Sep 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageWHY BECOME A MEMBER OF A CHAMBER OF COMMERCE? Membership in the local Chamber of Commerce has various benefits for your business such as shown in the following research: “According to a 2012 study conducted by the Schapiro Group, 49% of consumers were more likely to... read more
Aug 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageI am going to focus on the topic of “Making Time for Your Employees”. The work week seems to stretch before me on Monday morning and then before I can blink it’s Friday and where did the week go. With all the demands of providing leadership, supervision, and “just... read more
Jul 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageThe Ontario Area Chamber of Commerce new website has been improved and active for months now and I hope you have had a chance to take a look at it. John Breidenbach worked with Silver Signet Design and the Chamber Board to update and improve the Chamber website. I... read more
Jun 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageFollowing is “ONE PIECE OF ADVICE” from 11 of Americas top small business owners. This might be a great list to file away in a drawer ready to be retrieved for a little encouragement and challenge. Wishing you a successful month. John Stonecipher, President and CEO... read more
May 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageWe are already approaching the 5th month of 2016. Have you made out your Christmas list? Just kidding! This months’ article focuses on “hot topics” for business in 2016. Awareness of the “needs” of various generations and how to approach these differing generations... read more
Apr 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageThis week is the typical weather for the end of March leading into April; cool mornings, a little breezy, and a hint of summer around the corner. We really are blessed to live in this Treasure Valley! Just following Easter we can count our blessings and look forward... read more
Mar 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageFirst day of Spring, March 20!! Unless you are a teenager aged 15 waiting for the opportunity to become legal age for a driver’s license, it seems that time is flying too quickly! I want to slow everything down and savor my life today. Now that I am retired I... read more
Feb 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageGrow your business through great customer service. Whether you work in a for-profit business or a non-profit service provider, the people you serve are at the center of your success. When I was Administrator for XL Hospice I focused on service from the administrator... read more
Jan 1, 2016 | Board Chair MessageGreetings fellow Chamber Members! 2016 has arrived and I am looking forward to the New Year again. I won’t mention how many times I’ve faced January 1st, I’ll just say it has been more than a few. In a few days we will be holding the Ontario Area Chamber Annual... read more
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO
THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PUT THE “AWE” IN ONTARIO!
You are invited to share what is happening in Ontario and to hear how you can engage in the Awesome things that are happening here.
*Awesome Ontario Campaign*
(Thursday) 5:30 pm
1249 Tapadera Ave, Ontario, OR 97914
27jul8:00 am- 10:30 amLearn Away Thursday Workshop: Carlos Soriano - Employment PracticesFour Rivers Cultural Center, Medical Arts Room8:00 am - 10:30 am 676 SW 5th Ave. Ontario, OR 97914Four Rivers Cultural CenterEvent Type :Chamber Events
Register by July 26th
Register by July 26th here!
Hiring, Retention and Firing
Presenter: Carlos J Soriano
This three part workshop will focus on best practices strategies on how employers can better hire quality employees, how-to create a retention plan and minimizing your liability when dismissing an employee.
Ever wonder why you are not finding quality employees for your organization? This section will focus on best hiring practices:
- Creating position descriptions
- Asking the right questions during interview
- Avoiding discrimination/Privacy
- Importance of new-hire orientation
Hiring a quality employee is a timely and costly investment to employers. One of the most frustrating things to employers is when they hire a quality candidate to then find out 6 months later that same candidate is moving on to a different organization. Hiring a quality employee is a timely and costly investment to employers. This section will focus on Employee Retention
- Keeping great employees
- Training and Development
- Performance and Evaluation
- Pay and Benefits
- Effective internal communication
- Millennials in the workplace
There comes a time in a workplace relationship in which employee and employer must part ways. This section will focus on how an employer can minimize their liability before, during and after dismissing an employee.
- Documenting employee performance
- Providing employee feedback and coaching
- Manage employee conflicts & complaints
- Terminate and employee
(Thursday) 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Four Rivers Cultural Center
676 SW 5th Ave. Ontario, OR 97914
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