The Dialogue with Regina Cotton

This feature is a question-and-answer session with a new Blount County Chamber member. So here we go with our 37th installment visiting with Regina Cotton, managing partner of Integrity HR Services, LLC, whose goal is to provide quality HR resources at a affordable price and to help small to mid-size companies ensure compliance with state and federal laws and help them decrease their risks and liability.
 
In addition to ensuring compliance, what else do you do? We are also a licensed insurance broker and provide full service benefit administration for all our brokering clients free of charge. Below are some of the services our company provides: > Comprehensive HR audit > Employee Training & Development. > Title VII, ADA, FLSA, EEOC, OSHA, etc. compliance. > I-9 compliance, including E-Verify. > HR Policies & Procedures > Employee Handbooks > Administration of Unemployment claims. > Administration of FMLA, Military and Leave of Absence > Employee Counseling & Performance Management. > Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Investigations > Supervisor Training Programs: Harassment, Discrimination, Wage & Hour Compliance > New Hire/Benefit Orientation Program > Pre-Employment Screening > Benefit Administration and ACA compliance. > COBRA Administration > Monthly Benefit Invoice Reconciliation
 
What is your background? My degree is in business administration, I am a licensed broker and I am certified as a professional in human resources. I have over 30 years of HR management experience and have worked in most industries throughout my career.
 
Integrity is an interesting name for a company. Why that? We chose the name Integrity HR Services because it represents how we do business. I believe you have to work hard and earn the respect and trust of your colleagues and clients. We truly value each and every one of our clients and treat their business as we do our own. Their success is our success!
 
What is your customer base. Small to mid size clients who need assistance with HR compliance. Our fees are based on headcount and are capped at 100 employees (so even if you have 200 employees, you're only going to pay for 100) and our full service brokering is completely free if we're the Broker.
 
What do you enjoy about what you do? We love helping businesses grow, we focus on compliance and stay on top of all the ever-changing employment laws and benefit regulations so our clients can focus their clients and the growth of their business.