Author Archives: Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce

ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS IN YOUR BUSINESS?

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Are you worried about harassment allegations in your business? 

Guest Blog Contributed by Chamber Member Darcey McAllister of HRT Northwest

Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, Roy Moore and the #MeToo campaign continue to bring allegations of old sexual harassment activities to light wreaking havoc on careers and lives.  I’m confident that many of these powerful people thought they wouldn’t ever be held accountable because of their power.  I’m equally confident that there are many business leaders out there who think they are too small to be held accountable for their actions – but what if they’re wrong?

I’m not saying that everyone is a sexual harasser.  Most people I’ve worked with have been professional, caring, well-behaved, sensible people.  But for many human resources practitioners and business leaders, there is a risk that an incident someone complained about at some point may not have been handled correctly. … Read the rest

Are SMART Goals Always Smart?

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As 2018 quickly approaches this is a great article courtesy of Chamber Member Brad Kleiner of Sandler Training in Wilsonville.  It is never too soon to start setting goals for the New Year!

With the year winding down, perhaps it’s a good time to take stock of what you have accomplished so far this year, file away the lessons of your successes and failures, and begin thinking about what you’d like to accomplish in the coming year.

If you’ve participated in goal-setting exercises, you’re likely familiar with the acronym SMART. It stands for the characteristics of the elements around which to structure your goals—Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound (or some variation thereof). If for example, you set a goal to lose weight as part of a bigger plan to become more physically fit and live a healthier lifestyle, you should specify how much weight and over what period of time you plan to lose it.… Read the rest