January 12, 2015
While companies differ in size, industry and business model, one thing that unites all employers is the goal to recruit, train and retain a quality workforce while remaining compliant with all aspects of the law. New in 2015, Polsinelli’s Labor and Employment practice presents “The Life Cycle of an Employee."

The new program includes a free webinar series, articles, podcasts and more, provided by Polsinelli’s national Labor and Employment practice, which is comprised of more than 50 attorneys who understand the complexity and sensitivity of employee relations and workplace issues.

“This new series is a value-added service for our clients to stay informed and in front of regulations and issues impacting their operations,” said Polsinelli Labor and Employment Practice Chair Nancy Rafuse. “We have taken the feedback from our clients and are responding to their business needs in a proactive manner with this educational opportunity.”

Beginning January 20th, the year-long series will examine the full range of considerations in the employee “life cycle” from each stage of employee development, and how new legal regulations affect best practices from hiring to termination. The first webinar titled “Recruitment and Talent Acquisition,” will be moderated by Shareholder Eric Packel. He will be joined by panelists Chris Swenson, Erin Schilling and Rob Entin, all members of Polsinelli’s national Labor and Employment practice. This first webinar will focus on job descriptions; compensation surveys; Internet sourcing/recruiters; posting; and job requisitions and resume screenings.

Additional stages in the “Life Cycle of an Employee” program will include:
  • Assessment/selection/onboarding 
  • Training and development
  • Performance management
  • Termination

“We live and work in a fast-paced world. Executives are inundated with messages but we think these targeted topics include information that decision-makers need to know in a constantly changing legal environment,” said Rafuse. “The topics are inter-related, and we will be visiting and revisiting topics as they touch on employment decisions throughout the life cycle of the employee.”