Succeed University® for Employers

Available webinars, seminars, and other risk management-focused events
Learning is FUN-damental: How to Increase Interest in Your Training Programs
How do you get your employees interested in your required trainings? We review best practices to consider when you’re building and promoting your program

You'll learn:

  • What motivates your employees to learn
  • How to promote behavior change among your employees
Available Date:
 
Tuesday, December 17
9:00 am - 10:00 am PT
 
Register here!

Handbook Know-How
Let’s face it, handbooks aren’t the most exciting reading material. And, let’s not even talk about writing them. YAWN. However, they’re essential for your business communications. Do you know all the pieces that make up your employee handbook? Or how often you should update it?

You'll learn:

  • What a handbook really needs to be these days
  • What it is and isn't
  • Why you should have one and what should be in it
Protect Yourself: Machine Guarding Essentials
For centuries, moving parts have caused severe workplace injuries. It's a constant reminder for safety, training, and best practices. Be sure you know the ins and outs of machine guards.

You'll learn:

  • Where mechanical hazards most often occur
  • Guard requirements
  • Management responsibilities
  • Practical approaches to machine guarding
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Performance Improvement Plans: Helpful or Feared?
You’ve got a struggling employee, but as soon as you say the words “performance improvement plan,” or PIP, they think they’re about to be terminated. But are they? Learn how to use PIPs and how to take your employee’s fear out of their bad reputation.

You'll learn:

  • When to use or not use it
  • Tips for writing and presenting a PIP
  • Ways to support your employee during an active PIP
  • How to move forward after a PIP is completed
Getting Lockout Tagout Right
Lockout tagout is the practice of de-energizing a machine so that workers don't come into unexpected and dangerous contact with electricity. It sounds simple, but plenty of people get it wrong. Don't be one of those people. Find out how to lockout and tagout equipment like a pro.

You'll learn:

  • Why lockout/tagout is important
  • The steps for the safest lockout tagout procedures
  • OSHA regulations and how to comply with them
  • Most common lockout/tagout problems
It Smells Like Weed In Here!
Marijuana has become a weed in the employer’s garden that just won’t go away. Join us as we explore the legal, technical, and medical aspects of a marijuana drug testing program.

You'll learn:

  • Where marijuana is decriminalized, legalized for recreational use, and authorized for medical purposes.
  • How the technical aspects of marijuana drug testing impact employment.
  • How other government regulations and scientific reports impact state laws and employment.
Stop Falling Down on the Job: Fall Protection & More
Falls rank among the most common workplace injuries, and it's not like you're a klutz. So, what's going on here? Let's find out.

You'll learn:

  • Most common types of fall-related accidents and how to prevent them
  • OSHA requirements
  • How to choose the right type of fall protection for the job
Check It! Navigating a Compliant Background Check
Background checks are common in the hiring process, but there are pitfalls that can leave your organization vulnerable to lawsuits. We’ll discuss those areas and how you can create a clear and simple process.

You'll learn:

  • Proper disclosure and consent
  • Proper use of Adverse Action
  • Understanding your state’s rules and how they mesh with federal guidelines
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act rules and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines
SDS 101
Ready, set, go. Can you get to your Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in 5 minutes or less? Are you aware of your fire department codes? What you know or don't know about SDS's makes a difference in how well an emergency is handled and an employee's safety and health. Don't let them down.

You'll learn:

  • Federal SDS requirements
  • What SDS's are, what they mean, how to access them when it counts the most
  • How to acquire SDS's if the manufacturer doesn't include them with a shipment
  • Ways to reduce your liability
Does This Fit? Writing a Dress Code Policy
Dress codes are trending towards more casual attire but should you follow suit? We'll discuss effective policies that fit your business and navigate potential discrimination and safety issues.

You'll learn:

  • How to write a clear policy
  • What works best for your company
  • How to navigate tattoos, piercings, hygiene, etc.
  • Dress code safety concerns
A Day in the Life of a Safety Consultant
Oh, the things a safety consultant sees! Attend this webinar to glean the lessons learned.

