Get Better Acquainted With Retail-Inspection Policies

 In New York City

 

Staten Island business bank points retailers to useful checklist

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – If you operate a business, you already know that being compliant with government regulations can help you to avoid trouble and save money.

In order to avoid costly fines, retail operations in New York City need to qualify in a variety of ways when facing inspections.

With this is mind, Victory State Bank suggests that retailers begin by double-checking issues of compliancy.

A good place to start is by visiting the online home of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, which provides an inspection checklist for general retailing, as well as other business types.

The checklist covers issues ranging from layaway guidelines to receipts and credit-card policies, and more. Depending upon your business, you may need to do more to satisfy inspectors, but this is a good place to begin your research.

To view the checklist online, log onto http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/downloads/pdf/GeneralRetail.pdf.

 

About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank.  For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at www.victorystatebank.com.

 

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Temps Try Out For Full-Time Jobs

Planned path lets job candidates show what they can do

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Sept. 11, 2011) – A nascent trend among a growing number of small employers is being likened to taking a test drive with prospective employees.


Victory State Bank, Staten Island's only community-based business bank, commends the non-traditional innovation that gives part-timers a shot at being hired.


Trial tasks, lasting a pre-set contract interval, help to identify best-bet workers and weed out those who wouldn't fit.

This win-win over a two- or six-week span lets workers showcase their abilities and saves firms the headaches of hiring someone who soon afterward proves to be the wrong choice.

The Small Business column in today's New York Times says the arrangement is being adopted by "small, fast-growing companies where turnover can be high."


With a bad hire on a 10-person team, "it can kill the company," an employer observed.


The concept is analogous to dating before marriage, and it takes the emotion and uncertainty out of the interview process.

One chief executive noted that "It's that whole idea of 'show, don't tell.' "

"It is far easier for both the employee and the boss to back out of a temporary arrangement than to terminate employment," the story says.

In one example, a part-timer is paid a consulting rate to work on projects at night or on a weekend. Half the trial workers went into full-time jobs. Others had a change of heart.


That particular employer said of those who didn't make it, "Let's just say that had we hired them, we probably would have had to fire them."

At another workplace, the story says, "People fail either because they do not get the work done or because they have abrasive personalities."

 

About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank.  For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online www.VictoryStateBank.com.

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Headquarters: 718‑682‑1509

Mobile: 917‑715‑8761

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Study: Better Sleep Could Reduce Work Absences

Staten Island business bank cites promising 28 percent cut in sick-leave costs 

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A newly published study of sickness absences has found that directly attributable costs could drop as much as 28 percent if workers got more sleep.

Victory State Bank, Staten Island's only community-based commercial bank, views that kind of saving as a major win-win, where employers and employees alike stand to benefit.

The Finnish Social Insurance Institution's study published in this month's medical journal Sleep spans seven years and correlates sick days with sleep patterns.

It looked at insomnia, early awakenings, more daytime tiredness than experienced by same-age peers, sleeping-pills use, excessive daytime sleepiness, probable sleep apnea, and seasonal variations in sleep duration.

Nearly 1,900 working-age women and an equivalent number of men participated. 


Findings showed that the optimal sleep duration with the lowest risk of absence from work was 7.6 hours for women and 7.8 hours for men. 

Those who missed work had sleep problems. Too much sleep, though, isn't good, either.


Fewer than five hours and more than 10 were reasons for missed work days.

The study pointed out that the cost of sickness absence could drop markedly if sleep disturbances could be fully addressed.

And it concluded that there is a need to prevent these disturbances and to promote optimal sleep length in order to curtail sick-time absences.

 

About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank.  For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online www.VictoryStateBank.com.

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Guidance Steers Employee Success

Staten Island business bank lauds trend toward internships, mentors

 


STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Students who can get a jump start on career-track experience are in the best position to land jobs projected to be most in demand.

Victory State Bank, Staten Island's only community-based commercial bank, welcomes the emerging trend of partnerships that are growing between industry groups and community colleges.


The U.S. Labor Department has been funding programs for training in new careers, notably where industries that are developing struggle to find workers with the skills sought.


Today's Thomas L. Friedman column in the New York Times describes a reluctance among employers to train employees, as had been done traditionally. 


Instead, they want workers who Friedman says are "ready to plug and play."

To fill that vacuum, community colleges and training centers have been forming ties with regional employers, unions and industry groups. These kinds of partnerships are supported by Labor Department funds. 

With these programs, students and people who are learning on the job are being guided toward career paths.

Friedman cites Gallup findings that workplace success could be traced to students whose teachers became mentors and gave encouragement.


"The need for schools to have a good grasp of what employers are looking for and for employers to be communicating with schools about those skills is greater than ever," Friedman writes.

 

 

 


About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank.  For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online www.VictoryStateBank.com.

Media Contact: 

Relevant Public Relations, LLC

Headquarters: 718‑682‑1509

Mobile: 917‑715‑8761

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Keep Up Your Guard Against ID Theft

Staten Island business bank urges consumers and business owners to stay diligent in protecting personal information

 

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  – When it comes to protecting your personal information, Victory State Banks wants you to remember that just being careful is not enough.

With this in mind, Staten Island’s only community-based commercial bank is urging consumers and business owners to learn all they can about guarding their personal data and to use the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as an educational resource.

Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards, open new utility accounts, or get medical treatment on your health insurance, warns the FTC.

An identity thief might even file a tax return in your name and get your refund. In some extreme cases, a thief might even give your name to the police during an arrest.

Click here to visit the FTC online and learn more about protecting yourself from identity thieves.

 

  

About Victory State Bank

VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: VSBN) is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank.  For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at www.victorystatebank.com.

Media Contact:  

Relevant Public Relations, LLC

Headquarters: 718‑682‑1509

Mobile: 917‑715‑8761

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