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Successful Subordinate Communications

Successful Subordinate Communications

Last week we discussed the importance of taking the time to focus on fostering the relationships you have with your mid-level managers via effective communication. Often the lifeline between employees and upper management, it is vital to communicate expectations and...

Subordinate Supervisor Communications

Subordinate Supervisor Communications

Karen has been a supervisor of the nursing team at a local community clinic for nearly a year. Though her medical skills and experience are exemplary, she has struggled with her employee relations skills. Recently, her employees have started to slack in some of their...

The Benefits of the Barbecue

The Benefits of the Barbecue

The dog days of summer provide employers with a great opportunity to show their employees some appreciation, why not with a good ole' company picnic?! In today’s workforce climate, we are constantly reading articles and hearing horror stories warning us of what “not...

2019 Labor Law Updates!

2019 Labor Law Updates!

A number of changes have hit the State of Oregon this past week, affecting a wide range of individuals. Oregon’s minimum wage increased this past Monday, and on Sunday, Oregon legislators passed a bill that will make the state the eighth in the nation to offer paid...

Rose Colored Glasses

Rose Colored Glasses

Everyone views the world through rose colored glasses. We all come from varied backgrounds and are equally unique. These differences should be celebrated and used to create a better understanding of the world we live in. Beyond the worthy goal of inclusion, these...

How Actively Are You Listening?

How Actively Are You Listening?

Most of us have heard that we must be “active listeners” and refrain from being passive listeners. Passive listening in and of itself is not bad, in that passive listening is simply the physical act of hearing. There are many occasions in which we passively listen,...