You'll learn:

  • Recommended best practices
  • Tried and true personal protective equipment
  • What self-inspections should be on your list
For Better or Worse: Handling Terminations and Layoffs
Every employer at one time or another has to make tough decisions. Certainly, termination and layoffs are among the toughest. Learn how to navigate these waters professionally and in a manner sensitive to your business's legal risks. We'll cover the types of termination and the risks and best practices associated with each of them.

You'll Learn:

  • How even voluntary resignations pose some risk
  • About wrongful termination claims and procedural steps, investigation strategies and documentation practices
  • What to know about Employment Practice Liability Insurance
  • Exit interview guidance and required documents
  • Unemployment claim considerations

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Your EHS Questions...Answered
Have a burning environmental health and safety question? Chances are it will be covered in this webinar! Join us for this webinar in honor of National Safety Month!

You'll Learn:

  • What trips employers up the most with workplace safety and compliance and how to overcome confusion
  • Resources you can turn to for clarity
  • Real stories from other employers and strategies for workplace safety success
Heat Illness Prevention Inside & Out
The temperatures will soon start climbing. Join us to ensure your employees stay safe in the heat!

You'll Learn:

  • Important considerations for outdoor work environments
  • Reminders and pending legislation about indoor heat illness considerations
  • Top strategies for preventing heat exhaustion and other medical crises
Hiring Happiness: What Is It and How Do You Get It?
Take the stress out of recruiting and learn how to reach Hiring Happiness. Join us for a free webinar where we will cover the following:
  • What Hiring Happiness looks like for your company
  • Identify major pain points
  • Define a hiring plan and its overall importance
  • Discover how to write effective job descriptions and MUCH MORE!

This is a webinar that you won’t want to miss! Let’s get happy!

Time for Some Spring Cleaning!
There's nothing like the earthy smell of spring to get you in the mood for spring cleaning... at work.

You'll Learn:

  • The 5 S Principles (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain) and how they can help your workplace
  • How to motivate your team to spruce things up
  • Why clean work environments go hand-in-hand with safety
The Heart & Science of Effective Job Postings
Today, candidates have more choices than ever when choosing their next employer and your basic job posting isn’t sufficient to sell top talent on why you’re the workplace to call home.

Join us for step-by-step guidance on how to take job postings from meh to SLAY! In our upcoming webinar, we spill the secrets on how to create effective and compelling job postings using a 5-step framework.

You'll Learn:

  • What modern candidates want and expect in their recruiting journey
  • How to craft a compelling and succinct pitch (the heart)
  • 2019 SEO best practices for job ads (the science)
You Want to Ship WHAT?!
This webinar focuses on common pitfalls associated with the Department of Transportation’s hazardous material shipping requirements.

You'll Learn:

  • Elements of correct labeling
  • What to do with manufacturers' instructions
  • How to ship safely and compliantly
Overcome FMLA Confusion!
The Family Medical Leave Act often stumps employers. It's downright frustrating and even forgotten at times. We'll review real-life scenarios to clarify how to properly identify FMLA eligibility, how to write compliant policies, and more.

You'll Learn:

  • Who is eligible for FMLA
  • When and how to administer FMLA 
  • Common FMLA mistakes
Winter Weather Safety Awareness
Brr... It's cold outside and that means special considerations for employers.

You'll Learn:

  • Proven ways to reduce slips, trips, and fall hazards
  • How to plan ahead, look for potential hazards, and avoid dangerous situations 
OSHA Reporting & You
Are employers still required to electronically submit their 300A Form? Does this form still need to be posted at the workplace? How should employers with multiple sites proceed? Attend this webinar to ensure you know what to do about OSHA reporting requirements.

You'll Learn:

  • About employers' FAQs
  • What tools are available to you to help with OSHA reporting requirements 
  • Deadlines to keep in mind
Top 10 OSHA Violations for 2018 & the Lessons Learned
The end of the year is a great time to review and update your safety programs! Understand the most frequently cited violations and how to implement best practices to be compliant in 2019. You'll also learn how you can improve your organization's policies, procedures, and training, and easily develop an updated risk management and safety program.

