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Heather Lowery

Heather Lowery
Marketing Administrator at Harbor America

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Don't Let This Flu Season Get You Down

Heather Lowery - Feb 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM

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Nobody wants to get the flu, do they? If others around you are sick, however, it may seem like a foregone conclusion. It's only a matter of time, right? 

Topics: HR Tips

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3 Workers' Comp Mistakes Small Business Owners Should Avoid

Heather Lowery - Jan 30, 2018 7:00:00 AM

As an employer, you never want to go through the nightmare of employees being injured at your workplace. Unfortunately, accidents sometimes happen at work and especially at construction sites. When they do occur, it's important to handle workers' compensation claims correctly.

Topics: Save Time and Money- Human Resources- HR- Worker's Comp

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Outsource HR and Get Back in the Driver's Seat

Heather Lowery - Jan 23, 2018 7:00:00 AM

A Human Resources worker requires constant education and workforce development if you want them to stay up-to-date on employment law. For most small businesses, keeping up with the latest changes is both time-consuming and expensive. However, failure to follow federal and local laws can really cost you.

Topics: PEO- Compliance- Save Time and Money- Human Resources- HR

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Tips for Reducing Construction Staff Absenteeism

Heather Lowery - Jan 16, 2018 7:00:00 AM

When employees miss work, companies pay: in the mining and construction industries alone, the annual cost of lost productivity because of absenteeism is $1.3 billion. If you're doing the math about what portion of that came from your company, it's time to start reducing your own construction staff absenteeism.

Topics: Employee Retention- PEO- Construction- HR

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Watch Out for Common Workplace Hazards

Heather Lowery - Jan 9, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Construction work comes with some inherent risk. As the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) points out, "The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries." However, you can work to keep your company below that average by taking precautions. Workplace safety is essential not only for keeping your employees healthy and injury-free, but also to bolster job satisfaction and trust in the managers and the company, and to protect yourself against the expense of lawsuits and replacing injured workers. 

Topics: PEO- Construction- Compliance- Accident Prevention- Safety- HR

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4 Cost Management Tips for Construction Business Owners

Heather Lowery - Jan 2, 2018 7:00:00 AM

As a business owner, oftentimes it seems like you're putting money in plenty of other people's pockets, but not your own.

Topics: PEO- Construction- tips for construction business owners- Human Resources

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Workers' Compensation 101

Heather Lowery - Dec 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM

What is Workers' Comp?

Workers' Compensation is a form of insurance that provides a replacement wage as well as health benefits to help workers who become ill or injured on the job. In return for receiving a workers' comp settlement, the employee gives up their right to sue the employer. This can save the employer from multi-million-dollar lawsuits in return for providing healthcare coverage and wages while the person is out ill or injured for a predetermined amount of time. 

Topics: Accident Prevention- Safety- Human Resources- Worker's Comp

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8 Benefits of Outsourcing HR to a PEO

Heather Lowery - Dec 19, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Outsourcing HR to a trusted PEO is one of the wisest business decisions you can make when looking for ways to get some of your time back. Read on to learn more . . .

Topics: PEO- Compliance- Save Time and Money- Human Resources- HR

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Affordable Ideas for Boosting Employee Morale

Heather Lowery - Dec 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

 

A company is as good as its employees, and employees are good when they're happy.  Low morale not only leads to grumbling, dissatisfaction, and a high turnover rate, it can also put people at risk on the job site if the workers are not thoroughly engaged with and committed to the task at hand.

Topics: Employee Retention

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How to Fire Construction Employees with Minimal Drama

Heather Lowery - Dec 12, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

Topics: PEO- Construction- tips for construction business owners- Human Resources- HR

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