Human Resources Training

The Role of HR in creating a Good Working Environment for People with Disabilities

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People with disability have a need to find a proper place in society. They also need the same in organizations with which they work. Organizations have to provide its employees with disabilities a workplace whose environment is amenable to their needs. They should offer aids like accessible walkways for employees who cannot walk, handrails for those with visual problems, and so on. In other words, it is imperative for organizations to create a workplace that is inclusive and receptive to the needs of employees with disabilities.

TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, will, at a webinar it is organizing on March 26, show the ways by which organization can do this in an effective manner that is compliant with the employment laws on this area of employee working conditions. Toluse Francis, a trained mental health practitioner and Life Coach, will be the speaker at this sixty-minute session.

Please visit TrainHR to register for this session.

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The main emphasis of this webinar is in giving a thorough understanding of the role that HR has in bringing about a workplace that is conducive to the needs of people with disabilities in a manner that complies with the provisions of the various employee laws that exist on this topic.

This webinar is suited for all kinds of workers, and will cover these areas:

  • How to relate with people with disability
  • How to make them feel wanted and important
  • How to set up conducive workspaces

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About the expert: As a volunteer with a number of organizations such as Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI), Toluse has an impressive track record of aiding people to move on from negative past experiences and focusing on their future with enthusiasm.

He was the awarded the Health Writer of the Year by the Nigerian Writers Award. He is an author with three books published to his credit. He has been invited to both radio and television programs to offer his professional views on mental health and has spoken and taught both locally and internationally as well as offering his service as a therapist.

 

Career Development, Human Resources Training

Attracting, Growing and Retaining Millennials

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It is now well-known that the workforce of the future will be dominated by the Millennials. This generation, the first to grow up with the technological gadgets that we have come to depend on, adapts these technologies with far greater ease than the previous generations, and come with their own characteristics.

Since the workplace is going to be filled up by those of this generation, it helps organizations to learn how to make the best use of the talents and abilities the Millennials bring. This can be both a challenge and an opportunity for organizations’ HR.

Organizations should build the image of being millennial-friendly and brand themselves accordingly. The aim should be to create an organization that the Millennials like to work in. Organizations should understand what the Millennials prefer and how they like to learn and develop themselves.

A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, will show how to do this. Lynn Ware, CEO and President, Integral Talent Systems, Inc., will be the expert at this webinar, which is being organized on November 20. Please visit TrainHR to enroll for this webinar.

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The aim of this practical and interactive session is to help the participants understand the ways of recruiting the Millennials. Dr. Ware will show how to design their recruiting process in a manner that attracts millennial applicants. Next, she will show the ways of developing their talents and retaining them for a longer period than usual. She will also explain how organizations can brand themselves as a preferred place the Millennials want to work in.

Also explained is how to put in an integrated career development strategy for Millennials, and what components should go into such a strategy. Participants will also learn the ways of identifying highly effective leadership practices that help engage and retain millennial talent.

At this webinar, Dr. Ware will cover the following areas:

  • Share research findings on what attracts and retains Millennial compared to other generations
  • Explore employment policies such as flexible work schedules
  • Build a Millennial sticky employment brand for your organization
  • Consider how to modify your organization’s existing development methods for early career workers
  • Create more effective management practices relevant to Millennials
  • Create an action plan for creating a more Millennial centric work environment

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About the speaker:

Dr. Lynn B. Ware is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and thought leader who has practiced for over thirty years in the talent management field. She has designed, developed and implemented career development systems in partnership with several Best Place to Work organizations such as Google and Scripps Medical Center.

Dr. Ware has experience designing, implementing and measuring a wide variety of integrated talent management solutions in the consumer products, energy, financial services, health care, technology, manufacturing and retail industries. She is frequently quoted on trends in talent management in numerous publications such as the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Harvard Business Review, and Computer World magazine, and has been featured several times on CNN as a global talent management expert.

 

Human Resources Policies

Piercings, Tattoos and More: Dress Codes For the Workplace – Legally Compliant Policies and Guidelines

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As the workplace undergoes many changes, the dress code is one of the areas in which HR is confronted with a host of questions such as: Does the workplace allow only formal dressing? Does it allow semiformal dressing? Does it have a different dress code for different positions? And, as the Millennials enter the workforce, does the company allow tattoos and piercings from its employees?

Organizations should remove any ambiguity about all these issues. The ideal way of doing this is to make a formal dress code in a written form and publish it with the stakeholders, such as the employees and management. The absence of the dress code can lead to unnecessary quibbling between the management and the employees. Many employees may like to dress in a certain way which management might oppose. Where there is a clearly stated dress code, there is no scope for such misunderstanding or potential conflict. A written workplace dress code is also immensely useful where employees take the organization to court over this issue.

Given the importance of the dress code as a means to avoiding unpleasant confrontations between the employees and the management, it is necessary to understand the elements of a proper dress code that the organization will put in place. How do organizations understand the dynamics of a legally valid and compliant dress code?

This understanding will be offered at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas. 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 session, which is being organized on June 10.

Please log on to http://bit.ly/2YLqJmU to register for this webinar.

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At this session, Dr. Strauss will help participants explore the reasons and benefits for having a dress code for the workplace. The aim of this learning is to help promote a dress code that is reflective of the organization’s culture and which shows it in a positive tone. She will highlight the importance of instituting a dress code that is safe and comfortable for the employees. The topic of what is considered appropriate for different generations will also be taken up at this session.

Dr. Strauss will also take up and clarify on delicate issues such as tattoos, makeup for women, jewelry, grooming and religious symbols will be taken up for discussion at this webinar.  she will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Reasons to have a Dress Code
  • Your rights as an employer to establish a dress code as a condition of employment
  • What to include in your dress code?
  • Defining business, business casual and casual
  • Professionalism: customer contact positions
  • Morale and respect among coworkers
  • Safety: office and manufacturing positions
  • Uniforms and logo wear
  • Piercings, tattoos and hair
  • Perfume and cologne
  • Hygiene
  • Cultural and religious considerations and other exceptions
  • Younger generation’s preference for informality
  • When companies have been taken to court about “dress”: discrimination cases related to sex or gender, religion, or race?
  • When does dress make a positive or negative impact on performance?
  • Designing a policy which corresponds to your business.

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About the expert: 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.