Overview: In this webinar, we will learn the reasons onboarding is important today. We will learn that the terms orientation and onboarding are not interchangeable.
In this webinar, we will learn the reasons onboarding is important today. We will learn that the terms orientation and onboarding are not interchangeable. We will learn that orientation is in reality just one step in the onboarding process. We will learn that the onboarding process begins before the hire is made.
Don has been a California employment practices attorney since 1983. He litigated employment and business cases for 17 years and quit once he figured out that nobody wins a lawsuit. Since leaving litigation, he has written numerous books and presented more than 500 times to executives nationwide. He loves talking about emotional intelligence and creating engaging workplaces!
Don was the founder and President of HR That Works, used by 3,500 companies and acquired by ThinkHR in January of 2014. He worked there for two years as a V.P.
Now in his “wisdom sharing years,” Don loves advising and coaching executives. He continues to inspire with his speaking and training.
: Specific guidance on federal laws, postings, documentation and employee expectations. Understand policies and procedures and proper communication. As laws evolve, so to should your organization.
Specific guidance on federal laws, postings, documentation and employee expectations. Understand policies and procedures and proper communication. As laws evolve, so to should your organization.
- Family Medical Leave Act Updates: With the recent changes to FMLA related to the pandemic, it is a good time to review and update this section as required under both federal and state law. Remember, the federal leave and poster does have an expiration date, but those dates can always be extended. This will include any Paid Family Leave and FFCRA. Remember the FFCRA does expire December 31, 2020, that does not mean its going away.
- State Required Sick Leave: New York State passed similar paid sick leave laws that have been required in New York City for a number of years. The effective date is January 1, 2021, regardless of the unanswered questions many organizations currently have. Organizations need to be aware of these requirements, update policies, payroll systems and handbooks. I would encourage every organization to review PTO, sick leave, personal leave and vacation policies as well. For any paid or unpaid leave, I recommend organizations to review call-in notice and procedures. Also, reviewing attendance policies is encouraged during this review.
- Equal Employment Opportunity & ADA Language: States have adopted equal pay, hairstyle discrimination, etc. that will impact your EEO policy statements. I encourage all organizations to review and update these sections as needed. The law continues to evolve related to equal employment and disability accommodations and discrimination. This should be reviewed annually. New York State passed changes that should be reviewed and updated.
- Drug Free Workplace & Testing Policies: Another section I encourage you to review in relation to the EEO and ADA language, as states and cities are adopting specific laws around preemployment marijuana testing. Understand these requirements, DOT laws (if applicable) and update accordingly. Continue to watch for medicinal and recreational marijuana legislation across the country, this includes no preemployment testing legislation.
- Pandemic Policy or Handbook Language: I think we have all learned from this experience and will be better prepared moving forward. I encourage all organizations to update or create a section on a pandemic or an organization-wide shut down. This can include any paid or unpaid leave language, including how seniority and accruals might be impacted.
- Sexual Harassment: Laws in New York State have changed related to the state recommended sexual harassment policy and reporting time. This language should have been updated earlier in 2020. However, it is important for us to review and update.
- At-Will Employment Language: Ensure this section is clearly communicated and understood by all employees. It should standout in the handbook and handbook or policy signoff section. I write this into the handbook, the employee signature page and the sexual harassment policy signoff.
- Telecommuting Policy: Implementing a telecommuting or flexible work policy is necessary if your organization has employees working remotely. I recommend having employee’s signoff on this policy.
Matthew Burr has over 16-years of experience working in the human resources field, starting his career as an Industrial Relations Intern at Kennedy Valve Manufacturing to most recently founding and managing a human resource consulting company; Burr Consulting, LLC, Talentscape, LLC and Co-Owner of Labor Love, a Labor, and Employment Law poster printing company. Prior to founding the consulting firm, the majority of his career was heavy industry manufacturing and healthcare.
He specializes in compliance auditing, training labor and employment law, conflict resolution, performance management, labor, and employment relations. Matthew has a generalist background in HR and operations, while providing strategic HR and operational solutions to his clients, focusing on small and medium sized organizations. He works as an Adjunct at Alfred State University, Tompkins Cortland Community College, and The College of St. Rose.
He successfully designed an HR Concentration in the business management major that aligned with both SHRM and HRCI certifications, providing opportunities for students to sit for both the SHRM-CP and aPHR certifications upon completion of the degree, concentration, and internship hours as an Assistant Professor of Management at Elmira College (Retired January 2022). Matthew is also the SHRM Certification Exam Instructor, with a current pass rate of 92% on the SHRM-SCP and 83% pass rate on the SHRM-CP and a combined 88% on both exams over a 7-year period of instructing the course (Elmira College, Collin College & The College of St. Rose).
