HR Maverick

Emily Kranendonk

Emily is the HR Manager for PatientBond. She is the excited for the opportunity of creating an HR department with her current employer. Emily pursued a Master’s in Human Resources from USU and comes with 4 years of experience from various companies. Emily serves as the Director of Social Media for the Salt Lake SHRM chapter.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

Working in HR is a wonderful field to be in. It is challenging and pushes you in ways that you wouldn’t have thought. I have found it rewarding as I help people and I do that each and every day. Learn how to research and teach yourself. Things come up every day that you won’t always know what to do. But as long as you can teach yourself, you’ll succeed.

Workplace Investigations

Companies are faced with many legal risks. Workplace investigations take place when a problem, complaint or issues come up in the work environment. When a company fails to investigate, it opens the company up for a variety of legal risks and claims. This article covers what a workplace investigation entails and how to conduct one.

Offboarding

After an employee resigns or has been terminated, you will begin the offboarding process. This article will share with you why the offboarding process is important, what the process looks like and mistakes to avoid when offboarding.

Employee Resignation

An employee’s resignation involves more than just turning in a security badge. Do you know how soon an employee needs to be paid after they resign? Do you know why the employee is leaving? Keep reading to find out the reasons behind why employees resign and to learn a few tips on how to begin developing your employee resignation process.

Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications (BFOQ)

As a new HR professional you will want to be aware of the BFOQ doctrine. BFOQ stands for Bona Fide Occupational Qualification. It allows a company to discriminate on the basis of national origin, sex, religion or age in rare, unique sitautions that are logically necessary for the business. A BFOQ is based on objective facts, reason, and logic, not on stereotypes, prejudice, or bias. The following article will help to define what a BFOQ is, when to use it, and when not to use it.
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