Friday, October 17, 2014

TEA IN THE NEWS: Bank of America Tells More Workers to Come Into the Office

Kenny Colbert, President of TEA,  was interviewed for the Rock Hill Herald article, "Bank of America tells more workers to come into the office":
Kenny Colbert, president of The Employers Association, a human resources consulting company headquartered in Charlotte, said the percentage of companies offering some form of telecommuting has been stagnant in recent years.
A survey his firm helped conduct earlier this year found roughly 40 percent of employers in North Carolina allowed telecommuting. The report was based on responses of 384 companies of various sizes. Roughly half were in the Charlotte region.
Colbert said the percentage has been flat in part as some employers find certain jobs cannot be done outside of the workplace. Also, he said, employers have to determine whether offering telecommuting will increase or decrease productivity.
“You have to take a hard look at your workforce,” he said. “Are they more productive at home or are they more productive at work? When you are telecommuting, you sometimes lose the team spirit. You don’t have somebody in the next cubicle to bounce an idea off of.”

Monday, October 13, 2014

Coffee with Kenny: Handling Personnel Files

Coffee with Kenny is an ongoing video series from TEA President, Kenny Colbert. He discusses news, trends, legislative updates or just his thoughts on current events and their impact on the human resources profession. Please visit our YouTube channel to view previous videos.



In this installment of Coffee with Kenny, Kenny discusses how North and South Carolina employers should handle personnel files, from both the legal and employee relations perspectives. Think about it. 

For a transcript of the above videoclick here.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Coffee with Kenny: Breaking Down the Parental Involvement in Schools Law

Coffee with Kenny is an ongoing video series from TEA President, Kenny Colbert. He discusses news, trends, legislative updates or just his thoughts on current events and their impact on the human resources profession. Please visit our YouTube channel to view previous videos.



School is in session! Are you required to let employees off work for parent-teacher conferences?  How about after-school sports activities?  Kenny will answer these tough questions and break down exactly what you need to know about the NC Parental Involvement in Schools Law. Think about it.

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For a transcript of the above videoclick here.