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UPCOMING WEBINARS

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Apr 25, 2018
12:00 PM | 90 Min
Mike Thomas

Excel - Creating High Impact Business Reports


No matter what business you are in, a report is a critical tool in your communication armoury. As with any communication tool, presentation is everything.  Get it right and it offers the reader (typically a CEO, shareholder or Project Manager) a valuable insight into the Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) upon which a business or project is measured.  Get it wrong and you'll end up with something that nobody understands and nobody wants to read.

The training will focus on 4 areas - Pivot tables, charts/graphs, the Power View report addin and how to present geographic information.

 

In the pivot tables section, you'll learn how to create a basic pivot table, display numbers as a percentage (no formulas, arithmetic or programming required!), make the pivot table eye-catchingly appealing to read and then group the data (by month or numeric range).

In the visual communication (charts/graphs) section, you'll learn how to enhance and customize a standard chart ("from drab to fab") as well as how to create infographic-style charts using nothing but Excel.

With Excel's Power View addin (2013 and 2016 only) you'll learn how to create visual reports containing interactive charts, graphs, maps, and other visuals that bring your data to life.

The final part of the training will focus on Excel's Power Map tool (2013 and 2016 only) which lets you plot geographic (country, region, state etc) data on an interactive 3-D globe or custom map.

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Apr 26, 2018
11:00 AM | 180 Min
Margie Faulk

Sexual Harassment Training including Transgender & Gender Equity - California Regulations AB 1825, CA 2053 and the FEHC mandated effective January 1 2018


Requirement Criteria - California requires all Employers with 50 or more employees to provide sexual harassment training to their supervisors/managers as part of regulations AB No. 1825 for several years. Effective, January 1, 2018, the sexual harassment training regulation has expanded to include specific transgender topics. This new regulation enhances the previous requirements. To be compliant with regulations, the Trainer must be qualified to conduct this training. Margie Faulk, PHR, SHRM-CP, Compliance Officer for HR Compliance Solutions, is qualified and certified to conduct this training. Have your supervisors/managers trained by a qualified compliance professional to meet your requirements!

Supreme Court decisions and the current EEOC Guidelines make it clear that employers need to go beyond simply having an anti-harassment policy. Employers must provide training to ensure every manager and employee understands the organization's harassment policy. Employers must show due diligence relative to controlling workplace harassment. Every employee should be trained on what harassment is, and what to do about harassment, if they see it happening to them or anyone else.

Managers and supervisors must be aware of their liability and their responsibility to control harassment. They need to know how to prevent sexual, and other forms of workplace harassment, and what steps to take if harassment claims are made.

Per the regulations, the learning objectives of the training mandated by Government Code section 12950.1 shall be:

  • To meet the California state regulations AB 1825, AB 2053, SB 396 regarding providing sexual harassment training to supervisors/managers and newly hired/promoted supervisors within 6 months of hire/promotion and every 2 years;
  • To assist California employers in changing or modifying workplace behaviors that create or contribute to "sexual harassment," as that term is defined in California and federal law;
  • To provide trainees with information related to the negative effects of abusive conduct (as defined in Government Code section 12950.1(g)(2)) in the workplace; and
  • To develop, foster, and encourage a set of values in supervisory employees who complete mandated training that will assist them in preventing, and effectively responding to incidents of sexual harassment, and implementing mechanisms to promptly address and correct wrongful behavior." (§11024(b))
  • To provide sensitivity, protection and restroom safety as per OSHA Best Practices for establishing transgender guidelines;

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May 03, 2018
11:00 AM | 120 Min
Susan Strauss

How to Conduct a Harassment/Bullying Investigation (2-hours)


What exactly is sexual harassment? Sexual assault?  Questions and confusion abound with the current seismic national—and international—tsunami of women coming forward to disclose their victimization.  The #MeToo movement is providing a platform for women’s voices to be shared as they tell their stories.

But it is not only famous powerful men, such as celebrities and law makers, who sexually harass women (and sometimes men),  powerful men (and occasionally women) in every industry may find  they either have in the past, or are currently guilty of aggressive propositioning, touching, or telling off-color jokes. Sexual harassment exists at every level from universities, to workplaces, to healthcare and even in law firms.  Antics or bad behavior such as this are unacceptable in the workplace and against company policy, but do these behaviors rise to the very high standard of illegal sexual harassment?

No matter one’s gender, everyone has the legal and ethical right to be free from sexual harassment and assault. So what prevention and intervention strategies have your organization created and implemented to address the epidemic of sexual harassment?  Are those strategies working?  According to the 2016 EEOC report on harassment in the workplace, 90% of those who say they were harassed never reported it or took formal action.  Considering this sobering statistic, what will you do differently?  Do you or your employer tolerate or ignore any employee who has a reputation for sexually inappropriate behavior.  Perhaps he gets excused with comments such as “Oh, that’s just George, he doesn’t mean anything by it.” The EEOC also found that sexual harassment complaints are continuing to increase despite some organizations conducting sexual harassment training.  They determined the type and format of training is largely ineffective.

