Parma Hospital named ‘safe place to work’

Parma Community General Hospital, a 2000 Pillar Award for Community Service honoree, was recently honored for its efforts to keep employees safe. The hospital was among 31 statewide recognized by the Ohio Hospital Association for its outstanding efforts. The honor was based on criteria including the number of on-the-job injury cases, work days missed due to job-related injuries and emergency preparedness.

It’s a banker’s life for me

Have you ever wondered how executives at financial institutions stack up in comparison to other white collar jobs? Incentive pay for CEOs and presidents rose 19 percent last year at financial institutions, according to a study by Crowe Chizek and Co. LLP. For business leaders at banks owned by multibank holding companies, that number was 35 percent. Other findings include:

  • On average, Ohio-based independent bank CEOs and presidents received an annual salary of $133,682 with a bonus of $29,783.
  • CEOs and president of bank affiliates earned $178,704 in 2000, with an average bonus of $29,469.

On the flip side, entry-level tellers who work in communities with populations of less than 100,000 earn an average of $15,552. Their metropolitan counterparts earn about $17,118.

Technical testing

Are you sure job candidates for your company have the skills necessary to leap into the workplace ready to help your business move forward? If not, you could be setting yourself up for a long, drawn-out training process that could unearth a huge skill weakness the initial job interview didn’t reveal.

That’s the impetus behind Mentor-based Vector Technical Inc.’s new employee verification package, an online testing program which encompasses tests for more than 325 clerical, industrial and technical skills.

”What we’re trying to do at Vector is qualify skills for our clients,” explains Terry Sneed, the company’s IT specialist. ”What this means is that if a candidate comes in here and says they have a certain skill, we can test them and find the perfect match for our client companies.”

Qualified philanthropy

The staff at Cleveland-based Qualified Pension/Profit Sharing Consultants Inc. had a busy August. On Aug. 16, employees prepared and served a barbeque dinner to families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland. A week later, reading material collected during a companywide book drive was delivered to the Brecksville Veterans Administration Hospital.