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Mar 16,2007
Let's face it, nobody really looks forward to performance reviews ... not the employer and not the employee. But, it needn't and shouldn't be that way. There are things to be learned, gleaned, by both parties. FOR THE EMPLOYEE Use the review as an opportunity to build a better relationship with your boss and work together to find solutions to problems. John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas ... [full story]
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Mar 16,2007
Several months ago, I reviewed the job posting for an entry-level position at the newspaper where I work. The job was for a newsroom support person, who would assist editors and reporters and sometimes do minor writing jobs. There is no heavy lifting in this job. But upon reviewing the job requirements, I am embarrassed to say I wouldn't be considered a viable candidate today for that job. Still, I certainly could do the job, ... [full story]
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Mar 16,2007
Kelly Huber and Todd Wells join the conventions and group sales team (SUNRIVER, Oregon) Sunriver Resort, a Destination Hotels & Resorts property, has ushered in spring with two new appointments in the convention services department and group sales, as Kelly Huber is a new convention services manager while Todd Wells has been named director of corporate sales.   Todd Wells, Kelly Huber join Sunriver Resort Huber, a native Californian, previously spent six years with Seascape Resort in Santa ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
For the first time in memory, employers have put retaining employees ahead of cost-control in their corporate priorities. A new study by MetLife reports that 55 percent of employers recently identified retention as their top human resources priority. That's significant to everyone because it represents a fundamental shift in how most corporate executives view their employees. They are no longer looking at employees as a cost of doing business but as essential components in the ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
OK, the fact is that not all people play nice at the office. Now, the question is, do you or don't you? Do you take time to think about how co-workers think about you? You don't? You should. "The single most important thing to remember is to be considerate," said John Challenger, chief executive officer of global outplacement service Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc. Really think about how your behavior is impacting others. Strive to ... [full story]
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Mar 09,2007
BEAVERTON - NIKE, Inc. announced Monday that Greg Dinges has joined the company as Vice President, Nike, Inc. Corporate Development, and Chief Financial Officer of the company's Affiliate Brands Group. Dinges reports to Lee Bird, president of Nike's Affiliate Brands Group, and to Don Blair, Nike, Inc.'s chief financial officer. Dinges joins the company from PepsiCo, where he most recently was vice president of corporate strategy and development. He spent more than 12 years at ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
I can't imagine that I will ever see a more pronounced case of an attempted career suicide than I saw last week. It happened in front of me and was so graphic that it almost seemed like a Greek tragedy unfolding in real time. Here are the quick facts: Hank, 53, is given a work assignment he doesn't like, one he thinks is not suited to his talents. He decides to quit a 27-year career ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
March can be madness for some, but there are ways for employers to tweak it to benefit themselves and their employees. To begin with, yes, there are millions of dollars lost in productivity in the workplace because millions of U.S. workers come down with March Madness every year, an annual affliction caused by the excitement over men's college basketball. The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship tournament begins March 15 and ends April 2 in ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
BEND, Oregon -- Darcy C. Scheer, O.D. has recently joined Bend Memorial Clinic’s ( BMC) Ophthalmology Department. Scheer will focus on comprehensive optometry with an emphasis on eye primary care, contact lenses, pediatrics, low vision and rehabilitation, and vision therapy. She will practice at BMC’s eastside and westside clinics.   Dr. Darcy Sheer joins Bend Memorial Clinic's ophthalmology Dept. Prior to her new position with the clinic, Dr. Scheer graduated magna cum laude from Southern College of ... [full story]
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Mar 02,2007
Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for mature workers, is searching for Oregon's outstanding older worker.  Experience Works Prime Time Awards program is part of Experience Works' national effort to raise awareness of the contributions made by older individuals and to break down barriers associated with the hiring of all older workers.  Outstanding older workers from every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will be honored in Washington, D.C., and ... [full story]
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Feb 27,2007
what true." "The clinical workforce in the United States has become increasingly mobile," notes Susan Nowakowski, president and CEO of AMN Healthcare. "A growing number of nurses are considering travel opportunities, filling gaps in hospital staffs caused by worker shortages. Traveling nurses play a critical role in maintaining services and quality of care at hospitals and other medical settings nationwide." Two-thirds of CNOs surveyed indicated their hospitals had used traveling nurses sometime during the previous ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Dr. Lori Cudone held one end of an endoscope with her left hand and practiced working the controls with her right as she maneuvered the thin, flexible tube around several corners. Cudone, in her first year of a five-year surgical residency at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, fixed her eyes on a video screen as she snaked the extendable instrument down and around the corners of a cavity she was exploring. Guiding her was ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) nursing department is offering an orientation session at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 12, in Room 159 of the Boyle Education Center on the Bend campus.  The purpose of the meeting is to review the selection procedure for students interested in applying to COCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program as well as the prerequisites for applying and support courses necessary for the AAS degree. It is not necessary to ... [full story]
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