Category : Career

WEDnetPA – An Employee Skill-building and Training Program

In an effort to help more Pennsylvania companies effectively compete locally, nationally, and internationally, the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA), conceptualized in 1998 by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, provides skill-building and training to…

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Do You Qualify for a Lifetime Learning Credit?

The Lifetime Learning Credit is for qualified tuition and related expenses paid for eligible students enrolled in an eligible educational institution. This credit can help pay for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree courses, including courses to acquire or improve job…

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There’s No Need to Suffer in Silence — Seek Treatment for Pelvic Floor Disorders

When it comes to pelvic floor disorders, the symptoms get old fast. For example, some women experience a heavy feeling or severe pressure in the pelvis or a bulging in the vaginal or rectal area, creating the sensation that their…

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Employee Termination: Best Practices, Common Pitfalls

On a sliding scale of workplace pleasantness, few—if any—professional circumstances manage to rank below employee termination. Having to fire or lay off an employee is generally not on a manager’s wish list, and rare is the employee who relishes being…

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Wonder Why You Hired A Dud?

“What happened?” you ask. HR screened the résumés and gave you the best of the stack. You checked for education, work experience, and skills, and they were all there. You interviewed her and she sounded bright and enthusiastic—a real go-getter….

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Where’s the Money? Whom to Turn to When You Need a Business Loan

If you’re a small business owner starting out and need a loan, where would you go? Both credit unions and community banks are possible lenders. That wasn’t always the case with credit unions. “Historically, many credit unions didn’t lend to…

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Ten Steps Small Businesses Should Take to Prepare for a Disaster

When people think of disasters, they generally envision tornados, hurricanes, floods, or other catastrophic events that devastate entire communities. But for a business—and particularly a small business—a disaster can be something as seemingly trivial as a failed server, a telephone…

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6 Ways to Own Going Back to Work

Once upon a time, you decided to take a few months away from your career to spend time with your new baby or tend to a sick relative or start your own business. Perhaps those months turned into years, and…

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OSHA ‘Final Rule’ Changes Reporting, D&A Testing

In the commonwealth, the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration covers most private-sector employers. Workers at state and local government agencies—i.e., cities, counties, boroughs, townships, public school districts, and the State System of Higher Education—are not covered. Nor are the…

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Sexual Harassment: You’d Think We’d Learn

A supervisor makes sexually suggestive comments to an employee regarding the employee’s clothing and how the employee’s body looks in the chosen clothing. Or the supervisor suggests that the two should have engaged in a sexual relationship and that if…

0 Comments / 85 View / April 1, 2017