You'll Learn:

  • Where to look to identify areas for improvement
  • How to avoid safety hazards and costly penalties
  • Ways to enable the highest level of safety in your workplace
2019 Laws: Are You Ready?
To help you start the new year aware and informed, we have compiled the latest state and federal legislation that goes into effect in early 2019. We'll highlight HR, EHS, and F&I laws you need to know about.

You'll Learn:

  • About the federal and state laws that directly affect you
  • The steps needed to maintain compliance 
So Thankful for… Safety Innovations
Who would have thought technology would be something to be thankful for, but it's true. Today's innovations are making the workplace safer, better, and smarter. Hear about the new products that are helping improve employees' safety and saving lives and see if they'd work for your organization.

You'll Learn:

  • How drones are being used for safety inspections 
  • The latest personal protective equipment 
  • Pivot gates for fall protection
  • Promising new safety apps
Seasonal, Part-time, or Temporary Employee? Independent Contractor? How Can You Tell?
Determining if a worker is an employee, independent contractor, or something else has long tripped up employers. Attend this webinar to get the right definitions and classifications and help protect your organization from costly mistakes.

You'll Learn:

  • What temporary employment vs. part-time employment means 
  • What determines if someone is an independent contractor 
  • How best to manage seasonal employees
Fair Labor Standards Act & Pay Issues, Special Focus on California Regulations
Wage and hour regulations can be complicated, especially for California employers. Not only do employers need to follow federal regulations, but they must also follow state, city, and county wage laws. This can be as simple as posting payday notices in the breakroom and as complicated as calculating an hourly rate for sick time on a piece-rate employee. Let us help you make wage and hour regulations more clear!

You'll Learn:

  • Legislation impacting pay in California
  • Types of paid time off
  • Rules for paying employees
Navigating Mental Illness, Disability & Health in the Workplace
With over 10 million Americans living with a serious mental illness, employers may find themselves navigating delicate conversations, designating FMLA leaves, providing reasonable accommodations, and more. These situations can be stressful and complicated, but you can handle them like a champ!

You'll Learn:

  • What is a mental disability
  • How to comply with FMLA, ADA & the EEOC
  • The benefits of an interactive process
What Do You Need to Know About Firing an Employee?
Terminating an employee is never easy, but it's something every employer faces. It may cause anxiety and steps can be overlooked, so we'll discuss the proper steps to take, including documentation.

You'll Learn:

  • Regulations for Final Wages – Federal/State Guidelines
  • Correct Steps for a Compliant Termination
  • At-Will Employment & What It Really Means for Employers
Investigations Without Hesitation
Investigations are part-and-parcel of human resources. Are you conducting them as well as you could? Join us to review the basics, discuss best practices, and learn how to handle the unexpected. This webinar is HRCI approved!

You'll Learn:

  • Common mistakes in investigations
  • Planning the investigation
  • Interviewing strategies
  • Handling confidentiality
  • Proper responses
Addressing Hidden Hazards in the Workplace
There are the obvious physical safety hazards such as a slick floor or an unguarded machine. There are also hazards that cannot be seen, such as fumes, vapors, and harmful noise. Employee injuries and illnesses resulting from these hazards may not be immediately apparent and can worsen over time.

You'll Learn:

  • How to identify, measure, and address the unseen hazards and exposures that your employees may face on a daily basis.
Document, Document, Document
Managing performance is really about managing the good and the bad, and documenting both. With good feedback, it's easier to deliver, but you still need to be specific. Bad feedback is harder, but you need to work past the discomfort and get the employee to embrace the improvements that are needed. We’ll help you on both fronts!

You'll Learn:

  • How and when to initiate disciplinary action
  • Best practices to create solid documentation
  • Guidance on how to develop a proper disciplinary policy
Background Checks, FCRA Compliance, and Ban the Box, Oh My!
As many as 96% of employers do at least one background check. Yet, with ban the box and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, this core activity can be confusing. KPA’s screening partner, LS Screening, will help clear things up for you. This webinar is HRCI approved!

You'll Learn:

  • FCRA rules and the 2 most important things to know about background checks
  • Employer obligations and employee rights
  • Criminal records & EEOC rules
  • Understanding when & how to use database records
Paid Time Off Banks: Can They Save You Time, Money & Headaches?
What are paid time off banks? How do they work? Should your company consider them? We tell all.

