Webinar: October 23, 2014

Worker-Friendly Employee Handbooks that Protect Your Organization and Reflect Your Workplace Culture

Presented by Christine Thelen

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The Employee Handbook can be a company’s best friend or its worst enemy. They are the most important tool an employer can have to protect itself from future liability and can be a great support when orienting and disciplining employees – as long as they are well written and up-to-date.

In this webinar, we will discuss how a carefully worded Employee Handbook can help with employee communication and shield your organization from liability, must-have policies to include, words and phrases you should never use and keys to communicating Handbook policies.

Learning Objectives

The multiple purposes of Employee Handbooks
Keys to writing the Employee Handbook in a flexible but clear language that represents your company culture
Essential policies and key disclaimers every Employee Handbook should contain
New trends in workplace policy-making
Policies you want to stay away from and terms and phrases you want to avoid
How to properly revise policies and communicate them
Ways to utilize your Employee Handbook that protect your company and encourage employee success

Who Should Attend

Business Leaders
HR Professionals

Event Details

Date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar
Cost: Free

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Christine Thelen, Manager, HR Services

Christine Thelen is the Manager of HR Services at Trupp HR, a human resources company that provides HR consulting services, HR outsourcing, recruiting, and leadership development solutions for small to mid-sized organizations in the greater Portland-Vancouver metro area.

Christine enjoys kayaking, hiking with the dog, reading thriller novels, and volunteer work. She is a member of the Portland Metro/East Habitat for Humanity Family Selection Committee and a member of the Oregon Organizational Development Network Community Consulting Project (CCP) where she assists local nonprofits with organizational development initiatives such as strategic planning, goal setting, board development, communications, staff development, and other organizational issues.

Christine’s has extensive experience assisting clients with the drafting and implementation of compliant HR policy, providing training and counsel, and a strong focus on employment law. Her portfolio includes managing and training employees and supervisors on policies and procedures, and providing practical legal advice and guidance on employment law for a variety of organizations. Christine’s background has contributed to a firm understanding of business operations and the ability to advise organizations on developing and implementing policy and process improvements.

Christine graduated from Temple University – James E. Beasley School of Law with a Doctor of Law (JD). Her undergraduate work includes a BA in Government and Economics from Claremont McKenna College.