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May 08, 2018
12:00 PM | 90 Min
Mike Thomas

Excel - Building a Dashboard-Based Reporting Tool for HR Professionals


No matter what business you are in, a dashboard is a critical tool in your communication armoury and as with any communication tool, presentation is everything. Although there are many tools that can be used to create a dashboard, Excel is commonly used due to it’s power, it’s flexibility and the fact that most people have it installed on their computer.

This training focuses on what you need to know to create an interactive professional-looking dashboard using Excel. You'll learn how to: make the dashboard maintenance-free when new data becomes available; create the pivot tables needed to drive the dashboard; create great looking visuals; add interactivity using slicers; automate elements of the dashboard with a macro and protect the cells containing critical formulas.

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May 09, 2018
10:00 AM | 90 Min
Diane Dee

Accommodating Employees with Disabilities: New Developments Every HR Professional Needs to Know


The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by George H.W. Bush in July 1990.  The Act is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.  The purpose of the law is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities similar to those provided to individuals based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion.

Disability accommodation is an important and visible aspect of ethical business practices.   Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act will ensure your organization is operating in an ethical manner.

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May 10, 2018
10:00 AM | 90 Min
Catherine Mattice

Best Practice: Protecting You and Your Business from Harassment Claims by Creating a Positive Work Culture


SHRM CEO's recent testimony at the CA legislature echoed what the EEOC said in 2016 - culture is the key to harassment prevention, and in fact culture trumps compliance. So your training allows you to check the compliance box, but why are you stopping there? Your best defense is creating a positive culture that leaves no room for harassment, because speaking up is comfortable. That is, your best defense is inviting employees to resolve the issue internally.

NEWS FLASH: Businesses who allow legal, negative behaviors to happen (e.g., bullying) are inviting employees to tell an attorney when illegal harassment happens. Employees can see behavior and culture are irrelevant to management, so why speak up? Stop inviting your employees to keep silent on harassment, and start helping them thrive. As SHRM's Taylor says, "With a healthy workplace culture, when sexual harassment is observed or experienced, the community takes over and shuts it down collectively, with a message that this behavior will not be tolerated here, by anyone at any level."

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May 16, 2018
11:00 AM | 120 Min
Susan Strauss

Harassment Still a Big Problem at U.S. Employers, New EEOC Report Finds..


It is almost impossible for managers and HR professionals to stay current in the ever evolving civil rights case law due to their busy workload. As a result, discrimination and harassment may go unrecognized and allowed to continue creating a hostile work environment for employees resulting in absenteeism, turnover, loss of productivity and physical and emotional health consequences to the target and witnesses of the abuse. When managers and HR professionals fail to recognize discrimination and harassment, it creates liabilities for the organization and costly lawsuits. Join this session by expert speaker Dr. Susan Strauss who will assist you in staying current with the ever evolving civil rights case laws.

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May 22, 2018
12:00 PM | 90 Min
Mike Thomas

Excel - Building Powerful Form-Based Applications


Booking forms, sales order forms, invoices, loan agreement forms and surveys. These are just a few examples of forms that can be created using Excel (although the list of examples is endless).

By adding a splash of colour, cell protection and some drop-down lists and simple validation, you can create user-friendly forms that will make data entry simple and error free for yourself, your colleagues and your clients.

If you’ve ever had to enter and edit data into a table in Excel, you’ve probably found it to be a long-winded, repetitive and frustrating experience. Excel forms will help to take that pain away!

By following the real-world examples, in this training session you will learn how to build professional, eye-catching form-driven applications and spreadsheets.

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May 23, 2018
10:00 AM | 90 Min
Diane Dee

Workplace Behavioral Issues: Appropriately Handling Issues


Workplace conflict happens in the best of organizations. Failing to address workplace conflict costs an organization money, time and productivity.  When conflicts go unaddressed, they can have a negative impact on productivity and teamwork.  In order to manage conflicts successfully, it is necessary to address conflict as it arises and facilitate productive communication in order to resolve the situation.

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May 29, 2018
10:00 AM | 90 Min
Wesley Pruett

The Latest Behavioral Interviewing Secrets Limit the Risk of Bad Hires with These Top Techniques


This webinar provides a specific and simple model for improving interview success that leads to reduced turnover and increased retention. Participants will also learn to use behavioral interviewing to tap into potential integrity problems.

  • Increased success and effectiveness in hiring.
  • Reduced turnover and increased retention.

