Training and Development
- Why Train?
- Offering Professional and Career Development Opportunities
- Improving Communication Between Employees and Supervisors
- Minimizing Workplace Liability
- What Subjects Should Be Taught?
- Balancing Business Goals, Budgets and Risks
- Training Required by Federal or State Law
- Safety and Hazards Requirements
- State Requirements Regarding Harassment Avoidance
- Government Contracting Requirements
- Recommended Training for All Employees, Supervisors, Managers and Human Resources
- Employee Personnel Handbook and Other Policies and Procedures
- Employee Handbook Training for Employees
- Employee Handbook Training for Supervisors and Managers
- Employee Handbook Training for HR Professionals
- Diversity and Respect Training
- Additional Training for Employees
- Compliance and Ethics Training
- Leadership and Communication Training
- Business Development and Marketing Training
- Recommended Training for Supervisors and Managers
- Roles and Responsibilities
- Nondiscrimination and Nonharassment
- Wage and Hour
- Leave Programs, Benefits and Rights
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Other Leaves
- Staying Union Free
- Immigration Compliance
- Workplace Violence and Bullying
- Hiring and Interviewing
- Selection and Offer
- Performance Evaluations
- Conducting the Evaluation
- Discipline and Discharge
- Managing Employees
- How to Train?
- Internal or External
- Training Program Audits
- Future Developments
- Additional Resources
Author: Phillip B. Russell, Ogletree Deakins
- Providing adequate training offers career development opportunities, improves communication within the organization and reduces any organization's exposure to workplace legal risks. See Why Train?
- Employers must provide training according to certain applicable federal and state requirements. This training may include the following topics: safety and hazards; antiharassment; and requirements associated with government contractors. See What Subjects Should Be Taught?; Training Required by Federal or State Law.
- HR, supervisors and employees should attend training with respect to internal policies, procedures and diversity initiatives. See Recommended Training for All Employees, Supervisors, Managers and HR.
- Employers enjoy a variety of options regarding training methods. See How to Train?
The following states have additional requirements for this topic under applicable state law.