Supervisor Training

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    May 2017: Surviving the discharge meeting April 2017: Do's and don'ts of documentation March 2017: A Place for Social Media at Work February 2017: Turning Performance Appraisals into Win-Win Situations Your subscription to HRLaws includes the right to redistribute copies of the monthly Frontline Supervision...
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    Q I recently read a newspaper article concerning a lawsuit filed in federal court in Albuquerque by an Intel employee who is suing his employer for race-based harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Coworkers secretly taped a "kick me" sign to his back and then kicked him as others laughed hysterically. What are we coming to...
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    They say misery loves company. We don't know if that's true, but if it is, take comfort in knowing that there are a lot of executive and HR types struggling to stay positive in the current environment. We feel it. We do a lot of our communicating with our clients via telephone, and lately, you can actually hear it—a growing level of...
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    To succeed, new managers must exhibit true leadership, boost morale, and reduce employee turnover, all while positively impacting your organization's bottom line -- a tall order. Yet a recent survey found that 86 percent of supervisors have difficulty transitioning from being individual contributors to having new management roles, and only 41...
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    Your new managers must exhibit true leadership, boost morale, and reduce employee turnover, all while positively impacting your organization's bottom line -- a tall order for even the most experienced. Yet a recent survey found that 86% of supervisors have difficulty transitioning from individual contributors into their new management roles, and...
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    I've assisted clients with several workplace investigations recently. Having had to work through the process and refresh myself on the proper steps to take, I thought I would put together a list of tips and common mistakes employers make when handling workplace investigations. Don't wait for a complaint . Yes, if you...
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    Supervisors are getting frustrated. With increasing workloads, longer office hours, and less training, it's no wonder job satisfaction for this group is at an all-time low. As an HR manager, how can you motivate your managers and help them get the support they need be successful? One way companies are reaching out to supervisors is through...
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    As most of you know, I'm a huge advocate of supervisory training. Supervisors are an employer's greatest asset. Unfortunately, uninformed supervisors are also potential weak links. The actions, statements, and omissions of supervisors are often the source of costly litigation. So what are the most common supervisory missteps? Here'...
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    Your new managers must exhibit true leadership, boost morale, and reduce employee turnover, all while positively impacting your organization's bottom line -- a tall order for even the most experienced. Yet a recent survey found that 86% of supervisors have difficulty transitioning from individual contributors into their new management roles, and...
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    How do you deal with the supervisor who appears to be on a "personal crusade" to "eradicate all Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) abuse"? What about the supervisor who likes to pretend he doesn't know that FMLA leave exists? Read on to find out. Training, communication are key The FMLA can be complicated - and...
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