Safety, Security, Health, and Leaves of Absence Management

Kristi Pronovost

Part of the Human Resources Management Academy. Learn more about: addressing the challenges and mechanics of managing various leaves of absences; OSHA overview; how to set up and run a safety committee; drug testing; workplace violence; health issues facing HR including managing ADA, fitness for duty exams, and exposure to serious health risks to organizations; and ways to effectively manage workers’ compensation: processes, recordkeeping and reporting.

Pay, Benefits, and Other Rewards

Kristi Pronovost

Part of the Human Resources Management Academy. Create a total rewards package – the “win/win relationship.” Discover how to set up a compensation structure; key steps in job evaluation; variable pay plans and options, developing and executing benefit strategies; the value and method of benchmarking benefit plans; elements of cafeteria benefit plans; and learn all about other creative rewards that can engage and retain the workforce!

Employee Relations and Engagement

Kristi Pronovost

Part of the Human Resources Management Academy. Cultivate an environment of employee engagement and reap the rewards: Team workers will be more productive, customers will be happier, and your business will be more profitable! HR has an important role in employee relations; understand the impact, elements of engagement, how to measure, and practical strategies to retain key employees and improve overall retention rates!

Conducting Investigations, Disciplining, and Terminating Employees

Kristi Pronovost

Part of the Human Resources Management Academy. Determine appropriate action in a difficult situation. Learn more about conducting a professional internal employee conduct investigation, effective disciplinary action and termination processes, steps in a progressive disciplinary action process, typical disciplinary action steps for a variety of infractions, key issues to consider to ensure fair investigation outcomes, and maximizing legal compliance and minimizing legal risks.

Understanding Employment Assessments

Kristi Pronovost

Part of the Human Resources Management Academy. Maximize the opportunity to get to know your candidates! Learn more about incorporating assessments into the hiring process, a little background and science, the variety of tests available, effectiveness and legalities, additional use beyond hiring: employee development, team building, and technical skill assessment. Review of individual participant assessment and predicting performance to make the right hire.

Behavioral-based Interviewing

Kristi Pronovost

Part of the Human Resources Management Academy. Determine a candidate’s potential for success! Gain tools for establishing critical competencies for positions, developing your own “STAR” interview questions that target critical competencies, interviewing for organizational cultural fit and values, and hands-on interviewing activities followed by coaching to refine your interviewing skills!

Effective Recruiting & Hiring

Kristi Pronovost

Part of the Human Resources Management Academy. Help your organization succeed and grow using effective recruiting strategies and sources! Create an attractive employment brand and advertisements; establish an effective hiring process, looking from within, understand legalities during interviewing, and develop resources for handling difficult hiring topics. Learn how to face the challenge for top talent while the qualified candidate pools are shrinking!

Job Descriptions, HR Recordkeeping and Reporting

Kristi Pronovost

Part of the Human Resources Management Academy. Discover the importance of key HR processes: Clearing the confusion and keeping in compliance! Discover why job descriptions are important and how to effectively write descriptions used in the hiring process; key records employers must create and retain; reporting requirements; setting up personnel files and HR records’ retention schedule; EEO and affirmative action plans; conducting an HR compliance and effectiveness audit and understanding of the key areas HR auditors evaluate.