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Training is an ongoing need in every company and it’s a major responsibility! An effective training program is responsible for avoiding staggering expenses and injured workers, while also motivating and training your workforce to be the best in the industry - and that will have positive effects on every department in your company. For a limited time, you can get help developing a successful program with this FREE report, 7 Strategies for Effective Training!

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Train Workers to Handle Crowds Safely

"In yesterday's Advisor, we presented OSHA's crowd management planning recommendations. Today, we get the safety agency's recommendations for pre-event setup."


To recap: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging retail employers to implement safety measures to prevent such incidents.


Are Your Workers Trained to Handle Large Crowds?

"Last-minute holiday shoppers may be desperately taking advantage of extra markdowns or open warehouse sales in these last few shopping days. If your industry is involved in the last-minute rush, are your workers prepared? Today's Advisor gives safety instructions for crowd management."


In 2008, a retail worker was trampled to death when shoppers rushed through a store on Black Friday to take advantage of holiday discounts. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is encouraging retail employers to implement safety measures to prevent such incidents. The agency has sent letters to major retailers to remind them about the potential hazards involved with managing large crowds.


Give Your Employees the Gift of Stress Management Training

"Who says stress levels have to rise during the holidays? Sure, work is busy and everybody has lots of other things to do. But that doesn't mean people have to give in to stress. Today's Advisor gives you valuable information on managing stress to pass on to your employees."


The latest StressPulse report by ComPsych, a provider of employee assistance programs, found that 64 percent of employees report high levels of stress. Noted ComPsych CEO Richard A. Chaifetz, Psy.D, “Sustained, high levels of stress have a deleterious effect on work product as well as physical health.” He said proactively addressing the issue is part of an overall strategy for wellbeing.


Train Leaders to Practice ‘Defensive Management’ Best Practices

"In yesterday's Advisor, we got expert advice from a former attorney on how to more effectively train managers on employment laws. Today, we hear more from Merrily Archer on "defensive management" training practices."


To recap, attorneys representing aggrieved employees in discrimination, retaliation, harassment, wage and hour, and other types of employment claims love allegations of supervisor wrongdoing because that’s the “smoking gun” they need to paint that supervisor as a villain—whose statements, acts, decisions, and omissions should result in liability for the employer. Also, such acts may fuel additional, individual liability claims against the supervisor under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other laws.


Are You Training Your Leaders on ‘Defensive Management’ Best Practices?

"In today's Advisor, we hear from expert attorney, Merrily Archer, on the importance of training your managers and supervisors to understand employment laws and how to do their jobs in compliance with those laws."


At some point, every workplace is faced with allegations that a supervisor behaved badly. Perhaps it was a stray remark about a disability, age, or race. Or maybe they treated someone in a way that wouldn’t pass the smell test under the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and so on.