Tag: Legal Overview

Do You Train Your Supervisors on How to Manage Challenging Employees?

Supervising employees is never easy, but some workers make the task particularly difficult. These challenging employees can try your supervisors’ patience and drain a lot of their time and energy. They can also be a disruptive influence, damaging morale and making it difficult for their coworkers to function productively. That’s why your supervisors need to […]

Do Your Employees Know How to Keep the Workplace Secure?

Workplace security is a critical concern for employers nationwide. Crimes against businesses are increasing. Companies like yours must be concerned about theft of equipment, inventory, trade secrets, computer information, and money. You also must take steps to prevent other security risks such as arson, vandalism, and workplace violence. Workplace crime not only affects the company […]

Do You Train Your Employees in Business Ethics?

The information in today’s issue is adapted from a course in the Leadership for Employees Library on TrainingToday called “Business Ethics—What Employees Need to Know.” HR experts and labor and employment attorneys agree that businesses—regardless of their industry or size—should be concerned about the ethical conduct of their employees. According to a survey by the […]

Do You Train Managers to Be Winning Coaches?

In sports, coaches develop and motivate players. They work hard to bring out the best in each player and then to unify all their players into a winning team. Coaching in the workplace has basically the same purpose and involves similar techniques. To develop a competent, motivated, and productive workforce, your supervisors must be good […]

Do Your Employees Know How to Protect Themselves from Identity Theft?

The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million or 10 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, identity theft costs consumers $5 billion annually. Clearly, identity theft is a serious problem nationwide. Although it does not affect the workplace directly, it could affect some […]

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 […]

Are Your Supervisors Trained to Explain 401(k)s?

These days many people live well into their eighties, and some make it into their nineties. That means that many of your employees can expect to live 20 or more years in retirement. Financial experts say that to live comfortably during retirement, a person needs about     80 percent of his or her current wages. Social […]

Do Your Employees Know Basic Nutrition?

The quantity and quality of the food your employees eat everyday directly affects their health, energy level, productivity on the job, and general well-being. Your workers need to eat the right foods, in the right amounts, at the right time to stay healthy, feel good, and work hard. Providing them with the information they need […]

Do Your Employees Write Right?

Whether it’s a report for the boss, a letter to a customer, an e-mail to another department, or even just a phone message for a coworker, written documents need to be clear, concise, and correct. Some employees may already know how to write well. Others may need more practice. But regardless of skill level, all […]

Is Leadership Training a Priority?

Truly successful supervisors and managers don’t “boss” their employees, they lead them. It’s through effective leadership that employees are motivated to perform at their best. It’s through effective leadership that goals are achieved and departments meet productivity, quality, service, and safety standards. In short, developing effective leaders among your managerial and supervisory staff is essential […]