2019 Documentation & Discipline Workshop

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Name: 2019 Documentation & Discipline Workshop
Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, online registration for this event has been closed. Call 715-344-1940 for availability.
Event Description:


You're invited to attend our 5 1/2 hour, interactive workshop designed for business people responsible for Human Resources to discuss both the importance of Documentation & Discipline and Job Descriptions. ACT FAST - SPACE IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 20 PEOPLE REGISTERED!

About the Program: Your company culture is partially shaped by the behaviors you do and do not tolerate. Is this aspect of your culture as robust as you want it be? Correcting and changing poor employee behavior is not easy - it take professional courage and knowledge of good processes to make it legally defensible. Documentation of the process is a crucial factor in your success of being perceived as fair, having taken the right actions, and defending yourself.  

This workshop focuses on steps of a progressive disciplinary approach:
 - When should an employee be written up? 
 - What steps are appropriate?
 - What should be said and done at each step?

This workshop will help you be more confident and effective in working through the steps of this area of your responsibility.

Another important part of this workshop will cover job descriptions. Job descriptions are the backbone of many HR decisions - so they need to be done right. Whether narrowing in on the tasks of a position, costing out the wage, developing interview questions, or assessing physical and mental demands, they serve a vital role. Good job descriptions are also required for decision making in terms of legal defense in areas such as FMLA, ADA, and Worker's Compensation. We will cover what should go into a good job description and where to get help getting started.   


Karen Bender, SHRM-SCP, CEBS

Human Resources Consultant

The Portage County Business Council has partnered with Hausmann-Johnson Insurance and Karen Bender, Human Resources Consultant to bring you this workshop. 

About Our Instructor: Karen Bender joined Hausmann-Johnson Insurance in 2017 with over 30 years of Human Resources experience. Her experience includes regulatory compliance (FMLA, EEO, FLSA, HR, and Safety) benefits, wage and salary administration, employee relations, training, and payroll. The majority of her industry experience is in insurance and manufacturing and she is knowledgeable in both union and non-union environments.

Karen also provides training services to UW-Madison Small Busines Development Center (SBDC) in HR areas and instructs a class for the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. Further, she developed and teaches courses targeted at providing small businesses (less than 100 employees) with general HR guidance and employment law review to help them maintain compliance and improve their processes.

Karen enjoys working outside, spending time with family, reading and traveling. She has traveled to 23 foreign countries so far including hiking throughout Europe, a 1,000 mile snowmobile trip in Canada, and exploring off the beaten path in China.

Workshop Agenda
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Workshop Begins on Documentation & Discipline
12:00 p.m. Lunch Served (Menu to be announced. Vegetarian and Gluten-Free option upon Request)
12:30 p.m. Workshop Continues on Job Descriptions
1:30 p.m. Workshop Ends

Please note Approved for 5 HRCI credits and 5 SHRM credits.

For questions please contact Karen Myers at kmyers@portagecountybiz.com or 715-344-1940.

Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Hausmann-Johnson Insurance.


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Portage County Business Council
5501 Vern Holmes Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54482
Located in the Portage County Business Park


Date/Time Information:

Thursday, September 26, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Contact Information:
Karen Myers (715-344-1940)

Open to the public

$275/PCBC Members
$300/Prospective Members

Registration deadline:  Monday, September 23, 2019

If online registration is closed and you would like to register, please call our office at 715-344-1940 to check on availability.

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