You'll Learn:

  • How to create an effective policy you can manage
  • Differences between PTO, vacation, sick leave, and other types of time off
  • What type of time off is the best fit for your company
How to Survive an OSHA Visit
How would your workplace stand up if OSHA were to arrive unannounced? Incorrect and undocumented safety practices can result in increased liability and potential citations and fines.

Attend this webinar to learn about what OSHA looks for, and what your organization can do to enable a safe and efficient workplace, while also creating a solid training record.

Sexual Harassment & #MeToo
Sexual harassment in the workplace is not only making headlines, but it has new and rising implications for employers. This webinar is HRCI approved!

You'll Learn:

  • About current events and their impact on the legal scene, including proposals for changes in sexual harassment law;
  • An in-depth study of current sexual harassment law and its application to the employment setting; and
  • Strategic methods to implement modern harassment policies
Is Anyone Working Anymore? Managing Leaves
This insightful webinar will be presented by law firm, FordHarrison. You’ll gain both a legal and an HR view of disability case management in the workplace.

You'll Learn:

  • How to handle, and in the correct order, legal issues arising out of employee medical absences
  • A review of workers' compensation and OSHA implications for employee disability leaves
  • About a detailed and entertaining case study involving an employee for whom "everything goes wrong"
Perks & Benefits: What Options are Most Appealing to Today's Workers and Different Generations?
It's costly for an organization to replace top performers. However, in order to retain your employees, you also need a plan. We'll cover some of the most sought-after benefits and approaches.

You'll learn:
  • How your benefits stack up against your competition
  • What employees and candidates are looking for in a benefits package today
  • Factors to consider for a multi-generational workforce
A Pain in the Neck: Ergonomics in the Workplace
Proper ergonomics are an important and sometimes overlooked area that can impact a workers' long-term health. Minor problems and unaddressed ergonomic issues can become major problems over time.

Learn how to enhance office and shop floor workstations so that employees are safe and comfortable.

This webinar will provide an overview of safe ergonomic practices that you can apply to your workplace.

California Alert: New Overtime Pay Considerations
The California Supreme Court has adopted a new method for employers to calculate overtime. It’s in effect IMMEDIATELY. Make sure you’re compliant.

You'll learn:
  • What the California Supreme Court’s decision in Alvarado v. Dart Container means to you
  • How to calculate overtime bonuses
  • Tips for compensation compliance
  • How the U.S. Supreme Court ruling about dealership service advisors being exempt from overtime factors into all this
Gossip, Gab & the Grapevine: How to Neutralize Negative Workplace Chatter
Learn how workplace gossip affects your organization's bottom line. Plus, find out about proactive ways to address gossip through proper employee training and communications.

You'll learn:
  • The dangers and effects of gossip in the workplace
  • How managers can deal with gossip
  • Ways to effectively set expectations for employees' behaviors
  • Steps to reduce gossip in the workplace
Hiring Best Practices – From Recruiting to Onboarding
Are you struggling to find or keep qualified candidates? Do you want to improve your recruiting? Do you have a solid onboarding process? Learn best practices for all of them!

You'll learn:
  • How to improve recruiting
  • Ways to wow employees during the onboarding process
  • What to do to make the first 90 days amazing for employees
  • How to retain great employees


The Modern HR Department's Recipe for Success
How does today's modern HR department make the most significant impacts? How can you be the organized HR professional of your dreams?

You'll learn:
  • How to define and align HR's organizational purpose
  • New ways to recruit talent who love your organization
  • How to focus on employee strengths
  • Techniques for organizational alignment
  • How to step up your reporting accuracy and what to report
How Behavior-Based Safety Can Reduce Injuries
Learn about the benefits of a loss prevention program and how to identify opportunities for improvement. In addition, hear how Job Hazard Analyses (JHA's) can facilitate employee training that drive safer and more efficient work practices.

This webinar was developed by certified safety and health experts who will provide an overview of the importance of a behavior-based safety program, and how your risk management platform can help reduce your losses.
You'll learn:
  • Build effective Human Resources policies
  • Create a culture of safety
  • Meet regulatory compliance