Specializing in HR, Payroll & Finance

I write articles, marketing copy, and educational content for employers, HR solutions companies, payroll service providers, CPA firms plus career and personal finance websites.

Content Focus

Talent Acquisition

Attracting, screening, interviewing and hiring the right fit for the job; onboarding; building the talent pool

Employee Benefits

Cafeteria health plans; retirement benefits; life and disability insurance; PTO; fringe benefits

Talent Management

Engagement and retention strategies; training and development; learning management systems

HR Compliance

Regulatory criteria for hiring, compensation, benefits, performance reviews and termination practices

HRIS

Cloud-based or on-premise systems for workforce administration, payroll, benefits, and HR/payroll reporting

Strategic Planning

Aligning the HR function with the needs of the organization; internal and external benchmarking

Leadership

Organizational change management; leadership styles, training and development

Health & Safety

Federal and state health standards; workers’ compensation; workplace violence; drug testing

Risk Management

Risk assessment, prioritization, control, management planning, strategy implementation, and monitoring

Workplace Culture

The role of HR in workplace culture; diversity and inclusion; developing a positive corporate culture

Wage & Hour

Minimum wage; overtime; recordkeeping; child labor; employee classification; paycheck laws

Employment Taxes

Federal, state and local withholding; employer taxes, including FUTA & SUTA; payroll tax deposits and filing

Payroll Accounting

Payroll reconciliation; payroll accrual; recording payroll entries in the appropriate general ledger accounts

Outsourcing

Viability of outsourcing HR, payroll and financial responsibilities; co-employment options and agreements

Career & Work Life

Work-related tips (job hunting, interviewing, work productivity, professional development, etc.)

Personal Finance

Tax filing; retirement planning; 401(k); 403(b); Roth; Social Security; paycheck analysis; money management

Applying 10 years of experience in HR & payroll administration to deliver relevant, engaging content.

Clients

  • Being content full is a challenge for most SMBs. We made a great decision to focus on lead generation and outsource content writing to Grace Ferguson. I highly recommend partnering with Grace to complement your content needs.
    - Shannon Burkel, VP of Sales & Marketing, Axios HR
  • We are constantly needing Grace’s input for blog writing and posts to our social sites. We value her input as we explain more and more of our social strategy to her. She’s an integral part of what we do.
    - Kelly Dean, Marketing Director, SDA CPA Group

From the Portfolio