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Discussion Card: Using FOSA™
When an employee isn't doing what is needed or expected, progressive discipline is an essential way to get them back on track. FOSA™ is an easy-to-implement approach to positively address employee discipline issues. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (F.O.S.A.) along with simple reminders to effectively tackle tough workplace discipline issues. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
TrainingBytes® Go Home, Foreigner!
When we perpetuate stereotypes about people based on things like their appearance or where they come from, not only is it unprofessional and disrespectful… it also can be illegal. Actions and even conversations about a co-worker based on their national origin or ethnicity is a violation of policy and can lead to legal issues if not stopped. Yes, we all have a right to think what we want to think. But… it's critical that we refrain from expressing those kinds of views - publicly or privately – by words or actions, in the workplace.
In many organizations, the use of internet, intranet and other electronic media, such as voicemail and email, is restricted to business use. If personal use is allowed, the technology must be used in accordance with policy and the law - especially when it comes to possible cybersecurity impacts.
FOSA™ Documenting Discipline
What do you do with employees who are not living up to expectations? Do you fire them on the spot? Do you give them another chance? How many chances do you give them before you terminate them? These questions and many more are being asked every day by supervisors and managers. This powerful program answers many questions supervisors have about handling performance problems with their employees and documenting the progressive discipline process.
I Said Something™ Unmentionables!
When a person in a position of power decides to target an employee, they are often hurtful and clearly inappropriate — just like a schoolyard bully. This is compounded by the situations where the bully is also the boss. But the situation can and should be addressed. Like other bullies, a boss who’s out of control needs to be reminded when they cross the line.
It's the Law™: The Legal Side of Management
Managers today are expected to do more than just supervise daily work activity. They are also legally obligated to understand and enforce company employment policies and procedures to reduce the chance of discrimination and lawsuits. It's the Law™ uses a variety of workplace scenarios to illustrate that taking critical precautions and having a clear understanding of the law will minimize employment discrimination and maximize equal employment opportunity.
A.C.T. with Integrity™: Real Situations for Discussion
Your organization operates at a fast pace—which means real choices have to be made quickly by employees, team members, managers and others... every day. And every time they make a choice, they hold the future well-being of your organization in their hands. A.C.T. with Integrity™ is a proven tool and model for helping people learn how to “do the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way.”
TrainingBytes® No Way Not Me!
Simply not harassing women is not enough. Men must commit to mentoring women. Organizations must commit to mentoring women. Now more than ever, we need men to support women in the workplace... not avoid them. When women have the same opportunities to succeed and lead as men, it spurs innovation... and enables equity and a stronger sense of belonging.
TrainingBytes® Who Are You?™
“Who are you?” That’s been asked by the greatest minds over the centuries. We’re not going to attempt to answer that universal question, but…we CAN address it as it relates to ourselves at work. We can choose to be a person with purpose. We can choose to be a person of respect. We can choose to look for the positive in others and bring out their best. When you think about what your alternatives are, it can help in making that choice….who you want to be.
I Said Something™ Get It Right!
Mistakes happen. Discussing them and correcting them is a natural next step. Getting personal and calling out someone individually in front of their peers for that mistake… ruins morale, is unfair and amounts to a lack of control.
I Said Something™ You Look… Scrumptious!
Sexual harassment can happen in many different forms. While it can be shocking to encounter and/or witness blatant sexual harassment, having an uncomfortable conversation with the perpetrator can help to redraw the lines.
The 3-OUT Approach to Workplace Safety
Being prepared begins with…accepting the reality that today’s world demands us to be ready for the unexpected. AND… changing the way YOU see your environment. This module covers the principles & techniques of the “3-OUT” model (GET OUT | LOCK OUT | TAKE OUT) and how you can be prepared for potential violence in your workplace.
