Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership2018-08-08T11:55:20+00:00

Measurable Benefits

A variety of products and services are available to members of the Georgia Employers’ Association either free of charge or at a discounted rate. Areas of service include consulting, legal counsel, human resources products and information, and training resources. The following table contains a synopsis of some of the specific benefits that are available to GEA members.

Membership BenefitMember RateNon-Member RateAverage Market Value
HR Hotline Phone ConsultationFreeNot Available to Non-Members$75 - $300 per hour
Legal Handbook Review – for new and renewing Member Companies33% Discount$1500 - $3000 (depending on size of handbook)$2000 - $5000
Answers Now – includes unlimited online access to HR resources 24/7, news/trends, state and federal laws & regulations, job descriptions & PA evaluation writing tools, and a white collar exemption tool.FreeNot Available to Non-Members$1000 per year
HR Phone Consultation – for challenges related to: Performance Appraisal, HR Strategy, Staffing, Compensation, Employee Development, Turnover, Employee Relations, Coaching, etcFreeNot Available to Non-Members$75 - $300 per hour
Labor Relations Phone Consultation – How to stay union-free in both pro-active and reactive situationsFreeNot Available to Non-Members$75 - $300 per hour
Executive and Professional Recruiting Discount based on type of Search
Average Market Rate30% (plus) of first year annual salary
Employee Engagement Study$17/employee for GEA membersAverage Market Rate$50 (plus) per employee
Webinar Training – your choice of a variety of topicsFreeNot Available to Non-Members$75 - $300 per hour
GEA Jobs Board – Post your open positions on GEA's website.FreeNot Available to Non-MembersMarket Rate
Legal Updates –webinars on pressing issues and pertinent topicsFree$50 - $150$50 - $300
Newsletters – regular email updates from GEA on a wide range of topicsFreeFree$50 - $300
Georgia Wage and Salary SurveyFree for participants
$150$200
Sample Employee Handbook – and additional policy manuals available onlineFreeNot Available to Non-Members$100
Guide to Curbing FMLA Abuse FreeNot Available to Non-Members$75

 

List of Additional Resources

Association Members are afforded access to a wealth of expertise and hands-on assistance from our team of consultants and our business partners.  Here is a list of some of the additional resources and services available through Georgia Employers’ Association.

Resource/ServiceDescription
On Site UniversityInstructors deliver professional training at your location according to your identified needs
Networking OpportunitiesShare HR and other best practices with other GEA members. Receive valuable information on compensation, turnover, benefits and other questions.
HR Compliance AuditProvides a detailed look into potential areas of non-compliance. Review and overview by Constangy, Brooks, Smith and Prophete, LLP, assures attorney/client privilege.
Handbook and Program Development - assistance in development of handbooks, EEOC position statements, affirmative action programs. Constangy, Brooks, Smith, and Prophete, LLP, a nationally known employment and labor law firm, provides reduced rate and discounted services to GEA member companies.
Individual Planning, Investment Management, Insurance Services, Corporate PlanningBrett Virgin, CFP with SoundRiver Advisors, provides a full range of investment services.
Management Consulting and Executive Recruiting – organizational development, customer loyalty enhancement, strategic planning, HR metrics, and more.GEA consultants and partners have years of experience assisting organizations to attain, manage and sustain profitable growth.
Management Coaching and Career Development – career transition, compensation strategy development, team skill development and more.GEA consultants specialize in human resource issues, management effectiveness, and problem solving.
Policy and Procedure Development – job design, benefits, compensation, payroll and more.GEA Consultants Pete Tosh and Keiko Humphries provide these services.
Personalized Benefits ServicesPeachtree Benefit Group is a full-service employee benefits advisor and broker, serving plan sponsors and their employees.
Environmental and Safety ServicesHBNext covers the entire spectrum of safety and environmental issues.
Background InvestigationsAtlanta-based Norred & Associates provides fast and accurate background checks, including criminal and motor vehicle history and other background investigations as warranted.
Workers Compensation InsuranceWaites and Foshee provides Workers' Comp insurance products for GEA member companies.
Secure Health Plans Employee Assistance ProgramFor a set fee, licensed professional counselors provide individual, family, and couple's counseling to employees and their dependents.
Georgia and Federal Tax CreditsThis GEA program can help you find tax credits available to Georgia companies.
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