Matthew works as a trainer Tompkins Cortland Community College, Corning Community College, Broome Community College, and HR Instructor for Certification Preparation for the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). He also acts as an On-Call Mediator and Factfinder through the Public Employment Relations Board in New York State, working with public sector employers and labor unions.
Matthew has publications at the American Bar Association (ABA) Experience Magazine, Cornell HR Review, Business Insider, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), PayScale, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Expert 360 (in Australia). In early 2017, he published his first book, “$74,000 in 24 Months: How I killed my student loans (and you can too!),” proceeded by his second book, which was published in January 2021, “Slay the Student Loan Dragon: Tips and Tricks on How to Conquer the Student Loan Game”
Matthew is currently the New York State Society of Human Resource Management (NYSSHRM) District-Director Elect.
EDUCATION & TRAINING:
Additional Training & Development:
SHRM Workplace Coaching and Mentoring Recertification Program, 2020
SHRM Foundation Employing Abilities @Work Certificate, 2020
SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work Certificate Program, 2018
Delta County Chamber of Commerce: Delta Force Leadership Program, 2013
FEATURED IN & ON:
Matthew was featured on CNN Money, Fast Company, Fits Small Business, Fox News, Magnify Money, Monster.com, My Twin Tiers, Namely, Student Loan Hero, Smart Sheet and CEO Blog Nation, Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).
Overview: We will be covering everything you need to know about discipline and terminating employees.
We will be covering everything you need to know about discipline and terminating employees. We will go over policies and how to make consistent decisions with your employees. We will also be covering layoffs and furloughs in the age of COVID-19 and how to handle them in a way to limit your chances of being sued. We will also be covering wrongful termination lawsuits and developing a termination checklist.
Cynthia Hackler Flynn is the founder and managing partner of Hackler Flynn & Associates, a Southern California based employment defense law firm. Since starting her practice, she has grown the firm to a team of 9, with each attorney having over a decade of experience.
The law firm’s focus is employment law where their mission is to protect and defend entrepreneurs and business owners. Cynthia has been voted as a Super Lawyer every year since 2017 and for the last two years, has been named as a Pasadena Top Attorney.
: This webinar will show you how to manage and prevent fear of public speaking by giving you effective techniques.
This webinar will show you how to manage and prevent fear of public speaking by giving you effective techniques. You will learn how to harness your nervous energy, engage with your audience, and use your body language to feel more confident in front of an audience.
Throughout your life, there will be occasions where you will be required to speak in front of an audience such as at work, weddings, reunions, parties, and so on. You may be just starting out or well in your career and have to speak at office meetings and work events, preparing to give a speech at a best friend’s wedding, giving a training session or promotion speech as a volunteer, or have an upcoming formal presentation in front of a large audience.
Regardless of the occasion and whether you are addressing 1, 5, or 1,000 people, taking action to rectify your fear of public speaking is necessary to become a more confident public speaker. Imagine stepping in front of an audience, with all eyes looking at you, with confidence, excited to “take the stage” and share your message. If you are ready overcome your fears and improve your public speaking performance, then this webinar is for you!
Lisa Kleiman , Ed. Specialist., M.S. Communication, B.S. Marketing/Management Lisa is author of "You Got This: Everything You Need to Master Authentic Public Speaking" (2019) River Grove Books, and is principal and Coach at Speaktopia, and is a University Lecturer of undergraduate and graduate business and managerial communication courses.
Lisa has worked with executives, business leaders, employees, and university students to improve their communication skills, helping them experience the joy and power of communicating with clarity and confidence.
: Faced with a large new assignment and no experience of working on this type of activity or anything this large
Faced with a large new assignment and no experience of working on this type of activity or anything this large, it is easy to lose confidence. As you move forward and hit roadblocks or potential risks become reality, you may be ready to quit.
Mastering the c, used by millions of people on millions of projects throughout the world, you will be in a strong position to prevail and prosper. Banish your doubts with proven techniques that help you get the successful results you need.
Rebecca Staton-Reinstein Ph.D., and President of Advantage Leadership, Inc. works with leaders and their organizations to Increase your bottom-line results through strategic leadership, engaged employees, and delighted customers in all economic sectors. Draw on her proven ability to mentor you through major change, customizing successful solutions to your complex issues.
For over 25 years, Rebecca has contributed value as an executive, manager, educator, and consultant, honored on four continents. She is a Ph.D. in organizational development, a National Speakers Association Legacy Professional Member, and St. Petersburg Engineering Academy Foreign Member and author of books on strategic leadership and planning.