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Flex HR Atlanta Participates in the GNFCC North Fulton HR Forum: Re-engaging Employees

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Flex HR Atlanta Participates in the GNFCC North Fulton HR Forum: Re-engaging Employees

Flex HR Atlanta Re-Engaging Employees GNFCC North Fulton HR Forum

The pandemic-induced business environment has created a host of unique HR challenges, including managing work at home employees, interviewing and hiring virtually, and providing a safe environment for employees returning to the workplace.

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Five leading North Fulton-based HR professionals contributed to a GNFCC HR Forum panel discussion on these topics and much more. The host of “The GNFCC 400 Insider” is GNFCC CEO Kali Boatright, and the show is presented by the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and produced by the North Fulton studio of Business RadioX®. Business RadioX is the Media Sponsor for this series of Economic Recovery Forums.

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Company Restoration in the New Normal – Not Restructuring, but Restoration

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Company Restoration in the “New Normal” – Not Restructuring, but Restoration

By: Guest Writer Donald H Turner, Serial Turnaround and Growth Executive

In Part 1, we identified some of the more important characteristics that will be driving the New Normal. In this discussion we will focus on how business professionals should be looking to respond to the New Normal.

First and foremost, it is clear that many companies are and will be faced with survival, pure and simple, doing whatever they can do today to ensure they are in business tomorrow. This is a reality that must be dealt with. Some will make it, many won’t.

That aside, if the company has enough ‘liquidity runway’ to reenter the marketplace than the question is how? As we return to the world of commerce, it will be clear to all involved that is not going to be business as usual.

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Company Restoration in the “New Normal” – No Going Back to Normal

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Company Restoration in the “New Normal” – No Going Back to Normal

By: Guest Writer Donald H Turner, Serial Turnaround and Growth Executive

HR Company Restoration After Pandemic“I’m not Chinese. I thrive in interesting times.”
~ Charles de Lint ~

In both culture and commerce, we live in what many would consider “interesting times” – as stated in the old Chinese proverb. A proverb, by the way, that is intended as a curse, not a blessing.

Our “interesting times” have officially decimated the worldwide economy, ravaged social norms, and rattled the psyche of many. As we come out of this pandemic-driven calamity we face a truly “new world.” Whether it will be a “brave new world” is yet to be seen; however, a “new world” it will most certainly be.

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Building Compliance Into Your Company Culture

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Building Compliance Into Your Company Culture

HR Small Business Compliance

Compliance is an integral part of an organization, regardless of whether you are overseeing a global enterprise or running a small business. Compliance helps companies to avoid white collar-crime, corruption, ethics issues, and other pitfalls. It’s also essential when it comes to tax issues, federal and local laws, industry requirements, workplace safety, employee rights, and data management.

Although you can create a team to oversee all the compliance requirements, you can’t leave all the workload to them. All members of your company must understand compliance, know why it matters, and act accordingly. This means developing a culture that fosters compliance throughout the organization. Here’s how to create a positive compliance culture.

 

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Over 30M File for Unemployment as the Coronavirus Hammers Businesses in the US

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Over 30M File for Unemployment as the Coronavirus Hammers Businesses in the US

30m unemployment coronavirus in USThe COVID-19 pandemic is taking a devastating toll on the US economy, and the unemployment rate is continuing to expedite. More specifically, non-essential small to mid-sized business employers are being forced to furlough and layoff their employees due to reduced working, as well as productivity efforts, and forced closed doors.

Under the CARES Act comes a new Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) that will help some businesses, while the Paycheck Protection Program is available to aid small businesses only (less than 500 employees). “I compare it to a natural disaster, a terrorist attack and a financial shock all at once,” said Gregory Daco, chief U.S. economist at Oxford Economics. “We’ve never had this in history.” In fact, the unemployment rate today is the highest since the Great Depression, at over 18%*. Not only is there a steep rise in layoffs but a severe decline in the job market as companies have had to freeze or cancel their hiring growth plans.

