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Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Q: What are some of the best practices for hiring club employees? Are background checks necessary? A: From a financial perspective, the cost of a bad hire can be considerable, from the amount of time and money spent on hiring the individual to the unnecessary disruption it can cause club operations. Putting in place the right steps to properly hire will more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Q: Why do private clubs need strategy? A: Roughly half of America’s private clubs operate with a strategic plan, according to a 2014 National Golf Foundation study of private clubs. Among the 32 percent of clubs surveyed that defined themselves as “financially sound,” nearly three-in-four (73%) depend on a strategic plan. The top more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Q: Do you have any tips for how we can upgrade our governance practices to get everyone on the same page? A: Consultant-speak for “getting everyone on the same page” is to increase “alignment” in your organization. This is beneficial in any enterprise, but more difficult to accomplish and of greater benefit in a private club where more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Q: How can my club prevent Employment Practices Liability losses? A: Employment Practices Liability (EPL) is an increasingly significant area of law that deals with alleged employer misconduct, including sexual harassment, wrongful discipline, wrongful termination, discrimination and failure to promote an employee, among other actions. EPL litigation can more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Transformational leaders, by definition, transform the organization and the individuals around them. The term was coined by James MacGregor Burns, a leadership expert and presidential biographer, who describes the style of leadership as when “leaders and followers make each other advance to a higher level of morality and motivation.” These more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
The legislative, regulatory and judicial environment for clubs has never posed more challenges to clubs. From the proposed Overtime Rule to the longstanding Affordable Care Act (ACA), among other legal issues, clubs should be mindful of the direct impact these matters have on their operations. The National Club Association has compiled a list of the most more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Employee financial wellness programs—like traditional wellness programs that focus on health and fitness—are being offered more and more as benefits at companies across America. Similar to physical wellness programs, financial wellness programs focus on education, counseling, incentives and competitive games—all aimed at helping workers more»
Published Friday, January 22, 2016
Let’s go to executive session.” These are words seldom heard in club boardrooms. Most club boards don’t know how to use executive sessions effectively and most general managers are suspicious of their purpose. What exactly are executive sessions? Why are they used? Why are they so mistrusted by GMs? And what are the best practices for them more»
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