Video Training on Retaliation

Retaliation is now the leading basis for charges against employers. What should you be doing to avoid such charges? In the latest Compliance Corner video blog from our sister publication, HR Daily Advisor, editor Stephen Bruce explains how to reduce your risk of a lawsuit.   Looking for exciting new ways to train your supervisors? […]

How Effective Is Your EHS Classroom Training?

When it comes to training your workers—you have lots of choices. There are numerous methods and materials available to help you prepare and equip employees to better do their jobs. Indeed, with so many choices out there, it can be daunting to determine which methods to use and when to use them. Instructor-led, or classroom, […]

Train Supervisors on 5 Keys for Preventing Conflict

“The key to managing conflict isn’t just about pushing them to resolution, but also to learn how to have nicer conflicts,” said Tim Scudder, CEO of Personal Strengths USA and coauthor of Have a Nice Conflict: A Story of Finding Success and Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places (www.haveaniceconflict.com). “As one set of conflicts is […]

Are Your Supervisors Trained to Manage Conflicts?

Management experts estimate that most supervisors and managers spend as much as a quarter or more of their valuable work time managing conflicts. Workplace conflict may be based on disagreements over work procedures, different needs and interests, clashes of personalities, or a range of other situations and circumstances that lead to confrontations between or among […]

Do Your Environmental Trainers Have Stage Fright?

Each trainer has different qualifications, experience, expertise, and methodology of training. Even trainers who are intimately familiar with a subject must properly prepare for the training session. The following guidelines are designed to review the basics of preparing trainers for learning sessions. Practice Makes Perfect Practice your presentation. The best instructors always do at least […]

Can You Use E-Learning for E-Training?

In general, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focuses its efforts on compliance rather than on the training process used to achieve compliance. (However, asbestos, lead abatement, and certain other highly toxic or cancer-causing material handling are exceptions for which the EPA has specific training requirements.) In some cases, the EPA specifies general types of […]

OT and Social Media—‘Please Sue Me’

Yesterday’s  Advisor featured Hunter “Please Sue Me” Lott on HR and wage/hour challenges. Today, his tips for a social media policy, one more wage/hour nightmare, and an introduction to the HR audit guide that helps you find problems before the feds do.

3 Things that Say, ‘Please Sue Me’

Still have exit interviews, probationary periods, and sick leave? asks popular speaker Hunter “Please Sue Me” Lott. If you have those, get rid of them, he says. The exit interview was invented by HR, Lott says, and it suggests that our philosophy is, “Let’s spend our time with the crummy employees.” Stop that, says Lott. […]

Train Supervisors to Make the Right Decisions

We want our supervisors to manage and participate, but there are several circumstances in which they must step aside, says Attorney Mark Schickman. Schickman, who is a partner with Freeland Cooper & Foreman, LLP in San Francisco, offered his training tips at a recent webinar sponsored by BLR® and HR Hero®. When the Supervisor Is […]

Are Your Supervisors Trained to Handle Tough Decisions?

Even organizations with the most rules and regulations get into trouble, Schickman says. It doesn’t matter how big you are, or how much money you have, or how many rules you have—if the supervisor doesn’t do the job, you’re in trouble. Schickman, who is a partner with Freeland Cooper & Foreman, LLP in San Francisco, […]