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  • April 2
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

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Effective Strategies for Performance Management

April 2

Gain an understanding of effective strategies for reducing litigation risks based around employee performance and behaviors.

Employee performance management can be challenging. Missteps along the way can lead to low morale, high turnover, and potential claims. This topic helps legal practitioners, employers, human resources professionals and managers successfully address employee performance and behavior concerns. You will learn effective strategies for counseling employees, drafting and delivering evaluations and performance improvement plans, and successfully implementing progressive discipline. This information will give you the tools and best practices for managing employee performance and behavior while reducing your litigation risks.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss the pros and cons of implementing a progressive discipline program.
  • You will be able to identify potential biases in drafting performance evaluations.
  • You will be able to recognize performance management concerns and develop defensible disciplinary approaches.
  • You will be able to review best practices for delivering employee feedback.

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Agenda

Introductory Remarks
  • Importance of Performance Management
  • Risks of Management Missteps
  • Maintaining At-Will Employment
Orientation and Training
  • Setting Expectations and Establishing Performance Baselines
  • Managing Continuing Training and Development
Giving Feedback
  • 3-Step Process for Counseling Employees
Performance Evaluations
  • How to Craft an Effective Performance Evaluation
  • Avoiding Biases
Performance Improvement Plans
  • Best Practices in Drafting, Communicating, and Implementing PIPs
Progressive Discipline
  • What Is Progressive Discipline
  • Pros/Cons for Employers
Employee Response to Discipline
  • Responding to Employee Complaints
Termination
  • When to Terminate
  • Preparing for Termination
  • Follow-up and Documentation
  • Handling Reference Requests
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Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Credits

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This course was last revised on July 9, 2013.

Call 1-866-352-9540 for further credit information.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • HR Certification Institute 1.0
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 1.0
     
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.0 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, personnel managers, supervisors, business owners and managers, benefits administrators, and payroll professionals.

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Why Lorman?

Over 32 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Faculty

Alicia Feichtmeir

Alicia Feichtmeir

Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Partner in Foster Pepper PLLC’s employment, labor & benefits and litigation & dispute resolution practices
  • Counsels employers on performance management and employee separations, compliance with anti-discrimination and harassment laws, leaves of absence, employee classification issues, and noncompetition restrictions
  • Defends public and private employers in litigation involving claims of wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, discrimination and harassment, and noncompetition/trade secret misappropriation
  • Advises executives and founds on employment and separation agreements
  • Drafts corporate policies and personnel manuals, and conducts management compliance trainings
  • Frequently presents at client and industry briefings on employment law topics such as workplace investigations, wage and hour requirements, and privacy in the workplace
  • Recognized by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Employment & Labor Law from 2014-present
  • J.D. degree, University of Washington School of Law; B.A. degree, Wesleyan University
  • Can be contacted at 206-447-8929 or [email protected], and detailed bio can be found at http://www.foster.com/attorneys/alicia-feichtmeir
Steve Peltin

Steve Peltin

Foster Pepper PLLC

  • Chair of Foster Pepper PLLC’s business practice as well as its employment, labor & benefits practice
  • Advice practice is dedicated to helping employers solve problems such as employee discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment claims, and threats of employee violence
  • Counsels executives and professionals on employment and separation agreements, trains management and boards on employee issues, and assists with corporate transactions such as purchases and sales of businesses
  • Represents public and private employers in lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge and violations of wage and hour, employee benefits, trade secrets and noncompete obligations
  • Regularly speaks at seminars and workshops on a range of employment and labor topics
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his work in labor law, managment and litigation, labor & employment
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Cornell Law School; B.A. degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Can be contacted at 206-447-6215 or [email protected], or detailed bio can be found at http://www.foster.com/attorneys/steven-peltin
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Product ID: 404316
Published 2013, 2019
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