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
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.
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 federal legal requirements HR must follow when handling external investigations.
Microsoft Corporation has changed its performance review process to exclude stack ranking, while Yahoo! has chosen to implement the sometimes-unpopular appraisal system.
This Supervisor Briefing examines the law and best practices regarding poor performance, including understanding work rules, coaching poor performers, disciplinary actions and a self test.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Federal employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to Performance Appraisals
Wal-Mart has started the process of promoting about 25,000 employees in surprise, on-the-spot ceremonies as part of its larger corporate plan focusing on leadership development. The promotions will continue throughout the busy holiday hiring season and into the corporation's fiscal year-end. Wal-Mart's strategic actions follow what has been a challenging year in terms of employee relations.
In-depth review of the spectrum of Oklahoma employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to performance appraisals.
In-depth review of the spectrum of California employment law requirements HR must follow with respect to performance appraisals.
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.
HR guidance on the legal risks and benefits of employee training and development. Support on fully developing workers through means such as training.