Human Resources

Palmetto Goodwill to Host Hire Me!

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 30, 2014 in Announcements , Human Resources , News , Opportunities
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Palmetto Goodwill to Host Hire Me!

Hiring Events for The Pantry Restaurants.
On-site interviews for immediate management and staff positions. Registration is required.

North Charleston, SC – Palmetto Goodwill has been selected by The Pantry to conduct hiring
events for management and staff positions at their Church’s Chicken, Subway, Aunt M’s
Chicken Deli and Arby’s restaurants throughout the Lowcountry. All hiring events will start at 10:00 a.m. and be held as follows:

  • Tuesday, December 2nd- Church’s Chicken-Berkeley Prosperity Center 325 Main
    Street, Moncks Corner.
  • Wednesday, December 3rd- Church’s Chicken- Colleton Career Colleton Career
    Skills Center, 1018 Thunderbolt Drive, Walterboro.
  • Thursday, December 4th- Subway & Arby’s- Mt. Pleasant ECCO Job Link Center
    1145 Six Mile Rd. Mt. Pleasant

Prior to the event, Palmetto Goodwill employment specialists will host a FREE pre-employment
training seminar with coaching and interview preparation for interested candidates.

Interested applicants must register for the event by emailing hireme@palmettogoodwill.org.
Each event is limited to 75 applicants.

Applicants should dress professionally.

Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina is a not-for-profit social service organization whose mission
is to help people achieve their full potential through the dignity and power of work. Over 90 percent of
Goodwill’s revenue goes to fund mission related services. Goodwill serves their mission by providing
career counseling, job training, and other employment related programs to people with barriers to
employment. Last year, Goodwill placed over 1,301 people into new jobs and provided services for over
53,084. For more information about Goodwill’s programs and services, please visit palmettogoodwill.org.

MMTC Military Resources and Job Expo

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 8, 2013 in Human Resources , News
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Who: Miller-Motte Technical College, North Charleston Campus

What: MMTC Military Resources and Job ExpoMMTC Military Resources and Job Expo

NORTH CHARLESTON – Miller-Motte Technical College in North Charleston is hosting a hiring event and job resource expo on campus Friday, October 18th. The program will feature military hiring specialists SolidHires and Welcome Home Resumes, creators of an interactive resume building program developed to help veterans and their families improve their presence in the job market.

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Hire the best. Hire work ready employees.

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on August 20, 2013 in Human Resources , News
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As we work to become fully recognized as a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC), employers have an opportunity through the CWRC program.  SC Works Trident is offering ‘free’ WorkKeys Job Profiles by a certified ACT Job Profiler.  The only cost incurred will be to the employer for the cost of the time spent by the employee (for that /those position(s) being profiled) with the Job Profiler which will equate to approximately 6-8 hours.  For additional information about Job Profiles, please visit www.act.org/workkeys/profiling or call 843-574-1800.

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Leadership Berkeley 2013

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on December 10, 2012 in Government Affairs , Human Resources , Networking , News
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Leadership Berkeley is a 10-month program that opens doors for business and community leaders who have the desire to understand all the major components of Greater Berkeley County; along with the aspiration to have the knowledge to help shape the future of our area. This program offers an opportunity to meet with local and state leaders while gaining knowledge of the issues and what makes Berkeley County continue to prosper.

How Will Leadership Berkeley Help Further My Career?

Leadership Berkeley provides a unique education, while helping you develop important connections. The lifelong relationships you establish with your Leadership Berkeley classmates with carry over to both your business and personal life.  Additionally, the opportunities to meet and discuss with the business/community leaders and elected officials gives you the insight to better understand and even help address critical issues affecting our region and state.

For more information, contact Simone Thornton at (843) 761-8238 or sthornton@bcoc.com.

Urge your Employees to Protect against Identity Theft

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 16, 2012 in Government Affairs , Human Resources , News
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In October, the SC Department of Revenue learned that its records were breached in a criminal cyber attack.  As a result, anyone who has paid SC taxes since 1998 may have had his or her personal information compromised.

Please share the following information with your employees:

SC individual taxpayers should do the following by Jan. 31, 2013:

  • Visit www.ProtectMyID.com/SCDOR (code SCDOR123) or call 1-866-578-5422 (M-F 9am-9pm EST; S-S 11am-8pm EST) to enroll for one year of identity theft protection.

SC business owners should do one of the following by Jan. 31, 2013:

All services are free of charge. For more information, please contact the SC Department of Consumer Affairs at 1-800-922-1594 or visit www.consumer.sc.gov.

Local Store Marketing: Employee Recognition

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on November 11, 2012 in Business Tips , Human Resources , Marketing , News
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Looking for a way to invigorate your store staff and sales?

Employee peer recognition is often more influential among your workers than achieving actual prizes or monetary rewards.  Developing ongoing peer recognition programs will keep your employees excited about their jobs and their enthusiasm will translate into continual sales growth for your store. In other words, happy employees mean happy customers.
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Creating Your Own Employee Training Programs

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on April 24, 2012 in Business Tips , Human Resources , News
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Can’t Afford Employee Training Programs? Think Again

Creating Your Own Employee Training ProgramsDuring a period of rapid growth two years ago, principals at Modea, a digital advertising agency in Blacksburg, Virginia, realized that they needed a more effective employee onboarding program to get new recruits up to speed quickly. “When you grow fast, you need people to come in and produce quickly,” says Aaron Herrington, co-founder of Modea. read more »

5 Worst Things You Can Say to a Customer

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on March 21, 2012 in Business Tips , Human Resources , News
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Never let these phrases pass the lips of your customer service team.  Almost nothing leads to a customer service meltdown more quickly than the use of one particularly offensive phrase. You know it. Heck, we all know it. I don’t really even need to write it. However, just in case you’ve been hiding-out in a California commune or were raised in upper Albania, here it is: read more »

Sit. Breathe. Be a Better Leader.

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 21, 2011 in Business Tips , Human Resources , News , Productivity
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Russell Simmons meditates. So does Ray Dalio, the founder of the world’s biggest hedge fund. New research uncovers the management benefits: increased focus, control, and regulation of emotions. Om. read more »

Not letting go: Companies hang on to their baby boomers

Posted by Berkeley Chamber of Commerce on October 21, 2011 in Human Resources , News
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Fearful of losing skilled workers, some companies are looking to hold on to baby boomers who are either nearing or have already reached retirement age. Winning strategy or just delaying the inevitable? read more »

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