Category : Career

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…

0 Comments / 21 View / May 1, 2017

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…

0 Comments / 10 View / May 1, 2017

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…

0 Comments / 24 View / May 1, 2017

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…

0 Comments / 48 View / April 1, 2017

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 / 84 View / April 1, 2017

What Is ADA Website Compliance?

I’ll tell you what, if there’s one word that everyone loves, it’s “compliance.” More and more businesses that operate online are becoming aware that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to their Web-based activities and wondering what ADA website compliance…

0 Comments / 43 View / February 27, 2017

Is Your Communication Style Hindering Your Growth?

Effective communication nurtures relationships, increases our career-advancement opportunities, enhances our self-esteem, and helps us manage stress. When we communicate effectively and feel understood, work—and life—are satisfying. We feel in control, valued, trusted, and respected. When communication breaks down, career advancement…

0 Comments / 49 View / February 27, 2017

Getting a Handle on Contingency Work

Exact statistics are hard to come by, but it seems a large percentage of American businesses use contingency workers. What are “contingency workers”? They include temporary workers but also independent contractors, freelancers, and part-time workers. If your business uses contingency…

0 Comments / 40 View / January 31, 2017

The Financial Cost of Temporary Work

When given the choice between a full-time job with regular pay and benefits and a temporary, part-time, hourly job with no benefits, most of us would pick the former. Some of those who would choose temporary work probably fall into…

0 Comments / 27 View / January 31, 2017

Medical Marijuana in the Workplace . . . What Employers Need to Know Right Now!

Last spring, Pennsylvania joined more than 20 other states when it legalized marijuana for medicinal use. Gov. Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) on April 17, 2016, and it went into effect one month later. While the primary purpose…

0 Comments / 197 View / December 30, 2016