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Managing Employees

Employee management is more than simply ensuring that timestamps are entered and correct; management is a careful balance of risk management, mentoring, quality control and directing. As any manager goes about carrying out the work of the organization, the overriding quality is that of the manager and his or her relationships.  That is to say, every interaction is colored by the way in which the words are delivered, the intent behind the message and the humanity of the manager.

People are managers every day. They require no certification, no stamp of approval other than being selected for a job which requires overseeing the work of others and then suddenly, POOF: you are a manager. 

The Hawaii Employers Council delivered this management training which specifically addressed:
  • Management Fundamentals and Legal Concerns
  • Fundamental of Improving Employee Performance
  • Harassment Avoidance Training
Management is required to conduct confidential inquiries and to practice using unbiased fact collection and situation assessment.  Case studies and virtual scenarios were presented that allowed KS attendees to explore how they would use the new skills in KS offices.

KS management staff are expected to:
  • give employees clear expectations
  • follow policy when issuing corrections
  • fully document interactions with staff
  • work diligently to assist staff members to retain their positions and work at a level that meets expectations
  • follow KS values at all times
  • make objective decisions
  • treat all employees fairly and equitably
  • create a trusted environment for staff to share openly
  • recognize and respond appropriately to cases of sexual or physical harassment
  • mitigate risk for KS
  • know and follow all KS policies and rules that apply to their position and role

It is your right to expect that your supervisor will follow these guidelines.  Additionally, upon review, it is apparent that these are guide guidelines for all KS staff members to follow in their work with fellow employees.

KS has a strong spirit of aloha and ‘ohana.  When staff members and management incorporate these Hawaiian qualities and begin following the guidelines mentioned above, the organization will have greater capacity and will more effectively complete their divisional missions. 

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