An employee hands in his resignation and walks out the door and with them walks out valuable skills, knowledge, and capabilities. You are sorry to see them leave and you don’t want to lose anymore. Also walking out is the key to how to keep good employees and how to make your business better than ever. The key is Exit Interviews.Exit Interviews can provide critical information that only leaving employees ca..
Communication is a two-way process to exchange ideas. We communicate in order to elicit some type of response. Some examples of a response could be more knowledge, a specific action, or some type of emotion.Understanding the D.I.S.C. profile will help understand the four different personality type and how they like to receive information. Do you have a clear understanding of how to communicate with others? ..
Reducing turnover and fast-tracking new employees to productivity is a key business imperative. The reality is that about 30% of employees don’t make it past their first year and it’s expensive. Good recruitment and hiring can be quickly undone by disorganized poorly executed new employee orientation. And as millennials become a driving force in the workplace, they represent special opportunities and challe..
Employee handbooks have been a tool for Employers from small to large companies for several years. Many companies elect to have employee handbooks and utilize employee handbook templates that are provided online which we call “cookie cutter handbook” since they are created as a “one size fits all”. Unfortunately, employee handbooks can be a huge risk if not updated regularly, adapted to each company, reflec..
Abuse under the Family and Medical Leave Act touches every employer. They are difficult cases because you must deal with it (or you lose your good employees because they are doing their co-workers’ work) but at the same time, you almost assuredly setting yourself up for a retaliation suit. How do you put your company in the best legal position while dealing with abuse? Since the Family and Medical Leave Act..
Today, much work in organizations is organized as a project although it may not be called a project. Often, through years of downsizing, people with in-depth special knowledge in critical areas are no longer available. The work still needs to be performed when needed, so someone is assigned. Thinking about these special, periodic assignments as projects and applying the approaches of project management help..
More and more people –often your employees suffer from mental illness. Whether this is a result of environment or better diagnostic tools is open to question. Those with a mental illness often deny this fact and often try to hide it from employers. Such is often a result of fear of being terminated or to avoid the stigma often attached to mental illness. As a result, mental health disorders often go un..
Creating a positive culture of acceptance and inclusion includes understanding how to tap into the hidden power of employees’ differences and create a work environment where everyone thrives. Diversity can be the root of conflict in the workplace if not managed and when conflicts go unresolved, animosity and distrust can build up on teams.Diverse organizations and teams can yield innovative results, however..
This one hour course is designed for all employees in your organization. It is intended to help employees learn how to behave appropriately in today’s workplace.It has become clear that complaints are being made and honored about behaviors that in the past had seemed “too mild” to worry about. Only egregious sexual misconduct was brought to the attention of those in charge. Not so anymore. Today, even the m..
Employers conduct investigations for a variety of reasons; employee or customer complaints, background checks, regulatory or audit requirement(s), allegations of misconduct, losses of various types. The shared primary purpose of these investigations is the same - to find out the facts of a situation to determine a course of action to take - or not to take.Where there are people, there will be problems. Any ..
2019 Employment Regulations Are in Place! Employers Must Be Compliant or Face Fines and Penalties in Future Audits! Are You Ready?
Managing these laws will determine how Employers will survive strict fines and penalties as well as create a robust risk management strategy for their workplace.Here are just some of the workplace regulation topics impacted between 2018-2020. How many of these issues are you aware have regulations tied to them?Paid/Unpaid LeaveTransgender Restroom Requirements and Gender Equity and Expression GuidelinesPay ..
In December of 2017, the Obama administration tried to change the requirements for claiming an employee was exempt from being paid overtime. That was challenged in court and was never implemented. It did, however, raise the awareness that the Fair Labor Standards Act was in need of revision. Thus the Trump Administration Department of Labor has been soliciting comments from the public on what recommendation..
Tattoos, Sandals, Yarmulkes, Dress and Appearance: Increasing Legal Challenges for Employees and Employers
From the length of one’s hair to the number and location of visible tattoos, to recognizing gender non-conformity style, to create a summer dress code, employers are facing an increased need to determine their organization’s culture and policies, as well as following federal and state laws. How does an organization balance employees’ rights to express themselves with the organization’s rights to determine i..
Gain the insights and skills to know where your business stands today and where it’s heading tomorrow.In today’s unpredictable business environment, strategic leadership is not just for top management alone. It’s for:Managers who want to increase their competitive advantage by anticipating their customers’ priorities, needs, and expectationsManagers who want to distinguish operational data from strategic da..
This webinar provides an overview of the use of background checks during the hiring process – what are they typically and why are they used by employers. The Presentation will also discuss the potential discriminatory disparate impact the use of criminal background checks may have on applicant pools. New trends in the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws, particularly by the Equal Employment Opportunity ..