student attending Utah State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with three minors in HR, Business Management, and Technical Sales Management. He has experience as an HR generalist as well as in recruiting, data analytics, and talent development. He exercises his strong passion and commitment for HR by volunteering in leadership positions for his MHR cohort, participating in local SHRM chapter activities, and taking on every HR-related experience opportunity that presents itself.

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!

People Analytics

Do you want to understand your workforce better and be an asset to leadership? People analytics helps you discover and implement ways to improve the health and success of your workforce while taking a leadership role in supporting company performance.

Workers’ Compensation

If you’ve ever had an employee get seriously hurt or ill, you know how difficult it is for everyone concerned. But workers can get hurt in any kind of business, no matter how good the safety program. Fortunately, worker’s comp is in place to protect your employees and your organization. Read on to learn how it works and how to use it.

HR Business Partner

You know how many hats an HR role fills and how many plates it juggles. How does an HR department carry out its goals to each department of the company? How can it adapt its strategies to unique teams, each with objectives of their own? To keep up with ever-changing groups and varying business objectives, large HR departments create specialized roles to help the people across all functions of the company. This is where the HR business partner comes in.

Rotational Program

We know that retention is key and that it is increased when employees are given opportunities to stretch, learn new skills, and take on new responsibilities. People are always looking for opportunities to learn about their passions and develop their strengths in the workplace—and are happier employees for it. How does your company create those opportunities? One way is to offer a rotational program. Read on to learn how.

Welcome Packet

New employees have a lot to walk into on their first day. It’s common to feel “firehosed” with information through the interview process. And when the excitement subsides and they’re shown to their new desk for the first time, many new employees feel overwhelmed with questions they forgot to ask. To workers on their first day, the organization can feel like a labyrinth of teams, hierarchies, and hallways where they’ll inevitably get lost. To keep your new hires from floundering, as well as to help them hit the ground running and feel valued by their new employer, you want to make sure they’re aware of all the resources available to them. This is where welcome packets come in.

New Hire Gifts

First impressions are important, especially when you’re hiring new employees. You want to make sure that new hires are walking into their workspace on their first day feeling welcomed, excited, and confident in their new job.

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 Handbook Acknowledgement

You’ve published an employee handbook. You announce and distribute it among your employees with high hopes that it will help keep your office safer and more compliant. But how will you ensure all of your employees read it, and how can you enforce company policy without the assurance that your employees are fully aware of them in the first place?

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.

Direct Deposit Authorization Form

Receiving paychecks quickly, automatically and digitally is very important to employees today. Employers need to ensure they have that option available for new hires, as well as a method to collect all the necessary information from employees in a direct deposit authorization form upon hire.

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?
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