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The Human Resource: Building trust with employees

Is employee morale a concern in your business? Is there extensive gossip in your workforce that distracts from getting the job done? Do you get the sense employees are “checked out” and not focused on the business goals? If any of these situations resonate with you, read on. In prior columns, we have discussed engagement, and a major component of engagement is trust. ...

 
 

Sheriff addresses CFBA

Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association got a peek into the workings of the Chester County Sheriff's Department yesterday. Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh and two of her lieutenants and a friendly four-legged deputy addressed the group during its Feb. 1 lunch meeting. Welsh spoke first, offering a brief history of "sheriffing" going back to England when a royal ...

 

Tavern opening delayed

It now appears the Chadds Ford Tavern won't reopen until March. That was the word from owner Phil Ferro who's still waiting for the new furniture to arrive. Along with the furniture, Ferro still needs the liquor license and to get the restaurant a clean bill of health from the health inspector. That was the gist of the conversation with Ferro on Jan. 31. In November, ...

 

The Human Resource: Engagement starts with leadership

If you have ever solicited an employee engagement survey and became surprised at the results you are not effectively demonstrating or holding accountable the right individuals in your leadership and management to achieve the desired results. Engagement begins with leadership and ends with the supervisor-employee relationship in which the supervisor is promulgating ...

 

SCCCC recognises member support

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the year with its Annual Breakfast where it recognized its Volunteer of the Year, Closer of the Year, and Ambassador of the Year, and introduced its 2018 Board of Directors. The event was held January 16 at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, PA, with more than 90 members in attendance. SCCCC’s 2018 ...

 

Boost Your Business: Handling unethical requests

What should you do when your client asks you to do something that's illegal or unethical? Have you ever been asked by an employer or client to do something that seems odd or possibly even illegal? I have. As professionals, we need to maintain the highest level of integrity as we are serving our clients. That doesn’t always mean just going along with whatever they ask ...

 

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 ...