HR Management & Compliance

Measure Your Training Programs Against Those of Other Companies

Over 700 individuals participated in the HR Daily Advisor’s April 2013 Training and Development Survey. Read on to see how the training programs your company offers stack up against those of other successful companies.

Training Topics

The leading topics for compliance training for employees are:

  • New hire orientation (79%)
  • Sexual harassment (75%)
  • Discrimination (69%)

Other compliance training topics for employees mentioned by survey participants include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance, code of conduct, confidentiality, diversity, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), security, wage/labor, workers’ compensation, and workplace violence.

The leading compliance topics for training supervisors are:

  • Discipline/documentation (75%)
  • Sexual harassment (74%)
  • Performance evaluations (70%)
  • Discrimination (68%)

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Compliance topics for training HR staff were:

  • Sexual harassment (66%)
  • Discipline (64%)
  • Performance evaluations (62%)
  • Discrimination           (61%)
  • Documentation (61%)
  • ADA (60%)
  • Employee handbooks (59%)
  • Firing/termination (59%)
  • Recruiting/hiring/interviewing (59%)

Professional Development Training for Employees

Provided by 73%, job-related skills leads the list of professional development training for employees. Communication and customer service skills, at 66% and 59%, respectively, come in second and third in our survey. Teambuilding (49%), computer skills (46%), and time management (36%) round out the field.

Other professional development training offered by survey participants includes:

  • Business/e-mail etiquette
  • Change management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Cultural competence
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Ethics
  • Good manners and behavior
  • Leadership/supervision
  • Performance assessment/management
  • Presentation
  • Professional certification

Supervisor Training

Leadership/management is the professional development topic covered most (75%) when training supervisors, with communication and dealing with problem employees, both at 72%, following closely. Coming in next is teambuilding at 58%, and mentoring/coaching is right on its heels at 57%. Employee retention and motivation is a must-have for 51%. Other professional training topics for supervisors include:

  • Change management
  • Conflict management
  • Critical thinking
  • Delegation
  • Decision making
  • Documentation
  • E-mail and teleconference etiquette
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Interviewing skills
  • Performance assessment/management
  • Problem solving
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Time management
  • Understanding your leadership style

See more results in tomorrow’s Advisor.

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