The Strategic Management Series: Sound Employment Practices for CILs Part 1: Effective Hiring Practices (1.5 Hours)

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About the Training

The IL-NET series on exemplary employment practices and skills is designed for Executive Directors and other managers at Centers for Independent Living. The four-part series offers the opportunity to explore the risks and rewards of the employment relationship within the context of a center for independent living. The four-parts include:

Effective Hiring Practices, the first program in the series, explores the importance of hiring qualified personnel while respecting the philosophy and requirements of the independent living movement with regard to hiring personnel with disabilities. The hiring stage of the employment relationship can and should be managed in a way that increases the chance that new hires will be a good "fit" for the organization. Learn how to approach the hiring process with optimism and discipline while managing the legal risks that arise at this stage of the employment relationship. The program covers:

  • Hiring goals
  • Legal do's and don'ts and risks associated with hiring
  • Sensitivity in hiring
  • Matching screening tools to the "risks" of the position (e.g., reference checks, background checks, interviews, home visits, etc.).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the training series, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify potential trouble spots in the employment lifecycle (from hiring to departure)
  2. Describe effective techniques for empowering employees to succeed
  3. Distinguish how to spot and address difficulties that often arise in the workplace
  4. Describe the circumstances under which outside help may be needed to manage employment challenges

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