HR & Payroll

Errors Leaders Make on Workplace Issues and How to Fix Them!

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    Margie Faulk - PHR, SHRM-CP
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    Mar 26, 2021
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    13:00 PM EST
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    90 Min
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Errors Leaders Make on Workplace Issues and How to Fix Them!




Whether you are an office manager or a project leader, all good leaders require a number of skills to help them positively interact with employees or team members. Effective leaders have the ability to communicate well, motivate their team, handle and delegate responsibilities, listen to feedback, and have the flexibility to solve problems in an ever-changing workplace.


Being a leader comes with a host of responsibilities, including handling workplace issues and setting a good example. You're often held to high expectations as the person in charge, and managing an entire team of people can be intimidating.


Good Leadership is an important element in the success of any organization. Having effective leaders can help a company achieve its goals and maximize efficiency. In most cases, leaders have a profound influence on their employees. Besides helping them better handle workplace-related challenges, leaders evoke innovation and creativity and inspire them to reach their full potential.


There’s been a lot of debate on whether leadership skills can be acquired in life or the person must be born with them. The answer is both. There are some people who seem to be born with great leadership skills, as well as those who developed them later in life. To encourage employees to become more innovative, leaders need to pay attention to a number of issues.


However, no one is perfect; there is always room to learn and grow, and to help your employees do the same. Here are 9 common mistakes that many leaders struggle with and how to fix them.


9 Mistakes Leaders Make

·         Treating Employees Like Friends!

·         Not Following Employee Handbooks of Policies!

·         Not Conducting Proper Background Screening According to Current and New Regulatory Guidelines!

·         Failing to Train Leaders on Compliance Issues!

·         Being Emotional During a Crisis!

·         Failing to Meet with their employees One on One!

·         Failing to Discipline Employees at All or Consistently!

·         Failing to Attend Sexual Harassment Training

·         Not Reaching Out to HR Professionals Prior to an Incident!

·         Terminating Employees Prematurely or Before Reviewing the Impact!

·         Micromanaging-Bonus


What Will You Learn?

·         Employers who train their Leaders/Supervisors in compliance initiatives, have a “good faith Defense” if there are future workplace litigations;

·   Leaders/Supervisors make decision that does not necessarily coincide with the Organization. This Compliance Training Series will mandate your Leaders/Supervisors to follow your organization’s policies, culture and practice;

·         Your Organization can demonstrate that they provide good judgment when litigation issues arise. That means if the Organization can demonstrate that they train Leaders/Supervisors, they will prove that they train for success;

·         Teach Leaders/Supervisors the most volatile issues that they will face as Leaders and how to mitigate those issues;

·         Teach Leaders/Supervisor how to handle performance issues consistently and according to your Organization’s values and mission;

·         Documentation is key in performance issues. Have your Leaders/Supervisors learn how to document performance consistently, strategically and fairly;

Benefits for Attending:

·         You will learn how to identify the most impactful Leadership errors Leaders make and how to manage them

·         You will learn how to avoid errors that will impact compliance efforts

·         You will enhance your knowledge on ways to increase risk strategies

·         You will learn how the best Leaders will retain employees

·         You will learn what the most effective training method can ensure compliance

·         SHRM Recertification PDU Credits

·         Free customized compliance tools in the form of guides, templates, policies, and toolkits

·         Additional HR Compliance Supplemental Slides

·         Free answer to all questions even after the training ends


What Will You Achieve?


This training will outline the mistakes that Leaders make and how to fix them. Fortunately, one of the key factors in good leadership is training, training, Training! I have identified 9 of the most impactful errors Leaders make but there are several more. The focus will be on why these errors impact the workplace and how to ensure Leaders will learn and change their leadership styles before they violate any regulations and land their Employers and themselves in litigation.


Who Should Attend?


  • Human Resources professionals
  • Employers
  • Leaders/Supervisors
  • Current Leaders
  • Potential Leaders/Supervisors
  • Executives
  • Compliance professionals
  • Business owners
  • Professionals who handle employee relations issues

Margie Faulk is a senior level human resources professional with over 15 years of HR management and compliance experience. A current Compliance Advisor for HR Compliance Solutions, LLC, Margie, has worked as an HR Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public, Non-profit sectors and International compliance.  Margie has provided small to large businesses with risk management strategies that protect companies and reduces potential workplace fines and penalties from violation of employment regulations. Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.

Margie’s area of expertise includes Criminal Background Screening Policies and auditing, I-9 document correction and storage compliance, Immigration compliance, employee handbook development, policy development, sexual harassment investigations/certified training, SOX regulations, payroll compliance, compliance consulting, monitoring US-based federal, state and local regulations, employee relations issues, internal investigations, HR management, compliance consulting, internal/external audits, and performance management.

Margie holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resources Management. Margie is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).

1.5 SHRM-CP Credits

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