You Be the Judge™ II
National Best-Seller! Managers within your organization may well understand the importance of avoiding obvious discriminatory interview questions. But what if a manager asks a discriminatory question unintentionally? The principles of legal and effective interviewing are presented in this Law & Order-style program, find out the interview no-no's, side-step the legal landmines, and conduct a fair and effective interview.
Documenting Discipline (How-To Book)
Managers can protect themselves and their organization against legal action - if they get incidents properly documented. This best-selling resource provides steps to ensure solid, consistent documentation procedures throughout the entire organization. You will also learn how to correct performance problems with progressive discipline.
Legal Issues for Managers (How-To Book)
Employment practices in the United States are governed by a wide variety of federal, state, and local laws. As a manager or supervisor, you must understand these laws so that you can make objective, consistent, and legal decisions. You do not have to be an expert on every aspect of every employment law, but you do have to know enough to recognize when you need to seek help from a human resources professional or legal counsel.
Everybody Does It
Unauthorized use of intellectual property; copying work-related software for home use.
Simply put, integrity is doing the right thing, for the right reasons, in the right way. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inspire and stimulate discussion about business ethics within your organization.
Sexual Harassment Is...™
Sexual harassment is... illegal, costly, debilitating, wrong! This thought-provoking, short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inspire and stimulate discussion about protecting your employees and organization from sexual harassment.
Workplace Violence Is...™
Violence affects ALL of us. We must recognize the warning signs and then speak up. Most violence is less obvious than someone walking in with a gun. A thought-provoking video that uses music, text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about workplace violence and all its forms.
Workplace Violence Is...™ (Healthcare Version)
Healthcare workers have a 20% overall higher rate of workplace violence than all other workers (Source: NCVS). We must recognize the warning signs and then speak up. Most violence is less obvious than someone walking in with a gun. A thought-provoking video that uses music, text and graphics to inspire and stimulate discussion about workplace violence and all its forms.
Discussion Card: Working with Integrity
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (I.N.T.E.G.R.I.T.Y.) along with thought-provoking questions on truth and honesty in the workplace. These cards are great for a quick training reminder or conversation starter.
TrainingBytes® It's That Time Again
Have you ever received an inappropriate email at work? How about an email that has a graphic picture or makes fun of someone in your office? Do you ever hear inappropriate jokes or comments in the workplace? Unfortunately, the sometimes subtle nature of what constitutes harassment and discrimination can make it difficult to identify. Using a dramatic example taken from a real life situation, this short program provides a realistic scenario intended to generate discussion regarding what behaviors constitute inappropriate behavior at work.
Avoiding the Scam! Understanding Your Role in Cybersecurity™
Cybersecurity is serious business. Millions of dollars are lost each day to cyber crime. Sometimes you hear about it in the news… most of the time you don’t. The four dramatic situations (and information) presented in Avoiding the Scam! tackle the most common gap companies often face in the war against cyber-attacks... the human factor.
Are There Going to Be Layoffs?
Conflicts between our obligations to friends and the organization can make decisions difficult; in those situations, we must let the law and the organization’s policy be our guide. Confidential information must always remain confidential. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on handling confidential information.
Avoiding the Scam! Better Act Fast!
Fraudsters have a huge toolkit of tricks to pull from. Let's take a case of social engineering – also known as phishing. Hackers can take advantage of the fact that a company is engaged in a merger and/or acquisition, and can target employees who are responsible for personally identifiable information with emails that appeared to be from others within the organization. It happens all the time... especially when policies and procedures are not followed.
Avoiding the Scam! One Bad Transfer
It's important not to skip processes or procedures when dealing with wire transfers, invoice payments and personally identifiable information. It only takes one missed step in the process to cause lots of financial devastation within an organization. And... Never. Ever. Share system passwords with other employees. That's just an big accident waiting to happen!
Avoiding the Scam! They Needed My Help
We all want to help our customers or vendors... but a fake email (or an unconfirmed phone call) can get the organization into some real trouble. It only takes one missed step in the process to cause lots of financial devastation. Cyber attacks are increasing each and every day. If your employees don't know how to spot a bad email - or more importantly - ignore organizational policies and procedures when it comes to security, chances are, you're going to get scammed.
