Jeff Garr CEO of HR Knowledge featured on MO.com

‎”Starting a business is no easy task, and once started the next 3-5 years will test you like you have never been tested in business” – Jeff Garr. Read his interview at MO.com http://www.mo.com/jeffrey-c-garr-hr-knowledge-inc

Jeff Garr, CEO

HR Knowledge Adds 35th Charter School Client

HR Knowledge, Inc., providers of best-in-class integrated human resource services to clients throughout the Northeast, has recently announced the addition of their 35th charter school client.

Less than a year ago, HR Knowledge incorporated a Charter School Division to cater specifically to the human resources needs of charter schools. Their charter school clientele has grown to 35.

As an HR Business Process Outsourcer (BPO), HR Knowledge helps charter schools manage the necessary but time-consuming HR administrative tasks and provides state-of-the-art payroll processing solutions and “Best in Class” health and welfare benefits. By outsourcing these HR services, charter schools can realize a cost savings of up to 60 percent over those who maintain in-house HR staff and administration. In addition to these cost savings, HR Knowledge can negotiate the best price on healthcare plans for charter school providers.

According Kenneth Bettenhauser, co-founder and the President of Brokerage Services at HR Knowledge, “The challenges faced by public education have promoted the growth of alternative learning environments. The charter school industry is one of the fastest growing in the nation. We are very sensitive to their human resources needs and have developed a specific program which addresses their particular requirements.”

In addition to a number of charter school clients in the Northeast, HR Knowledge has worked with charter schools in New York, Washington D.C. and Ohio.

For additional information about HR Knowledge’s Charter School Division, contact Ken Bettenhauser at (508) 339-1300.

About HR Knowledge, Inc.

HR Knowledge, Inc. is a leading Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) serving emerging to mid-sized companies throughout the Northeast. HR Knowledge has the experience and technology to efficiently provide best-in-class integrated HR services at an affordable cost to clients.

HR Knowledge’s leaders have more than 100 years of combined experience and provide expert guidance in Human Resource management, Group Benefits Brokerage, Payroll Processing & Managed Services, Financial Services and Recruiting and Hiring Process Management (HPM).

Through their comprehensive Human Resource Services, HR Knowledge helps organizations minimize operational risks, reduce administrative costs and better serve their people.

HR Knowledge has been recognized as a Gold Level Broker by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. The company is headquartered at 905B South Main Street, Suite 203 in Mansfield and their second office is located at 890 Winter Street, Suite 208 in Waltham, MA. For more information, contact (508) 339-1300 or visit their website at www.hrknowledge.com

HR Knowledge Inc. Offers Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Tips

HR Knowledge, Inc., a leading Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) serving emerging to mid-sized companies throughout the Northeast with offices in Mansfield and Waltham, recently announced that they provide training on sexual harassment prevention in the workplace. Companies are required by Federal Law to have a Sexual Harassment Policy in place, and annual training of all of a company’s employees provides greater understanding of the policy while reinforcing it.

HR Knowledge has outlined the steps required and suggested to prevent Sexual Harassment in the workplace:

1. Maintain an Employee Guideline that includes a Sexual Harassment Policy.

2. In the Guidelines there should be key elements which include investigation if necessary and non-retaliation, as retaliation can put the company in a greater risk position than they were with the alleged original offense.

3. Ensure that all employees sign off on and accept/receive the Employee Guidelines which should include the Sexual Harassment Policy. Keep this signature page in a safe and secure place.

4. Annual Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for the employees at your company. The training should mention and review the do’s and don’ts for Sexual Harassment and what could be construed as Sexual Harassment. The purpose is to create and maintain a positive and healthy work environment for all employees.

5. Once the training is completed please have each employee sign off that they did attend the training and keep this on file.

6. Finally, HR Knowledge recommends purchasing an insurance policy called EPLI (employment practice liability insurance). This insurance will protect the company from claims made against the company for Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Discrimination in the workplace and other type of employment related practices. Without this insurance, companies will have to pay for their own attorney and pay for any claims awarded for an employment practice lawsuit. This insurance should protect you from employment practice lawsuits. (Note: HR Knowledge is not property and casualty insurers. Please consult an insurance agent for more information on EPLI Insurance.)

