Mauser Packaging Solutions has used Frontline HR Solutions many times and in various ways. I would recommend Frontline to anyone looking for rapid, discreet, professional and impactful support in the areas of compliance training, positive employee relations, workplace investigations, supervisor development. Mike Perkins and his team deploy on short notice, provide hands-on, turn-key solutions that make an immediate and lasting impact to any industrial organization. Mike and his team are practical, easy to work with and knowledgeable seasoned professionals who deliver immediate value to any organization in need of assistance in the positive employee relations space.
Executive Vice-President – Human Resources
We first learned of Mike and his extensive knowledge through a presentation he gave to our Vistage CEO group. Following that meeting we immediately engaged Mike to do an assessment of our HR organization. His review went far deeper and into more areas than expected and he found things we suspected to be deficient and even more we were not aware of. We walked away with a plan to fill the gaps and several referrals to other vendors who specialized in the areas of OFCCP compliance, monitoring of state of employment law changes, and Affirmative Action Plans. Mike has stayed in touch and quickly answers periodic questions that crop up while doing business. He has been so helpful and responsive; I can’t say enough good things about him and the excellent services he provides! You will sleep better at night knowing Frontline is on your HR team!
-Holly Smith, President
H2 Performance Consulting (National Cyber-Security Contractor)
Mike and I worked together at Progress Rail and I had the pleasure of working with on a few key projects. One of the most challenging projects was one in which we constructed and launched a new facility. As can be imagined there are many hurdles associated with a project of this scope from government relations, employee recruitment and retention to communication timing and alignment with the overarching business strategy. Mike led the project areas related to HR and served as a tremendous resource in guiding our team in other areas. He recruited a high level of talent to launch the facility and worked with local staffing agencies and government organizations to allow our team to meet objectives. He also worked with our team to create a training video that would allow new employees to receive an orientation and get a detailed understanding of safety and operating procedures before receiving hands on training. Mike also served as a guide for navigating the local government agencies that we needed to correspond with to ensure that the program was launched successfully. Our team was comprised of a large cross functional team with diverse backgrounds and perspectives. With all of tactical and strategic contributions that Mike gave to the team, what stood out to me the most was his ability to work well with all personality types, roles, and in all circumstances. No matter the challenge Mike kept a positive attitude and perspective during the launch. His ability to execute well, serve as a subject matter expert for all areas of HR, provide insight to adjacent areas and motivate the team makes him a great contributor for any business.
Director of Operational Excellence
Common sense does not always ‘win the day’ when dealing with HR rules and regulations, and having HR services at our fingertips for quick answers and guidance through various situations has been invaluable. Mike took the reins of updating our policy and procedures manual to keep us compliant with current laws and governing our business appropriately and did it expeditiously and with the utmost attention to detail. We use them for our two locations and have been delighted with their response, professionalism, and service. Mike has helped with questions concerning employees and any other need I have come to him with, he has always been impressive.
-Willow Hetrick, Executive Director
Chugach Regional Resources Commission
Frontline HR Solutions really came to Kappler’s rescue. We had just lost our long-time HR Manager and were facing many end of the year activities. Mike stepped in and brought us several quality candidates. Within a short time we placed a phenomenal HR Manager. I’m certain we would not have found her without Frontline.
While searching for an HR Manager, Mike and his team provided recruiting and screening services for other key areas. Thank you guys! You filled a very big gap in our organization and I am so grateful for your support and timely service.
-Laura Kappler-Roberts, President
Kappler, Inc. (International Protective Apparel Mfg.)
Mike Perkins, thank you for being helpful to the Holiday Inn Express, Gadsden and Fort Payne. Your expertise and experience have definitely helped us through Covid times and beyond. We are ever so grateful for your professionalism and approach to HR for small businesses.
-Nanda Patel, Owner (Hotel Management Group)
I've worked extensively with Mike on union campaigns, third party intervention (union-free) training, and related projects. Mike is the consummate professional. He is well versed in labor law and can deliver powerful, well organized communications to the workforce. Mike works seamlessly with outside counsel and the employer's operations and human resources personnel. He is a great addition to any team.
