Proactive adaptation in the IT sector includes anticipating and managing legal and regulatory changes. As an IT leader, you must help ensure compliance with these changes.
Smaller companies often are adept at dealing with changes to data privacy regulations, industry standards, and other IT compliance issues. However, medium and large-sized companies often need additional assistance to remain current with these changes. The following methods can help.
Choose among these methods to anticipate, manage, and proactively adapt to legal and regulatory changes in the IT sector.
Maintain Human Resources Updates
Connect with your benefits brokers, your local Chamber of Commerce, employment attorneys, and reliable HR newsletters, publications, and organizations:
- Remain current with the free updates and resources provided.
- Take advantage of email updates and complimentary webinars.
- Keep this information in an HR Updates folder.
- Access the details when needed.
Secure Legal Support
Legal and regulatory changes in the IT sector typically are not straightforward. Therefore, you should secure a legal compliance service or attorney to keep you updated on these changes and the legal analysis supporting the steps to take to maintain compliance.
You could supplement your legal knowledge with support from these sources:
- Subscribe to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s legislative updates.
- Subscribe to newsletters from the Department of Labor or its equivalent.
- Contact an employment law firm for state and federal newsletters.
Create a Compliance Team
Hire a compliance team to help you anticipate and manage legal and regulatory changes in the IT sector. The team can ensure you and the company maintain compliance with these changes.
Schedule quarterly self-audits for compliance. These audits show clients and agencies that your company prioritizes compliance with legal and regulatory changes in the IT sector.
Participate in a Human Resources Organization
Encourage members of the HR team to join a professional HR organization. The organization can assist with a structured review process to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory changes in the IT sector. This review is especially important if your IT workforce is large and geographically diverse because there are more variables to consider.
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