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Benefits of Membership

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Build an engaged, well-managed and
low-risk workplace with a CAI Membership

CAI Membership includes:

Advice & Resolution

Engage & Connect

  • Practices, policies and advice from thousands of local peers in our online community myCAI
  • Small private virtual peer groups available to join or form

Pre-Paid Legal Services Plan

Data & Research

Learn & Go

Not yet a member?  Experience the value of CAI membership and get FREE HR advice during a phone call with one of our expert Advice and Resolution team members.  Click here for additional information.

Improve your organization’s profitability, productivity and quality by putting CAI to work for you.  Call us today at 919-878-9222 or 336-668-7746 to discover how CAI membership will benefit your business.  Or Click Here to join now.

Watch leading HR professionals talk about their relationship with CAI in CAI Member Stories videos.

What Our Members Are Saying

“CAI consultants provide information that reflects current state and federal laws and industry specific best practices. Their guidance and feedback have assisted me in my development as an individual and have assisted my organization in having sound policies that are compliant and reflect the uniqueness of the organizational culture. The availability of CAI resources has been a calming force in addressing issues related to the complexities of a diverse and multicultural workforce in a constantly changing world.”
Anthony J. Newkirk
Manager, Employee Relations & Diversity
WakeMed Health & Hospitals

“If your company has employees, a CAI membership is a must have. Accentuate Staffing has been a member of CAI for more than 10 years. Whenever we are in doubt of an HR related issue, the first thing out of our mouth is “call CAI.” Their Advice and Counsel team provide us with immediate assistance when we call. In today’s business climate there is greater opportunity to stumble into a legal pitfall, but when we call CAI, we receive reassurance and steps to walk through a potential legal issue. They even provide role-plays to ensure we are properly prepared to address the situation. In addition to their Advice and Counsel Service, CAI has helped us with pre-employment background checks and compliance issues. We often refer CAI to our own clients. CAI has provided support for many of our people management issues and I highly recommend becoming member.”
Cindy Waite
President / CEO
Accentuate Staffing

"CAI works as an extension of my HR department, providing resources and assistance that allow us to develop product and strategic initiatives that are on par with a much larger HR staff."
Don Larsen, SPHR
Vice President, Human Resources
Local Government Federal Credit Union

“CAI is an absolute necessary partner for businesses’ Human Resources and training functions. As an HR leader for 35 years, I have partnered with CAI since the beginning of my career. During this time, CAI has always been a competent, reliable and supportive HR resource. As any organization, CAI has grown and evolved over the years in order to remain current and provide quality, professional support for its members.”
Mike Cranford
Human Resources Director
Gregory Poole

“Our CAI membership has been extremely helpful to our HR department. If I am unsure about a compliance issue or I need advice quickly, I know I can turn to CAI to provide me with the information that I need. What makes CAI’s experts and trainers different than others is that they currently work in the fields that they teach or provide counsel for, so I know I am receiving the most up-to-date information. I can easily apply the material I learn from their webinars and conferences to my daily HR tasks. CAI is a valuable resource, and I would not entertain using any other HR service provider.”
Joan Inman
Human Resources Director

“Over the past four years, CAI has been instrumental to our organization in so many ways. The largest asset to us is the advice and counsel that is available to us throughout our work day. While we may not utilize the service daily, the advice and counsel team is always there right when we need them! Like many companies, unique HR situations come up for us and, although we may know how we've handled something similar in the past, there is that one little thing that makes ‘this time’ different. We always know just who to call to get our answer! This gives us peace of mind and saves countless hours over the course of a year. Thank you for your excellent service!”
Amy Cromer
Director, Corporate Relations
The Assurance Group, Inc.

"The value of my CAI Membership is ‘priceless!’ I’ve been a member for many years and every year I tap into another resource that becomes almost a necessity for me in order to do my job well…most important of all is the peace of mind that I have because CAI has their finger on the pulse of everything out there I need to be concerned about. I cannot imagine doing my job without them!"
Lise Williams, SPHR
Director of Human Resources
The Cedars of Chapel Hill Club, Inc.

“We are a National wholesaler of hearth and outdoor products with 20 employees based in Raleigh. We are too small for an HR department but need to be current on HR related regulations. CAI IS our HR department and has been for over 6 years. Any personnel situations or questions that arise where I need advice, I call CAI. I always get a prompt and thorough response. They are all such nice people that I consider them my friends too. I trust their advice and through their email alerts, I am kept abreast of all types of HR issues, changes and potential legislation. The annual membership fee is the best investment that Fireside makes each year!”
Susan Thornbrough
Executive VP
Fireside Distributors

“CAI has been an incredible business resource for me as an HR professional for over 14 years! This includes terrific advice and counsel on tough HR issues and access to professional skill training for employees. Membership in CAI is essential for any small or medium-sized business.”
Lauren W. Kiser, PHR
HR Manager

“CAI is the place I turn to first for answers to HR and business questions. Their staff is knowledgeable and responsive, and they go out of their way to track down information that may be hard to find. Their training sessions are excellent, with a focus on practical, real-world applications. I trust them to do thorough, timely pre-hire applicant background checks. Turnaround time is usually only 2 or 3 days. In short, I believe my company's CAI membership is money well spent.”
Ruth Stalvey
Human Resources Director
The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence

Why CAI?

  • We have more than 1,120 members and the average length of membership for current members is 13 years.
  • More than 86% of our members would highly recommend CAI to another organization.
  • We help our members with an average of 650 questions per month.
  • We’ve been advising North Carolina employers for more than 50 years.
  • Our Advice and Resolution team has an average of 26 years of HR experience.

CAI Membership Features

  • Unlimited 24/7 access to our experienced, local Advice and Resolution team
  • HR Organizational Assessment
  • myCAI - our new web-based community platform - enabling members to connect with peers and ask the CAI community for best practices, sample policies and recommendations
  • The latest HR and compliance news, information and updates (newsletter, Desk Manual, Executive Scan, e-Alerts)
  • Members-only webinars and in-person programs with HR and compliance experts
  • A wealth of Web resources and tools (Learn & GO, Legal Toolbox, HR Toolbox, CCH, employee handbook guide, powerpoint training templates, employment law coverage guides and more)
  • Timely, local and relevant Pay and Benefits Survey data (free for participants)
  • Employee handbook review
  • 4 HRCI credits per year - just for being a member!
  • ECNC – employer advocacy
  • All-in-one combined federal and N.C. employer posters

Now's the time to put CAI to work for your organization. Call us today at 919-878-9222 or 336-668-7746 to discover how CAI membership will benefit you.  Or Click Here to join now.