According to Jeff Garr, CEO of HR Knowledge, “Sexual Harassment claims and awards can amount to a great deal of money, so prevention and education are vital in protecting the company, it’s managers and ownership. HR Knowledge provides this sort of training for organizations on an annual basis.”

Garr has spoken on a wide variety of HR topics ranging from employment issues to social media policies and sexual harassment prevention. He is available for speaking engagements.

To arrange a speaking engagement with Jeff Garr, contact (508) 339-1300.

About HR Knowledge, Inc.
HR Knowledge, Inc. is a leading Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) serving emerging to mid-sized companies throughout the Northeast. HR Knowledge has the experience and technology to efficiently provide best-in-class integrated HR services at an affordable cost to clients.

HR Knowledge’s leaders have more than 100 years of combined experience and provide expert guidance in Human Resource management, Group Benefits Brokerage, Payroll Processing & Managed Services, Financial Services and Recruiting and Hiring Process Management (HPM).
Through their comprehensive Human Resource Services, HR Knowledge helps organizations minimize operational risks, reduce administrative costs and better serve their people.

HR Knowledge has been recognized as a Gold Level Broker by Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare. The company is headquartered at 905B South Main Street, Suite 203 in Mansfield and their second office is located at 890 Winter Street, Suite 208 in Waltham, MA. For more information, contact (508) 339-1300 or visit their website at www.hrknowledge.com

Frank J. Zych, Jr. Named Vice President, Human Resource Services at HR Knowledge Inc.

Frank Zych Jr.

HR Knowledge, Inc., a leading Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) serving emerging to mid-sized companies throughout the Northeast with offices in Mansfield and Waltham, has promoted Frank J. Zych, Jr. to Vice President, Human Resource Services. Zych is a resident of Sandwich, MA.

Zych has worked with HRK since 2004, holding the position of Director of Human Resource Services since 2006. As Vice President, Human Resource Services, he consults on a daily basis with clients, business owners and CEO/CFO’s regarding Human Resource issues including compensation, training, professional development, employee relations, organizational design, recruiting and government compliance. Additionally he manages the Company’s team of HR Advisors.

HR Knowledge’s clients range from start-up to 5000 employees in size.

Zych also conducts a wide variety of business seminars to clients and other organizations on topics including sexual harassment prevention, team building, leadership skills development and HR Boot Camp (a management 101 seminar for non-HR people). He is the author of numerous HR articles and has most recently been featured in Achieving Business Excellence.

Zych’s prior experience includes serving as the Director of Human Resources for Aerovox Inc., a $125M publicly traded company with over 1,000 employees in three countries. He also served as Human Resource Manager for Volex Corporation’s US operations. In 1999, Zych became a founding partner in Crocker Consulting Inc. before joining HR Knowledge.

Zych is a graduate of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and has had extensive continuing education in Human Resources, including the Harvard/MIT Consortium’s “Program on Negotiation”. He is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

About HR Knowledge, Inc.
HR Knowledge, Inc. is a leading Business Process Outsourcer (BPO) serving emerging to mid-sized companies throughout the Northeast. HR Knowledge has the experience and technology to efficiently provide best-in-class integrated HR services at an affordable cost to clients.

HR Knowledge’s leaders have more than 100 years of combined experience and provide expert guidance in Human Resource management, Group Benefits Brokerage, Payroll Processing & Managed Services, Financial Services and Recruiting and Hiring Process Management (HPM).
Through their comprehensive Human Resource Services, HR Knowledge helps organizations minimize operational risks, reduce administrative costs and better serve their people.

HR Knowledge is headquartered at 905B South Main Street, Suite 203 in Mansfield and their second office is located at 890 Winter Street, Suite 208 in Waltham, MA. For more information, contact (508) 339-1300 or visit their website at www.hrknowledge.com

HR Knowledge CEO to appear on MYOB Radio Show Sunday

Jeff Garr, CEO of HR Knowledge will be appearing on the “Mind your Own Business” Radio Show this week. The show provides advice, information and connections for entrepreneurs, service providers and established companies. Tune into MYOB this Sunday between 9-11 AM to hear his segment.

Local Stations:

WBNW 1120 AM – Needham, MA
WPLM 1390 AM – Plymouth, MA
WESO 970 AM – Southbridge, MA

or stream online @ MYOBTheRadioShow.com