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UPCOMING SEMINARS

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Apr 30 - 04, 2018
Charlotte, NC.
Elga Lejarza

PHR/SPHR Exam Prep Workshop


What's Covered:Your Exam Prep Workshop includes six modules that align with, and are designed to help you pass, the exam. The modules are:

  • Strategic Business Management
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resources Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management  

You Receive

 A huge benefit with this course is the flash drive containing the 2000+ slide Powerpoint presentation and practice exams in Microsoft Word, which you can review and use as much as you need to prepare for your exam. In all, you receive:

  • PHR/SPHR Study Materials
  • The #1 selling PHR/SPHR Exam Secrets Study Guide
  • PHR/SPHR Exam Flashcards Study System
  • Over 600 Practice Exam questions, both in book and Word formats- with answers and rationals!
  • 10 disc CD Audio Set

We also give you instructions for applying and registering for the PHR/SPHR exam!

 Bonus Re-Sit Policy: Any participant who does not pass their certification exam after taking this workshop is welcome to attend a future class free of charge within 12 months of the original program date.  

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May 07 - 11, 2018
Houston, TX.
Elga Lejarza

PHR/SPHR Exam Prep Workshop


What's Covered:Your Exam Prep Workshop includes six modules that align with, and are designed to help you pass, the exam. The modules are:

  • Strategic Business Management
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resources Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management  

You Receive

 A huge benefit with this course is the flash drive containing the 2000+ slide Powerpoint presentation and practice exams in Microsoft Word, which you can review and use as much as you need to prepare for your exam. In all, you receive:

  • PHR/SPHR Study Materials
  • The #1 selling PHR/SPHR Exam Secrets Study Guide
  • PHR/SPHR Exam Flashcards Study System
  • Over 600 Practice Exam questions, both in book and Word formats- with answers and rationals!
  • 10 disc CD Audio Set

We also give you instructions for applying and registering for the PHR/SPHR exam!

 Bonus Re-Sit Policy: Any participant who does not pass their certification exam after taking this workshop is welcome to attend a future class free of charge within 12 months of the original program date.

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May 30 - 01, 2018
South-field, MI.
Steven Wachs

Statistical Process Control & Process Capability


This course teaches participants the fundamental concepts and methods needed to establish effective control charts and estimate process capability. In addition to learning traditional control charts (e.g. xbar, r/s), participants will be exposed to other useful charts for handling multiple sources of variation (within/between) and short production runs. Practical aspects of implementing SPC on the shop floor are also discussed.

Estimating process capability for both normal and non-normal data is discussed. The meaning and limitations of popular capability are presented in detail.

This highly interactive course will allow participants the opportunity to practice applying SPC techniques with various data sets. The objective is to provide participants with the key tools and knowledge to be able to apply the methods effectively for their own processes.

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Jun 11 - 12, 2018
Lexington, KY.
Elga Lejarza

FMLA and ADA Compliance Certificate Program


No need to go to Law School and get a Doctor of Juridical Science degree on Employment Law in order to survive the tsunami of litigations and astonishing well-publicized lawsuits and settlements we read about every week. All you need is to sharpen your skills and enrich your career by attending this 2 Day Certificate Program on FMLA & ADA. This is a thorough Certificate Program which will provide you with the tools and resources you need to maintain compliance with these two important laws and regulations and to serve as an internal consultant to minimize organizational risk. Always remember, it is better to deal with the issues “in-house”, rather than in the “Court-house”. 

The key to untangling ADA and FMLA is to understand the obligations under each statute. Therefore, it is crucial for employers to have at least a basic knowledge of the laws to apply them correctly and avoid litigation.

This comprehensive program includes information packed sessions that provide complete coverage of all aspects of the federally-required FMLA and ADA compliance and best practices. You will learn the practical strategies and procedural recommendations that will enable you to tackle the challenging FMLA and ADA issues you confront everyday!

Areas Covered

 

  • ADA History 
  • 7% Utilization Rate and the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Form
  • Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA)
  • Definition of Disability under ADA
  • “Being Regarded” prong under ADA
  • Major life activities
  • Definition of “Substantial Limitation” under ADA
  • Compliance obligations under ADA
  • Protected Classes under ADA
  • The Interactive Process
  • Reasonable Accommodation Process
  • Examples of Reasonable Accommodations
  • Most common disabilities under ADA
  • Protection for alcoholism vs. drug use under ADA
  • The ADA and Persons with HIV/AIDS
  • Definition of Mitigating Measures under ADA
  • Direct Threat Defense
  • Hardship Defense
  • Definition of “Qualified Individual” under ADA
  • Posting Notices
  • Confidentiality and ADA
  • FMLA History
  • Covered Employers/Eligible Employees
  • “Loco Parentis” under the FMLA
  • Coverage of adult children under the FMLA
  • FMLA Qualifying Events
  • Notice Requirements
  • Certification of Serious Health Condition under the FMLA
  • Authentication and clarification of Certification
  • Employee Protections under the FMLA
  • Substitution of Paid Leave
  • Limitations to FMLA Protections
  • Employer Notification Requirements under the FMLA
  • Methods to establish the 13-month period under the FMLA
  • Calculation of Leave under the FMLA
  • Leave under the FMLA for spouses working for the same employer
  • Military Caregiver Leave
  • Qualifying Exigency Leave

