HR Video Training for Supervisors

Course Titles and Descriptions

Confident Supervisor: Difficult Conversations

Supervisors face times when difficult conversations may be necessary. Though the subject matter may vary, the feelings of dread are the same for both the supervisor and the employee receiving the news. This course will arm supervisors with tips and tools to help make difficult conversations more bearable and effective.

Confident Supervisor: Managing Conflict

Any time you have two or more human beings working together, it’s inevitable: There will be conflict between them. What may start out as a minor scuffle between coworkers can quickly escalate into a full-blown argument or worse if it’s not promptly and properly addressed. And this is where your supervisors come into play. This course will help supervisors prepare for and deal with clashes in the workplace.

Discipline

Before imposing discipline on an employee—stop, settle down, talk to Human Resources, and have a plan of action. Employee discipline is an area laden with legal danger and requires the utmost care. Learn more in this online training session.

Discrimination

Discrimination in the workplace has been illegal since 1964, yet employers are still spending millions of dollars every year defending discrimination lawsuits and paying judgments when they lose. Learn more about recognizing and preventing workplace discrimination in this advice-rich online training session.

Documentation

Documentation can make or break an employer during a legal dispute with an employee. The importance of sound documentation can’t be overemphasized. In the unfortunate event of an employee lawsuit, it will be your notes that take center stage in the courtroom.

Firing

You need to understand the policies and laws that you must adhere to when letting someone go. A fired employee may be angry—angry enough to claim the firing was for an unlawful reason such as discrimination or retaliation. Expect your actions and documentation to be examined under a microscope.

Hiring

It’s hard to think of any supervisory function more important than hiring. Just one ill-advised question or comment during an interview can bring untold harm to your company. Supervisors must be well versed on topics such as protected classes, illegal discrimination, privacy, and a variety of laws. Learn more in this online training session focused on hiring.

Other Harassment

Harassment at work is a leading cause of employment lawsuits, and supervisors are in the best position to prevent, recognize, and deal with harassing conduct. Harassment based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, and age is covered under major federal laws. Learn more in this online training session.

Performance Evaluations

Performance evaluations often become evidence in court cases, and evaluations that don’t measure up are especially damaging to an employer’s case. That’s why you need to understand the importance of evaluating your employees, and you need to know the best ways to provide feedback.

Privacy

Supervisors need to know how to stay on solid legal ground when dealing with private information on their employees. Privacy is an area that does not have one clear-cut set of standards from one major federal law, but various federal, state, and local laws do govern how employers treat employee information. Learn more with this online training session on privacy.

Sexual Harassment

Every year, millions of dollars are spent defending sexual harassment lawsuits and paying damages and settlements. This online training session will help you understand the kinds of conduct that can be considered harassment, the defenses available to the employer, how to prevent and punish harassing conduct, and how to document investigations and discipline.

Violence

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Act’s (OSH Act) General Duty Clause requires an employer to create a place of employment “free from recognized hazards” including workplace violence. Employers are required to take steps to minimize known risks of violence, and a failure to address hazards could result in the finding of a violation of the OSH Act.

Wage and Hour

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) makes specific demands on how employees are classified and paid. Fail to pay a nonexempt employee overtime and you’ll face serious consequences. Classifying an employee as exempt when his or her duties say nonexempt also is likely to bring on a lawsuit. That’s why supervisors need a clear understanding of what the law requires. Learn more with this online training session on wage and hour laws.