employee onboarding, Human Resources Training

Onboarding a Multi Generation Workforce

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Onboarding is one of the most crucial aspects of easing an employee into an organization. Onboarding is not about documentation and orientation alone. It has a much more important role to play: acclimatizing the employee to the organizational culture. This is the element that is at the core of onboarding, which eventually determines whether employees stick to organizations or leave them and go.

This is all the more challenging in a workplace where you have as many as five generations of workforce. This is the reality of the American workplace today. Onboarding is the medium through which employees get absorbed into the organization. A multigenerational workforce may bring enormous advantages in being a mix of experience and youthful energy, but also leaves the organization with having to face the differing viewpoints, attitudes, moods and approaches that each generation brings.

How do organizations carry out onboarding in such situations? This will be the topic of a webinar that is being organized on July 8 by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources. Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC, will explain the nitty-gritty of having to onboard a diverse workforce.

Please visit https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/onboarding-a-multi-generation-workforce-702454LIVE to enroll for this session. This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

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The foundation of this course is what an orientation is all about. It is often mistaken for new hire orientation. The fact is that orientation is just a part of the onboarding. It is only a properly designed and implemented onboarding process that gives employees the assurance that they are in for the long haul and that the organization gives them the opportunity and the impetus for growth in their careers.

Tonia will give participants an overview of the different generations and what is important to them in today’s workforce. Participants will be able to appreciate the mind-set and aptitude of each generation. They will carry with them an understanding of why it is important to avoid stereotypes, and will understand the strength of each generation.

This webinar, which is aimed for the benefit of those who are connected with onboarding in one or another manner, such as Managers, Supervisors, Leaders, Human Resource Professional and Shift Leaders or Team, will cover the following areas:

  • 4 c’s of Onboarding
  • Different Generation Work Expectation
  • Best Practices
  • Multi Generation Model
  • Do’s & Don’t of Onboarding

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About the expert: Tonia describes herself as a “Generational Connector”. The company she founded, Simply HR, LLC, is not only a consultant and management firm; it is also a speaking and training company.

Predictably, Tonia is at home with speaking and providing leaders with training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive workplace. Her observation of the diversity and generational gaps in the workplace made her determined to start an organization of her own in which she could offer solutions to problems arising from this situation.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.

 

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Human Resources Training, Leadership

How Leaders can Create a Culture of Everyday Civility that Means Business

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A toxic employee is a bane to any organization. Such people are not only themselves difficult; they spread their negativity all over the workplace. They not only perform poorly; they also come in the way of others’ performance. It is estimated that as much as six percent of the total compensation costs are lost by companies due to this kind of employee.

Such employees are a challenge for an organization’s HR. But not anymore. A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources area, will organize a webinar on June 11, whose expert, Mitchell Kusy, nationally known expert on organizational development, will put the entire issue in perspective.

To gain invaluable insights from Dr. Kusy on how to deal with toxic personalities at the workplace, please register for this session by logging on to  http://bit.ly/2W8oaO7  .

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What makes this learning unique is that it is not taken from any book. It is based on a three-year national study carried out by Dr. Kusy himself, in partnership with Dr. Elizabeth Holloway, on the specific topic of how toxic behaviors in the workplace rob organizations of everyday civility. The data that this study garnered, from a sample size of over 400 individuals, will be discussed. Dr. Kusy will present actual evidence and data to show that civility at the workplace can improve team performance, and of course, the organization’s bottom line.

Dr. Kusy will stress the importance of feedback as a strategy for handling the toxic employee. This is important for a variety of reasons:

  • One, most toxic employees are oblivious to the impact their actions have on others
  • Two, giving feedback about toxic personalities is different from the feedback they give about poor performers
  • Three, leaders need to understand that there are subtle differences between giving feedback to a toxic peer, a toxic direct report, and a toxic boss.

He will show what steps HR can take when this method fails. He will suggest four clear ways in which organizations can create daily civility at the workplace:

  • Integrating values into performance management in innovative, concrete, and strategic ways-so that no one gets away with uncivil behavior
  • Designing no-cost recruiting methods, which provides successful screens to reduce the probability of hiring a toxic person in the first place
  • Engaging a standardized team assessment instrument to evaluate how team members may either increase or decrease everyday civility
  • Identifying how to give effective feedback to toxic individuals-feedback that improves that behavior changes will result.

This webinar is aimed at Leadership Coaches, Organization Development Practitioners, Talent Development Professionals, Human Resource Leaders, Human Resource Practitioners, Executives, Managers and Supervisors.

