Employee Handbooks: What to consider in 2016 Webinar
Time: 10:00 AM PST, 01:00 PM EST
Duration: 60 Minutes
Instructor: Ronald Adler
With 2016 now on the horizon, it is time to plan to update your employee handbook. This webinar reviews key employee handbook issues and discusses how your organization can reduce the gap between policy issuance and effective implementation.
Why Should you Attend
From a compliance perspective, the NLRB, the DOL, and OFCCP will have significant issues to be addressed in 2016. From employment-at-will policies, to wage and hour classifications, to the treatment of independent contractors, organizations will have to ensure that they properly define and manage these issues. For federal contractors, you will additionally have to ensure you comply with recent changes and updates.
From a management perspective, employee handbooks are taking on new importance. Your organization increasingly needs to ensure that it properly communicates key issues that encourage positive employee performance; that it describes the value and importance it receives from positive employees´ activities; and that it helps sell the benefits of employment with your organization. Increasingly you will be answering the question: Why should employees work for you.
Unfortunately a nationwide survey of employers revealed that while organizations use employee handbooks to address key business, legal, and talent management challenges, they limit the effectiveness of their handbook policies by using ineffective handbook practices. As the survey report noted, in many organizations there is a disconnection between the drafting and issuing of handbook policies and the practices that ensure those policies are effectively implemented. This issue will become a greater liability in 2016.
Objectives of the Presentation:
- Review the key findings of the recent employee handbook survey
- Review the basics of employee handbook development
- Discuss the expanding purposes and scope of employee handbooks
- Learn the dimensions of critical handbook policies
- Understand the framework of employee handbook audits activities
- Develop employee handbook Key Performance Indicators