Employee Relations

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    There is no federal law that obligates employers to adopt or follow any specific disciplinary process. In the vast majority of states, the default rule is that employment is at will, which means that the employer or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason (or no reason) unless a law or agreement...

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    Employers know only too well the tightening effect that continued growth has had on the labor market. Human resource publications constantly are regaling their readers with tales of employers competing for scarce employees using techniques like allowing employees to bring their pets to work or hosting job fairs for convicts. Yet is all that...

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    Even the best managers find that certain employees require more managing than others. Some of these frustrating people actually appear to enjoy pushing the limits, while others seem totally clueless about the problems they cause.  Although they run the gamut from emotional drama queens to lazy slackers, all of these aggravating...
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    In this changing economic climate, mergers and acquisitions are becoming a growing part of business life as we know it -- but just because they're becoming more common doesn't necessarily mean each one is a success. According to a recent study, between 55 and 75 percent of all mergers fail, and the main reason for failure is cited as the...
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    She has "inappropriate" phone conversations at high volume during work hours... He swears every time his computer is on the fritz... She's always calling in "sick" on Mondays and her co-workers are tired of picking up the slack... How do you begin tough conversations that MUST take place with these difficult employees? Learn a structured...
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    Have you delayed performance appraisals and salary discussions because no raises and bonuses are coming in 2010? Don't allow these difficult workplace situations to hold you hostage. Learn how to take charge of the tough employee conversations that MUST take place to ensure your organization's productivity.   Your speaker will give you step-...
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    Do you have a supervisor or employee who regularly uses "off-color"language or humor?  Learn the specific words and phrases that can trigger lawsuits and how to get your employees and supervisors to swear off swearing.   In just 90 minutes, nationally recognized employment law attorney, author, and trainer John Phillips will answer such...
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    Chronic tardiness, frequent absenteeism, poor job performance, and workplace flare-ups can cost your organization in lost productivity and weakened morale. If left unresolved, these issues can weaken your credibility as a leader and create a stressful work environment. That's why it's critical for HR professionals and supervisors to address these...
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    Do your employees clearly understand their roles in your organization? A recent study by IDC/Cognisco reports businesses with 100,000 employees are losing $62 million per year as a result of workers who don't have a clear understanding of their jobs. Learn how top employers like Southwest Airlines, UPS, and Verizon are using social media to...
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    Hispanics are the largest minority group in America's workforce: 12 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Are you doing enough to learn about the cultural barriers faced by today's Hispanic employee? Learn culturally aware and sensitive approaches to recruiting, managing, and retaining this vital talent pool.  International...
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