Beginning a New Year

The Year 2016 Is ApproachingReader Question: What should I prepare to distribute to our employees as part of the ritual at the beginning of a new year?
– HR Manager, Architecture Firm

A few key items come to mind. Always put out a new Holiday schedule. Pass out the new withholding tax forms for 2016 (Federal and State), asking employees to complete one IF they are making any changes. It’s also a good idea to verify home addresses and overall the emergency contact information. Be sure to provide all employees with Summary Plan Descriptions on any benefit plans offered, specifically those that renewed or changed on 1/1. Lastly, update everyone on their time off allotment / accrual schedule for 2016. These may change based on how long someone has been employed.