8 11, 2017

How to Address & Manage Poor Performance in the Workplace

2017-11-13T14:33:27+00:00

Performance management is one of the most significant duties of a manager or small business owner, and addressing poor performance is essential to operating a successful business. While managers often view this as one of their least favorite job responsibilities, the ability to motivate and mentor employees through performance feedback is a valuable skill and [...]

How to Address & Manage Poor Performance in the Workplace 2017-11-13T14:33:27+00:00
10 10, 2017

Small Business Liability and How To Mitigate It

2017-10-31T09:33:33+00:00

As a business owner, it's your responsibility to do everything within your means to limit risk and to keep the business running smoothly. But a lot of small business owners don’t realize how liable they are while running their companies. Doctors, sky diving companies, and daycare centers are just a few professions generally associated with [...]

Small Business Liability and How To Mitigate It 2017-10-31T09:33:33+00:00
6 09, 2017

Hurricane Prep for the Workplace

2017-10-31T10:09:55+00:00

With Hurricane Irma set for a landfall in Florida, South Carolina or North Carolina, 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 Inclement Weather Policy, Communication [...]

Hurricane Prep for the Workplace 2017-10-31T10:09:55+00:00
14 08, 2017

Help Employees Manage Work and Back to School Season

2017-10-31T11:16:57+00:00

Believe it or not, it’s that time of year. Summer is winding down. Fall is just around the corner and that means school is about to be back in session. (And football…it also means football is back! But that’s a topic for another time.) The preparation for back to school can be stressful for parents [...]

Help Employees Manage Work and Back to School Season 2017-10-31T11:16:57+00:00
18 07, 2017

Summer Survival Tips for the Workplace

2017-10-31T10:26:20+00:00

Ahhh, summer… School is out, the pool is open, and ice cream is on the menu. If only we were still kids and could kick our feet up and while away the summer days poolside. Instead, unless you’re a role that gives you the summers off, chances are, your days are spent just like the [...]

Summer Survival Tips for the Workplace 2017-10-31T10:26:20+00:00
15 06, 2017

Employee Recognition Programs

2017-10-31T10:26:43+00:00

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 productivity and motivation, to engagement and retention, so they [...]

Employee Recognition Programs 2017-10-31T10:26:43+00:00
5 05, 2017

What is Sexual Harassment?

2017-10-31T11:07:07+00:00

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 [...]

What is Sexual Harassment? 2017-10-31T11:07:07+00:00
11 04, 2017

Important Steps to Consider Before You Terminate An Employee

2017-10-31T11:56:25+00:00

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 [...]

Important Steps to Consider Before You Terminate An Employee 2017-10-31T11:56:25+00:00
12 02, 2017

Office Romances: The Effect on Staff

2017-10-31T12:11:01+00:00

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 [...]

Office Romances: The Effect on Staff 2017-10-31T12:11:01+00:00
12 02, 2017

Unlimited Vacation: Too Good to be True?

2017-10-31T12:16:28+00:00

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 [...]

Unlimited Vacation: Too Good to be True? 2017-10-31T12:16:28+00:00