15 02, 2019

The Benefits of Yoga at Work

  It’s no surprise - sitting for long periods of time can have a negative effect on your health. For many of us, a day at work includes slouching over our desks, straining as we look at phones and computers, and tensing our hands as we type and scroll day in and day out. This sedentary lifestyle increases [...]

14 01, 2019

What Can You Do to Prevent Harassment in the Workplace?

Since the birth of the #MeToo social media movement in October 2017, the #MeToo hashtag has been used 19 million times on Twitter alone.¹ This wide-spreading movement was a sobering reminder that abuses of power commonly occur, and are often unreported. However, over the past year, as both women and men have [...]

1 01, 2019

An Overview of 2019 HR Updates

Hello 2019!  2018 was a busy year from a regulation change standpoint, so that means a lot of things are different for companies in 2019.  We are seeing more and more that employment laws and regulations are being changed at the state and local levels, more so than at the federal level. Things move a little [...]

19 12, 2018

Celebrating the Holidays and Diversity in the Workplace

The winter holidays are a great opportunity for employees to bond over social events and sugar cookies, but they can also be a source of conflict for HR managers, who must make sure the season doesn’t lead to hurt feelings, discomfort or worse—a charge of religious discrimination. It’s not advisable—and [...]

12 12, 2018

3 Outdated HR Practices to Lose in 2019

Do you know why your company engages in the HR practices that it does? If you are applying HR practices simply because your policies are “how it’s done,” it may be time to take a second look at your handbook. Sure, it can be easy to develop HR policies that reflect practices you’re familiar with, but are you [...]

14 11, 2018

Attract Top Talent with Unconventional Benefits

According to a recent survey, 80% of employees would choose additional benefits over a pay raise.¹ Yep, that means that big paychecks are no longer motivating today’s workforce. Our flexible, technology-driven environment impacts what people expect out of their jobs, regardless of generation.  Instead of [...]

15 06, 2017

Employee Recognition Programs

Employee Recognition programs are a great way to recognize and reward work and behaviors that support the goals and values of an organization. It is an open acknowledgement and expressed appreciation for an employee’s contributions to their organization. They have the power to impact everything from [...]

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 [...]

15 07, 2016

Beer Fridge Culture: Is it right for your business?

By: Lindsay Coobs Does booze have a place in the workplace? As an HR professional, my immediate thoughts turn to possible legal liabilities and everything else that could potentially go wrong. However, many companies today are embracing the beer fridge culture. From start-ups to major corporations, alcohol [...]