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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

Got Bedbugs? Help Is Here

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ecolab Inc. and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) launched the www.bedbugtoolkit.com, a free online resource to help hotel owners and operators stop bed bugs before they spread. The kit features downloadable materials on how to train staff to detect bed bugs early and actions to take when they suspect a guest room is infested. The digital toolkit includes a fact sheet about how bed bugs spread, their life-cycle and where they like to hide; a poster on bed bug detection; an instructional video showing where to inspect for bed bugs and what signs to look for; and a convenient pocket card for housekeeping staff with directions on how to inspect a room and what to do if bed bugs are found.