HR Disciplines Panel Areas of Expertise

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Areas of Expertise:

Employee Health, Safety & Security Emphasis 
Background investigations
Business continuity plans
Communicable diseases – SARS, HIV/AIDs, TB, lice, hepatitis, etc.
Disaster contingency planning 
Domestic violence
Drug and alcohol programs
Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) – including financial and legal assistance
Health and wellness
Identity theft
Immunization
Mental health
OSHA/ergonomics/air quality and other environmental factors
Polygraph testing
Protection of proprietary information/non-compete agreements
Reference checking
Risk management
Safety issues
Safety training and awareness
Smoking
Stress
Terrorism / Bioterrorism
Theft and fraud protection
Workers Compensation (also total rewards)
Workplace monitoring of phone/video/audio/e-mail/internet as a security function (also under technology)
Workplace violence 

Employee Relations Emphasis
Absenteeism
Alternative dispute resolution – nonunion
Attendance
Attitude surveys
Becoming an employer of choice
Codes of conduct
Communication
Competencies (also staffing)
Conflict resolution
Corporate culture
Corrective action
Counseling
Dress code
Employee engagement / involvement
Employee privacy rights – other than monitoring (also under technology)
Exit interviews
Harassment / Sexual harassment prevention
Internal job movement (demotion / promotion / transfer)
Investigations
Military
Open door policy
Performance appraisals
Performance management
Policies and practices/employee handbooks
Recognition programs
Retention
Termination/Resignation
Turnover

Organizational Development Emphasis
Career planning/development/paths
Change management
Coaching – executive, leadership, management, supervisor
Communications – corporate, employee, all
Corporate governance
Cost/benefit relationship of OD and Training
Employee training and development
Evaluation of OD and Training Initiatives
Generational issues affecting the workplace
Leadership development
Management development – delegation, etc. 
Mentoring
Mergers and acquisitions
New employee orientation
Organizational culture integration
Organizational structure/charts
Reengineering
Restructuring
Strategic planning (also in workforce staffing and deployment)
Succession planning 
Work teams, virtual teams

Talent Acquisition Emphasis
Affirmative action/ Federal contract compliance
Competencies (also may be employee relations)
Downsizing/Rightsizing/Reductions in force/Layoffs
Employment contracts
Employment-at-Will doctrine
External candidate sourcing
Federal, state and local employment laws
Forecasting
Interviewing techniques
Job Analysis (also C&B)
Leased and contingent workers, independent contractors, interns
Marketing the organization as a great place to work
Medical and drug testing (also HSS)
Orientation programs (also OD)
Outplacement
Quantitative analysis required to assess past and future staffing
Recruitment - employee referral, job posting, other practices
Recruitment outsourcing (also Consulting & Outsourcing)
Reference checking/Background investigations (also could be security)
Relocation practices
Re-recruiting/Retention (also employee relations)
Selection, testing reliability and validity of test instruments and tools
Severance (also C&B)
Staffing Technology (ATS, Hiring Management, Succession, Referral, Employee Bidding)
Succession planning (also OD)
Title VII,  EEO, ADEA, Veterans Employment, FCRA, WARN, EEOC Uniform Guidelines (most of these also ER)
Turnover (also may be employee relations)
Use and interpretation of selection tests
Visa and immigration laws, I-9 forms (also global)
Work opportunity tax credit program
Workforce planning

Total Rewards/Compensation & Benefits Emphasis
All FLSA issues
Auditing the compensation function
Benefits including:
Board compensation
Bonus
Budgeting for and auditing compensation programs (i.e. internal equity)
Cafeteria/flexible benefits
COBRA, ERISA
COBRA, ERISA, HIPPA, FMLA
Commission
Communicating value of total rewards
Comparable worth
Compensation and benefits plan design - general
Compensation including:
Cost containment
Cost/benefit analysis for benefit plans
Deferred income
Dental
Design
Developing a pay structure that enhances the goals of the organization
Disability management
Disease management
Domestic partner benefits
Equal Pay Act 
Equity compensation
ESPPs
Executive compensation
Expatriate benefits (global)
Expatriate compensation (global)
Federal contractor compensation issues
Group/Team rewards
Health care
Health plan design (HAS's, HRAs)
HIPAA, FMLA
Incentives
Job analysis/Evaluation and descriptions (job analysis also under workforce staffing)
Leave administration
Life and other types of insurance
Long term
Mergers & Acquisitions / benefits integration
Mergers & Acquisitions / Compensation integration
Merit pay/pay for performance plans (performance appraisals under employee relations)
Non-monetary rewards (recognition also under employee relations) 
Other benefits like tuition, flextime, etc.
Outplacement (also included in workforce staffing and deployment)
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Payroll
Pension portability
Performance share plans
Phantom stock
Profit sharing plans
Relocation programs (WSD)
Retirement plans, defined contribution and defined benefit pension
Salary reduction plans
Salary surveys and other external comparisons
Sales-based pay
Severance pay (also included in workforce staffing and deployment)
Short term
Sick leave
Sign-on bonuses
Skill-based pay/Competency-based pay
Stock plans
Telecommuting
Unemployment/Workers’ comp
Vacation leave
Variable compensation
Vision
Wellness (EHSS)
Work/family and work/life programs

Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Emphasis
ADA/Disabilities (also Workforce Staffing)
Building intercultural skills (also OD) 
Business case for diversity
Civil Rights Act, EEOC, Uniform Guidelines, ADEA (also Workforce Staffing)
Conducting diversity surveys (also metrics/measures) 
Conflict resolution (also Employee Relations) 
Cultural integration 
Cultural Relations
Diversity Training (also OD)
Emotional Intelligence
Employee Networks/Forums/Councils
Gender, age differences
Glass Ceiling 
Inclusive Work Environment
Individual Differences and Similarities
Interviewing for Diversity (also Workforce Staffing) 
Managing Diversity
Mentoring in a diverse workplace (also OD) 
Organizational Capability
Organizational Culture 
Race, ethnicity differences
Religious differences 
Sexual orientation 
Stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination 
Structural and Informal Integration of Difference
Sustaining diversity commitment
Transsexualism, transgender issues 
Workforce demographics (also Workforce staffing)


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