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Tips to Handle Layoffs & Terminations
Tips to Handle Layoffs & Terminations No manager looks forward to terminating employees. However, a company’s future success depends on properly handling employee dismissal regardless of the reasons. It’s good practice to remember that the termination process affects departing employees differently. Maintaining the morale of the remaining employees is critical as departed employees share the […]Read More →
Science and Tech Industry-Performance Standards Defined and Published for Lab Grade Seating
SEFA Defines Performance Standards for Lab Grade Seating Given the degree of risk and safety common to Science and Technology research lab environments, it’s very customary that most types of equipment or supplies used are bound or regulated by some well-defined performance standards or compliance testing requirements. However, in the case of seating specifically intended […]Read More →
Lab Staff Needs Great Seating, Just Like Office Workers, or Maybe Better!
YOUR LABORATORY STAFF NEEDS GREAT SEATING, JUST LIKE OFFICE WORKERS – MAYBE BETTER! In the 1980’s, office furniture manufacturer Herman Miller introduced two breakthrough chairs, Ergon and Equa, both emphasizing ergonomics and sparking a shift in thinking about how a worker’s body interacts with their chair. Since that time, the behavior of companies trying to […]Read More →
And Then Some
. . .And Then Some “The secret of my success was to work really hard and then some.” George Toma (aka “Sod God”)- World Famous Groundskeeper (KC Royals, Super Bowls, World Cup) I always liked this quote which I heard during an interview with George Toma on the radio one morning. You hear people touting […]Read More →
Managing Your Lab in the VUCA World
Managing Your Lab in the VUCA World Over ten years ago, I stumbled onto the concept of VUCA which was a framework for how the military had to adapt to the rapidly changing world relating to military actions and strategies that would need to evolve in the modern world. Past military history can’t easily be […]Read More →
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Under general direction of the Director of Laboratory Services, the Assistant Director of Laboratory Services assists in planning technical activities and supervising personnel of the Department of Laboratory Services at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC) and Santa Paula Hospital (SPH). The Assistant Director of Laboratory Services will be assigning, reviewing, and participating in the work […]