Training Ideas

Trainings at Partridge Snow & Hahn are fully custom and we encourage you to speak with a team member about the needs of your organization before finalizing agendas for your trainings. However, many employers want to know what we commonly cover in trainings. Thus, we have compiled a list of core topics (with sample agendas) along with add-on topics that we commonly offer.

Core Topics

  1. Manager Harassment & Retaliation Training – Sexual harassment and hostile work environment prevention.
  2. Manager Discrimination Training – Making lawful decisions regarding Hiring, Firing, and Promotions; Documentation Best Practices
  3. Manager Interviewing and Hiring Training– Lawful interview questions, screening techniques and hiring decisions.
  4. Manager Protected Leave Management and Accommodations Training – Trains managers to spot leave and accommodation requests and transmit the information to Human Resources.
  5. Manager Dealing with Employee Health Issues Training – Refresher on medical leaves and accommodations, restrictions on medical inquiries, confidentiality of medical information (may be combined with (4)).
  6. Manager Issue Spotting (What to Report to HR) Training – Protected Leaves, Accommodation Requests, Notice of Harassment or Illegal Activity (Whistleblowing)
  7. What every manager needs to know about employment law / New Manager Training – Special responsibilities of managers, importance of avoiding off the record conversations, discrimination overview, plus two add on topics.

8. Managing employee performance effectively and legally (Management Training)- Coaches managers as to legal and effective daily feedback, appropriate documentation, when to involve Human Resources as to performance difficulties, how to evaluate performance, conduct issues, evaluations and performance reviews, and compensation decisions.
9. How to Manage Employee Time (Manager Training) – Ensuring accurate time records, reviewing time records, preventing off-the clock work, lunch breaks and other legal breaks.
10. All employee training – Discrimination, Harassment and Policy Review
11. Human Resources Training – Employee Compensation (Equal Pay and/or Exempt Status)
12. Human Resources Training – Terminations
13. Human Resources Training – Working Time
14. Human Resources Training – Wage Payment Issues
15. Human Resources Training – Investigations and Documentation
16. Human Resources Training – Medical Leaves and Protected Leaves

Add-on Topics

Add on topics can be full trainings (and should be if the item is a real issue at the Company). Generally one or two topics can be added to a core training and briefly covered.

  1. Whistleblowing
  2. Retaliation
  3. Apparent Authority / Binding the Company
  4. Medical Confidentiality
  5. Medical Inquiries
  6. Issue Spotting – leaves/accommodations
  7. Ensuring Accurate Time Records of Nonexempt Employees – Spotting Off the Clock Work

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