This is a FREE workshop put on by Cambridge Local First in collaboration with the City of Cambridge’s Community Development Department, sponsored by Cambridge Trust Company. There is a suggested donation of $20.
Amy Carlin’s performance management insights will teach you tools to motivate, understand, and effectively interact with employees to encourage ideal performance, starting with the essentials to properly hire employees. She will also discuss proper channels to instruct and, if necessary reprimand or fire employees to ensure the best outcomes. Amy is passionate about ensuring that business owners have all of the tools to streamline these processes.
HR BEST PRACTICES
Judy Polacheck will cover HR best practices such as the essentials that any employee handbook must have (and the importance of having an employee handbook) as well as common questions about relevant HR policies that can often seem ambiguous. Judy’s focus in her law practice is to create systems to help prevent employment conflicts, and her experience will be invaluable in helping to create your own systems.
BENEFITS FOR ATTRACTING AND RETAINING KEY EMPLOYEES AND STAFF
Jim McSweeney and his team from The CIP Group will discuss employee benefit strategies designed to maximize value and improve employee retention. The presentation topics will focus on the differing needs of all employees, key employees and business owners. This is a condensed presentation intended to provide the audience with some real life insights gained from The CIP Group in their 25 years of working with Small & Growing Businesses.
The participant should leave the meeting with a better understanding of:
· Key employee strategies to retain talent and offset employer costs in the event of an unforeseen loss
· Benefit strategies to reward business owners
· The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and how to make it work for you
· Advantages/Disadvantages of Group vs. Individual insurance contracts
· Buyout strategies for partners
Q & A SESSION WITH PANELISTS – BRING YOUR HR QUESTIONS!
Women in Cambridge
Shift Your Shopping For Good- Kevin Bacon Video
The independently-owned businesses listed below will give a portion of your purchases to any charity you choose. Simply submit a “Shift Your Shopping For Good” flyer during the dates indicated. All 1,000,000+ charities in the country are automatically included!
Help your business and any charity in town by joining the campaign for free, too! Click “Count Me In.”
Agree to offer a portion of individual purchases to charity (15% recommended) when customers mention “Shift Your Shopping”, “Think Local Thank Local”, or “Cambridge Local First” from Friday, November 29th through Friday, December 6th. You can offer a percentage of all sales; give a flat donation for specific items purchased; or anything in between. Customers must mention the promotion in order to trigger the donation (i.e., it acts like a coupon, you are not required to give a percentage of all sales, it just has a much more charitable impact).
Your participation gets you FREE use of Causetown, a quick and simple tool that enables each customer to choose ANY nonprofit to benefit, turning charities into cheerleaders for the local economy.
They have truly tried to address concerns of added confusion at the register by offering several different methods for tracking purchases:
pen and paper
manually adding transaction through the website
A POS App.
Use whichever method works best for your business!
You receive 1 invoice and 100% of the funds are distributed to recipient organizations.
Causetown is donating their time and energy to this project and will assist all CLF businesses who want to participate in getting setting up.
Join us during Local Economy Week as we celebrate the launch of the 2014 directory!
October 8th, 2013 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
One of our newest members, Workbar in Central Square will be graciously hosting this event- with delicious food being provided by Basil Tree Catering, a cash bar by Booze Époque and a selection of complimentary wine and beer (hear that free wine and beer)!
Hope to see you all there!
Free for all!
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