14 02, 2018

Giving Millennials a Fighting Chance in the Workplace

2018-02-14T13:10:24+00:00

In a survey by Lending Tree measuring worth in the workplace, they inquired about the perceived value of three generations: Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers. Millennials earned high marks for their skills with technology, but also earned the lowest rating overall. Considered the least reliable, least hardworking, least productive and least intelligent, millennials ranked [...]

Giving Millennials a Fighting Chance in the Workplace 2018-02-14T13:10:24+00:00
24 01, 2018

How to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints: A Primer for Small Businesses

2018-01-24T13:58:55+00:00

Our owner, Deanna Arnold, contributed to this article published in Insureon.com on January 9, 2018: Recent sexual harassment complaints out of Hollywood, such as allegations against Harvey Weinstein, have prompted many businesses to reevaluate how these situations should be handled in the workplace. If you don't have an HR department, handling these incidents can be even [...]

How to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints: A Primer for Small Businesses 2018-01-24T13:58:55+00:00
15 01, 2018

1099 Contractor or Employee? Misclassify and Lose Big

2018-01-15T22:20:37+00:00

There has been an increased amount of attention on the misclassification of the employees as independent 1099 contractors, particularly over the past few years, and particularly in the construction industry. That is now amplified for all employers in the state of North Carolina with the new Employee Fair Classification Act (EFCA) that went into effect [...]

1099 Contractor or Employee? Misclassify and Lose Big 2018-01-15T22:20:37+00:00
11 01, 2018

HR Q&A: How to Structure a Vacation Policy?

2018-01-11T22:47:04+00:00

Question from a Small Business Owner: We are reconsidering our “use it or lose it” vacation policy and I’m reaching out to you to see what you recommend. Currently, our accrued vacation wipes to zero on December 31, which makes it impossible to take paid vacation days in the month of January. My recommendation is [...]

HR Q&A: How to Structure a Vacation Policy? 2018-01-11T22:47:04+00:00
5 01, 2018

Employee Records Retention: What to Keep and For How Long?

2018-01-15T22:31:22+00:00

There are several Federal Government laws that force you to keep all sorts of employee records and documents for different periods of time, including but not limited to Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, FLSA, FMLA, ERISA, the Equal Pay Act (EPA) as well as OSHA. Your job as a Records Manager starts before [...]

Employee Records Retention: What to Keep and For How Long? 2018-01-15T22:31:22+00:00
26 12, 2017

HR Q&A: How to Let Employees Go?

2017-12-26T21:41:07+00:00

Question from a Member of a Management Team: "Our CEO will be letting four people go later this week. Laying off someone is new to him and I wanted to know if you have any 'cheat sheets' on what to say and not to say. He's offering a fair severance of 2-weeks of pay, stock [...]

HR Q&A: How to Let Employees Go? 2017-12-26T21:41:07+00:00
20 12, 2017

Workplace Harassment: Creating a Culture of Support

2017-12-20T13:44:49+00:00

Workplace harassment needs to stop. The unfortunate truth, however, is that it won’t ever completely stop. There will always be harassment & discrimination and there will always be someone that thinks it’s ok to treat someone else in a way that they don’t want to be treated. With that, business owners and managers have a [...]

Workplace Harassment: Creating a Culture of Support 2017-12-20T13:44:49+00:00
14 12, 2017

A Small Business HR Cleanup Checklist for the New Year

2017-12-14T13:14:29+00:00

With a new year comes new employment laws, so it’s a good time for small businesses to tackle an HR cleanup of all employee files and make sure your compliance is in line. Not only is it smart to keep your employee records straight for your company’s own use and benefit, but also to avoid [...]

A Small Business HR Cleanup Checklist for the New Year 2017-12-14T13:14:29+00:00
21 11, 2017

Employee Recognition: 40 Great Ways to Say Thank You

2017-11-21T15:57:43+00:00

Good employees thrive at work when they know their contributions have meaning. Letting your employees know the ways in which their work matters to you, the company or even to their fellow colleagues, helps keep your employees engaged and excited about their work. It is especially meaningful when the appreciation comes from their supervisors or [...]

Employee Recognition: 40 Great Ways to Say Thank You 2017-11-21T15:57:43+00:00
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