Human Resource Development

Very few people have formal training in human resources before assuming an HR position, often placed there because of their solid experience and people skills.  It is vital that HR professionals learn as much as they can about the legalities and best practices that apply to their business.  The world of employment is constantly changing, and updated knowledge, skills, and networking must be ongoing.  Our mission is to be the leading human resource partner for employers in Western North Carolina. For more information call WCI at 828.667.3311 or download the current HR brochure.

 

HUMAN RESOURCE MEMBER BENEFITS
  • HR Training: all publicly offered HR training classes are now member benefits (no charge)
  • HR Hotline:  unlimited telephone counsel from our HR advisors
  • Attorney Services:  4 hours of free legal counsel from leading attorneys in business and employment law
  • HR Answers Now:  online access to our loaded toolbox of HR compliance documents, sample policies & forms, and daily articles on best practices
  • HR Publications:  NC Employer's Desk Manual and a full range of employer compliance and workplace posters
  • HR Audits:  complimentary reviews of I-9 and basic HR functions are available
  • See all the benefits of WCI Membership

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HR1 - FLSA & IMMIGRATION COMPLIANCE 

This is essential training for all staff with HR responsibilities, and is a member benefit.

  • Wage & Hour Law - We will break down the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and explain the employer’s duty for exempt and non-exempt wages, overtime policies and requirements, and what constitutes paid work time.
  • Form I-9 and Immigration - This is an often overlooked employer responsibility. We will review the top 10 mistakes made and how to correct and prevent them, through a self-audit process.
Class Title Start Date End Date Time
HR1 - FLSA & Immigration Compliance - Boone Mar 06, 2018 Mar 06, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
HR1 - FLSA & Immigration Compliance - Shelby Mar 13, 2018 Mar 13, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

HR2 - FMLA & ADA COMPLIANCE

This is essential training for all staff with HR responsibilities, and is a member benefit.

  • Family Medical Leave Act provisions seem straightforward, but the application of 12 weeks of unpaid leave in a 12-month period can be puzzling. We will discuss the particulars for qualifying events and how to implement a compliant policy.
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act will also be explained as well as the overlap with FMLA. Group discussion exercises will help you evaluate leave requests with understanding.
Class Title Start Date End Date Time
HR2 - FMLA & ADA Compliance - Hickory Feb 27, 2018 Feb 27, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
HR2 - FMLA & ADA Compliance - Boone Apr 10, 2018 Apr 10, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
HR2 - FMLA & ADA Compliance - Shelby Apr 17, 2018 Apr 17, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

HR3 - WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION & TRUST 

This is essential training for all staff with HR responsibilities, and is a member benefit.

  • Positive communications skills are impacted by many factors in the workplace. We will explore ways to improve communications and reduce barriers to understanding through assertive communications, to increase your influence, credibility, and confidence.
  • Relationships built on trust are a sign of powerful leadership. Learn how to build trust and impact your organizational culture.
Class Title Start Date End Date Time
HR3 - Workplace Communication & Trust - Asheville Sep 11, 2018 Sep 11, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
HR3 - Workplace Communication & Trust - Hickory Sep 18, 2018 Sep 18, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
HR3 - Workplace Communication & Trust - Boone Nov 06, 2018 Nov 06, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
HR3 - Workplace Communication & Trust - Shelby Nov 13, 2018 Nov 13, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

HR4 - COMMUNICATING THROUGH EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS 

This is essential training for all staff with HR responsibilities, and is a member benefit.

  • Virtually all HR professionals understand the importance of a well-written employee handbook. Participants will learn practical tips for writing, revising, and updating their handbooks.
  • We will also explore the use of important language that should, or should not, be included in handbooks, and how to reduce legal risks.
Class Title Start Date End Date Time
HR4 - Communicating through Employee Handbooks - Hickory Oct 16, 2018 Oct 16, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
HR4 - Communicating through Employee Handbooks - Asheville Oct 23, 2018 Oct 23, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
HR4 - Communicating through Employee Handbooks - Boone Dec 04, 2018 Dec 04, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am
HR4 - Communicating through Employee Handbooks - Shelby Dec 11, 2018 Dec 11, 2018 9:00 am - 11:00 am

 

WCI SUMMER SERIES 

A new series of bite-sized updates for HR professionals on employment law. This is also a member benefit. Details will be released as developed.

  • This Summer Series will be offered during June, July, and August 2018.
  • Featuring subject matter experts with an HR perspective.

The topics and schedule will be posted here as developed, along with how to register.

 

HR CERTIFICATION GUIDED STUDY

A proven way to prepare for the national HRCI certification exams for PHR or SPHR. This program is a member benefit, for only the cost of study materials, and does not include the cost of the HRCI application or exam. Participants can significantly improve their odds of passing. Through a series of podcasts as well as opportunities for discussion, plus personal study time, the following areas will be studied. 

  1. Business Management & Strategy
  2. Workforce Planning & Employment
  3. Human Resource Development
  4. Compensation & Benefits
  5. Employee & Labor Relations
  6. Risk Management

Call Ellen Steele at 828.667.3311 for more information. You may also be interested in the HRCI vs SHRM comparison chart.

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HUMAN RESOURCE CONFERENCES & SERVICES
  • HR Forum:  our most popular annual event will be April 25, 2018, in Asheville.  It will expand your knowledge of crucial human resource issues and protect your organization from potential litigation and risk, with attorneys from Ogletree Deakins law firm. Registration & Information
  • Issues in the Workplace:  our major interactive conference that focuses on current employer challenges for WCI member companies, and features member solutions and best practices. It will be held November 7, 2018, in the Hickory area. 
  • Harassment Prevention for Employees:  a training program in understanding what behaviors constitute harassment and how to use the employer's complaint procedure. This on-site training can be customized for your organization.
  • Harassment Prevention for Supervisors & Managers:  an on-site training program to prepare employers for the likelihood of internal complaints, how to recognize inappropriate conduct in the workplace, and how to respond properly to prevent retaliation claims.
  • Union Avoidance Training:  this on-site training for supervisors and managers will raise awareness of why employees seek representation, organization tactics, new NLRB rules for organization, and their role in prevention.
  • Employee Engagement:  this on-site seminar explores a low-cost initiative to move your workforce from apathetic to engaged, based on research by Dr. Paul Marciano's 7 drivers of employee engagement.
  • HR Projects:  our HR experts are available to assist you with projects on a fee-for-service basis, including larger scale HR audits, low-cost handbook reviews, job analyses, affirmative action plans, mentoring, and more.

 

CONTACTS FOR HR SERVICES
Ellen Steele Director of HR Services 828.210.1205 esteele@wciinc.org
Wendy Ratcliff HR Advisor 828.667.3311 wratcliff@wciinc.org
Terry Childers Regional Manager 828.413.7899 tchilders@wciinc.org