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Talks over propane/butane export terminal at Port of Longview progressing

Talks over propane/butane export terminal at Port of Longview progressing

The Port of Longview and Haven Energy are “finding common commercial ground” in ...

Dancing with the Local Stars raises $154,000

Dancing with the Local Stars raises $154,000

Saturday's Dancing with the Local Stars raised $154,000, according to a report f...

Developer hopes to construct Uptown Apartments in early 2015

Developer hopes to construct Uptown Apartments in early 2015

Pending approval from the city of Vancouver, construction of the Uptown Apartmen...

Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns

Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns

After hundreds of naked celebrity photos were allegedly hacked from Apple’s iClo...

Pangea’s Comet about to hit the streets

Pangea’s Comet about to hit the streets

Pangea Motors, makers of an electric 16-passenger shuttle known as the “Comet,” ...

Getting money from the crowd

Getting money from the crowd

Crowdfunding is defined as the practice of funding a project or venture by raisi...

Technology & Electronic Solutions

Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns

Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns

After hundreds of naked celebrity photos were allegedly hacked from Apple’s iCloud this Labor Day weekend, many are questioning the security of “the cloud.” But that hasn’t stopped the steady influx of businesses switching from in-house data storage to cloud-based solutions.

Integra, a communications and networking company headquartered in Vancouver, released data estimating that 70 percent of bu...

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...

News Briefs

From the List: Nonprofit Foundations (2014)

What are the largest nonprofit foundations in Clark County? We ranked them by total foundation assets. Figures as of 8/1/2014.

Spotlight

Current Home Technologies: Market growth fueling elaborate installations

Current Home Technologies: Market growth fueling elaborate installations

Tony Curtis, owner of Current Home Technologies, has been a professional integrator since 1997. Back then, dedicated theater rooms sparked the imagination of homeowners everywhere, but the technology of Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel audio only whispered at the capabilities of the completely integrated home experience that Current Home Technologies provides residents with today.

Despite unwitt...

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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Field of dreams

Field of dreams

To succeed in today’s digital age, a small business cannot simply open the doors and expect people to know it exists and...

7 key elements to an effective website (for small business)

7 key elements to an effective website (for small business)

With exceptions few and far between, your website needs to play a significant role in your business’s overall growth str...

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