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Creating a Leadership Development Learning Track for Supervisors & Managers

As an HR consulting practice, we are often contacted about management training programs.  So, I thought I'd write a blog about some of the important things to consider when implementing a management training project.  And, how to implement Step #1:  Why is it that management training is needed? This is critically important to be [...]

By |2019-09-14T16:15:44+00:00September 13th, 2019|Blog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Creating a Leadership Development Learning Track for Supervisors & Managers

How to Create a Great Employee Handbook

As an HR consultant and educator within the HR profession, I review employee handbooks on a regular basis.  I have read some that are good--and some not so good.  Why is it important to have a great employee handbook?  Because without sound policies it leaves the organization without a rule book from which to [...]

By |2019-09-14T16:17:06+00:00June 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on How to Create a Great Employee Handbook

How to Pay Employees During Weather Emergencies and Business Closings

The 2017 hurricane season has certainly packed a punch on the entire Southeastern part of the United States. During weather emergencies like Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, the focus is always on making sure all the necessary preparations are made to keep people and property safe from the storms. However, once the weather emergency is [...]

By |2018-03-05T01:19:49+00:00September 14th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Pay Employees During Weather Emergencies and Business Closings

Reasonable or Unreasonable Accommodation under the ADA?

As an HR consultant, I work with a lot of organizations across many industry sectors.  However, one common denominator is that all of these organizations' HR teams seem to struggle with managing ADA cases today.  Since the amendment of the ADA several years ago, the number of accommodation requests coming across HR's desk has [...]

By |2019-09-17T21:45:35+00:00July 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Reasonable or Unreasonable Accommodation under the ADA?

Human Resource Tips

Assertive vs. Aggressive:  Ten Tips on How to Stand Your Ground in the Workplace without Getting Aggressive The dictionary actually defines aggressive as “full of enterprise and initiative; bold and active; pushing; starting fights or quarrels; ready or willing to engage in direct action; militant.” Depending on your preferred definition, “aggressive” can be either positive [...]

By |2017-11-29T06:00:17+00:00June 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Human Resource Tips

Florida HR Tips

Florida HR Consulting firm, Results Performance Consulting, shares an excerpt from one of its human resource seminars The Basics of Handling  Workplace Investigation Recognizing the Challenges to Conducting Effective and Thorough Investigations In today’s work environment, managers and human resource professionals are faced with numerous challenges:  managing a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, handling employee work/life balance [...]

By |2017-11-29T23:35:06+00:00June 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Florida HR Tips

Leadership Training Tips: How to Manage Employee Performance

In today’s environment supervisors and managers are faced with numerous challenges:  managing a multi-cultural, multi-generational workforce, handling employee training, employee work/life balance issues, resolving employee conflict, keeping pace with rapid organizational change, and managing within the boundaries of employment laws that didn’t even exist 15 years ago.   In addition, leaders today are challenged with effectively communicating corporate [...]

By |2017-06-16T17:20:22+00:00June 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Leadership Training Tips: How to Manage Employee Performance

Employee Training Tips on dealing with “I should’ve had your job!”

Here are some employee training tips on how to deal with problem employees, taken from one of our human resource seminars in Florida : Supervising the “I should’ve had your job” employees This supervision challenge is one that is very difficult to deal with, but must be dealt with early on during the transition into [...]

By |2017-06-16T17:19:46+00:00June 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Employee Training Tips on dealing with “I should’ve had your job!”

Employee Training Tips – Giving Feedback During Reviews

Training Tips from one of our human resource seminars in Florida : GIVING FEEDBACK DURING PERFORMANCE REVIEWS The supervisors who are proactive in discussing performance throughout the year (and actually refer to the review document) are those who are true leaders and respected by their employees.  The supervisors who simply rush through the review, and [...]

By |2017-06-16T17:19:06+00:00June 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Employee Training Tips – Giving Feedback During Reviews

Great HR tips from Florida HR consulting firm, RPC, from one of their human resource seminars on workplace investigations:

DYSFUNCTIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORS THAT LEAD TO WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS Quasi-militaristic management Lack of employee involvement in decision-making processes Unrealistic expectations and demands Lack of diversity education Poor communication processes Lack of system for addressing employee concerns Punitive disciplinary processes It is not uncommon today to pick up the newspaper and read about a workplace violence incident, [...]

By |2017-06-16T17:18:28+00:00June 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Great HR tips from Florida HR consulting firm, RPC, from one of their human resource seminars on workplace investigations: