Document, Document, Document ! If ever there was an HR slogan, that it would be. However, be careful what you ask for.
There’s no doubt documentation is crucial. Employers keep documentary records to show they are in compliance with applicable laws. However, records often as not, do just the opposite. Because any documentation is not necessarily good documentation. Instead, documentation can often be in reference to or appear, as a fact that serves as proof an employer did not follow the law. Such defensible documentation appears (or shows) that the employer acted improperly in any of a myriad of situations. As we, all know perception is reality to most viewers, including readers of records.
Why You Should Attend:
HR is the advisor and trainer of documentation. Yet they cannot manage every employee in an organization. Employee’s managers are the persons who take (or not) HR’s advice and training and then choose to document properly (or not.)
Forcing managers to document rarely results in good quality documentation but instead often produces incomplete, illogical, and inconsistent documentation. Incomplete, illogical, and inconsistent documentation gives adversary excellent tools to use against an employer.
This webinar will include examples of documentation both good and poor. This webinar will also cover how to persuade your managers to view documentation as important for them as it is to the company.
- The elements of defensible documentation
- The elements of documentation that works against the employer
- What to document
- How to document
- When to document
- What you don’t necessarily need to document
- Understanding the crucial elements of timing, purpose and content. How they work in conjunction (or not)
- Retaliation – how your records often demonstrate that it occurred – even when it did not
- How to get your managers to want to document rather than trying to force them to document
- Examples of good documentation
- Examples of bad documentation
- Plant Managers
- Department Managers
- Branch Managers
- Store Managers
- HR Generalists
- HR Managers
- Employee Relations Personnel
- Business Owners