Successful HR Management - Human Resources
You’ll learn …
- Avoid recruiting and hiring danger zones that can trip up even the most experienced HR professionals
- Understand the most important employment legislation and how it impacts your organization
- Minimize your liability in every step of the discipline and dismissal process
- Stop fearing those unexpected situations that put HR managers in the legal hot seat
- And much, much more!
In HR management, you can’t afford to NOT be at the top of your game. Not even for a day. It’s just too important. If you haven’t had an employee suddenly walk through your door to accuse you of a hostile work environment, complain about a bullying boss, demand reasonable accommodation or notify you that you’re being sued for overtime pay, remember it could happen. That’s where this intensive workshop comes in. It’s a rare opportunity to step back … polish your skills … and renew your energy and confidence in handling your very tough job confidently.
Successful HR Management Overview:
Day one: 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Stay informed of the latest twists in recruiting and interviewing employees
- Writing job descriptions: Why a template off the Web won’t cut it
- How to use social media to find your next hire
- 5 off-the-cuff interview questions that are legally off-limits
- Job application forms: Is yours a useful hiring tool—or a lawsuit waiting to happen?
- What you should know before choosing and using a pre-employment test
- How to get much more than job titles and employment dates out of reference checks
- Eliminating the negative impact of “perceived disabilities” from your employment decisions
- 6 organizational best practices that’ll have applicants begging to be hired
Discipline and termination basics: Cut your organization’s risk
- 360-degree feedback—what the big debate is all about
- How to spot problems with documentation you didn’t realize existed
- How to cover all the legal bases when terminating an employee
- Avoiding employment contracts that restrict your rights as an employer
- The huge problem with inconsistent discipline—could you be guilty?
Ridding your workplace of discriminatory thinking and practices
- 4 sound, legal reasons for firing an older worker
- Reverse discrimination: Clearing up one of the grayest areas of employment law
- How the ADA Amendments Act significantly changes the definition of “disability”
- Determining overtime eligibility—correctly, legally and fairly
- Diversity training: Does it really help employees overcome biases?
- 5 practices for protecting your company from age discrimination claims
- 4 ways to avoid misclassifying contract labor
- How you must respond when an employee asks for reasonable accommodation
- Making your Web site ADA-accessible—it’s the law, you know!
- The facts about genetic testing
Administering a full range of employee benefits—legally and fairly
- You hear an employee on leave is moonlighting—is this a problem?
- Defining the benefits eligibility of domestic partners
- You cancel an employee’s COBRA for late payment—do you have to reinstate it?
- 10 areas you should update in your employee handbook—today
- Types of injuries covered by Workers’ Comp
- The hidden legal complexities of offering health insurance
- Sorting through the confusing issues related to medical certification
Day two: 9:00 – 4:00 p.m.
What the lawyers wish every HR manager knew about today’s hottest issues
- How to conduct those delicate harassment investigations
- Getting clear on drug and alcohol testing issues that frequently trip up HR managers
- What you need to understand about employees and depression
- Recognizing the most common forms of sexual harassment in the workplace
- Not sure how to handle substance abusers? The ADA makes it crystal clear!
Diplomatically and legally handle tough situations
- An employee wants you to hire a relative: Should you?
- How to recognize the warning signs that an employee may become violent
- Helping layoff survivors cope—and stay productive
- Curbing funeral leave abuse
- Is it ever a good idea to do random drug tests?
Your role as policy enforcer
- Workplace bullying: Why having a clear policy isn’t enough
- The latest on FMLA leave and the military
- Minimizing your potential exposure when coordinating FMLA, ADA and Workers’ Comp
- How to create a non-compete agreement you can enforce
- The enormous benefits of clear and legally sound policies
- The pros and cons of arbitration agreements
- Planning a layoff or plant closing? What the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act may force you to do
Developing your role as a valued and trusted resource
- 5 essential skills of HR management—how many do you have?
- Is it really a function you can—and should—outsource? Find out here.
- Expert tips on how to quickly increase your on-the-job value
- Communicating HR-style: Tactful, clear and straightforward
CPE Credits: 12
Field of Study: Business Law