Is Your Organization Ready to Trade in Blazers for Sneakers?

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Dress code policies are an age-old topic within the business world. Should you continue to require your employees to wear suits or buy into the casual jeans-and-t-shirt look all the Millennials are craving? This really all depends on who you are as an organization and what your culture is. For some organizations, it seems as if you have to choose between buttoned-up or laid-back but those aren’t the only options.
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We Believe in HR

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As Northeast Ohio’s most trusted HR resource for nearly 100 years, ERC truly believes in HR and the importance of strong HR leadership. ERC proudly services the HR community with the answers and tools they need to make their jobs easier and their organizations better. We have seen time and time again the difference and influence HR professionals have on creating great workplaces. And that’s why we have created the “We Believe in HR” campaign. 
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What’s Hot and What’s Not: What the Data Says About 10 HR Practices

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What’s Hot and What’s Not: What the Data Says About 10 HR Practices

Just like in any profession, there are plenty of fads, “hot topics”, and trends that come and go in the world of human resources. But which of these workplace practices are really here to stay and which are just a flash in the pan? Here at ERC we are taking a dive into the data from our most comprehensive survey of the year, the recently published 2017/2018 ERC Policies & Benefits Survey, to find out!
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6 Frequently Asked Questions about Absence Management

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6 Frequently Asked Questions about Absence Management

Absence management comes in many different shapes and sizes. Oftentimes issues arise in the workplace regarding absence management or FMLA and the intricate compliance laws and requirements may make handling the issue more complicated than expected. ERC’s Help Desk compiled a list of frequently asked questions we receive from our local members and with the help of CareWorks, here’s the answers to those questions:
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What's in Your Employees' Cars? Could Be a Concealed Carry

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New Ohio Law Allows Concealed Carry in Employee’s Parked Cars

Weapons in the workplace: a growing concern

In a clear sign of the times, ERC’s research has seen “workplace safety” rise to the surface as an area of concern and action for many employers. Setting aside the high profile news stories about workplace violence over the past several years, even here in Northeast Ohio employers have experienced comparatively more incidences of violence in their workplaces firsthand in recent years.
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4 Must-Haves for Your Workplace Dating Policy

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4 Must-Haves for Your Workplace Dating Policy

1. Require Disclosure

Even if you are opting for a more relaxed dating policy within your organization, require that the two involved employees disclose their relationship. Have the involved parties sign a contract that states their relationship is mutually consensual, they are both free to end the relationship at any point in time without an impact on work, that they will not let the relationship effect their performance, and that they understand the company’s sexual harassment policy.


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