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 insurance, sufficient paid time [...]

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 to WillisTowersWatson. That being said, many employees [...]

13 12, 2016

Why Good Employees Quit, Even Though They Love Their Job:


No one likes losing a great employee. Employees are  expensive to replace, onboard, and train and there's the uncertainty of how a new employee will work out. There's also the hardship on the rest of the team until the position is filled. Sometimes there's a good reason for their departure --the person wasn’t a good [...]

12 12, 2016

How Small Business Owners Can Reduce Holiday Stress


by: Melonie Geddes The holiday season can be overwhelming for the typical small business owner and that can zap the joy right out of the happiest time of the year. Owners often find that personal commitments, holiday shopping, and business demands combine to make the holiday season very stressful. Key employees go on vacation, shipments [...]

21 09, 2015

Is your employee background check process compliant?


While much of the legislation surrounding hiring is widely known and properly applied, rules applying to background checks are often overlooked simply because employers are unaware of them. After all why would you request a background check from a candidate and not use the information obtained when making hiring decisions? Although it’s legal to obtain [...]

8 08, 2015

Networking Event / At Will Employment & HR For Small Business – A Round-table Discussion


Join us for networking and an opportunity to have a meaningful discussion with other small business owners about at will employment and Human Resources compliance for small business. September 18th- Huntersville / Lake Norman-  Water Bean Coffee on Sam Furr Road - to RSVP, Click HERE. September 25th - South Park / Charlotte- Mugs Coffee Shop on [...]

7 08, 2015

Employers Advantage HR Company Marks 5 Years Helping Small Business Owners Succeed


Q&A with Deanna Arnold, Owner of Employers Advantage HR Company & Lead HR Consultant in Charlotte & Lake Norman. This Q&A originally appeared in anniversary print edition of the CBJ.   What is the primary mission of your hr company?   Employers Advantage HR Company provides practical and effective Human Resources solutions consistent with the needs [...]

24 07, 2015

Employee Relations: Workplace Conflict Resolution


Small business owners are busy. So, who has time to spend on a couple of feuding employees? After all, they’ll work it out eventually, right? Not so fast. Although no small business owner wants to tackle it, workplace conflict resolution is an important part of employee relations and it should be handled with care. Two [...]

22 07, 2015

3 Common Misconceptions about an HR Consultant


  An HR Consultant can be a valuable resource to small business owners who aren’t ready for a full time HR person, or even a business that needs someone to compliment the skills of an inhouse HR person. However, There are plenty misconceptions about HR Consultants and how they work with small business. If your [...]