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HR Lunch Bunch - Salem

Who: All are welcome! What: Topic this month is Wellness Where: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center 626 High  Street NE Salem, OR 97301 (Parking at Marion Street Parkade) What to Bring: Your business cards, your lunch (optional), and a business associate (also optional)

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HRA Employee Appreciation Lunch

In appreciation for all their hard and dedicated work, HRA staff will be treated to a lunch out of the office. Please leave a phone or email message for us and we will get back to you promptly upon our return.

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Judy's Jottings - Bullying

A recent Blog post regarding Bullying caught my eye.  It described the current conditions about how often it happened and how challenging it was for organizations because “Bullying” didn’t typically fall within the definition of “harassment.”  The post indicated that most Bullying isn’t about a protected class; it occurs most often because of differences in […]

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HR Lunch Bunch - Salem

Topic: Religion in the Workplace

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Judy's Jottings - What Does an "A" Look Like?

As students, we walked into our new classes year after year, and somewhere in the first week or so, our teacher had a discussion with us about grading. S/He told us what was required to get an “A,” and a “B,” etc. S/He explained about extra credit and what not turning in an assignment would […]

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Moving Day

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HRA Workshop - Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of Leave Laws: A Primer for Supervisors and Managers

Frustrated employers call the interaction of the FMLA, ADA and workers’ compensation laws the “Bermuda Triangle” of employment law. State and local laws like the Oregon Family Leave Act, Washington Family Leave Act and Portland Sick Leave Ordinance further complicate these issues for Northwest employers.

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Judy's Jottings - Our 30th Anniversary - May 11, 2015

We were so pleased to host our 30th Anniversary on Wednesday, April 22nd. I found myself saying over and over again, “Who knew?” “Who knew it would ever be this long?” “Who knew it would ever grow to this size?” “Who knew we would ever have the opportunity to serve people in all 50 states?” […]

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HR in the News - A New Term – Embodied Cognition - May 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal ran an article in early March regarding a term that we bet most of us are not familiar with – Embodied Cognition. It detailed how “Certain kinds of hand movements have an impact on cognitive functioning improving focus or sparking fresh thinking and or faster learning.” Usually we would refer to […]

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HR in the News - Drug Testing – Need to Review? - May 11, 2015

A recent article in The Atlantic (March 4, 2015) asks some provocative questions about the continued use of drug testing and its role in hiring. It cites a “police force in Idaho (that) said its recruitment efforts are set back by its own drug policy, which mandates that anyone who has used marijuana in the […]

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