The following areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • Revise traditional performance management into one that positions values of everyday civility into concrete behaviors
  • Coach toxic personalities in the most effective ways to give them feedback
  • Deal more effectively with the 94% of employees who have reported they have worked with a toxic person in the past 5 years
  • Use a simple assessment tool to understand team climate, as 87% reported that team climate worsened as a result of a toxic person
  • Avoid hiring toxic people with a simple, concrete, and no-cost method
  • Calculate the financial cost of toxic individuals in your organization.

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About the speaker:

Fulbright Scholar in Organization Development, Dr. Mitchell Kusy is a professor in the PhD. Program, Graduate School of Leadership & Change, Antioch University. Mitch has consulted and been a keynote speaker with hundreds of organizations nationally and internationally-helping create work cultures of respectful engagement impacting individual, team, and bottom-line performance.

Dr. Kusy has coauthored six books, of which the latest is the just-released, Why I Don’t Work Here Anymore: A Leader’s Guide to Offset the Financial and Emotional Costs of Toxic Employees.

 

Human Resources Training, Leadership

7 Behaviors of Great Leaders

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Leadership, a trait that moves the world in all the disciplines it covers, is a noble one. A leader starts by mastering his own self first before setting out to lead and influence others into the right zone or direction. Nothing beats setting a personal example of leadership when it comes to persuasion. This is the strongest means of conviction that a leader can build into her followers.

One doesn’t have to do anything out of the world to lead. All that one needs is a set of simple, down-to-earth steps that, when once developed, can become a habit. A habit, as we know, is something that is not easy to give up. So, leadership is not, to use the cliched expression, rocket science. It is all about inculcating a set of habits.

So, which are these habits? Does it require a genius to cultivate and implement them? Never. The irony of such an indispensable quality as leadership is that it is a behavior can be learnt, that too, step by step.

These seven behaviors of leadership will the learning a webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, will be teaching. David Rohlander, author of the Amazon-bestseller, “The CEO Code”, will be the speaker at this session. Please register for this webinar by visiting http://bit.ly/2WO0R9f .

This webinar, which will be organized on June 11, has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

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The core of this learning session is the idea that leadership need not be about reinventing the wheel. It is enough if one alters habits and thinking just a bit to see the wider picture and set goals towards getting there. The key is to introspect and identify which habits to acquire and which ones to change. The expert at this webinar will get down to explaining what these are and how to form winning habits.

The roadmap that David will help participants of this webinar build will be a combination of concrete technics and philosophical justification. Understandably, this session is of great value to personnel such as CEO, CFO, COO; Vice Presidents and Regional Managers, managers and supervisors, newly promoted managers, and high potential employees being groomed for leadership and promotions.

He will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • What does a great leader look like and act like?
  • How do you live with integrity as a leader?
  • The magic of self-control, growth and caring What about attitude?
  • The primary activities of a great leader
  • How does a great leader treat others?
  • The importance of focused attention
  • It all boils down to 7 basic behaviors.

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About the speaker: The success that David’s book, “The CEO Code” brought resulted in Penguin/Alpha Books asking him to write “IDIOT’S GUIDES: Management Skills”, which was released in December 2014. As someone who has served in the military, academia and business; David combines knowledge with experience and expertise. With over thirty years in management and leadership, David is the ideal “been there, done it” guru. The best tribute to his ability and reputation is the face that five sixths of his new clients come from referrals.

Career Development, Human Resources Training

How to Attract, Retain & Engage Millennials

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This is the age of the Millennials, more so at the American workplace. This is the generation that is beginning to dominate the workforce, and is set to become the largest group among the generations of the employees at the workplace soon.

How do organizations learn to not only manage the new workforce, which has grown with the technologies and gadgets that have profoundly impacted our world, but is also very visually oriented in its learning and is known to have a very limited attention span? Do the Millennials bring a special or unique talent or characteristic that marks them out from the previous generations, and do they need nurturing if organizations can get the best out of them?

All these and more will be the learning from a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the areas of human resources, will be offering. At this webinar, being organized on June 5, the expert, Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC, will explain how to effectively attract the Millennials to your organizations by understanding what they look for in their careers.

Please enroll for this session by visiting http://bit.ly/2vUUi8T   . This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

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The core matter of this webinar is a discussion of what the Millennials consider important for their career growth. The expert will offer understanding on this crucial aspect and show and how to retain top talent from this generation. The main objective of this webinar is to provide some insights on what you need to do to reduce turnover, engage your employees and increase productivity and morale in your workplace.

The speaker will seek to answer any questions that the participants may have on attracting, retaining and engaging the Millennials. The attendees will walk away with an understanding of the expectations that the Millennials have in today’s workplace and how to attract and retain what is set to become the largest generation in the workplace.

Tonia will seek to help the participants understand and resolve issues arising out of issues such as high turnover, disengaged employees, low productivity, and low morale.

