Reliable Sources for Compliance and HR Support: Rely on the Experts

Updating policies and remaining compliant on a vast number of issues in the workplace, as well as keeping up on wellness, employee communications and other HR topics, are big concerns and can be a burden for HR departments.

Gathering information from a variety of sources can be time-consuming and tedious. You also need to ensure that you’re gathering accurate, up-to-date information, which is a challenge when using the Internet. Misinformation and confusion will not be an acceptable excuse if you are fined for noncompliance with government regulations, so finding a good source of information for HR support is crucial.

What You Need

We understand that HR departments are spread thinner than ever, yet are responsible for vitally important parts of the business: workplace compliance, policies and procedures, employee communications, benefits enrollment and much more. Researching, writing and maintaining all the information needed to stay on top of these tasks, in addition to handling day-to-day responsibilities, can be time-consuming for an overwhelmed HR staff.

For example, accurate, timely enrollment information is vital to smooth enrollment periods and happy employees, but explaining benefits to employees can take a lot of time. Good articles and explanatory materials can cut down on the time HR needs to spend face-to-face presenting and explaining basic benefit terms and information.

The Challenges

The difficulties of keeping up with changing government regulations are numerous, especially in the current environment of massive health care changes that affect businesses and individuals alike. Search engines such as Google can be used to look for information on a variety of HR-related issues, but the endless list of results can be unwieldy and difficult to sift through:

  • Relying on search engines will not alert you to new compliance issues, and you can’t search for a topic if you aren’t aware of what the new regulations are.
  • Random Internet searches can turn up an unmanageable number of results, wasting your precious time sorting through site after site.
  • Not everything on the Internet is trustworthy, so you need to spend extra time and effort making sure your source is up to date and accurate.
  • Government sites are reliable, but in many cases the lengthy legalese is confusing and time-consuming to read.
  • Sometimes, you just can’t find the materials you need, such as wellness program materials or appropriate employee communication newsletters.

A Single, Reliable Source

A hub of resources for all pertinent compliance information; sample policies and guidelines for procedures; employee communication and wellness program templates; and enrollment information and forms is the solution.

Dispense with unreliable and inconsistent Internet searches by accessing a client portal that features the following:

  • Up-to-date and easy-to-read compliance information
  • Answers to various business needs, including wellness programs and social media guides
  • Sample policies and forms for hiring, performance management, enrollment, employee handbooks and more
  • Ready-to-go employee communication pieces with options for customization

We are your “client portal,” offering answers that are provided by trustworthy professionals in a format devoid of complicated legalese.

If you’re interested in a single, reliable source to support your business needs, contact CIBC of Illinois, Inc. to assist you with gaining access to an “information portal.”

You can reach CIBC of Illinois, Inc. at 877-936-3580 or visit us at


About CIBCsolutions

CIBC is a leader in the development and implementation of innovative employee benefits plans. Headquartered an hour south of Chicago in Kankakee, CIBC has branch offices throughout Illinois serving private sector clients, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies and Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds across the Midwest. Over the past two decades, we have creatively addressed the employee benefits needs of hundreds of organizations — some with as few as two employees and others with as many as 25,000 employees around the globe. A relationship with CIBC gives you access to a team of employee benefits experts who are among the most knowledgeable consultants, analysts and account managers in the industry. With more than 75 years of experience, our team commands the respect of insurers and health care providers nationwide.

Posted on April 30, 2014, in Human resources, Plan Utilization, Wellness and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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