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Bridging the Employment Gap

For many people, having a gap in employment is inevitable – whether it be by choice or due to layoffs from today’s economy.

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Bonus Traps

Bonuses come in all shapes and sizes, and generally they can be a good way to supplement the salary portion of your compensation.   However, in a few instances, they can also be bad, and yes, they can even be ugly.    When you are in the middle of a job change it is a good idea to understand how bonuses can impact the compensation and its respective negotiation.

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The Termination Checklist

Previously we addressed the poor performer, from evaluation and discipline to conducting the confidential search. Now we are ready to proceed with the termination. Pete Moser and Jeff Hirsch of Robinson & Cole, LLP, who provided the top ten mistakes regarding discipline and evaluation in my first column on this issue, have provided a termination checklist.

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Who’s in charge of the Chief?

If you own or manage a laundry and rely on a maintenance manager to put his arms around the functioning integrity of the equipment then you probably already know where the manager fits on the “organization chart”.

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Replacing A Poor Performer

Someone once said, “It is easier to hire someone than it is to let someone go.” Most of us would agree, and if you are trying not to miss a beat by having a new replacement employee start the day following the exit of the terminated poor performer, then you need good planning and a bit of luck. This is the first of several articles addressing the replacement of an employee.

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Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Lapauw Acquired By Private Investor

BELGIUM — Lapauw and its affiliate Lapauw France have been acquired by Mr. Philippe D’heygere for an undisclosed amount. The Belgian based manufacturer of industrial laundry equipment officially announced that it has recently sold its rights to Mr. Philippe D’heygere, a successful international entrepreneur with special interests in global expansion.

“I have worked with the Lapauw family for 46 years. Following my first meeting with the new owner, I feel very confident that this agreement will provide the experience and resources needed to expand into new markets and bolster support to our existing distributors and customers,” said Andre Henrard, Export Manager for the countries outside Europe. The current management will remain active and no personnel change is expected.

In a joint statement to their distributors, the Lapauw family announced “Mr. D’heygere has international expertise and will reinforce the position of the Lapauw Group as a successful worldwide leader of premier laundry equipment.”