Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Training Trends: Legal changes, stress at work and employee attitude problems

It may be April Fool’s Day, but this month’s issue of Training Trends isn’t joking around. The April issue of TrainingTime’s monthly workplace training newsletter is dedicated to informing you of the latest labor law changes to start preparing for, simple stress-reduction training and how to deal with an employee with a serious attitude problem.

Here’s what you can find in this issue of Training Trends:

Heads Up On Radical New Labor Law Changes

In compliance with major changes in federal and state administrations, several significant modifications and additions have been made to labor laws throughout the country.

We’ve put together a summary of the upcoming changes to allow you to prepare your HR departments and develop relevant training before the deadlines. We’ll continue to post additional details as we receive more information on the new regulations. (more)

I’m Not Stressed -- That Pencil Had It Coming!

I’ve gone through at least a dozen pencils and I have no idea how many paper clips this week, and it’s only Thursday. If I’m not unbending the paper clips, I’m snapping pencils in two…I know the stress in this place is killing me, but I don’t know what to do about it!

Does this sound familiar? Is it you? Or are you seeing it among the employees at your company? Maybe it’s not paper clips and pencils. Maybe it’s eating too much or being short tempered with coworkers or families.

Recent studies have proven that stress takes a serious toll on our health. Heart attacks, cancer and diabetes have all been linked directly to stress. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to reduce stress at work and its potentially dangerous effects. (more)

I [Heart] My Attitude Problem

We’ve all been there. You have an employee who looks perfect on paper - never late, flawless work, goes above and beyond - but they’re a nightmare to work with. This “perfect” performer is bossy, troublesome, swears like a sailor and is never wrong.

You’ve got a serious attitude problem on your hands, and your troubled employee is the only one who doesn’t know about it.

So what’s a manager to do? Here are some things to consider before reaching for a pink slip … (more)

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