Upcoming Events

Foundational HR business forum series for construction and real estate

11/12/2020 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM (CT)

Type: Live Webinar

Industry: Construction and Real Estate

Service: Talent and Change, Consulting

Cost: $930

Seats Remaining: 8

Event Contact:

Name: Kristina Bung-Riddle

Phone: 715.843.7452

Email: KRiddle@wipfli.com


This forum will take place on the second Thursday of the month starting on September 10, 2020 through May 13, 2021. Registering once will ensure registration for the entire series. A webcam is recommended to get the most from this training experience, but not required.

Gain new skills, learn the latest HR best practices and expand your influence.

Wipfli’s Foundational HR Business Forum provides a dynamic and interactive environment designed to enhance the core knowledge and skills of those with HR responsibilities within construction and real estate industries.

The same people will participate in each session throughout the Forum year, allowing individuals to develop powerful and lasting professional relationships and to engage in specific problem solving.

The Foundational HR Forum is focused on key functional areas of HR management and will be held monthly from September through May.

Who Should Attend:

Ideal for individuals who may not have a formal education in HR management but have HR responsibilities and individuals who may be new to the field or are looking to expand, refresh or strengthen their core HR technical knowledge.

Discussion Topics:

Understanding the role of HR

  • Key HR responsibilities
  • Important skills for HR professionals
  • HR best practices
  • Strategic priorities of HR

Creating an effective employee handbook

  • Handbook content
  • Policy development
  • Handbook communication

Understanding the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Overtime exemptions (includes review of new rules)
  • Hourly versus salaried pay
  • Pay for travel, on-call and training time
  • Minimum wage
  • Child labor

Complying with state and federal laws

  • Significant laws and regulations
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • FMLA
  • Posting and record retention requirements

Recruiting and selecting employees

  • Work force planning and job analysis
  • Job descriptions
  • Résumé and application screening
  • Interview techniques
  • Reference checking

Managing performance

  • Onboarding and new employee orientation
  • Performance management systems
  • Performance appraisals

Addressing employee behavior problems

  • Performance counseling
  • Corrective action
  • Voluntary and involuntary termination
  • Legal land mines

Designing a compensation system

  • Internal and external pay equity
  • Salary structure development and maintenance
  • Incentive pay systems

Understanding benefits

  • Health insurance and PPACA
  • Preventative health and wellness
  • Qualified retirement plans
  • Benefit communication
  • Time off
  • COBRA

Space is limited and fills up quickly! Register now.

This forum will take place on the second Thursday of the month starting on September 10, 2020 through May 13, 2021. Registering once will ensure registration for the entire series. A webcam is recommended to get the most from this training experience, but not required.