In this session, which is aimed at the benefit of those who deal with this generation at the workplace, such as Human Resource Manager, HR Generalist, Business Owners, Managers and Consultants, Tonia will cover the following areas:

  • How to effectively attract Millennials to your organization
  • What the Millennials’ job expectations are (retaining them)
  • The best way to communicate with the Millennials
  • How to keep them and engage them.

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About the expert: Tonia describes herself as a “Generational Connector”. The company she founded, Simply HR, LLC, is not only a consultant and management firm; it is also a speaking and training company.

Predictably, Tonia is at home with speaking and providing leaders with training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive workplace. Her observation of the diversity and generational gaps in the workplace made her determined to start an organization of her own in which she could offer solutions to problems arising from this situation.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.

 

business communication, Human Resources Training

The art of Win-Win Conducting Negotiations

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Negotiations are a very key element of a business. The real purpose of a negotiation is served when the two (or more) parties feel they have walked away with some gain. Called the win-win negotiation, this bargaining skill is hard to learn and practice, but is very valuable when one gains it.

What does a win-win negotiation entail? Does it call for a talent, a skill or something else? Do persuasion skills work, or do bargaining skills work? Or is it hard sell that counts? A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources area, will provide the answers to questions such as these and many others.

Tony White, a seasoned communication expert, will be the speaker at this webinar, which is being organized on June 7. Please register for this learning session by visiting http://bit.ly/2w0i9UF  . This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

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The essence of this webinar is the learning that the expert will offer on what he calls “interest-based” negotiations, whose primary goal concerns meeting the true interest of both the parties. It goes beyond dominating the other party and meeting one’s own personal gains. It extends to offering that much more to both the parties concerned. A win-win negotiation is the standard when it comes to what organizations expect from a bargain.

Tony will offer perceptive understanding of how to approach a win-win negotiation. He will show how to fulfil the ultimate goal of a win-win negotiation, which is planning for and meeting both corporate and personal agendas assertively while almost totally avoiding conflict.

Those who are having a tough time with using a disciplined approach to negotiation and want to find a way to meet both their and the other party’s negotiation interests, and feel threatened that too much is being taken away from them at the negotiation, will benefit immensely from this webinar.

At this session, Tony will cover the following areas:

  • Identify the core principles of Interest-based negotiations
  • Understand what are, and how to identify the other party’s substantive, procedural and emotional interests
  • Understand and practice core negotiation communication skills such as use of questions, reframing and acknowledgement
  • Understand the Conflict Spiral and how to avoid it
  • Use a practical negotiation template to help you plan for your next negotiation.

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About the expert:

Tony White has conducted training workshops, delivered keynote addresses and facilitated high-level executive initiatives for a broad cross section of business, education, and government organizations for over twenty-five years.

During this long tenure, he has held very notable positions ranging from part-owner and director of a private label food manufacturing company, a partner in an international training company, a change management specialist in a global enterprise, a community college outreach partner, and an in-house instructional designer with a high-profile government office.

Tony is also author of “Make It Happen – A Practical Handbook for Team Leaders, Project Managers and Facilitators to Build, Facilitate and Repair High Performance Teams”.

 

 

Human Resources Training, payroll best practices

New Forms and Requirements of the 2019 Payroll Tax Update Explained

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A change in the penalties for information returns is one of the updates the IRS has brought. As a result of this change, those companies which still require W-2’s and the required ACA forms will cough up more penalties. Organizations have to also be mindful of the fact that a pilot program has been implemented by the IRS, which has a bearing on the way payroll service providers work, since they are now required to have an additional number on the W-2 as an extra layer in helping to reduce identity theft. Following the resounding success of this pilot program, it is now the feature with which Form W-2 has been updated for 2019.

So, organizations that work in any manner on a payroll need to be aware of the various aspects of such updates. Want to gain more on this learning? A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, offers just this.

Being organized on June 3, this this webinar will have Dayna Reum, Payroll Tax Manager at PetSmart Inc., as its speaker. Please register for this valuable training by logging on to http://bit.ly/2VfXvdF.

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Familiarizing participants with the updates for 2019 is the chief learning this webinar is going to impart. This learning is vital to be compliant with the IRS. In updating participants with the present status of this legislation, the speaker will help them get a grasp of the possible repercussions of the tax reforms. She will offer them an understanding of how this update pertains to tax reform and explain what the IRS thinks in this matter.

Another learning this webinar is going to impart is about the annual updates that the participants need to be aware of. The speaker will give an understanding of this, and will also explain the various forms and will describe how to handle them for 2019. Dayna will also give an understanding of tax reform and the impact it will continue to make on the way payroll functions.

