August 2020

Greetings from the HRA Team! We would like to personally thank you for subscribing to our monthly newsletter and hope that it brings value to your business. 

Many of our client employers are busy managing rapid changes and tough questions surrounding COVID-19. We continue to work to develop solutions and resources to get through these unprecedented times, and in order to most effectively address the needs of the business community, we humbly ask for your feedback.
 What questions do you have related to COVID-19? Tell us in this brief survey.

HR Advantage remains committed to our tradition of timely and exceptional service in all things HR. If you find yourself in need of advisement or wish to explore HR services for your business, our team is here to assist you!

Stay Well,

The HRA Team
Lynette Weatherford  MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP | President | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 4
Candida Arvizu SPHR, SHRM-CP | HR Advisor | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 1
Karla Callaway BS | HR Recruiter | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 2
Camille Knowles PHR, SHRM-CP | HR Advisor | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 3
Elizabeth Hurst MBA | Business Development | Email | 877.894.0202 ext. 5
HR HotlineEmail | 877-894-0202 ext. 5

  Contact us at info@hradvantageweb.net
or 877-894-0202 
August Contents
    • Happy Work Anniversary, Candida!
    • Survey: COVID-19 Employer Questions
    • Video: Fostering Performance Based Culture
    • Training Opportunities: 
      • Interviewing Excellence
      • Preventing Harassment
    • Lead Your Remote Team Away from Burnout
    • Career Opportunities:  Marine Mechanic

Happy Work Anniversary, Candida!

We would like to recognize Candida Arvizu, HR Advisor with HR Advantage, for her five year work anniversary!

Candida helps solve problems people care about in organizations, through tactical solutions as well as strategic HR planning. With a uniquely client-centered approach, Candida has a passion for enabling business leaders to more effectively engage and motivate talent. We're happy to       have you on the team!

COVID-19 Employer 
Questions and Concerns

HR Advantage has been fielding inquiries from local employers, many of whom still have questions surrounding return to work, employer implemented testing, exposures and active cases, and general compliance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and other employment laws. The most recent and common questions we have received from employers are listed below, but we would like to hear from you.  Will you take this brief survey to help us address the business community's highest level of need pertaining to COVID-19?

1. Can an employer provide COVID-19 testing kits?
2. Can an employer require "fitness for duty" certifications before employees return to work?
3. Can an employer require temperature checks and Personal Protective Equipment? 
4. An employee discloses to her employer that she may have been exposed to COVID-19 due to attending a gathering where others have now tested positive. What should the employer do?
5. A family member within the same household as an employee tests positive for COVID-19. What should the employer do? 

If you wish to speak with us directly about your questions, please contact us!
877-894-0202 ext. 5

Video: Fostering Performance Based Culture

Elizabeth Hurst, Business Development Manager at HR Advantage, visits with the Springfield Business Journal about strategies for building a high performing team. She says performance based culture helps build an environment which fosters employee strengths, identifies talent gaps, and creates opportunities for team collaborations. Watch the video!

Fostering Performance Based Culture

Leading Your Remote Team 
Away from Burnout

Before COVID-19, remote workers tended to experience less burnout than employees with traditional work arrangements because of the work and life advantages to working from home. But with a new, large force of remote employees -- and many managers who are new to managing remote workers -- preventing burnout presents new challenges for companies. 

Here are some of the most common sources of burnout in today's remote work world:
  • Employees not knowing or understanding employer expectations and new accountability practices.
  • Employees feeling untrusted, unseen, or unheard.
  • Employees not being able to separate work and life.
  • Employees feeling detached from their team and organizational culture.
  • Employees feeling isolated and lonely.
  • Employees not knowing how to create boundaries with colleagues.
The more aware employers are of the causes of burnout, the better they can adapt practices in coaching, managing, and leading employees to avoid it. Read more from Gallup.

Career Opportunities

 HR Advantage offers executive recruitment of candidates in C-Suite,   Sales, and Administrative positions for our clients. Our firm offers   concierge services to both the employer and candidates, helping to   assure the perfect match. Additionally, we have a database of thoroughly vetted, qualified candidates.  
Click on the open positions below to learn more.

5+ Years Experience
Pay depends on performance.
$70k and up possible.
Warsaw, MO

All placement fees are paid by the employers. No fee is ever charged to an applicant. Applicants may submit resume/credentials confidentially to info@hradvantageweb.net
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Meet Our Advisors

Candida Arvizu 
HR Advisor
877.894.0202 ext. 1

Karla Callaway, BS
HR Recruiter 
877.894.0202 ext. 2
Elizabeth Hurst, MBA, BA
Business Development Manager
877.894.0202 ext. 5

Camille Knowles
HR Advisor
877.894.0202 ext. 3

Lynette Weatherford 
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887.894.0202 ext. 4

HR Hotline
877-894-0202 ext. 5