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Manager Orientation

Learning and Development at SMU

Manager Orientation

Employee Relations Essentials

Employee Relations is concerned with maintaining employer-employee relationships that contribute to satisfactory productivity, motivation, and morale. Preventing and resolving problems with individuals before they become an issue is ideal. But what do you do when this doesn't occur? What role does the manager assume throughout the process, and how can the Department of Human Resources provide support? Effective usage of employee relations tools, processes, and supports helps you effectively manage your most valuable resource - your employees.


Attendance in this workshop will acquaint managers with the tools and resources available to them to manage employee performance, as well the policy and procedures that support a manager in holding an employee accountable for job performance  These include:

  • Coaching and problem-solving conversations
  • Understanding the Corrective Action process
  • Documentation of performance management including Corrective Action
  • Tools, forms, and available supports


Date: 
April 18

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: HR Training Room, Expressway Tower #208

Facilitated by:
Rebecca Sampson, Senior Employee Relations Specialist, Human Resources

Parking: SMU visitors to Expressway Tower may park in the Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center and Barr-McMillion Natatorium AUP parking lot to the east of Expressway Tower. Overflow parking may use the AUP Dyer lot located one block north of Expressway Tower off the Central Expwy service road.  Please visit Parking and ID Services to view the Campus Parking Map. 

This workshop counts as an elective for Manager Orientation.