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Her first cup of coffee sat cold as the Department of Labor Investigator asked, “So, tell me, what made you think you could do it this way?”
Lara was stunned at a question she never expected to be asked. “This is the way we’ve always done it”, she replied feeling defeated before even getting started.
For the next three hours, Lara and the DOL investigator went back and forth over where she was getting her information, training and guidance and how none of her sources seemed to fit her investigator’s credibility test.
All she could think was...
"How in the world am I supposed to know what I don’t know?"
Lara thought to herself. The investigator kept talking about how in this HR job I was supposed to know these things . I guess I was supposed to be born knowing everything about employment law compliance. Well I wasn't!
She said I was supposed to know things like:
Her thoughts continued... maybe I should take more classes but who has time ... I don't, not with this workload. I’m already up late reading those books the boss recommended that are literally 4 inches thick... and my husband puts the kids to bed way too often now.
Maybe I should get another job. I feel so inadequate. Maybe I’m not cut out for this? I didn’t even apply for this job. I was told I was good at my other job, so I would be good at HR. So here I am.
I guess you could say I was volun-told into this position.
Does any of this sound familiar to you?
And that's when Lara remembered a conversation about two weeks earlier with Kari, a colleague she’d called for advice on a new paid sick leave law. When she asked her friend how she was able to keep up with so much information in such great detail, her friend confessed –
“I rely on HelpDesk! It’s an HR tools website.”
At the time Lara thought to herself ... Yeah, I almost signed up for one those sites. $699 I think it was and then as I was showing it to my boss, we realized we needed an Employee Handbook and that was another $499 and they even limited how many handbooks we could make!
Then you also had to pay extra for a Job Description Writer and that was another $499. Plus, you need to renew it all EVERY YEAR!
All I remember is my boss saying... “You see Lara. That’s how they get ya. They get you in and then $500 here and $500 there and soon it turns into real money!” Then he handed me that 4 inch book that was already a year old. Its hard to do a good job when all the boss says is don't spend any money.
From Unsure to Audit-Secure!
Lara exhaled the morning’s stress and immediately called Kari. Kari told her this HR site is different. It’s very reasonable and Kari also said she bought it for herself so she could take it with her if she ever left her job. Lara thought to herself that maybe she should also do that if her boss said no to the purchase. After all, Kari is smart and was definitely sure about the decisions she makes in her HR department!
Lara was able to get the necessary information and became a member of HelpDesk Deluxe that afternoon.
Within 2-hours Lara had a new employee handbook and had emailed...
...and received a response from - HelpDesk support regarding credible sources for the wage and hour problem the DOL investigator instructed her to research.
Now with confidence she felt capable and felt ready to talk to her boss and the DOL investigator again.
And soon she did.
The next afternoon, Lara’s boss spoke to the investigator after her meeting with Lara.
She was so impressed with the speed, accuracy and initiative Lara showed in starting the corrective action process that she said she would allow “good-faith” considerations to weigh heavily on her report which would reduce penalties.
And that conclusion wouldn't have happened but for the tip from her well-informed colleague and the easy to use applications and HR Support service from HelpDesk.
What the heck was it that Kari said to Lara? She said “Here are 2 things you should do right now”
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P.P.S. Remember Lara Collins, the Slash whose story started this letter? Lara had been previously worked as a payroll clerk and HR assistant in a 50-150-person organizations. She had a high school diploma and 2 years of community college.
She worked hard to get where she was and took pride in every single task she accomplished as the Slash in her current position with this company. Yet, by not knowing what she needed to know on the day she needed to know it, she risked the financial health of her employer and could have ended a promising career. Good thing her friend and colleague referred her to HelpDeskSuites.com. It saved her.
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