Human Resources Archive

Benefits and Compensation

  • Give Me A Break

    When employees request extra vacation time, distributors must be prepared.

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  • Controlling Workers’ Compensation Claims and Costs

    Workers' compensation is a difficult coverage in the gases and welding industry. Article outlines 6 practices for limiting work comp claims in the gases and welding industry. By Tony Hopkins, CPCU and Dan Horton.

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  • Employee Benefits In 2008

    Outlines the employee benefits in 2008, focusing on health insurance trends in the gases and welding industry. By David A. Proctor.

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  • Your Experience Modification Factor

    Understanding the Workers’ Compensation Experience Modification Factor, or mod factor, can help reduce work comp premiums. By R. Scott Wolff.

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  • Preparing A Benefits Statement

    Distributing a list of benefits to employees has several advantages. These include communication, employee retention and recruiting. Compares GAWDA member benefits with non-GAWDA distributors.

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  • The New Overtime Rule And Application

    The New Overtime Rule And Application. New labor laws enacted in 2004 under the Fair Labor Standards Act detail overtime regulations, wage laws and salary regulations. By Bart A. Basi and Marcus S. Renwick.

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  • Ending The Employment Relationship

    A release agreement is a contract between an employer and a terminated employee that states the employee will not pursue litigation upon his or her termination. By Lisa Callaway, JD, SPHR.

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Developing Management

  • Twelve Ways To Power

    Networking is the contact sport of the millennium. If change is inevitable and growth is optional, I wish someone had told me that in school before I embarked on Real Life 101. I did not go to an institute of higher learning filled with entrepreneurial studies, nor was I born with a silver spoon in my [...]

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  • It’s Okay To Be The Boss

    The truth behind seven common management myths. By Bruce Tulgan

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  • The Art And Science Of Motivation

    TWSCO’s formula for measuring employee performance produces real results. By Wes Morris, SPHR

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  • Leadership For A New Economy

    Distributors can motivate employees during unstable times through encouragement, optimism and honest communication. By Joe Takash.

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  • Mentor/Mentee Relationships

    Mentoring relationships are a unique way for up and coming industry members to learn from more seasoned veterans. These relationships come in all shapes in sizes and have different outcomes depending on the people involved. A successful mentoring relationship requires willingness and perseverance on behalf of the mentor and the individual who is being mentored [...]

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  • Building Peak Performance Teams

    trategies for team building in the welding and specialty gases industry. Tips to help build a successful gases and welding team. By Herbert M. Greenberg, Ph.D.

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  • First-Time Managers

    Lessons on developing first-time managers in the gases and welding industry. Learn to develop inexperienced managers into gases and welding professionals. By Eileen Krantz.

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  • Engaging Your Workforce

    Steps to engage employees in the gases and welding workplace. Engaged employees are more efficient and productive. By Mary Lynn Fayoumi.

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  • How Emerging Managers Will Alter Gases & Welding’s Leadership Paradigm

    Management is transitioning from the Baby Boomer generation to the Generation Xers. This provides opportunities in the gases and welding industry for young professionals. By Robert W. Wendover.

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  • The New Breed Of Managers

    The New Breed Of Managers. By William Sitter.

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  • The Torn Manager

    Middle management often finds itself torn between executives and employees. Gases and welding managers must walk the thin line between the two. By Terri Levine.

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  • Identify, Develop And Promote Leadership Talent

    It is critical to develop a process for management leadership in the gases and welding industry. Article outlines steps to identify, recruit, manage and maintain talented employees in the gases and welding industry. By Lance A. Berger.

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Hiring

Military

  • Take Your Boss To Work Day

    Wisconsin distributor sees firsthand the quality and professionalism of National Guard and Reserve members. Recently, employers throughout Wisconsin embarked on a mission they would not soon forget. The Wisconsin Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) invited 54 employers to participate in the annual Boss Lift event at the naval base in Norfolk, [...]

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  • Gases And Welding On The Front Lines

    Welding & Gases Today salutes the brave and generous men and women of GAWDA who serve their country.

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  • On The Homefront

    GAWDA Members with employees overseas do more than just tie a yellow ribbon.

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  • Doing Business With Uncle Sam

    Gases and Welding Distributors Association members work with the U.S. military to provide specialty gases, gas cylinders, welding equipment and other gases and welding services to the troops.

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  • How I Learned To Salute My Customers

    Chronicles a parallel career between gases and welding distribution at Praxair and service in the U.S. Navy. Describes similarities between industrial and specialty gas and welding industry and U.S. military. By Captain John S. Gilsenan, USN (Ret.).

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  • Put America’s Best To Work For You

    Employees with military service experience have excellent work ethic and useful skills in the gases and welding industry. Many have hands on experience with welding or gases.

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  • Leadership Lessons From The Industry’s Front Line

    Leadership Lessons From The Industry's Front Line. Employees with military service experience have excellent work ethic and useful skills in the gases and welding industry. Many have hands on experience with welding or gases.

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Training

Young Executives

  • New Mission For Young Professionals

    GAWDA’s next generation of leaders spent the last year soul-searching and came up with a new mission, focus and drive to be the best. When we took over the Young Professionals Committee in 2013, neither of us were aware of the mission of the group. We had a general idea of what the group did (socialized [...]

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  • So You Want To Be President?

    GAWDA Edge talks to two distributors to find out what it takes to make it in this industry.

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  • All In The Family

    South Jersey Welding Supply's David Thornton discusses growing up in a family welding business. By David Thornton

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  • Zap The Gap!

    Tips for training and managing New Millennium Generation employees. NMG job training and innovation leads to more efficient NMG employees. By Meagan Johnson.

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  • Getting Millennials To Engage

    Steps on how to engage young employees in the gases and welding industry and transform these young employees into valuable workers. By Robert W. Wendover.

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  • Managing The New Generation Of Employees

    Tips for managing employees from the new generation. Employee training and innovative employee benefits increase employee loyalty. By Kathryne A. Newton, Ph.D.

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  • 40 under 40

    40 outstanding gases and welding leaders under 40 years old. The 40 represent the future of the gases and welding industry

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  • The Pervading Work Beliefs Of Different Generations

    Generation X and Generation Y employees are soon going to take over as leaders in the specialty gases and welding industry. It is important to understand the work beliefs of these two generations in the specialty gases and welding industry. By Robert W. Wendover.

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