Couldn’t You Do It on the Side?
We must be careful not to participate in any activities where our personal interests or actions might interfere or compete with our obligation to the organization. Even the appearance of a conflict of interest can create problems for ourselves and our organizations. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on dealing with conflicts of interest.
Sensitive information left out on a desk can easily be taken by thieving hands and seen by prying eyes. All sensitive and confidential information should be securely stored – especially things like system passwords. The bottom line is simple. You need to know and follow the organization’s secure/sensitive information policies and procedures – especially when it comes to passwords. Cybersecurity policies are not to be taken lightly.
Getting Paid to Scroll
Time theft hurts the company. A recent study estimates that it costs U.S. employers more than $400 billion per year in lost productivity. Five to ten minutes here and there add up to big losses over time. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on our work responsibilities. Remember, it doesn't matter if 'everybody's doing it’... simply put, it breaks trust.
I Need ‘Em Shredded
To summarize, business documents (including paper files, reports emails and electronic files) need to be retained in accordance with the law and organization requirements/policies. And, if documents are destroyed improperly, it can result in serious problems for the organization and the individual. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on document retention and destruction.
Isn’t That Confidential?
In most organizations, managers and supervisors have an obligation to help employees resolve business practice or compliance concerns. Remember, all reports of violations must be taken seriously, and appropriate action taken in a timely manner. Again, no matter what our role in the organization—we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on handling reports of violations.
It Hasn’t Worked for Months
Interactions with auditors, inspectors, or investigators—internal or external—must be conducted in an open, honest, and ethical manner. And all information provided to auditors, inspectors or investigators must be accurate and truthful. There can be no exceptions, which mean the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on providing accurate information.
It Isn’t in Their Best Interest
We all know that situations where we’re trying to win business put a lot of pressure on everyone involved. And we also know that comparing our products and services to the competition must be done in a truthful manner. The bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policies relating to how we talk about our competitors.
My Brother-in-Law Works Over There
We have an obligation to keep up with current developments in our industry. That includes the right and responsibility to obtain information about the competition. However, there are right ways and wrong ways to get that information; we must always choose the right way. And the right way is to know and follow the organization’s policy on gathering competitive information.
She’s in for a Struggle
When it comes to discussing personal health information (PHI), it should only be discussed with the people who need to know. If you have access to PHI and discuss it with those who do not have the right access to this information - it is a violation of HIPAA. The bottom line is simple, know and follow the organization’s policy on handling personal health information (and reporting violations).
They've Never Failed Inspection…
The pressure to perform and get work done can cause us to consider compromising our work or product quality. However, taking any action that compromises work or product quality can have serious consequences for us, our organization, our vendors, and our customers. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policies related to maintaining the quality of our products and services.
Those Things Are Like Gold
It’s not always easy to identify when giving and receiving gifts crosses the line. In certain circumstances, simply the appearance of impropriety can result in significant problems for you and the organization. So, the bottom line is, we all have a responsibility to know and follow the organization’s policy on accepting and giving gifts.
Your Path to Success™ (The Complete Series)
Wouldn't it be nice to have a personal playbook of helpful tips and tricks while plugging away at the office, shop, plant, studio, etc.? A resource that would help you tackle tough workplace situations using easy-to-implement, common sense tactics and concepts. This new series of short, thought-provoking modules is a great way to face typical workplace issues - both strategically and respectfully. There is no better time than the present to get working on your path to success.
FAQ - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Common questions often asked about workplace sexual harassment. The FAQ is a quick list of questions most asked regarding sexual harassment. It also includes the most common definitions often found in sexual harassment training.
