10 05, 2017

Facebook's Free Job Posting Feature: Too Good to be True?

By: Lindsay Cooobs, M.A.  If your business has a Facebook business page, you may have noticed the new job posting feature is a new free feature for businesses to post jobs. Facebook boasts that this feature will “take the work out of hiring,” but is it really as good as it seems? Great for Small Businesses [...]

5 05, 2017

What is Sexual Harassment?

Deanna Arnold, PHR, SHRM-CP of Employers Advantage LLC wrote an article in the April 2017 issue of Lake Norman Woman Magazine on the topic of Sexual Harassment.  This topic is important for both employees and employers to be aware of and be sure that they do what is necessary to prevent and stop Sexual [...]

17 04, 2017

Trouble-Free Employee Terminations

By: Melanie Geddes When an employee leaves, for whatever reason, it is vital to get everything right, from reclaiming your property to ensuring that your confidential information is kept confidential after they leave. An employer must consider all the consequences before terminating someone's employment. The [...]

11 04, 2017

Important Steps to Consider Before You Terminate An Employee

Although terminating an employee isn’t something most managers want to do, sometimes it has to happen. For both new managers and more experienced ones, it’s imperative to cover all of your bases in order to prevent liability to the company, avoid a hit to the rest of the team's morale, prevent customers and [...]

14 03, 2017

How Small Businesses Can Attract and Retain Top Talent

Hiring employees is just the start. To create a strong work force, you have to figure out how to keep them. High employee turnover results in high costs in time and productivity. Studies show that salaries are no longer the leading factor in attracting and retaining employees. Today things like health [...]

14 03, 2017

HR Spring Cleaning: What You Need to Know

By: Lindsay Coobs Just like with Spring house cleaning, your HR and employment related documents need periodic attention and can greatly benefit from Spring cleaning as well. Employers are aware of the importance of creating and maintaining employment records for its employees. However, what is often left [...]

12 02, 2017

Office Romances: The Effect on Staff

By: Melonie Geddes While the thought of office romance sends shudders down the spine of most HR departments, there are professions that have had great success actually encouraging relationships. For example, law enforcement and other investigative agencies have found office romances to be beneficial because [...]

12 02, 2017

Unlimited Vacation: Too Good to be True?

By: Lindsay Coobs The idea of providing unlimited vacation to employees has been creating a lot of buzz recently. Is it really as good as it seems? Why is this Trend Emerging? Many top companies in recent years, like Netflix, Virgin, GE, Hubspot and LinkedIn have adopted various versions of unlimited paid [...]

13 01, 2017

Variable Pay: A Viable Alternative Pay Strategy?

By: Lindsay Coobs Merit increases have been the go-to method for pay-for-performance for the past several decades. However, 80% of employers say merit pay is ineffective at driving higher levels of performance and 26% of employers admit to paying bonuses to employees who fail to meet expectations, according [...]

12 01, 2017

Gambling in the Workplace

By: Melanie Geddes With the ‘big game’ right around the corner, followed by March Madness, office betting pools are going to be surging around the workplace. Gamblers wagered an estimated $4 billion on the 2015 Super Bowl and another $3 billion on the NCAA tournament – and spent an unknown amount of work [...]