As a small business owner, the thought is often that you can’t compete with the larger companies when it comes to benefit offerings. Clients of Employers Advantage LLC and other small business owners often say to us, “We want to do something, but we don’t know what to do”. The good news is, there are options [...]
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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 [...]
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 Harassment in the [...]
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 employee's rights to notice, pay, etc will depend in part [...]
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 clients from [...]
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 [...]
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 out of the conversation is the need to [...]
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 co-workers understand that the demands and pressures being put on [...]
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 vacation or time [...]
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 [...]