If You Change Your Mind…
Our working relationships are complicated for all kinds of reasons. That's why we really have to know where the lines are when it comes to managing our interactions with co workers, customers, and vendors. Take the unwanted pursuit of a relationship. It doesn't make any difference where it comes from a manager, a coworker, a vendor or a customer unwanted pursuit could be considered illegal harassment and simply can't be a part of the workplace.
People Like That…
All of us have things that we value and believe in strongly. But it's important that we make sure that we don't cross the line and allow those convictions to get in the way of treating others with respect. Most organizations have policies that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
It Wasn’t Personal or Anything…
In general, there's nothing wrong with kidding around at work. But we can step over the line when it comes to having fun at someone else's expense. Hazing, teasing, profanity, and horseplay are the kinds of unprofessional behaviors that lead to low morale, low productivity, turnover and even safety issues.
I’ve Got Another One…
Most of us like a good joke, right? The problem is, while we may think we know what's acceptable, there's a fine line between funny and disrespectful. We can't always know what may be offensive just by looking at someone. That's why we have to focus on respect when it comes to things like, jokes, off hand comments, posts, puns, texting cartoons, drawings, pictures or videos at work.
Just Being Paranoid…
Being frustrated with co-workers from time-to-time is natural and understandable. But when we perpetuate stereotypes about people based on things like their appearance or where they come from, not only is it unprofessional and disrespectful… it also can be illegal.
Nothing’s Going On…
Workplace gossip is one of those areas where it's easy to find ourselves on the wrong side of the line. While it may seem like harmless talk, it's not. Not only is gossip unprofessional because it destroys respect and trust in the workplace; it can also get you and your organization into a lot of legal trouble.
Shining a Light on Child Abuse & Neglect
This powerful video was created as an introduction to child abuse and neglect mandatory reporter training (California AB1963). Sobering statistics are presented - driving home the importance reporting child abuse and neglect.
PREVAIL!® Restaurant/Food Service (Overview)
An armed intruder/active shooter event can happen anywhere… even at a restaurant! The tools and training concepts presented in this program will apply to any work environment. So, the key is to focus on the options you have in your workplace – and use the skills & response principles presented to overcome and prevail in an active shooter situation.
Your Path to Success™ Choosing Integrity
We all know how important integrity is to our organization, right? You may have even thought, "Hey, we've got a Code of Conduct. We've all been trained. We're go to go!" However… to create a culture of integrity, those policies have to be more than just words on paper. They have to be things we truly live… each and every day.
Leading to PREVAIL® (for Managers)
The preparation you take now – and the steps you help others around you take – will help increase the chances of prevailing during an active shooter situation. By taking a few minutes to train your team for one of these events, you help them know what to do in the very unlikely event that it actually happens. The exact same thing holds true when preparing for an active shooter event.
PREVAIL!® The OUT Actions™
Being prepared begins with…accepting the reality that today’s world demands us to be ready for the unexpected. AND… changing the way YOU see your environment. For example, if you’re in a location where there are crowds of people, pay close attention to the space around you. This module covers the principles & techniques of the “3-OUT” PREVAIL! model (GET OUT | LOCK OUT | TAKE OUT).
The Oh Series™ Ethics & Transparency
When it comes to price fixing, bid rotation, bribery... your organization has specific policies prohibiting these illegal behaviors. In this program, we'll look at some examples of Sherman Act/DOJ-related ethical situations that can make a person say “OH?...”
The Oh Series™ Everyday Workplace Ethics
Ethics. It's a small word with a huge impact... both personally and professionally. When we’re faced with a decision that involves right and wrong choices at home or at work, sometimes it's hard to figure out what's the best decision in a given situation.
Who Gave Them My Address?
This vignette covers union mailers and home visits. There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
Workplace Bullying: The School Principal
A teacher takes necessary steps. Review Organizational Polices, Document actions and responses, Involve HR or management, Formalize complaint.