-Todd Wozniak, Partner
Holland & Knight LLP
I had the pleasure of working with Mike Perkins in two capacities. My introduction to Mike was when he served as our external Employment Attorney. His skill in navigating many difficult employment related issues for our human resources company while helping our HR Managers learn and grow was a key element leading to our recognition as one of the top HR companies in the southeastern US. Fortunately for us, Mike later joined our firm as VP of Operations, taking Landrum Human Resources to the next level.
Mike brings a unique ability in that he can quickly relate to both business owners and staff members. His technical knowledge is without question. He is an exceptional communicator - straightforward, reads an audience and adapts as necessary, and insures all involved have a complete understanding of the message. This is particularly critical when conducting investigations and mediations.
Mike is an engaged trainer, bringing unique perspectives and experiences to his trainings, leaving the recipients asking probing questions that lead to a very high learning curve. His energy is contagious.
Without reservation, I recommend Mike Perkins and Frontline HR Solutions.
-Denise T. McLeod, SPHR and SHRM-SCP
Vice President (retired 2018), Landrum Human Resources (HR Management Group)
I first got to know Mike through our Rotary Club. Mike was president of our club and I had the pleasure of serving on his board. I had the opportunity to observe Mike’s leadership skills up close. We have a motto in Rotary, Service Above Self and Mike embodies that spirit.
Later I was hired as Director of Strategic Initiatives for Landrum HR, a family owned HR company while Mike served as General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. We provided HR services for nearly 12,000 employees in 45 states and Mike was always at the center of our HR efforts, guiding our 12 HR Managers. With the number of employees involved, our work involved a large volume of cases with tremendous complexity. Mike handled those cases with a calm demeanor and utmost professionalism.
I later went on to serve as Chief Operating Officer for Landrum and I always tried to emulate Mike’s professionalism and concern to make the best decision for all concerned. Acting in a way that is beneficial for all concerned is another hallmark of Rotary. Mike lives that. In my view Mike is consummate HR professional.
Mike and Team were instrumental in the start-up of our company. Designed, developed, and implemented our policies and procedures. Helped us navigate the HR challenges of COVID-19!
-Dee Ann Stone, President
Music City Laboratories (Cosmetics, Cosmetics and Hand-Sanitizer Mfg.)
Our company has been involved with Mike Perkins for more than 20 years. Mike has given us sound advice and guidance on many facets of running a business: employment issues, hiring practices, changes in employment law, personnel disputes, various contract issues, updating employment manuals, as well as assistance on broadcast industry specific issues.
Mike has an amazing ability to retain our past dealings in his head, which help as we deal with current issues. His retention enables Mike to give us timely advice rather than spend time researching previous issues.
Mike is able to understand our various Legal/HR issues because his experiences are so vast. As an attorney, Mike understands law thus is better able to advise us on employment issues. Mike is calm and level-headed, thus he frequently guides us toward resolution rather than conflict. We have avoided numerous legal issues by listening to Mike.
In full disclosure, Mike is a close friend. However as a long-time friend, I know that Mike is a man of character; he values honesty and hard work. One testament of this is that Mike has no enemies. He obeys the rules, treats all people kindly and plays fair. When Mike completes intense, lengthy negotiations, the opposition is usually willing to shake Mike's hand. Mike is a well-respected HR expert.
-David Woods, President
When our company had an employee issue that needed to be addressed in an evaluation and training manner, we sought advice from our labor lawyer who suggested we contact Mike Perkins at Frontline HR Solutions. After our initial interview with Mr. Perkins where we explained our issue, we engaged him to handle our situation.
Mr. Perkins’ knowledge in the HR field and personal approach to resolving personnel issues were the expertise we needed to tailor the program used in the evaluation and rehabilitation of our employee. Not only was our issue addressed and our employee allowed to return to work after positively responding to the required corrective actions, the employee continues daily use in his work environment of the new skills he learned and has truly become a success story. Both his supervisors and subordinates have witnessed the positive changes in him as a result of the time spent working with Mr. Perkins.
The successful transformation of our employee has motivated us to not only use Mr. Perkins in any similar “one of a kind” situations that may arise in the future, but to also request that he design a program for us to use with all our employees to increase their motivation and knowledge of how to manage employees using proper legal tactics.
I highly recommend Mr. Perkins and Frontline HR Solutions for any and all human relations related issues you may encounter.
National Manufacturing Company