ERC Quick Guides

This page contains helpful guides and recently-conducted ERC research studies for common HR and workplace projects such as performance management, employee onboarding, absence management, and more. For compliance resources, please visit our AnswersNow page or contact our HR Help Desk at hrhelp@yourERC.com or 440-947-1278.

Quick Guides

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FMLA Serious Health Condition Webinar

What is a serious health condition under FMLA?

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Introduction to the ADA Webinar

A high-level overview of the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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A Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act

A guide to the ADA including hiring, termination, training, promotion, compensation, and other terms of employment.

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A Complete Guide to Workplace Flexibility

To help your organization with challenges, we’ve developed a guide to instituting and managing flexibility in the workplace.

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Job Descriptions: An Essential How-To Guide

We’ve developed an essential guide to creating new job descriptions to equip you with tips and guidance.

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A Step-by-Step Guide to On-Boarding New-Hires

We’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to help you successfully on-board and engage your new-hires.

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A Complete Guide to Training & Development

Training and development is an essential function of most organization nowadays.

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A Guide to Religion at Work

As workplaces become more religiously diverse, now may be a good time for your organization to review its practices relative to the issue.

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A Guide to Identifying & Dealing with Workplace Harassment

Harassment is a form of discrimination protected under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Help Desk FAQ: Employment Applications

What to include and what to avoid.

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Help Desk FAQ: Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Jobs

How to determine if a job is exempt or non-exempt.

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Help Desk FAQ: Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

How to determine if your employee can be covered under FMLA.

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Help Desk FAQ: EEOC's Guidelines on Criminal Backgrounds

What HR professionals need to know about criminal backgrounds.

Benchmark Data

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2017 ERC Workplace Practices Survey

The 2017 ERC/Crain's Workplace Practices Survey was published in June of 2017. This report summarizes the results of ERC’s survey of organizations in Northeast Ohio on a variety of workplace practices.

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2017-2018 ERC Wage & Salary Adjustment Survey

ERC invited Northeast Ohio organizations to complete the survey between July 11 and August 4, 2017. Organizations reported their actual wage and salary adjustments between 7/1/16 and 7/1/17 and their projected adjustments between 7/1/17 and 7/1/18.

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2016 ERC Performance Management Survey

ERC conducted a survey of organizations in Northeast Ohio to explore performance management practices specifically related to performance reviews, performance criteria, role of the supervisor, and other issues.

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2016 ERC Turnover & HR Metrics Survey

This report summarizes the results of ERC’s survey of organizations in Northeast Ohio, conducted in March/April of 2016, related to turnover of employees as well as HR department practices.

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2018 Intern & Recent Graduate Pay Rates & Practices Survey

The Intern & Recent Graduates Pay Rates & Practices Survey, published in May of 2018, reports data from 101 organizations regarding their internship practices and pay rates.

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2016 ERC Parental Leave Policies & Practices Survey

This report summarizes the results of ERC’s survey of organizations in Northeast Ohio, conducted in August of 2016, on practices related to parental leave policies & practices.

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2018 ERC Paid Holiday Survey

This report summarizes the results of ERC's survey of organizations in Northeast Ohio, conducted in October and November of 2017, on paid holidays.

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2017 ERC Holiday Practices Survey

This report summarizes the results of ERC's survey or organizations in Northeast Ohio, conducted in October and November of 2017, on practices related to holiday parties, gift-giving, and others.

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2016 Absence Management Practices Survey

This report summarizes the results of ERC’s survey of organizations in Northeast Ohio, conducted in November and December of 2016, on practices related to attendance and unscheduled absence.

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2017 ERC Pay Differential Survey

This survey reports data on common pay differentials from 67 Northeast Ohio employers for hourly employees, including shift differentials, lead premiums, overtime, and on-call pay practices.

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2017 ERC FMLA Practices Survey

The survey reports Northeast Ohio organizations' FMLA practices trends in FMLA administration, certification and notice, usage, and challenges.

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2017 Talent Management Survey

This report summarizes the results of ERC’s survey of organizations in Northeast Ohio, conducted in summer 2017 on practices related to talent management.

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2017 Inclement Weather Survey

This report summarizes the results of ERC’s survey of organizations in Northeast Ohio on their inclement weather policies and practices.

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2017 Health & Wellness Benefits Survey

This report summarizes the results of ERC’s survey of organizations across Ohio on practices related to health care and wellness.

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2018 Drug-Free Workplace Practices Survey

The Drug-Free Workplace Survey, published in March 2018, reports drug-related practices from 103 organizations throughout Northeast Ohio.