Human Resources Just Got a Lot Easier
About Human Resources Plus
ISSUE HRP is a locally based company that is owned and operated by local
1 About Human certified professionals with extensive experience in the human resources
Resources Plus field. HRP is committed to providing customized human resource
services for small and medium sized companies. With over twenty years
2 Key HR Strategies of local experience, HRP understands the challenges organizations face
Boost Profit, Sales while operating in a resort community.
3 Law HB1176
We are excited to bring to you our first newsletter and hope this will be
4 Calculation Corner
the first of many that will provide you with some great HR tips and trends.
Rebecca Sobek, SPHR
Hollis Dempsey, SPHR
Key HR Strategies Boost Profit, Sales
organizations According to a recent study conducted by Christopher Collins, an associate
create 22% higher professor of HR studies at Cornell’s school of Industrial and Labor
growth in sales, Relations, small organizations create 22% higher growth in sales, 23%
23% higher profits higher profits and nearly 67% drop in turnover when they implement three
key HR management strategies.
and nearly 67%
drop in turn over
Implementing hiring based on fit within the organization instead of just the
when they job; creating a family-like environment; and giving employees discretion,
implement three key trust and empowerment to perform their duties allows companies to out
HR Management perform companies that do not.
Lead researcher Christopher Collins said in a press release, “The study is
groundbreaking because we’ve proven that specific human resources
strategies have a meaningful, and statistically significant, impact to small
business financial performance”.
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Human Resources Just Got a Lot Easier
HB1176 Employee Choice of Physician law Issue 1 Page 2
Law goes into effect January 1st, 2008
Effective January 1 , 2008, HB1176, the Employee Choice of Physician law, requires Colorado employers to
designate two medical providers to treat employees who are injured on the job. The two medical providers must
be at two distinct locations without common ownership. In some cases, rural employers are exempt from the two-
What You Should Know About the Law
Employers must designate at least two medical providers to treat employees injured on the job. For
employers in rural areas where there are not four providers within 30 miles, you are ONLY required to
designate one medical provider.
The two medical providers must be at two distinct locations without common ownership.
At the time of an injury, the following information must be provided to the injured worker in writing:
Names and contact information of the two designated medical providers
Name and contact information of the employer’s authorized representative
Name and contact information of the employer’s workers’ compensation carrier
If circumstances preclude providing the information described above at the time of injury, the list must be
provided by verifiable means within seven business days of the injury notification date.
An injured employee has the right to make a one-time change between an employer’s two medical
providers by giving notice within 90 days of the injury, but before he/she reaches maximum medical
The injured employee must request the change of medical provider in writing by submitting an approved
Division of Workers’ Compensation form to the following parties:
The current treating physician
The requesting treating physician (this physician must be on the employer’s designated provider
The employer’s authorized representative Calculation Corner
The workers’ compensation carrier Turnover Rate
TO = (S/E) * 100
TO = Turnover
S = Number of separations during a period of time
E = Average number of employees (e.g., 200)
TO = (13/200) * 100
TO = 6.5%