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
Updated to reflect amendments to regulations addressing sexual harassment prevention training for supervisors, effective April 1, 2016.
Updated to reflect amendments to sexual harassment prevention training requirements.
This section of the XpertHR Best Practice Manual explains the benefits of implementing an employee recognition program and guides employers on how to design a day-to-day, informal or formal program and process.
New resources address the process of implementing an employee recognition program in an organization.
Several Employment Law Manual sections have been updated to reflect New York City's new Grocery Worker Retention Act, set to go into effect on May 8, 2016.
A Supervisor Briefing and related PowerPoint presentation addressing employment and labor law training have been added.
This Supervisor Briefing examines the best practices regarding new supervisor training with respect to labor and employment law compliance.
California has amended its Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA) discrimination and harassment regulations, effective April 1, 2016.
HR guidance on the legal risks and benefits of employee training and development. Support on fully developing workers through means such as training.