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                                                                             July 2019 
In this issue
Sen. Romney Introduces 
E-Verify Legislation
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) introduced the " Permanent E-Verify Act ," legislation to make the E-Verify program permanent by removing the termination provision that has required Congress to repeatedly act to extend the program. 

Making the E-Verify program permanent is the first step in making the program mandatory nationwide. 

Without legislative action, E-Verify is currently set to expire on September 30, 2019. 

Barb Killen
Branch Manager
Eau Claire
2 years
Nicole Brost
Staffing Specialist
1 year

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Fun Facts  
Next to the Riviera Fountain, along the shore of Lake Geneva, is a memorial for Gary Gygax, known for being the creator of Dungeons and Dragons, the role-playing game that's inspired and entertained people of all ages since it was published in 1976.
Born in Chicago Illinois, Lake Geneva was where Gygax spent the majority of his life.   He's considered by many to be the father of fantasy gaming, with D&D having been the catalyst for popularizing tabletop role-playing games.
If you ever feel like paying tribute to the original Dungeon Master, stop by Gygax's memorial. Legend has it that Dungeons and Dragons players can get their dice "blessed" by rolling them on the memorial stone. 



Celebrating Over 45 Years of Staffing Excellence!

Union May Be Denied Access to Public Areas  
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) said employers do not have to give union representatives access to public areas
on their premises, sweeping away years of precedent. The case involved an employer accused of unfair labor practices for ejecting two union representatives from a cafeteria that was open to the public.

NLRB also announced the new rule stating that "an employer does not have a duty to allow the use of its facility by non-employees for promotional or organization activity. The fact that a cafeteria located on the employer's private property is open to the public does not mean that an employer must allow any non-employee access for any purpose. 

Absent discrimination between non-employee union representatives and other non-employees...the employer may decide what types of activities, if any, it will allow by non-employees on its property." The new rule has been applied retroactively to all cases.
Lexology - Mark Theodore
Performance Review Tips
The best employee performance reviews are positive experiences that motivate and drive high performance.  If you're looking for better results from performance conversations, consider these 7 performance review tips!

1. Shift your mindset from evaluator to coach - If you come into a performance conversation with the mindset of a judge, your employee is going to feel like they are on trial. 
2. Talk regularly about performance - When managers and employees only converse about performance once a year, they tend to focus on past performance, missing the opportunity to focus on future results. 
3. Collect feedback from others - To get a more complete picture of employee performance, ask others for feedback as part of the performance review process.
4. Share your notes before the review - Set everyone up for a more effective performance conversation by allowing time for preparation.
5. Listen intently - This is a two-way conversation, so make sure you're facilitating a dialogue and actually listening. 
6. Be transparent - Employees should know exactly how their performance is measured. Managers and employees should have a shared understanding of what good performance looks like. Provide clarity around each employee's role and how the organization perceives their contributions.
7. Align on next steps - If you want your review to actually improve performance, creating next steps is vital. Together, create a clear plan around what happens next. Set goals and deadlines, and document the plan in a place you both can access.

Hillary Wright - quantumworkplace.com    
Piggy Pie


1/2  cup butter, melted
1 1/2  cups all-purpose flour
1  cup chopped pecans
1  container (16-ounce) whipped topping
1  package (8-ounce) cream cheese
1  cup powdered sugar
1  box (3.9-ounce) instant chocolate pudding mix
1  box (3.9-ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
4  cups milk, divided 
1  cup Heath chips (optional)
1 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, use a fork to combine butter, flour, and chopped pecans.  Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan that has been coated with cooking spray.  Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes.  (Keep an eye on it so the edges don't burn.) Allow to cool.  In a medium bowl, combine chocolate pudding mix with 2 cups milk.   Allow to set for at least 5 minutes.  In another medium bowl, combine vanilla pudding mix with 2 cups milk.   Allow to set for at least 5 minutes.  Beat softened cream cheese with powdered sugar until smooth.  Fold in 1/2 (8-ounces) of the whipped topping.  Spread over cooled crust.   Spread the chocolate pudding over the cream cheese mixture.  Spread the vanilla pudding over the chocolate pudding. Spread remaining 1/2 container of whipped topping over vanilla pudding.   Sprinkle with 1 cup mini chocolate chips, and 1 cup of Heath chips (if desired).

Inspirational Quote
"If I like a moment, I mean me...personally, I don't like to have the distraction of the camera. I just want to stay in it." - Sean O'Connell (played by Sean Penn) from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty