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3 Outdated HR Practices to Lose in 2019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 [...]

25 10, 2018

The Wizard Behind the Curtain: Demystifying Compensation Management

Guest Article by Marc Mullis of PayformancePartners.com   Fall is such a great time of year. The weather is getting cool. The leaves are becoming vibrant yellows and reds. As a kid I always looked forward to seeing the Wizard of Oz in the fall. What a great story. A group of friends trying to help each other [...]

15 09, 2018

Hurricane Prep for the Workplace

With recent hurricanes such as Harvey, Irma, and Florence affecting the southeastern U.S., it is important for employers to be prepared and make sure that employees know what to expect when it comes to inclement weather situations before, during and after the storm.  Employers can do this by having an [...]

22 08, 2018

When the Weather Outside is Frightful – How to Keep Your Employees Safe

With the widespread impact of recent hurricanes and dangerous seasonal storms, the safety of millions of Americans is in question. Conducting business during times of inclement weather, whether extreme temperatures, snow storms, flooding and/or natural disasters, can be a challenge for employers. Balancing [...]

24 05, 2018

Is Your Workplace Sun Safe? Being OSHA Compliant

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and Skin Cancer is an important topic that needs to be talked about more. But why are WE talking about it and what does it have to do with Human Resources? It has a lot to do with Human Resources because it significantly affects employers who, primarily, are in industries [...]

9 03, 2018

HR Q and A: Mileage Tracking on a Weekend

Question from a Small Business Owner Regarding Mileage: Our Volunteer Coordinator periodically has to work on a Saturday to greet volunteers at our client's site, which is about 60 miles roundtrip from her home.  Would she submit mileage for this?  If it is a weekday and she has to go to our client site, she [...]