Home » Tag Archives: employee relations

Tag Archives: employee relations

A new workforce

As we put our April issue to bed and await its arrival in mailboxes, the workforce problem in the marine industry is still taking up a significant amount of my brain space. What can we do to address the issue? How can we attract young people to working in the marine trades? One thing we absolutely need to do is ...

Read More »

Federal judge blocks overtime rule

If there’s anything we have learned from the year 2016, it is that this was not the year to be a betting man or woman. That is, of course, unless you like betting dangerously against the odds. From the Brexit decision to the U.S. presidential election to even the Cubs winning the World Series, it has been a year of ...

Read More »

Not another dead end job

How to find (and keep) good employees Any organization worth its salt will tell you its greatest asset is its people. As such, the hiring and retaining on quality employees should be a business’s No. 1 concern. The boating industry isn’t unaware of the need to hire quality employees – if anything, the industry is hyper aware. But what is the secret ...

Read More »

Finding, keeping employees getting tougher

Service, manufacturing positions toughest to fill, survey says As 2016 closes out, one of the biggest challenges facing companies in the industry is a worsening labor crunch. From dealers to boat builders, companies throughout the boating industry are finding it increasingly difficult to find and keep good employees. That’s according to our latest Boating Industry survey, conducted via email in October 2016 ...

Read More »

21 states sue Department of Labor on overtime rule

Last week, 21 states sued the U.S. Department of Labor over the impending rule that would require employers to pay overtime to any salaried worker making less than $47,476 a year. Republican Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt filed the suit in the U.S. District Court in Eastern Texas, urging the court to block the implementation. Other plaintiffs include Alabama, Arizona, ...

Read More »

Are you delegating enough of your work?

Are you a manager who feels swamped by all of the work you need to get done? Are you looking for ways to become more productive? You may need to start delegating more of your work. A recent study from the Harvard Business Review aimed to quantify the returns of delegation by reviewing legal partners that delegated work to associates. ...

Read More »

Despite rules, social media used in workplace

A recent Pew Research Center study found that American adults employed on a part- or full-time basis say social media plays some role in the lives of many American workers. The study highlighted trends for how employees are using social media at their job – professionally or personally. What I found most interesting about the study was the percentage of ...

Read More »

New FLSA rule could impact overtime for exempt employees

If you have salaried employees who regularly work overtime, a new rule coming will affect your business directly. The Labor Department is moving to release its final rule to change the salary-base threshold amounts for exempting workers from overtime pay. After the final Fair Labor Standards Act coverage rule is published, employers will have 60 days to comply. The Office ...

Read More »

When employees become friends

A recent commentary column from Tom Gimbel, CEO of the LaSalle Network, caught my eye, as the conflict he addressed seemed one that I thought many marine businesses may be facing. In the column, Gimbel discusses the mistake of holding onto an employee longer than he should have, but with the added complication that this employee had become something of a ...

Read More »