15 06, 2017

Employee Recognition Programs

2017-06-15T15:28:15+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 [...]

5 05, 2017

What is Sexual Harassment?

2017-05-05T16:00:06+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 [...]

11 04, 2017

Things To Do Before You Fire An Employee

2017-04-17T17:07:40+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 [...]

12 02, 2017

Office Romances: The Effect on Staff

2017-02-13T14:33:20+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 [...]

12 02, 2017

Unlimited Vacation – Too Good to be True?

2017-02-12T14:10:50+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 [...]

12 01, 2017

Gambling in the Workplace

2017-01-12T10:21:24+00:00

By: Melanie Geddes With the ‘big game’ right around the corner, followed by March Madness, office betting pools are going to be surging around the workplace. Gamblers wagered an estimated $4 billion on the 2015 Super Bowl and another $3 billion on the NCAA tournament – and spent an unknown amount of work hours on [...]

22 09, 2016

Can you withhold wages when an employee quits and they have company property?

2017-04-17T21:07:06+00:00

By: Melanie Geddes An employee suddenly quits. They don’t give any type of notice. They just never show up to work and never provide an explanation or reason for doing so. This type of behavior can have a much more devastating effect on small business than an enterprise organization, but no matter the size of [...]

15 06, 2016

Preventing Workplace Violence

2016-11-01T15:15:35+00:00

By: Melonie Geddes The recent tragedy in Orlando has made many of us reflect on all the mass shootings we have experienced in the recent past and it reminds us how common violence in the workplace has become. What would you do if a gunman entered your place of work? How would you keep employees safe and [...]

12 06, 2016

Small Business HR- 4 Hot Topics for Employers in the Summer Season

2016-11-01T15:15:35+00:00

It’s just as easy for employers to get swept up in summer fun as it is for everyone else. However, when summer comes there are a few places in particular where employers need to cover their bases. Proper planning and communication with employees can help your small business limit liability and provide a safe and [...]

19 04, 2016

How a Small Business Can Onboard Like a Pro!

2016-11-01T15:15:36+00:00

Finally, after months of searching you’ve found just the right candidate and they’ve accepted the offer. Your work is finally finished, right? You can relax a little and so can the staff members who helped fill the void. After all, the point of searching for just the right person is to make things easier after [...]