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
California's sexual harassment prevention training requirements will soon be enhanced with an abusive conduct component.
Annual performance reviews, also known as performance appraisals, are an integral part of effective performance management. Although addressing poor performance may be challenging, performance appraisals need not be uncomfortable, awkward or perfunctory. This hot topic showcases XpertHR's various Tools and resources to aid in increasing overall compliance and mitigating risk.
This chart covers private employer requirements by state for sexual harassment training and related record retention or notice communications. However, employers in all states should consider providing sexual harassment training in order to minimize liability risks due to a supervisor's inappropriate comments or because of a supervisor's failure to adequately address a harassment incident.
California employers must cover abusive conduct in their supervisor harassment prevention training programs effective January 1, 2015, under a state law enacted last week.
In-depth review of the spectrum of California employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to training and development.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Illinois employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to performance appraisals.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Pennsylvania employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to performance appraisals.
In-depth review of the spectrum of New Hampshire employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to performance appraisals.
In-depth review of the spectrum of New York employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to performance appraisals.
HR guidance on the legal risks and benefits of employee training and development. Support on fully developing workers through means such as training.