Welcome to the IMA Human Resources Blog. The blog format reflects our efforts to provide IMA members with timely, relevant and thought provoking information in a form that is accessible for easy reference. IMA’s Human Resources Blog will be updated on a regular basis. Weekly news update emails will be sent out to notify subscribers of new information posted on the blog. IMA members are welcome to submit material for the blog, or request specific information. Simply email Editor Stefany Henson at shenson@ima-net.org with your information or request. Editorial submissions are subject to review. 

Tuesday
Mar312015

OSHA Issues New Temporary Worker Bulletins

By Tressi L. Cordaro on March 30, 2015,from the OSHA Law Blog of Jackson-Lewis, an IMA member law firm

OSHA announced in April 2013 its initiative to protect temporary workers. Since then, OSHA has published three bulletins intended as guidance documents for situations where a staffing agency and a host employer are considered joint employers, sharing the responsibility to meet the health and safety requirements under the OSH Act. The two most recent bulletins cover Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Whistleblower Protection Rights.

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Tuesday
Mar312015

New IWCC Chairman: Joann Fratianni

The new Chairman of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) is Joann Fratianni, appointed Feb. 20th by Governor Bruce Rauner. Ms. Fratianni will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Illinois Workers’ Comp Forum on May 4-5, at the Loyola University, Quinlan School of Business in Chicago. Come meet Ms. Fratianni on May 4, 2015 at 10:15am and hear her goals and objectives for the Commission in 2015 as well as an overview of priorities for 2016.

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Tuesday
Mar312015

Protecting Your Personal Identity in a Digital World

From IMA member Plante Moran …

In the first six months of 2014, there were 404 reported data security breaches, causing more than 11 million personal records to be exposed. This is a 20 percent increase over the same time period in 2013!

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Thursday
Mar262015

Manufacturing Job Fair, Wednesday, April 22nd, Addison

Symbol Training Institute, in partnership with the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, World Business Chicago and the Illinois WorkNet Center, will hold a manufacturing job fair on Wednesday, April 22nd from 10:00 am-1:00 pm at 1413 W. Jeffrey Drive, Addison, Illinois. Manufacturers will be interviewing on-site! Don’t miss this opportunity to get hired!

Register today with Tom Peters, Director of Business Operations, Symbol Training Institute, email: tpeters@symboltraining.edu, Office: 847-673-6500 — http://www.symboltraining.edu. Symbol Training Institute is an IMA member company.

Thursday
Mar262015

Why Employers Should Embrace March Madness

From the G&A Partners HR Blog …

As the nation prepares to head into the next rounds of the NCAA College Basketball Tournament later this week, much of the initial “madness” surrounding the tournament has subsided.

With only 16 teams left, however, the stakes have gotten higher and the anticipation and excitement will only continue to grow.

But it’s not just coaches and fans that are anxiously awaiting the results of the tournament. Employers are also wondering how all the hype and excitement surrounding the tournament will impact their operations and employee productivity levels.

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