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This blog features information and advice from industry professionals on relevant club topics and issues. A companion to CMAA's Research Archives, this resource is updated biweekly.

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Top 10 Technology Blunders for Employers

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As one who presumably has no nude selfies, you may not be too concerned about a “hack” like the one that continues to afflict celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of technology issues that an employer should look out for. Are you guilty of any of these top ten technology blunders that are either committed or allowed by employers? Read more...

NLRB Ambush Election Rule Slated to Become Effective April 14

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Leg BlogDespite Congressional disapproval by both the Senate and the House of Representatives, it is likely that the National Labor Relation Board’s ambush election rule will go into effect on April 14. Read more...

EPA Says Waters of the US Rule Will Be Finalized in 2015

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Leg BlogIn a recent House Committee Hearing, Ken Kopocis, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) deputy assistant administrator for water, testified that the final Waters of the US Rule is slated to be released this spring and will become effective by October 1, 2015. Read more...

Another Way to Experience Coaching

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03_24_15_175wIn 2003 I was asked to develop a coaching program that could enhance the professionalism and security of managers, and enhance the lives that they brought to their clubs. When I was asked to create something that could benefit many thousands of people, it seemed like a daunting task. The traditional way to coach people was to have one-on-one coaching sessions that were half an hour to an hour long.  Read more...

SWOT’ing at Nature—Part Two

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3_19_15_175wBack in January, the first part of this article on developing an environmental strategy for your club made reference to survey data showing the gaps in performance and practice in this area. The patient (in this case the club and the club leadership) don’t even know they’re at risk. Like an undiagnosed heart condition, the only way the patient can identify risk factors is by visiting the doctor and going through an initial exam and perhaps some follow-up tests. Taking a few hours with the physician is worth avoiding a critical or catastrophic event down the road. Read more...

DHS Announced H-2B Visa Program Relief

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Leg BlogAfter an announcement earlier this month suspending the H-2B visa program, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that the adjudications have resumed as of March 17. However, the suspension on premium processing remains in effect. Read more...

H-2B Visa Program Suspended, Relief Expected by April 30

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Leg BlogUS Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced the temporary suspension of the H-2B visa program. This comes following the March 4 ruling by the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida Pensacola Division.  Read more...

Club Managers Guide for Improving Facilities

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03_17_15_175wMaintaining attractive and efficient club facilities are an essential part of a manager’s responsibilities. Show the world attractive facilities and members will assume club success. A vigilant club manager will be the first person to notice facility deficiencies, be they front or back of the house. The manager will know the moment when normal maintenance and repair funding can no longer maintain the facility quality required for club success.  Read more...

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