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Best Practices for Employee Reviews

By Bradley S. Hunt, Attorney at Law

If you are like many supervisors, preparing and delivering annual employee reviews is not on your list of favorite things to do! That said, regular performance reviews are important, and how they are handled matters.

Reviews are important to employees

Employees want and need feedback, and regular communication with individuals and teams can help improve the work environment. Knowing what they are doing well and where they need to improve can make employees feel the employer cares about their success with the company. While an annual review is standard for many companies, you should give feedback regularly. It can be hard to remember what happened eight months ago, so an informal monthly or quarterly review may be helpful to both the employer and employee. If an employee’s action requires correction or discipline, handle that immediately and be sure to document any corrective measures that need to be taken. Read more…

Why BWS Supports Big Toy Day Each Year

Big Toy Day 2017 is an inexpensive and fun way to support local school children in need. Families can come out and see all kinds of big “toys,” including planes, fire trucks, boats, and other large equipment. The money collected goes to Communities in Schools of Lexington/Davidson County to fund their programs, including mentoring for at-risk students referred by the schools they attend, and supplying backpacks and school supplies. Funds also pay for needs like doctor visits for sick children who might not receive treatment without this support.

This is a great cause, and we encourage everyone to come to the Davidson County Airport on Saturday, August 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is $5 a person and children 10 and under get in free. We hope to see everyone there!

Annual Dave Conrad Lions Memorial

Calling all golfers! Team and hole sponsors are still needed for the 2017 Dave Conrad Memorial Golf Tournament to be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 (rain date 9.13) at the Lexington Golf Club. This is a half-day “captain’s choice” tournament. The entry fee for your team of four is $225 and includes green fees and carts, a barbecue party following play, and a chance to win multiple prizes. Mulligan packages can be purchased for $5/player.

Proceeds from the tournament will fund research and treatment of eye diseases, as well as provide services for those with vision impairments in our area. Interested in learning more or registering a team? Please call Mark Breeden at 336.309.0530 or J.J. Fashimpaur at 336.248.3950.