Last Thursday, January 14th, 2016, HR Strategies hosted an open house at their new location, allowing clients and invited guests to be able to tour the new space and see the many ways that the new location will enhance the services that are offered.
Guests were invited to enjoy refreshments in the new onsite training room while meeting the internal staff. This allowed them time to put faces with names and meet the benefits, payroll and client service reps that they talk to on a regular basis.
During the Open House we were able to give a brief demonstration of the upcoming enhancements to the Human Resource Information System (HRIS) that our clients interface with, enabling them to see the continued investment we are making into providing top of the line services and technology platforms.
The turnout by clients was fabulous and we even gave away an Apple Watch to one lucky guest! The Open House was also an opportunity for our guests to network with a sample of the diverse selection of clients using our services. In this economy, HR Strategies wants to provide as many growth opportunities as possible to their clients!
HR Strategies works every day to keep our clients OSHA compliant, because we believe that safety in the workplace is of the utmost importance. Today, we want to remind you that safety should always come first, whether you are at work or at home. Tomorrow night, as kids across America take to the streets to collect candy, HR Strategies wants to remind you to talk to your kids about Halloween Night Safety. FedEx and Safe Kids Worldwide have created an excellent infographic with tips on how to stay safe this Halloween! Enjoy!
Beginning June 1st and ending November 30th, it is important to recognize that while not all of us are in danger of a direct hit by a hurricane, we are all prone to heavy rains, storms, and flooding.
If your business is on or near the coast, make sure you get familiar with the following hurricane safety tips from the White House:
To prepare for a hurricane, you should take the following measures:
- To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan.
- Learn community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground. Determine where you would go and how you would get there if you needed to evacuate.
- Cover all of your home’s windows. Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
- Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure. This will reduce roof damage.
- Plan to bring in all outdoor furniture, decorations, garbage cans and anything else that is not tied down.
- If in a high-rise building, be prepared to take shelter on or below the 10th floor.
If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should:
- Listen to the radio or TV for information.
- Secure your home, close storm shutters and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
- Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep its doors closed.
- Ensure a supply of water for sanitary purpose such as cleaning and flushing toilets. Fill the bathtub and other larger containers with water.
- Find out how to keep food safe during and after and emergency.
You should evacuate under the following conditions:
- If you are directed by local authorities to do so. Be sure to follow their instructions.
- If you live in a mobile home or temporary structure – such shelter are particularly hazardous during hurricane no matter how well fastened to the ground.
- If you live in a high-rise building – hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations.
- If you live on the coast, on a floodplain, near a river, or on an island waterway.
Read more about evacuating yourself and your family. If you are unable to evacuate, go to your wind-safe room. If you do not have one, follow these guidelines:
- Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors.
- Close all interior doors – secure and brace external doors.
- Keep curtains and blinds closed. Do not be fooled if there is a lull; it could be the eye of the storm – winds will pick up again.
- Take refuge in a small interior room, closet or hallway on the lowest level.
- Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object.
- Avoid elevators.
- Continue listening to a NOAA Weather Radio or the local news for the latest updates.
- Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding even after the hurricane or tropical storm has ended.
- If you have become separated from your family, use your family communications plan or contact the FEMA National Emergency Family Registry and Locator System (NEFRLS) or the American Red Cross.
- If you evacuated, return home only when officials say it is safe.
- If you cannot return home and have immediate housing needs. Text SHELTER+ your ZIP code to 43362 (4FEMA) to find the nearest shelter in your area (example: shelter 12345).
- Drive only if necessary and avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges. Stay off the streets. If you must go out watch for fallen objects; downed electrical wires; and weakened walls, bridges, roads, and sidewalks.
- Keep away from loose or dangling power lines and report them immediately to the power company.
- Walk carefully around the outside your home and check for loose power lines, gas leaks and structural damage before entering.
- Stay out of any building if you smell gas, floodwaters remain around the building or your home was damaged by fire and the authorities have not declared it safe.
- Use the telephone only for emergency calls.
- NEVER use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide can quickly build up in these areas and can linger for hours, even after the generator has shut off.
HR Strategies, a Human Resource firm, continues to boost and expand their client’s knowledge of important management strategies and business regulations through their Management Training Series.
Furnishing top-notch management training sessions to their clients affords HR Strategies to prepare their client’s for a variety of workplace regulations, as well as to deliver the support needed to foster and promote a sound workplace. HR Strategies has recently announced that their latest training session, to be held on June 4th, 2015, will be presented by Tracie Maurer, an attorney at the prestigious law firm Jackson Lewis LLP, and will cover many facets of the EEOC and how to protect your workplace from the rise in EEOC lawsuits. The specific topics will include: What is happening in legal cases in reference to the EEOC, Types of Claims Won, Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, the ADA & the FLSA, How a PEO can help in matters pertaining to the EEOC, and Wage & Hour.
As always the training session is completely free for clients, who can expect to enjoy a top of the line speaker along with a delicious catered lunch compliments of HR Strategies. The Management Training Series proves to be another way that HR Strategies bestows the value of HR outsourcing to their client companies.
Every good act is charity. A man’s true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.
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Right now, over 3,000 volunteer are mobilized doing good in our city. Hands On Atlanta has organized this wonderful day of service in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. HR Strategies applaud Hands On Atlanta for their selfless philanthropy. Read the full article here, or sections of it below:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is considered the formative figure in the modern fight for civil rights, and his legacy remains a centerpiece in the work of all those who follow him in his cause. Hands On Atlanta is proud to present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, in partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change an annual city-wide volunteer initiative to uphold Dr. King’s legacy and vision for an equal and united America.
On Monday, January 20th, 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Hands On Atlanta will mobilize more than 3,000 volunteers in service to local communities, schools and nonprofits. Projects will primarily support two community needs:
- Poverty alleviation
Beautification of Civil Rights historic sites and neighborhoods, as well as sites dedicated to Civil Rights leaders
School-Based Civic Education
Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based AmeriCorps members will engage 1,000 elementary, middle and high school students in civic education surrounding the key events of 1963 that resulted in the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed major forms of discrimination, guaranteed voting rights and mandated desegregation in schools and public accommodations. The focus turns to modern day issues and exploring what today’s students are passionate about including concepts of civil rights and responsibilities, their role in the local and national future, and creating a better tomorrow. AmeriCorps members provide the discussion points and serve as classroom moderators allowing the students to freely explore in an open forum.