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Establishing Substance Abuse Policies

Many employers have strong and specific language in their handbooks outlining a zero tolerance stance for workplace substance abuse. But take care to assure that your policy is free from common mistakes and contradictory verbiage. Here are a few things to consider when creating or refining your current Substance Abuse Policy: 1. What is the

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How To Be Successful After College Graduation

When I was a 19-year-old doe-eyed undergraduate at Portland State University, the thought that I might one day be asked to speak to an MBA class as an authoritative source on anything was pretty unbelievable. Fifteen years, a master’s degree, and two careers later…still pretty unbelievable. Nonetheless, one of my colleagues (who is by all

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Boly:Welch Named One of the Best Companies to Work For in Oregon 2017

During a grand event at the Oregon Convention Center last week, Oregon Business Magazine announced the winners of the 2017 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon – and for the thirteenth year, Boly:Welch was recognized for our continued commitment to work/life balance! With over 9000 employees from across the state weighing in annually, the

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Terminating the Talented Employee

Terminations typically don’t top a manager’s activity list. But, after exhausting the steps needed to address poorly performing employees or those who have violated company policy, it may be necessary to help an employee to their next opportunity. However, when it comes to a termination that involves a really talented employee who fits your culture,

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Are 360 Reviews Right for Your Organization?

First off, what is a 360 review? As the name implies, this performance review process includes professional, skill-based and interpersonal feedback from across the organization on behalf of a specific individual. They are designed to provide feedback on how an employee’s contributions, performance, interpersonal skills, accountability and other areas are viewed by the people with

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