Beyond Harassment Prohibitions

December 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Don’t just ‘set and forget’ anti-harassment policies.  11/1/2012  By Andrew Slobodien and Elizabeth Peters     Since the landmark 1998 U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Faragher v. City of Boca Raton and Burlington Industries v. Ellerth, most companies have recognized the importance of adopting equal employment opportunity and anti-harassment policies. A new line of cases, however, suggests that [...]

Flexible workplaces help employees find balance between family, job

July 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

By Matt Wickenheiser, BDN Staff Posted July 06, 2012, at 1:12 p.m. Last modified July 06, 2012, at 1:47 p.m. A short day at Jasleen Leach’s old job was from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a few hours in Washington, D.C.-area traffic to travel less than 50 miles, a quick dinner and short [...]

WLOB The Importance of Support Roles

June 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On this weeks show we covered the importance of the support roles in business. These support roles are not always the most glamorous or the most desired but they are some of the most important jobs in business. These jobs are currently open allover the state of Maine. The willingness to be flexible when unemployed [...]

12 Low-Cost Employee Perks for Fun & High Performance

June 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

By: Mary Alice LaPoint Blog  copied from A Step up Book Keeping It’s always a good idea to help employees stay motivated, and there are many things you can do besides the traditional cash bonus.  Here are twelve ideas that cost little yet go a long way with employees, contractors, and other business associates. 1. Compressed [...]

HOW TO READ AN AD TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR COVER LETTER

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

HOW TO READ AN AD TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR COVER LETTER By THOMAS W. MORRIS III MORRIS • ASSOCIATES INC. http://morrisdc.com/ Much like writing a resume, the key to writing a good cover letter is to understand how people read them, and by and large, they don’t. People glance at cover letters quickly, first for format [...]

Part 2 – Succession and Career Planning – the why and how!

May 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Part 2 – Succession and Career Planning  –  the why and how! By Valerie Mercer SPHR, Director of HR/Career Services Click here to listen… The purpose of a succession and career planning system is to match future needs of the organization (anticipated and unanticipated openings) with the aspirations and competencies of top performing and high potential [...]

Succession and Career Planning Part 1

May 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Part 1 – Succession and Career Planning…..Important Even in a Double-Dip Recession! By Valerie Mercer SPHR, Director of HR/Career Services Click here to listen… Has your organization ever promoted an employee to fill an unplanned opening, only to have them fail? Does your organization have a plan in place for developing and retaining your key [...]

What are Affirmative Action Plans, and Who Needs to File One?

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

What are Affirmative Action Plans, and Who Needs to File One? Click here to listen… An Affirmative Action Program plan is a formal way of documenting your organization’s management policies and procedures, in place to eliminate barriers to employment opportunities for minorities, women, Veterans and qualified disabled people.  AAP Plans examine an organization’s population and [...]

April is National Stress Awareness Month

April 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

April is National Stress Awareness Month By: Kim Lefebvre Click here to listen…   For the twentieth year in a row April has been named National Stress Awareness Month. This collaborative initiative is a cooperative effort to raise awareness about the dangers of stress and prevalent misconceptions. During the month of April, health professionals are [...]

Workplace Violence Part 2

April 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

By Audra Becker VP of HR Services:   This 2-part blog touches on the topic of Workplace Violence, often a taboo discussion. Based on recent events in Maine, I believe it is a subject that warrants discussion. Last week a disgruntled ex-employee stormed his previous employer by gunpoint. The gunman surrendered and no one was [...]

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