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Details emerge on 101 Main Street building

Details emerge on 101 Main Street building

Local developer Killian Pacific is preparing to break ground early next year on ...

Pacific Continental announces major SW WA expansion

Pacific Continental announces major SW WA expansion

Pacific Continental Bank has inked plans to expand its presence in Southwest Was...

Freshii to open two additional Vancouver locations

Freshii to open two additional Vancouver locations

Less than one year ago, Doug and Rich Gillespie brought the Freshii franchise to...

Best practices for business seeking loans

Best practices for business seeking loans

With the right approach, applying for a loan doesn’t have to be painful. The fol...

Fit Right owners sell company

Fit Right owners sell company

Dave Sobolik and Robb Finegan, owners of Fit Right, a running store with locatio...

Women in construction: Building their success

Women in construction: Building their success

Some industries have been clearly dominated by one gender or the other; perhaps ...

Banking & Money Management

Best practices for business seeking loans

Best practices for business seeking loans

With the right approach, applying for a loan doesn’t have to be painful. The following best practices, garnered from local experts, can help business owners successfully obtain a new loan or restructure an existing one.

“Right now is a great time to restructure debt because interest rates are so low,” said Dave Hansen, Columbia Bank’s senior VP and regional manager for the Portland/Vancouver area...

Design & Construction

Women in construction: Building their success

Women in construction: Building their success

Some industries have been clearly dominated by one gender or the other; perhaps no industry more so than construction. However, in Southwest Washington, women are finding their place and respect amongst their male counterparts.

Leading to construction

As with most careers, there are a variety of paths that lead us to our chosen industry.

“I have always been fascinated with building things,” say...

News Briefs

Ridgefield named ‘Port of the Year’ by Washington Ports Association

The Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) has named the Port of Ridgefield as the recipient of its annual Port of the Year Award. The annual award recognizes a WPPA member that has demonstrated exceptional success in the industry. There are currently 75 member ports operating within the state.

Spotlight

SmartRG: Riding the technology wave of the connected home

SmartRG: Riding the technology wave of the connected home

Recently more than doubling their office space, from 2,600 square feet to almost 6,000 is just one sign that SmartRG Inc. is a rising star in Vancouver’s high-tech community. SmartRG designs and produces hardware and software solutions to help Internet service providers and broadband operators monitor, manage and monetize the connected home.

Before the expansion, Jeff McInnis, CEO, said they were...

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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Five planning tips to help your business succeed in 2015

Five planning tips to help your business succeed in 2015

As we look forward to watching the ball drop in Times Square at midnight on Dec. 31 and the start of a new year, it’s a ...

The small print in loan documents

The small print in loan documents

Part of the small print in the stack of papers making up your loan documents is the rules you are promising to follow fo...

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