Author: Mea Walker

The consensus among HR leaders is that once you’ve reached the 20-employee mark, it is definitely time to hire a dedicated HR professional. If your business continues to grow, you’ll likely need to expand your HR department.  Consider the following to handle this initiative:  Timing   Before you...

WASHINGTON — Victims of this month's winter storms in Texas will have until June 15, 2021, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced.  Following the recent disaster declaration issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the...

People work for churches because they feel a calling on their life. Many of these people work with limited resources and rely on volunteer (free) labor to get the job done.  Church staff will rise to this challenge because of their passion for the church mission. This...

Create career paths and solve your retention problems.  Career paths are essential to employee engagement. And every business owner knows that employee engagement improves retention.  Therefore, career paths are the key to business growth.  What is a Career Path?  A career path is an advancement roadmap in your company. It’s...

Your starting salaries should be competitive, fair and aligned with your budget. Many factors come into play when striking this balance, including the following: Starting Pay Considerations   The market rate for the position, based on compensation data and surveys collected from reliable sources, is the first consideration.  After...

Pastors and clergy are among those individuals who will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when state officials expand to the next phase of vaccinations. In accordance with federal guidelines, state officials are making vaccines available by groups. North Carolina is currently vaccinating groups 1 and...

Reminder: OSHA Form 300A Must Be Posted by February 1   The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandates that all employers who are required to maintain the OSHA 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses post a summary of the previous calendar year’s log between February...

Dive Brief:    The Society for Human Resource Management and 41 other business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have asked the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to clarify "the extent to which employers may offer employees incentives to vaccinate."  In a Feb. 1...