Your supervisors and managers are agents of your company and their actions – good or bad – are directly attributable to your business.  So, when they are not properly trained on the basics of Human Resources compliance, they can be a huge liability. 

Employees are often promoted to a management-level position because they are good at their current job; however, in a leadership role, they also must know how to manage people and explain business guidelines. On a daily basis, supervisors and managers guide your employees on how to perform their jobs, follow company rules, answer important questions from staff and make disciplinary actions – all of which can have legal ramifications if managers do not understand the possible risks of their actions (or inaction).

Leadership roles often require a new skills-set – including HR! 

We’re not saying that your supervisors and managers need to be HR experts, but they need to understand some trigger words and situations that should be handled carefully and brought to your attention. For example, when an employee says any of the following, supervisors and managers should know to run it up the management ladder!

  • “I have an insert medical condition.”
  • “My insert close family member has to have surgery next week and I need some time off.”
  • “I don’t think that my paycheck is correct.”
  • “The jokes that insert co-worker name tells at our staff meeting are not funny – they are offensive.”
  • Insert supervisor name treats certain employees better than others.”   

Want to learn more?

Listen in to our October 24th webinar to learn just what your supervisors and managers need to know – don’t assume that they know because you gave them a leadership job title.  


October 24, 2019 | 8:30am-9:30am

Don’t Just Assume: Train Managers on Basic HR Responsibilities

This online workshop will provide participants with an overview of the various HR topics about which all managers need to be aware. Managers are the eyes, ears and mouth of the company; they need to know enough to determine when there is a potential HR issue and when to get senior management, outsourced HR or legal involved before the matter escalates!

Participants in this online workshop will learn about:

  • common errors made by managers that can lead to liability,
  • trigger” subjects and employee statements that require further management action,
  • documenting communications with employees, and
  • implementing key policies, such as approving time off, harassment and reasonable accommodations.