I Just Can't Risk It
Digitally Remastered! As managers, supervisors and leaders, we have a responsibility to hold each other to the same standard as everyone else. Sure, they might be our friends. But we can't make exceptions. We must let them know that they need to help set the example. And anything they do that violates any part of our Code of Conduct or program - like retaliating against someone for reporting a violation - seriously undermines our organization's culture of integrity.
Workplace Bullying: Stand Up for Others
A coworker stands up for another coworker who is bullied by an employee of another company (vendor).
Come On Out to the Meeting (Union Meeting)
This vignette covers a situation in which employees are invited to union meetings. There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
I Will if You Will...
A very effective and to-the-point vignette that deals with anti-gay and anti-diverse behavior in the workplace.
It's Not That Big of a Deal
Digitally Remastered! With everyone having to do more with less these days, taking people off their job for any reason is something we all struggle with. But we have a responsibility to do more than just make sure our team members attend our organization's training sessions. We have to let people know that those sessions are really an investment in everyone's long-term success.
Sexual Harassment: It Can Happen Here™
Sexual harassment can occur in businesses of all sizes and industries, with potentially devastating consequences. This program presents a series of compelling scenarios to provide the foundation your workforce needs to prevent and address such behavior before it escalates.
It's the Law™ - Program Introduction
Explains the responsibility of managers to know the law and how it applies in their workplace
PREVAIL!® Bank Overview
Bank personnel threats can come from both a robbery or an active shooter event. Staying safe in either situation is paramount. The key is to focus on the options you have in your workplace – and use the skills & response principles presented to overcome and prevail!
PREVAIL!® Understanding the Adversary™
When a shooting happens, it’s tragic, pointless and many times preventable. When these events happen, you might wonder, “What’s wrong with that person?”; “Why would someone do something like that?” We’ll take a closer look at the people who perpetrate these attacks and answer some of these questions.
Dealing with inappropriate art and pictures in the workplace.
And, You Are?
This vignette covers a union organizer on premises (on site visit). There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
Bad Day at Work
This vignette discusses the inadvertent compromising of confidential information (impending lay-offs, new product development, etc.).
Better Than Budget
This vignette looks at the scenario of budgets. With tight budgets, what do you do if you are under budget for the year? Spend the surplus? Get creative with spending?
Common ADA Questions (Hiring)
Answers the question,"Do you have to hire someone just because he or she has a covered disability, even if they cannot perform an essential function of the job?"
Common ADA Questions About Hiring
Help managers learn how to effectively handle and respond to tough ADA issues and guide them through the recruitment process.
Did You Hear About...?
How many times have you found out something about somebody you work with and - you don't mean to – but you start treating the person differently. Believe it or not, that could end up being a bad thing. Gossip in the workplace usually ends up bad...for everyone.
Did You Hear the One About?
This vignette effectively demonstrates the the point at which workplace jokes can cross the line and become harassment.
Did You Read That Story in the Paper?
Reacting to a disturbing performance review with veiled threats
The concept of inclusiveness within a diversity context; an example of why it's important to consider non-mainstream religion
Understanding the concept of "Equal Employment"; introduces the obligation to treat everyone fairly.
Everyone Does It
Copyright infringement is illegal. This vignette shows how an innocent phrase "Everybody Does It," can lead to big consequences.
FMLA - Key Actions to Stay in Compliance
Key actions discussed: Call your HR department whenever employees are out for 4 days or more, or whenever a potential FMLA issue arises. Make absolutely sure that your employees understand their rights and responsibilities under the law, by making sure they are in contact with HR. Always be fair and compassionate.
FMLA - Reduced Schedules & Leaves
One of the biggest issues that managers struggle with is the requirement to give reduced schedules or intermittent leave, especially in the case of chronic conditions, and how that may relate to the Americans with Disabilities Act or ADA. A serious health condition or disability may require an employee to work a reduced schedule.
FMLA - Returning to Work
As tempting as it may be, when an employee is on an FMLA leave, you can't demand that he or she come back to work; even if you offer to make a reasonable accommodation, like a flexible schedule or assignment to light duty work.
