Human Resource Management Series

Human Resource Essentials

For anyone who is in the role of managing or supervising employees, knowing and clarifying the legal responsibilities of your job can be frustrating. The Department of Human Resources is offering a four-part series to support managers and supervisors in their efforts to ensure legal compliance as they manage their departments. The series is designed to help keep managers and supervisors up to date on important laws that dictate how they should or should not interact with employees. In this series we will be reviewing Compliance Responsibilities, Performance Expectations and the Wright State Employment Process.

Part One

Compliance Responsibilities of Supervisors

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
We will be reviewing the Family Medical Leave Act, defining what it is, summarizing eligibility, the application process, HR support, and employee and employer responsibilities. We will discuss Wright State policy and what to do if the employee cannot come back.

Part Two

So Things Aren’t Going So Well?

  • Supervisory Support for Performance Management
    Review employee and labor relations, identify problematic employee behavior, outline effective coaching, and documentation of the process
  • Performance Improvement Plans
    Discuss what a performance plan is, when to use one, what it should Include and how to get started on one.
  • Types and Levels of Disciplinary Action
    Summary of the disciplinary actions for bargaining unit employees, classified civil service staff, and unclassified employees. Overview of dispute resolution procedure and appeal rights.

Part Three

Wright State Employment Process

  • Basic Approval Process
    Replacement and new positions
  • Understand the Employment Process
    Steps of hiring a new employee, recruiting, supervisor’s checklist new employee checklist, orientation
  • Job Audits
    Classified Civil Service staff and unclassified staff
  • Compensation
  • Indemnification
    How can I sue thee? Let me count the ways. But you are protected!
  • Public Records Law
    Did you know that every email and document you send or receive is a public document?

Part Four

Conducting an Effective Job Interview

  • Reviewing Application Materials
    Qualified verses non-qualified applicants
  • Identify What to Look for on a Resume
    Know what the red flags may be
  • Legal and Illegal Interviewing Questions
    Avoid legal pitfalls- know the difference between legal and non-legal questions
  • Learn Steps for Preparing to Conduct a Job Interview Including a Behavior One
  • Objectively evaluate candidate response