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Compliance is a big part of our role as human resources professionals. That being said, it doesn’t have to be our only role. And compliance is more than writing a bunch of policies.
In fact, today’s compliance landscape involves knowing when to write a policy. It also means knowing when to advocate for legislative change and when to push for organizational change (because of employee reaction to a legislative change).
I am so thrilled to speak with Kate Bischoff in this episode. Kate is a HR pro and employment law attorney. She consults with organizations to find solutions that meet business needs and the law’s requirements. Prior to starting her own business, Kate served as the HR Officer for Consulate General of the United States, Jerusalem, and the U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia. She has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, NPR, and other journalistic sources as a leading authority on harassment, technology in the workplace, and employment law.
I am also grateful that Kate is always willing to help us with reader questions like the time an HR representative posted a racist comment.
When it comes to HR and compliance, there’s a technical piece and a human piece. Organizations might be able to save a few dollars when it comes to compliance but the “cost of being perceived” as being non-compliant is huge. It’s also very difficult to recover from. Doing the right thing is not only good for the organization, it’s good for everyone in the organization. That means being prepared to deal with compliance and change.
Connect with Kate Bischoff
Twitter: @k8bisch (https://twitter.com/k8bisch)
Be sure to check out Kate’s video series on the employee handbook.
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