FMLA - What Qualifies for FMLA Leave?
You should not be the one to make a final determination on whether or not something is a "serious health condition." That should always be left to your HR department. However, you do need to have at least a working knowledge of what qualifies as a "serious health condition" and all the other reasons an employee's time off can be designated as an FMLA leave.
Getting Much Sleep?
Retaliating against an employee who reports misconduct by supervisor.
Clearly communicate that you will have zero-tolerance for any e-mail communications with repeated requests for dates, sexually suggestive comments, jokes, or Internet links to sexually suggestive sites.
Gina's Fan (Employees)
Vignette shows co-worker sending email communications with sexually suggestive comments, requests, jokes, or internet links to sexually suggestive sites - creating a hostile work environment.
Good People, Bad Choices - Video Summary
Summary vignette for the Good People, Bad Choice program. An ethical "to do" list of questions is presented.
Hey, It's On My Playlist
We can’t listen to whatever we want at work if it offends others; while we do have more freedom to say or do things outside the workplace, we still need to keep in mind that if our behavior offends or discriminates against someone, then it may be grounds for disciplinary action. We all must be respectful of others in the workplace.
He’s Big…Really Big
Discussions with co-workers that ridicule or disrespect anyone because of a protected class status can be offensive and lead to an accusation of discriminatory harassment. Insensitive remarks about an overweight co-worker can lead to the perception of harassment.
I Got This in the Mail...
This vignette covers union mailers regarding an educational conference. There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
I Quit! (from FOSA™ Documenting Discipline)
Sometimes things just don't work out. You've used progressive discipline to help bring issues to the forefront. With FOSA™, you gave ample opportunities for improvement. It's up to the employee to make those changes stick.
I've Had It With This Place
When uncontrolled emotions and fits of temper turn disruptive and threatening. It’s our job to recognize warning signs and then tell someone in authority...before it’s too late.
If I'm History, So Is He!
Making open threats against a manager.
Promotes the responsibility of manager to communicate harassment policies and handle any harassment issues immediately.
It Will Change Your Life!
It can be one thing to casually invite someone to attend religious services with you, or to occasionally mention a religious belief or practice. But when you repeatedly and openly talk about your religious beliefs, or proselytize, to the point that it offends a co-worker, you can easily be accused of harassment.
It's Just a Card, Right?
This vignette covers union authorization card signing. There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
It’s All Good
A newly approved vendor sends an expensive gift to an employee. This vignette addresses the perceptions (and sometimes the reality) of accepting gifts.
Just Give Me Another Three Days
Digitally Remastered! As managers, supervisors and team leaders, there are times when we have to make some pretty tough calls. It just goes with the territory. And when we're faced with those kinds of situations, we have to make sure we don't let short-term gains, like closing a big sale, completing a big project or hitting a production quota, take priority over the long-term integrity of the organization.
Just Some Good Clean Fun
When humor goes too far and becomes inappropriate teasing and/or hazing.
Just Tell Them I'm Not Here
Digitally Remastered! You know, one of the things that's easy to forget is that our team members pay attention to every little thing we say and do. Like it or not, we set the example. And when we ask an employee to do something that's questionable—like making up an excuse because we've forgotten something or don't want to deal with someone— it has an impact. It might not seem like much at the time, but all those "little tears" can eventually begin to rip our organization's integrity fabric to pieces. As leaders, we need to hold ourselves and our peers accountable to make sure that doesn't happen.
Just the Right Place
This vignette shows an employee who felt he was targeted or assigned specific territories because of his race. The law prohibits organizations from assigning primarily minorities to predominantly minority establishments or geographic areas.
Let it Ride
Selecting the right vendor is strategic and often a long process. This vignette tackles the issue of using a certain vendor based on a personal relationship with the vendor. We see how this can negatively impact the organization.
Let Me Get That for You
Inappropriate comments about sexual orientation.