Past Issues

Vol. 28 Issue 1


Smart strategies: Strengthen your management with staff meetings

I sit right next to them. We don’t need to have a staff meeting.

I used to have staff meetings, but we stopped having them. Nobody had anything to talk about.

We have enough meetings. We certainly don’t need another.

For a myriad of reasons, many managers don’t hold regular staff meetings. Furthermore, most who do don’t get the most they could from them, and that’s too bad.

Good staff meetings can focus a team, energize employees and engage them in ways ad-hoc interactions don’t.

So how do you turn a halted or ho-hum approach to staff meetings into a high-functioning management tool? (more…)

Smart strategies: An employment law outlook for 2019

Some issues on the minds of lawmakers could affect your business.

With the midterm elections over, we can now sit back and evaluate – at least with a bit more clarity – what 2019 will hold for employers. Employers will need to pay attention to several issues that are likely to be addressed at both the federal and state levels. (more…)

Margaret’s Place: Advisers teach owner to ‘think like a CEO’

When Patricia McCreary opened Margaret’s Place Adult Recreation and Wellness Center in 2016, she knew how to make her facility stand out.

Right down to its name, McCreary wanted to strike a different chord than a typical adult day center. Margaret’s Place offers nutritious, farm-to-table meals. It’s clean and sanitized three times a day. But above all else, it encourages clients to engage by offering fun, fulfilling activities including in the 2,500-square-foot gym. (more…)


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