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Supporting Mental Health in the Workplace Getting Started Guide for Senior Managers

Senior managers can make a difference when it comes to helping their supervisors and workers manage stress. This guide aims to help them engage with their staff on the topics of workplace stress, mental health, and substance use. For many senior managers, the idea of even approaching these topics may be uncharted territory and may make them think they are invading their workers’ privacy. However, addressing these important topics head on will help strengthen your organization.

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2024 Careers in Geer call for Employers

2024 Careers in Gear, April 25, 9 am – 2 pm will be returning to the Jackson County Expo, spanning two buildings and outside options. This annual spring event is an opportunity to capture youth job seekers moving into the workforce after school/graduation.  Show off your business and COOLEST jobs.  Employers can accept applications on the spot! Approximately 2000 high school Students will be in attendance. Day prior setup available. Registration: $125.00 includes draped booth & 2 lunches. Sponsorship options also available.

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Putting the X Factor in your Customer Service – Free Trainings

Earning customer loyalty is difficult – keeping it is critical. Learn the essential skills you need to keep your customers happy and sing your praises. The world has changed. What does Customer Service look like NOW? Walk away with people skills you can use to anticipate customer needs and give them the service THEY want. Learn how to increase team cohesiveness and collaboration to make your work environment a happier place for your employees and a better place to shop, eat, and do business. This training is for anyone who works with people. Sponsored by the Grants Pass Chamber of Commerce, free of charge with food and beverages.  Each date caps at 50, you must register. Friday, October 6th, 9 -11 am with coffee and breakfast goodies Tuesday, October 24th, 2-4 pm with snacks offered Tuesday, November 15th, 12-2 pm with lunch Location: Fruitdale Grange 1440 Parkdale Dr, Grants Pass, OR 97527 For more information and to register (scroll down below the shopping cart section to pick a date)

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LaunchPad Lead Series: Personal Effectiveness Training!

This virtual training is designed to assist emerging leaders in developing the necessary skills and mindset to succeed in their roles. This is a 6-part workshop series (each workshop is 90 minutes long) taken as a bundle. Those who complete the entire 6-part series earn a certificate of completion. Starts October 5, 9:30 – 10 am

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OSHA Training E-Tools

OSHA’s eTools and the eMatrix are “stand-alone,” interactive, Web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics. They are highly illustrated and utilize graphical menus. Some also use expert system modules, which enable the user to answer questions and receive reliable advice on how OSHA regulations apply to their work site

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Rising Tides – Free Business Symposium on Employee Retention

Attention HR Professionals! Attend an insightful Business Symposium, sponsored by Valley Immediate Care, focused on employee retention. Gain valuable strategies and best practices from local thought leaders to foster a loyal and engaged workforce. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your HR expertise, and network with other industry folks!

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National Safety Council – Implications of Drug Use for Employers

The typical worker misses three work weeks (15 days) annually for illness, injury, or reasons other than vacation and holidays. However, workers with substance use disorders miss two more weeks annually than their peers, averaging nearly five weeks (24.6 days) a year.  The National Safety Council offers resources for employers to reduce stigma, increase worker retention, and create caring workplaces.

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OSHA Workplace Stress Website

Workplace stress and poor mental health can negatively affect workers through1:

Job performance
Work engagement and communication
Physical capability and daily functioning

The OSHA Workplace Stress Website provides assistance for employers to initiate and plan stress assistance programs for their workers.

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T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is an executive-level training series intended to give ambitious small business leaders a challenging opportunity to accelerate their growth through targeted training led by motivating leaders in small business development. T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined revolutionizes the rich history of executive-level training for small businesses poised for growth.

This training is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business. T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:

Have annual revenues of at least $250,000
Have been in business for at least three years
Have at least one employee, other than self

The training is free through the SBA.

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Establish a Professional Domain, Website, & Email for Your Business

If you’re curious about bringing your existing business online, or you’re just starting a business and want to know where to begin, it all starts with a domain: your online address and home on the web. In this special Grow with Google workshop for International Small Business Week, they will discuss the benefits of owning a domain, helpful web terms to know, and how to get the most out of your domain with free or low-cost tools like email forwarding, search reports, and more. Plus, attendees will get a special offer for Google Domains.

The workshop will be available for viewing after the presentation date. June 28, 2022, 10 am – 11 pm PST

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Rogue Business Connections

The Rogue Business Connections community on LinkedIn allows business and nonprofit leaders in the Rogue Valley to connect and share questions, resources and solutions to the challenges that many businesses face in our region.

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