Your company culture is partially shaped by the behaviors you tolerate and what you don’t.   Is this aspect of your culture as robust as you want it to be?   

Correcting and changing poor employee behavior is not easy – it takes professional courage and knowledge of good processes to make it legally defensible.  Documentation of the process is a crucial factor in your success of being perceived as fair, having taken the right actions, and defending yourself.  

This session focuses on steps of a progressive disciplinary approach:

  • When should an employee be written up?
  • What steps are appropriate?
  • What should be said and done at each step? 

This session will help you be more confident and effective in working through the steps of this area of your responsibility. 

 

Karen Bender

Presented by: Karen Bender, SHRM-SCP, CEBS

Human Resources Consultant

Karen joined Hausmann-Johnson Insurance in 2017 with over 30 years of Human Resources experience. Her experience includes regulatory compliance (FMLA, EEO, FLSA, HR, and Safety), benefits, wage and salary administration, employee relations, training, and payroll. The majority of her industry experience is in insurance and manufacturing and she is knowledgeable in both union and non-union environments.

Karen also provides training services to the UW-Madison Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in HR areas and instructs a class for the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies. Further, she developed and teaches courses targeted at providing small businesses (less than 100 employees) with general HR guidance and employment law review to help them maintain compliance and improve their processes.

Karen enjoys working outside, spending time with family, reading, and traveling. She has traveled to 23 foreign countries so far including hiking throughout Europe, a 1,000 mile snowmobile trip in Canada, and exploring off the beaten path in China.