Free HR resource available for Heartland customers

Online service offers human resources-related materials

News, tools, forms and training related to employment and workplace issues in the public power industry are now available at the click of a mouse.

American Public Power Association (APPA) is now offering its members free access to HR 360–a web-based, attorney reviewed source for must-have HR tools and guidance.

Public power workforce challenges are an area of focus in the Association’s Strategic Plan. As such, APPA hopes the new resource will assist members in the areas of recruitment and retention, succession planning and staff development, workforce diversity, and establishing sound human resource policies.

“Gaining free access to this resource is an exciting opportunity we strongly encourage our customers to consider,” said Heartland Communications Manager Ann Hyland. “Many of the utilities we serve are made up of only a few employees who oversee several departments. Cities can utilize this resource if they oversee HR policy and practices and it could save them time and money.”

HR 360 is your single source for:

  • The latest health care reform tools and guidelines
  • Information on interviewing, hiring and terminating employees
  • Guidance on conducting performance reviews at every level
  • An interactive job description builder, salary benchmarking, and employee cost-calculating tools
  • Hundreds of downloadable forms and policies
  • A customizable employee handbook
  • State and federal compliance information
  • State labor laws guidance
  • News alerts on changes to federal- and state-level HR laws and regulations

HR 360 retails for about $1,000/year, but is available to APPA members at no cost. Heartland customer utilities have a complimentary APPA membership and qualify for this free service.

You can learn more about this product by viewing the HR 360 overview video and can subscribe to this resource through the APPA Product Store. You may also email Products@publicpower.org or call 202-467-2926.

Please note that the information provided on this site and the information provided through the “Ask the Experts” service are designed for use by private and public sector businesses for general information purposes only and are not intended to constitute legal or other advice or opinions on any specific matter. A competent attorney or other appropriate professional should be consulted on all legal compliance matters.