Many WSA Members have expressed their desire to prioritize the hiring of veteranAmericanJobHeroess, if at all possible. An organization called Center for America offers two quick reference guides for businesses looking to do so. One is for small employers who want to hire veterans, national guard members and reservists and the other is for larger employers.
There are many challenges that face executives and the leaders of a business. Guiding and directing the way employees handle the business, transactions, relations with one another, and overall functions of the company are key parts of being in leadership. Establishing a well-defined organizational culture is vital to being successful in business development.
Gregory P. Smith offers a snapshot of into how different personality types may best be counseled and managed, using the DISC (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, Compliance) system. Graphic and pdf available within the article.
Suggestions regarding written language of discipline and discharge. This includes words to avoid and the importance of maintaining flexibility in paperwork concerning disciplinary policy. A pdf file is attached that includes a model policy members can tailor towards their companies needs.
Douglas M. Zucker’s nine-step guide to creating an Employee Handbook. A properly drafted handbook can be an excellent tool for employers while an improperly drafted handbook can leave the employer open to legal concerns. Both these examples are addressed within the article.
At the 2013 NPE Best Practices for Sweepers Seminar a number of good ideas surfaced in the various topic areas. The following information on hiring practices is provided from the notes taken during the session by WSA’s Executive Director, Ranger Kidwell-Ross.