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Training

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.

Warn managers: You can be personally liable for leave mistakes

01/26/2013

If you’re looking for incentives to get managers and supervisors to pay attention during FMLA training sessions, look no further. Simply point out that they can be held personally liable if they deny FMLA benefits to which an employee is entitled.

Fiscal cliff averted: New law sets 2013 withholding rates; ‘payroll tax holiday’ expires

01/02/2013
In the waning hours of New Year’s Day, Congress passed legislation averting a plunge off the “fiscal cliff” and making permanent Bush-era tax rates for all but the highest earners. Now employers can finally make concrete plans for their 2013 payroll operations.

Marriott includes job training as part of social responsibility

12/28/2012
As part of a social responsibility initiative, Marriott International is offering job- and life-skills training to young people with disabilities—and then helping them find jobs, often at Marriott hotels.

Conduct mandatory training to prevent supervisor harassment

12/03/2012
The U.S. Supreme Court and federal agencies look askance at employers that don’t train employees and supervisors how to prevent, detect and report harassment. As a practical matter, such training is essentially required.

Supreme Court: Vance case revisits supervisor liability under Title VII

11/26/2012
The Supreme Court tackles a contentious issue: When it comes to harassment and discrimination, just what does “supervisor” mean? Regardless of how the Court rules, employers must ensure that their policies and practices are consistent with Title VII.