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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.
World-Wide Best-Seller! Interviewers are more apt to select the best person for the job when they use this Behavior-Based Interviewing (BBI) strategy developed by Paul C. Green, PhD. Now in its 4th edition, More Than a Gut Feeling provides practical, easy to use instruction that helps organizations significantly enhance recruiting and hiring efforts, improve employee retention and equip managers (and others) with proven behavioral interviewing skills.
Stimulate discussion about new managers/supervisors accepting their new role, establishing clear boundaries, communicating and taking action. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inspire and stimulate discussion about new supervisors within your organization.
You suspect an employee is “under the influence” while on the job. How do you deal with the situation without putting the organization at risk of a costly lawsuit? This program helps managers deal with the tough problems involving substance abuse in the workplace. Help your managers legally maintain a safe, drug-free work environment onsite and off.
No organization wants its name on the front page when the headline involves workplace violence. This program explores preventive measures and examines the legal obligations of managers and their organizations. Topics include hiring policies, appropriate responses to angry outbursts, dealing with employee threats, procedures for investigating rumors and the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
Just as we instill courage when we “en-courage,” we develop power when we “em-power.” Empowerment relies upon the willingness of employees at all levels of an organization to accept the responsibilities that accompany authority. Empowerment is a kind of democracy in the workplace. Like democracy, empowerment frees us to make decisions and take action. And like democracy, empowerment requires that we recognize and establish boundaries within which effective decisions and actions can occur.
Most accomplished leaders would agree that delegation is one of the most important skills in their repertoire. Why? Imagine your own situation: Are you a manager or supervisor who comes in early, stays late, and gives 110 percent? Then delegation will help you improve your results while decreasing the time you spend at work. Do you wish your employees were more loyal to you or the organization? When you delegate well, your employees widen their horizons, develop new skills, and enjoy a new level of authority. That usually leads to an impressive increase in loyalty and commitment.
Engagement is not the same as employee satisfaction… not the same as employee happiness. Employee engagement is the emotional commitment your employees have to the organization… and its goals. These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (E.N.G.A.G.E.) along with thought-provoking questions on employee engagement. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, reinforcement or as a conversation generator.
Executive brief for community college leaders and HR professionals in the education industry on the controversial topic of profit.
The intent of the Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is to help employees balance work and family responsibilities by guaranteeing them leaves in certain situations. Trying to decipher the in's and out's of the law can be a challenge. This program gives you a better understanding of the FMLA.
New Release! With critical legal information to guide decision making, this program helps managers understand their responsibilities under the ADA and how to sort through tough issues and respond effectively. Your managers will learn how the Act impacts them and their employees and find key answers to their most frequently asked questions.
This program helps hiring managers take the guesswork out of evaluating candidates and selecting the right person for the job. Get practical, step-by-step instructions for how to effectively plan and conduct consistent, structured interviews.
As a manager, you've got several responsibilities when it comes to the FMLA. Things like making sure your people understand their rights and responsibilities under the law; making sure they understand your organization's policies - just to name a few.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
This vignette covers union flyers in break rooms. There is set-up vignette (showing the actual conversation) and then a resolution vignette (showing how the manager works through the issue).
Dealing appropriately with unprofessional behavior caused by substance abuse.