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Understanding Your Healthcare Benefits in 2018

Now is a great time to make sure you understand your benefits, new or old, and that you’re getting the best possible benefit from your plan. Here a few tips to help you get the most from your medical benefits in 2018: 
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Webinar: Washington State Paid Sick Leave Act

December 21, 2017 Darren Feider with Sebris Busto and James presented on the mandatory sick leave law that will be enforced starting January 1, 2018. If you still have questions about the Washington State Paid Sick Leave Act going into effect January 1, 2018, this video may have the answers for you.  Read the rest of entry »

OSHA 300: It’s That Time of Year Again

The U.S. Department of Labor and has finally updated their website for electronic filing of your 2016 OSHA. Before you rush off to the website to complete the requirement, be sure and read the fine print. We have provided the information below.
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Core Components of Employee Satisfaction Within Organizations

The fact is, there is always something people dislike about their job. Even the most satisfied employees have certain things they would like to change even if overall, the pros outweigh the cons.
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Help Me, Help You

As we continue to meet with and assist ABC members, we notice trends when it comes to Worker’s Compensation Claims and overall Safety Culture.  Incident Reporting, OSHA 300 Recording, and Hiring Practices are three miscues that continually arise.

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Construction Careers Provide Amazing Rewards and Opportunities for Growth

Although the construction industry has provided outstanding careers for generations, the emphasis on education changed and there was a push to direct the vast majority of young people toward college rather than the trades. That attitude coupled with the large numbers of current construction workers who are retiring has created a high demand for skilled workers. 
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ABC Advances Its Members' Leadership Skills During Retreat

ABC held the first Advanced Leadership Retreat on October 19th & 20th at Icicle Village Resort in Leavenworth. Read the rest of entry »

Flag Football: How Understanding Your Customer Base is Critical to Continued Success

This article is about the importance of understanding your customer base and ensuring that as a business you navigate the changes in your company well to ensure you can retain a majority of your customer base. 
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ABC's Leader Development Group Had a Blast at WhirlyBall Seattle!

The group was broken up into 5 teams and competed against each other for the top champion spot. 
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Construction Industry Training Council of Washington (CITC) Hires New Apprenticeship Training Program Assistant

Construction Industry Training Council of Washington hired Cordaro “Cord” Galvan to the new position of apprenticeship and craft training program assistant. He will maintain apprenticeship files, attend job fairs, assist with quarterly registration, and handle Oregon license requests.
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