Building a quality workforce begins with effective (and lawful!) hiring techniques and continues through effective counseling, discipline and training. How can you tell if your applicant is the best person for the job? What documentation is required or permitted in the hiring process? How can you obtain the best possible performance from your employees? How do you remove a problem employee, and how can you avoid a claim of wrongful termination?
In this informative seminar, employment law attorney Karen L. Gabler of LightGabler will discuss effective and lawful hiring, discipline and termination of California employees. Topics will include the following:
New hiring restrictions effective in 2018
Job postings, advertisements, applications, references and background checks
Interview questions to ask (and not to ask!)
How to tell if the applicant is the right "fit" for your company
Offer letters and employment agreements
Revoking a job offer
The employee's first day
The introductory period
How do I motivate my employees?
What should be in my performance evaluations?
How do I address performance issues?
Should my discipline be verbal or written?
What if I'm an at-will employer?
What is a PIP?
What kind of memo should I write?
How do I explain what kind of improvement is necessary?
What do I do next if they won't sign it (hint: writing "refused to sign" on the memo is not enough!)
Why isn't my employee "getting it"?
What if I don't want to make my employee feel bad?
What if I know my employee is going to be angry with me?
Can't I just say "it's not a good fit"?
How do I terminate my underperforming employee?
How can I avoid an employee lawsuit in the process?