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Flex HR, Inc. Receives 2019 Best of Johns Creek Award

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Flex HR, Inc. Receives 2019 Best of Johns Creek Award

Johns Creek Awards FlexHR Best HR Firm 2019Johns Creek Award Program Honors the Achievement

JOHNS CREEK, GA – Flex HR, Inc. has been selected for the 2019 Best of Johns Creek Award in the Business Human Resources Consultant category by the Johns Creek Award Program.

Each year, the Johns Creek Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These outstanding companies help make the Johns Creek area a great place to live, work and play.

 

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Top 5 COVID-19 HR Topics – Answers For Small Businesses*

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Top 5 COVID-19 HR Topics – Answers For Small Businesses*

Top 5 Covid 19 Business HR TopicsThe Coronavirus pandemic continues to intensify and impact small businesses around the country. Many businesses have had to temporarily close their doors, allowing employees to telecommute from home and adapt to a new way of working. Business owners still have countless questions and concerns as to how to handle their employees. Flex HR, Inc. a Human Resources Consulting and Outsourcing firm, based out of the Atlanta area, has put together a quick, simplified guideline for small businesses (less than 500 employees) to answer the top five topics they get asked about the most.

This Guide covers
  • CARES Act
  • Retirement 401K Plans
  • Family First Act
  • Furloughs and Lay-Offs
  • Unemployment

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Coronavirus Conversation with Flex HR: Your HR Employee Management Questions Answered

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Coronavirus Conversation with Flex HR: Your HR Employee Management Questions Answered

Vertical vet and Jim Cichanski discuss the coronavirusDr. Ernie Ward, executive director of education for Vertical Vet, provides communication and updates regarding information your business needs to survive during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

This discussion focuses on staff, meeting payrolls and dealing with the unfortunate possibility of layoffs or furloughs. Joining the conversation is Jim Cichanski, CEO of Flex HR located in Johns Creek, a suburb of Atlanta, GA. Jim speaks to the numerous questions concerning the new Families First, Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and other legal actions that companies should comply with. Flex HR are experts in outsourced HR management.

 

 

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COVID-19 HR Quick Guide for Small Businesses

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COVID-19 HR Quick Guide for Small Businesses*

Coronavirus HR Business GuidelinesFMLA for small Businesses
(under 500 Employees)

There are several basic different benefits under the provision of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act). Flex HR of Atlanta provides the Covid-19 HR Quick Guide for small businesses. These guidelines give small business owners clarity and confidence to proceed with handling their employees during the Covid-19 pandemic. Maintaining compliance and keeping within the parameter of regulations is imperative for all companies to adhere to during this confusing time. If you have any further questions after to the following guidelines, please contact Flex HR directly:

General Guidelines:

  • Employers will receive 100% reimbursement for paid leave pursuant to the Act.
  • Employers will get paid for via Payroll tax credits.
  • Businesses under 50 employees can request an exemption to provide the leave under this Act where the viability of the business is threatened.
  • Items in this Act will most likely apply from a date in January that will be defined in the April 2nd completing of the rules.
  • If a business developed a paid leave plan for COVID-19 in the past month, that policy must be exercised prior to using this Act’s provisions (unless overwritten in final instructions).

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Example for Coronavirus Workplace Operating Memo Provided By Human Resources

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Example for Coronavirus Workplace Operating Memo Provided By Human Resources

The Coronavirus COVID-19 impact on business in atlanta HR Human ResourcesThe Coronavirus Disease, or COVID-19 is taking over every headline in America and businesses all over the nation are turning to HR for what steps to take next. While numerous companies have the capabilities for their employees to work from home, there are still many that do not. With the urge to practice social distancing it’s tough for employees to comprehend that they still may be required to report to the office. If your organization is one where its necessary for individuals to be physically present at work, then see below for an example of how social distancing by working in shifts is a temporary solution and how to write this memo to your staff.

The following is an example of an employee communications document regarding the coronavirus’ impact on workplace scheduling and attendance.

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