Business

The Human Resource: Harassment prevention training

If you have watched or heard any of the attest news highlights in recent weeks, the topic of sexual harassment is popping up all over the country and across industries.  Increased education and awareness of the behaviors and conduct that lead to violations of employee’s rights in the workplace have and will continue to lead to an increase in complaints and ...

 
 

WSFS announces actions related to the tax

WSFS Financial Corporation, the parent company of WSFS Bank, announced in a press release a series of actions resulting from the enactment of H.R. 1, also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and other decisions that will impact earnings for the fourth quarter of 2017. These actions include writing down a deferred tax asset, the planned surrender of bank-owned life ...

 

Longwood Gardens makes Board appointments

Longwood Gardens today announced the appointments of Michael Bontrager of Chatham Financial and Jason Pride of Glenmede Trust Company to its Board of Trustees. The appointments are effective January 1, 2018. “We are very fortunate to have Michael and Jason joining Longwood’s Board of Trustees,” said President & CEO Paul B. Redman. “Their financial expertise and ...

 

Chamber announces Outstanding Citizen

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce has named Jim McLeod its 2017 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. The Chamber will honor McLeod at its 51st annual Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Longwood Gardens at 6:30 p.m. In the picturesque setting of Longwood’s Conservatory, the annual dinner attracts business and community leaders for an evening of live ...

 

The Human Resource: Five critical HR planning

The most important piece of advice we can provide you as you review the planning steps below, critical to HR, in the coming year is this: Strategic human resource management planning is not to be treated separate and apart from all your other strategic planning for the business. The human capital asset of your business must be tied closely to all your other ...

 

Delco chamber holds Women In Leadership lunch

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will present its third installment of the Women in Leadership Power Lunch. The luncheons empower others to embrace their voices, lead confidently to break glass ceilings and to change the narrative of leadership. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Drexelbrook Special Events ...

 

Chester County establishes “Venture Chesco” fund

The Chester County Retirement Board voted at this week’s Retirement Board Meeting to enter into a partnership with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania to invest $4 million in emerging and growing companies located in, or willing to locate to Chester County. The partnership, Venture Chesco, will see $2 million in county funds matched by $2 ...

 

Video Blog: 5 marketing tips for 2018

With videos becoming increasingly popular in today's digital world, it is important to know how you can be effective when using them.  Learn new video marketing tips in this month's video blog.

 

Boost Your Business: Better body language, more clients

Just for a brief moment, imagine that you’re meeting with a financial advisor to discuss your investment strategy. As you look across the desk at him, you notice that he’s sweating, twisting his wedding ring, and refusing to make eye contact. As he delivers advice and proposes that you put large chunks of money into certain funds, he stammers and trembles. Now, ask ...

 

The Human Resource: Employee breaks cost

Before we even get into the core message of this article, be sure to check if your business is even obligated to provide a break to your employees under federal or state law. In many jurisdictions, there is no legal mandate forcing an employer to provide workers over the age of 18 any breaks whatsoever. In other states, such as Delaware, state law covers “meal ...

 

The Human Resource: Investing in your employees

From the moment you hire a new employee, you should be considering the competitive advantage you gain by developing the skills and capabilities of the employee. To do this effectively, examine the needs of your business to meet current skill gaps and when hiring fills these gaps with individuals who can make the most immediate and sustained impact for you. However, ...