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August 04, 2021
Reimagining Your Workplace: Hybrid Work

Operating your business in the current COVID world with the relaxing of COVID restrictions across the country requires considering what your future workplace will look like. According to a survey conducted by Forrester Research, while only 10% of companies offered remote work options prior to the pa

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August 04, 2021
The Wonder of Lumber

When reflecting on lessons learned from the pandemic, there were a number of angles I could take for this article. How did our company react in the initial months of the pandemic? How has remote work affected our team culture? What are we doing to navigate the resulting rise in lumber prices and

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August 04, 2021
Leaving the Pandemic Better Than Before

When the COVID-19 pandemic blew up, we at Snavely Forest Products knew that sitting passively by in hopes the crisis would work itself out wasn’t a realistic solution. Hope is not a plan! With that in mind, our company began making decisions and operating from two distinct, but parallel mindsets.

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August 04, 2021
Save the Date for the 2021 Traders Market

After transforming the 2020 event into a virtual event experience, NAWLA Exchange, we are excited to host the NAWLA 2021 Traders Market in person again this year. The 2021 Traders Market is currently scheduled for November 10-12, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville will be a perfect stage for

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August 04, 2021
Invest In Yourself, and Your Company, with NAWLA’s Executive Management Institute

The forest products industry learned a lot in 2020. We learned how agile we could be, how to seize the opportunities in front of us, and how to adjust our operations in a pandemic. Most importantly, we learned that the one thing we’ve been saying for years remains true to this day

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August 04, 2021
Now Is the Time to Build Your Best Teams

When I assumed the role of NAWLA Chair, my goal was simple: Reminding each of our members how NAWLA brings value to their companies and employees. But I also aimed to ensure NAWLA spreads the word about how each and every one of us – whether NAWLA members or not – should be proud to work in this

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June 30, 2021
Marijuana Legalization and Its Impact on the Workplace

Federal and in some instances state and local law protects several groups of people in the workplace based on their sexual or gender identity.  Given the newness of these protections, as well as the diversity of characteristics and people within this group, some employers are finding it difficult to

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