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New study examines economic impact of Vancouver Energy project

New study examines economic impact of Vancouver Energy project

A new report that estimates the short- and long-term socioeconomic impact of the...

Survey: ‘Likely voters’ approve of proposed crude oil facility

Survey: ‘Likely voters’ approve of proposed crude oil facility

A pair of surveys conducted in June by Portland-based DHM Research related to th...

Care providers ‘all in’ on infrastructure improvements

Care providers ‘all in’ on infrastructure improvements

Across Southwest Washington, healthcare providers are making significant capital...

Tracking Vancouver’s new waterfront park

Tracking Vancouver’s new waterfront park

The redevelopment of the old Boise-Cascade Mill site in downtown Vancouver has l...

Nutter Corp. to install utilities at Vancouver waterfront

Nutter Corp. to install utilities at Vancouver waterfront

Nutter Corporation has been authorized by the Port of Vancouver to make stormwat...

Northwest Grain Handlers, ILWU reach tentative agreement

Northwest Grain Handlers, ILWU reach tentative agreement

A two-year long dispute and eventual work stoppage over workplace rules between ...

Accounting & Finance

Getting money from the crowd

Getting money from the crowd

Crowdfunding is defined as the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. In 2013, according to Forbes, the crowdfunding industry grew to be over $5.1 billion worldwide. Southwest Washington entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to crowdfunding to launch their ideas.

Easier access to money

Crowdfunding is...

Health Care & Hospitals

Care providers ‘all in’ on infrastructure improvements

Care providers ‘all in’ on infrastructure improvements

Across Southwest Washington, healthcare providers are making significant capital investments in infrastructure, in response to an increased number of patients (due the Affordable Care Act) and growing pressure for interoperability and integration among healthcare providers.

According to Ryan Ball, Peacehealth’s chief information officer, Peacehealth is in the midst of the second-largest capital i...

News Briefs

Local schools to benefit from $4 million STEM investment

Washington STEM, a statewide nonprofit advancing excellence, equity and innovation in STEM education, announced this week nearly $4 million in investments to regionally-based programs aimed at improving teaching and learning of science, engineering, technology and math across Washington state.

Spotlight

Clients flocking to The Tummy Team in Camas

Clients flocking to The Tummy Team in Camas

What began as a personal quest for Kelly Dean, owner of Camas-based The Tummy Team, has become a successful business venture and an opportunity to help heal thousands of people afflicted with the same injury she suffered from.

“I’ve been a physical therapist for over 15 years and I had three kids and my stomach kind of blew apart after my kiddos. I was told I could only have surgery,” Dean said. ...

Managing Employees in an Organized Workplace

Hosted by: Southwest Washington SHRM
The event will start on: August 13, 2013 11:30:00
And will end on: August 13, 2013 13:00:00
Posted by: cspartridge
360-852-4142
susan@training-dept.com
8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road

Managing both union-represented and non-represented employees can be a great balancing act. HR professionals and supervisors are required to navigate the complexities of working under a labor agreement and with unionized workers, while also maintaining a consistent and cohesive workplace for non-union employees.  This presentation is designed to provide HR professionals and supervisors with a general understanding of the fundamental principles for managing union employees and typical challenges that arise in such an environment, as well as provide some guidelines and best practices for successfully managing union and non-union employees side by side.  Topics to be covered include:

*Basics of federal and state labor law

*Understanding what constitutes protected activity for both union and non-union employees

*Labor contracts vs employee handbooks

*Workplace Policies and communications

*Practical guidelines for supervisors when managing represented employees or during a union organizing campaign, including what a manager can and connot say or do

*Negotiations, understanding a Company's bargaining obligations and avoiding liability for unlawful unilateral changes in a workplace with unionized employees

*Working under a union contract, including contract administration and conducting investigations, discipline and resolving grievances in a "just cause" system

* Significant causes of unionization and tips on preventing organization of non-union employees

HRCI - General Recertification Credit Hours Awarded: 1

To Register, go to:  http://bpt.me/430069

Cost to attend:

$25 - Chapter Members

$35 - Non-Members

$25 - CWCG, ASTD or PHRMA Members

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The sweeping change in finance

The sweeping change in finance

There are big changes afoot in finance. The back office and middle office are moving forward by creating value for the b...

Succession planning starts with a trusted advisor

Succession planning starts with a trusted advisor

As baby boomers retire, a large gap exists across the business spectrum for finding the next generation of leaders withi...

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