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Training

Want to retain employee threatening to quit? Think twice before over-promising

11/19/2013
Here’s a warning that may save you time and trouble: If you want to keep an employee who has another job offer, be careful what you promise.

Fashion tip for the fall season: Don’t tolerate teasing about clothing

08/22/2013
Here’s a warning for your super­­visors and managers: If an em­­ployee complains that other em­­ployees are making fun of his wardrobe choices or other manner of dressing, act fast to stop the teasing.

Supreme Court rejects EEOC’s broad definition of ‘supervisor’

08/13/2013
In a major victory for employers, the Supreme Court in June ruled that, in Title VII cases, only someone with the power to take “tangible employment action” can be considered a supervisor. The Court’s decision in Vance v. Ball State will make it harder for employees to sue for supervisor bias, a claim that carries strict employer liability.

Target misses mark with multicultural training

07/29/2013
Minneapolis-based retailer Target is scrambling to explain a training document that surfaced at one of its Northern California distribution centers. The document purports to tell supervisors how to interact with Hispanic employees—and in the process betrays some offensive stereotypes.

Court: If interns perform work, pay them!

06/19/2013
A New York case with a Hollywood connection is a timely reminder that, in almost all cases, employers must pay interns, no matter how menial their work is.

Use chemicals? Heed new training, labeling rules

04/19/2013
OSHA has released two new compliance assistance tools to help employers meet requirements of the agency’s revised Hazard Communication Standard.

Training on a shoestring: 7 ways to trim your costs

04/18/2013
When companies need to cut corners, one of the first things executives slash is the training budget. When that happens, it’s time for HR to get creative. Start by determining which training is must-have and which is nice-to-have.

Chrysler ‘academy’ teaches core values to employees

04/10/2013
Chrysler Group doesn’t leave employee productivity, improving quality and safety or reducing manufacturing waste to chance. It sends employees to school to learn how to master the three principles of what Chrysler calls World Class Manufacturing (WCM).

7 do-it-yourself tips to cut training costs

03/04/2013
When companies need to cut corners, one of the first things executives slash is the training budget. When that happens, it’s time for HR to get creative. Here are seven practical cost-cutting tips.

5 steps to help workers develop their skills

03/01/2013
Offering employees opportunities to improve their skills ensures they can successfully perform their jobs, and it also keeps them engaged. Follow these steps to create a skills development plan for each employee.