At this webinar, which is aimed for the benefit of Payroll Professionals, Tax Professionals, Accountants, Controllers and Human Resource Professionals, the speaker will cover the following areas:

  • Form 941 & Form W-2
  • Deadline Updates for 2019 for W-2 Reporting
  • Changes to the Form 941 for 2019
  • Tax Reform Updates
  • Annual Taxation Updates
  • Deferred Comp
  • IRS Limits (Mileage, transportation, etc.)
  • Taxation of Fringe Benefits
  • 2019 Budget and Payroll Impact
  • Tax Reform and what it could mean for you.

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About the speaker: Dayna has received a Citation of Merit for her service along with being a Gold Pin member of the APA. A Certified Payroll Professional, she also serves on the National American Payroll Association on the national Strategic Leadership Task Force, Government Affairs Task Force. Dayna is also certified in HR hiring and firing practices and is a Six-Sigma Greenbelt.

 

 

Human Resources Training, Workplace Wellness Program

Implementing the Affordable Care Act, GINA, and other Discrimination Laws into your Wellness Program

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Wellness programs have come a long way from being a set of activities consisting of a newsletter, or, incentives for exercising and taking a look at one’s diet, to something of a holistic strategy that actively intervenes in promoting the health and wellbeing of the employee and decreasing the employer’s healthcare costs.

Traditionally, wellness programs have been seen as a benefit for the employee. These programs aim to incentivize employee participation with the wellness programs and reward them based on their level of involvement. However, in the process, most wellness programs have given way to some another kind of discrimination based on the employees’ special class, such as disability, race, or gender.

While the evolution of wellness programs is certainly a positive thing to have happened for the workforce, designing them in a manner that transcends these limitations is the need of the hour. This makes it imperative for organizations to put in place a wellness strategy that is non-discriminatory towards all their employees.

Laws such as the ADA, GINA, FMLA, and other civil rights laws, along with other new federal regulations, have emphasized the role of nondiscriminatory wellness plans in organizations. Regulations from the U. S. Department of Labor (DoL), the Treasury, and Health and Human Services (HHS) make it mandatory for every individual participating to be able to receive the full amount of any reward or incentive, regardless of any health factor or the type of wellness program,

Further, new regulations have divided wellness programs into two types with specific rules for each. A highlight of the regulations is that they address the issue of employee discrimination based on health/disability, age, gender and other protected classes. These laws have created specific regulations to prevent employee discrimination in wellness programs. From January 1, 2014 onwards, employers have been required to ensure that their wellness programs comply with the final rule.

A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for human resources, will set these issues in the proper perspective. Susan Strauss, a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and a recognized expert on workplace and school harassment and bullying, will be the speaker at this ninety-minute webinar, which is being organized on May 17.

Please visit  http://bit.ly/2PW8uaV to enroll for this webinar and gain clear insights into how to implement a nondiscriminatory and legally compliant set of employee wellness programs into your organization.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

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The aim of this learning session is to specifically help participants differentiate between the two types of wellness programs. While doing so, Dr. Strauss will explain why the knowledge of the ways by which these two types of wellness programs is important. She will list and explain the four standards required by the ACA for health-contingent wellness programs to follow to ensure nondiscrimination.

She will take up HIPAA and specific discrimination laws for discussion and explain the requirements for their compliance in wellness programs. Participants will be able to understand the difference between the reasonable alternative standard for activity-based wellness programs and the reasonable alternative standard for outcome-based plans. Dr. Strauss will also show the steps that the participants of this webinar can take to strategically plan a comprehensive wellness program.

She will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • provide examples of how wellness programs have resulted in discrimination lawsuits
  • explain the role that the ADA, GINA, FMLA, and other civil rights laws play in the design and development of your wellness strategy
  • provide specific examples of the alternative standards and why they are mandatory
  • list the benefits of a Wellness strategy to minimize healthcare costs for the organization and the employee
  • discuss the critical steps in designing and developing the Wellness strategy
  • plan an effective organization-wide implementation process
  • Establish an effective evaluation method of the Wellness program.

 

Personnel who are closely involved in employee wellness programs, such as CFO’s, Wellness Directors, Risk Management Directors, Occupational Health Nurses, Employers and Business owners, and Human Resources Specialists and Managers will benefit from this course in a big way.

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About the speaker:

Dr. Susan Strauss conducts harassment and bullying investigations and functions as an expert witness in harassment and bullying lawsuits. The popularity of these exercises can be gauged from the vast spectrum of sectors that her clients hail from: business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector.

She has conducted research, written over 30 books, book chapters, and journal articles on harassment, bullying, and related topics. She appears on television and radio programs and is frequently interviewed for newspaper and journal articles.