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CenturyLink strengthens commitment to Clark County with gigabit service

CenturyLink strengthens commitment to Clark County with gigabit service

CenturyLink announced this week that broadband speeds up to 1 gigabit per second...

Marketing & the human element

Marketing & the human element

The world of marketing is abuzz with talk of metrics. A typical campaign might i...

Fort Vancouver National Trust announces “Dancing with the Local Stars” participants

Fort Vancouver National Trust announces “Dancing with the Local Stars” participants

The Fort Vancouver National Trust has unveiled the nine local community leaders ...

10 Things: Julie Kuni, Village Vineyard

10 Things: Julie Kuni, Village Vineyard

Here are 10 things we learned from our discussion with Julie Kuni of Village Vin...

Clark County rolls out video option for building inspections

Clark County rolls out video option for building inspections

Contractors, business owners, landlords and private homeowners now have the opti...

Women shaping Clark County’s law industry

Women shaping Clark County’s law industry

In an industry that has been historically male-dominated, Clark County has seen ...

Design & Construction

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 long been a top priority for city leaders. And while the mixed-use project has the potential to be a game-changer for the city, the key to its success may very well lie at the water’s edge.

The 32-acre project will include one million square feet of office space and 250,000 square feet of retail space, including propos...

Marketing & Strategic Communication

Marketing & the human element

Marketing & the human element

The world of marketing is abuzz with talk of metrics. A typical campaign might incorporate search-engine optimization (SEO), automated lead generation and a quantified return-on-investment. The thought of people – not computers – designing all the elements of a publicity push can start to sound like a dream of the Mad Men era.

But in this age of analytics, the human element is still vital to even...

News Briefs

Clark County taxable retail sales up 7.8 percent

Taxable retail sales in Clark County increased 7.8 percent to $1.2 billion during the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to the Washington State Department of Revenue.

Spotlight

Wall to Wall Stone Corp enjoying extraordinary growth

Wall to Wall Stone Corp enjoying extraordinary growth

Most business owners would be ecstatic if their companies grew 30 or 40 percent a year. One Vancouver company says it is growing at a rate of 100 percent a year and has been since 2008 when it was founded.

Wall to Wall Stone Corp., which began with four employees, is up to 93 now and hopes to employ more than 200 by next year. The fabricator and installer of stone for residential and commercial c...

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 NOT to select a building design consultant

How NOT to select a building design consultant

A building construction project, whether for a new building, renovation, addition or repair, represents a significant fi...

Building “failures” and how to avoid them

Building “failures” and how to avoid them

The recent collapses of the I-5 Bridge over the Skagit River and the floor of the Vancouver Warehouse and Distribution C...

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