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Government Contract Series: Helping You Onboard Employees

May 16, 2023

Effectively onboarding new employees is essential for U.S. government contractors to ensure compliance with government regulations and requirements. From Sahouri Insurance's extensive experience and expertise in supporting government contractors, this blog post will provide valuable "how-to" advice for successfully managing the onboarding process and securing government contracts, along with insights on how Sahouri Insurance can assist in each step.

What You Will Learn

Providing Education for Employees

Understand the unique requirements of your contract. Different government contracts have particular needs based on the type of work and the geographical area in which your team executes the contract. Our team can help you navigate these complexities by offering expert compliance and risk management advice.

Having a proper educational comprehensive onboarding plan is a solid idea. Develop a detailed onboarding plan that covers every step of the process, from bidding and implementation to deployment, active assignment, and repatriation. Sahouri's experienced team will guide you through creating a tailored onboarding plan and offer support from start to finish. 

Understanding Project Details

Understanding the project details is a fundamental part of the onboarding process. Moreover, helping contractors understand the details of the project can help your team accomplish your goals. They must know what the project will be and the difficulties that come with it. Every employee should have a thorough understanding of the basics of the project to complete it in a timely fashion.

Leverage technology to streamline the process. Use cutting-edge HR, risk, compliance, and other business technology solutions to automate and streamline your onboarding process. In addition, Sahouri's GovCon Insurance experts are well-versed in the latest technology solutions and can help you identify and implement the most suitable tools for your business.

These tools can simplify the process for your contractors, enabling them to see everything clearly, and assisting them in the job. 

Classifying Job Titles

Everyone in your organization has a clear-cut job title. Therefore, you might have someone working a construction job, or you might have someone working a desk job. Every position holds a different classification. Therefore, there is more inherent risk for someone who works on a crane than someone who works on a computer. It could affect how much workers' compensation coverage they receive.

But what about when a desk worker ventures out onto the construction site? Do they get the same coverage even if they spend just an hour delivering an inspection? Ultimately, the classification codes remain the same regardless of variance in job actions. 

Classifying job titles helps you understand every employee's role in the organization. Thus, it helps you give the employees a clear understanding of their contribution to the contracting job. 

Classifying Employees

How many employees are you employing on this government contract? It is the first thing you need to ask yourself. You may have a large business with over 500 employees under your watch. Conversely, you may have a smaller operation with less than 500 employees. 

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has specifications regarding government contracts. Therefore, they assign a size standard to each North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). A company with less than 500 employees may qualify as a small business. Furthermore, if they bring in under $7.5 million annually, they also classify under the small-business moniker. They could receive a government contract with a workload based on the capability limits.  

You can see all of these specifications and exceptions by industry by looking at Title 13 Part 121.201 in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Successfully onboarding new employees is crucial for government contractors seeking to land and execute government contracts. Understanding the project details while educating your employees is essential to ensuring a great job. Likewise, classifying job titles and employees is critical to ensuring everyone understands their role. 

With the expert guidance and support of Sahouri Insurance, you can confidently navigate the onboarding process while ensuring compliance with government regulations.

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