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County, wine industry approaching smoother waters

County, wine industry approaching smoother waters

A learning experience. That is how both vineyard/winery owners and county offici...

Banner Bank to open Salmon Creek branch

Banner Bank to open Salmon Creek branch

Banner Bank, a Walla Walla-based financial institution with a branch in East Van...

Study: $7 billion investment in state transportation would yield $42 billion in benefits

Study: $7 billion investment in state transportation would yield $42 billion in benefits

A healthy ROI awaits the state of Washington if its leaders are willing to make ...

Downtown Vancouver cocktail bar readies for opening

Downtown Vancouver cocktail bar readies for opening

The owners of Grocery Cocktail and Social, a new cocktail bar/restaurant located...

WSU Vancouver: Enhancing the business community for 25 years

WSU Vancouver: Enhancing the business community for 25 years

25 years ago, Washington State University opened its Vancouver branch on the Cla...

Maruichi Northwest to invest $30 million in port steel mill

Maruichi Northwest to invest $30 million in port steel mill

A new steel mill is coming to the Port of Vancouver USA’s Centennial Industrial ...

Health Care & Hospitals

Healthiest Companies of Southwest Washington 2014

Healthiest Companies of Southwest Washington 2014

Recognizing the employers who go above and beyond to create a healthy workforce

Studies continue to show that good health practices at work create a more productive and efficient environment with less absenteeism, proving that the “daily grind” doesn’t have to be a grind. From a Vancouver-based manufacturer to a regional law firm, these four workplaces are making the 9-to-5 a happier and healthie...

Food & Agriculture

County, wine industry approaching smoother waters

County, wine industry approaching smoother waters

A learning experience. That is how both vineyard/winery owners and county officials seem to view the past few years, as they sought solutions that would encourage the development of wineries in the county while mitigating impacts to neighboring parcels. And, like many learning experiences, it was sometimes fraught with mistakes, misunderstandings and frustration. But Marty Snell, Clark County comm...

News Briefs

Riverview Community Bank posts $1.1 million in second quarter earnings

Riverview Bancorp Inc. reported this week that it earned $1.1 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014. The second quarter results also included a $3.5 million reduction in nonperforming assets, an 18.6 percent decline.

Spotlight

ExecuTech Lease Group: Putting the personal touch into equipment leasing

ExecuTech Lease Group: Putting the personal touch into equipment leasing

Many restaurants and small businesses use a cash register and a separate terminal to handle sales, while another PC handles timecards and inventory management. But as the business grows, so does the need for a full-scale point of sale (POS) system. Such a system in a restaurant, for example, integrates everything from placing an order to a credit card swipe into one piece of equipment. But this ty...

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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How fitness makes you better at work

How fitness makes you better at work

In August of this year I had the opportunity to submit an article to the Vancouver Business Journal entitled “Healthcare...

5 Ways to win in workplace wellness

5 Ways to win in workplace wellness

In the building industry, you might not expect to need a fast horse in the race to win in wellness. Construction workers...

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