Overview: Undesirable employee turnover continues to be an unwelcome specter to organizational viability. The loss of valuable, or potentially valuable, employees harms a business's bottom line. Employers should invest in employee training and development through a number of initiatives that help hone employee performance and improve employee retention. These initiatives should include comprehensive training programs, varied career development options and effective performance appraisal systems.
Employee motivation drives employee engagement, which in turn drives employee development. Organizations should renew focus on nurturing employee growth, especially by tapping into the various competencies and talents that make diverse employees succeed.
Trends: Given current economic conditions, many employees, supervisors and managers have had to develop different competencies and areas of expertise in order to: (i) accomplish organizational goals in a downsized workplace; or (ii) remain attractive and in demand in a competitive marketplace.
Author: Marta Moakley, JD, Legal Editor
In-depth review of the spectrum of Arizona employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to performance appraisals.
This new form can help an employer identify areas of underperformance and encourage appropriate goal setting.
An employer may use this form to address poor performance in a way that specifically identifies areas of underperformance and encourages appropriate goal setting. The PIP process is much more individualized and requires an employee to be actively engaged in solving performance problems.
The Employee Discipline: Oregon, Performance Appraisals: Oregon and Terms of Employment: Oregon sections of the Employment Law Manual have been updated to include references to the newly issued Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) final rules extending whistleblower protections to employees who report election law violations.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Oregon employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to performance apprasials.
In-depth review of the spectrum of California employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to performance appraisals.
The City of Portland has released a new poster in conjunction with its Protected Sick Time Ordinance, which goes into effect January 1, 2014. Portland employers should note that the applicable poster requirement is in addition to other notice obligations included in and enforceable under the sick leave ordinance.
Two articles addressing HR concerns for those employers in the food and beverage industry have been added to the FAQ Tool.
A new State Sexual Harassment Training Requirements - Chart has been added to the Quick Reference Tool. This chart summarizes state requirements for private employers regarding sexual harassment training.
HR guidance on the legal risks and benefits of employee training and development. Support on fully developing workers through means such as training.