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Jun 25 - 29, 2018
Atlanta, GA.
Elga Lejarza

PHR/SPHR Exam Prep Workshop


What's Covered:Your Exam Prep Workshop includes six modules that align with, and are designed to help you pass, the exam. The modules are:

  • Strategic Business Management
  • Workforce Planning and Employment
  • Human Resources Development
  • Total Rewards
  • Employee and Labor Relations
  • Risk Management  

You Receive

 A huge benefit with this course is the flash drive containing the 2000+ slide Powerpoint presentation and practice exams in Microsoft Word, which you can review and use as much as you need to prepare for your exam. In all, you receive:

  • PHR/SPHR Study Materials
  • The #1 selling PHR/SPHR Exam Secrets Study Guide
  • PHR/SPHR Exam Flashcards Study System
  • Over 600 Practice Exam questions, both in book and Word formats- with answers and rationals!
  • 10 disc CD Audio Set

We also give you instructions for applying and registering for the PHR/SPHR exam!

 Bonus Re-Sit Policy: Any participant who does not pass their certification exam after taking this workshop is welcome to attend a future class free of charge within 12 months of the original program date

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Jun 28 - 29, 2018
San Jose, CA
Margie Faulk

California Workplace Regulations for 2018! Employers Must be Prepared or Pay Fines, Penalties or Criminal Sanctions! Are You Prepared?


  • What companies are impacted by the current and new regulations and how should they mitigate all the regulations?
  • What happens if your company is on the list of industries that are targeted for audits?
  • What are the mitigating factors of being identified as a company that needs to have external audits by regulatory agencies?
  • How do you get on this list?
  • What regulatory agency is primed to audit your company?
  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has increased their audit efforts of I-9 documents and a foot in to assess immigration violations
  • The Transgender protection regulations are prominent in California and other counties (like San Francisco)
  • See how OSHA recommends “Best Practices” in terms of single and multi-user restroom guidelines and what factors are critical when establishing appropriate restroom signage
  • How critical is the new addition of transgender training topics for the new mandatory sexual harassment training?
  • If you have employees in California and other states with different regulations, contact us and we will help you!

Regulations: 2015-2018

  • Effective January 1, 2015, amendment AB 2053 requires all California employers subject to the mandatory training requirement under AB 1825 to include a component on preventing "abusive conduct."
  • Effective April 1, 2016, FEHA regulations were revised to clarify and expand the protections, employer actions and training requirements.
  • Effective January 1, 2018, SB 396 expanded required training for supervisors to prevent sexual harassment to include gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

Additional California Regulations 2017-2018:

  • New Parental Leave Act
  • Restriction on Obtaining Salary History
  • Ban the Box Expanded Statewide
  • Harassment Prevention Training Regarding Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation
  • Human Trafficking Poster
  • Immigrant Worker Protection
  • Santa Monica Sick Leave
  • Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Notice
  • California State Minimum Wage Increasing
  • Data Collection: Sexual Orientation
  • Anti-Discrimination Protection for Veterans
  • Whistleblower Protection regulations
  • Medical and recreational Marijuana in the workplace
  • Fire arms protection
  • Worksite Immigration Enforcement Protections
  • Workplace Safety and Workers’ Compensation
  • New hire notification
  • Terminated employees document notification process
  • OSHA Transgender Restroom Guidelines
  • Transgender Rights in the workplace
  • Pregnancy disability leave
  • Equal pay for Women

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Jul 12 - 12, 2018
Online
Margie Faulk

From Hiring to Firing: Avoid All the Workplace Regulatory Landmines Employers Face to Run Their Organization!


How many times have you been told that you can’t fire an employee even when you work in an “At-Will” State? As a compliance officer, I have told many Employers (much to their disappointment and even anger). However, most times the decision not to terminate is due to the employment laws and regulations protecting from discrimination, wrongful termination, hostile workplace and all the litany of violations of the many laws Employers have to jump through hoops to avoid.

Until Employers realize that the risk for these violations are higher because of lack of awareness instead of malicious intent, the sooner Employers can take the necessary steps to hire the best people, retain the stars and fire the employees who drag the company down.

This seminar will provide Employers, their Leadership, HR Professionals, Supervisors and any professional whose role is to manager the costliest budget item in the Organization, Human Capital!

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