Human Resources Training and Event Services
A standardized performance management system has been developed for Michigan Tech staff (non-faculty, non-union). The system is designed to facilitate constructive discussion between an employee and their supervisor to establish goals and objectives, identify opportunities for professional development, and provide feedback about the employee’s performance with respect to set performance and development goal, and competencies.
The following documents will outline the components, requirements, and timeline for the Performance Management System.
- Performance Management Presentation
- Performance Management Reference Guide
- SMART Goal Questionnaire
- Performance Management Process Form
- Performance Management Process Form - Additional Goals
- Job Description Template
Supervisor Training Series
Module 1: Services & Functions of HR & Affirmative Programs
An introductory session to learn about the core service areas and functions provided by Human Resources and the Affirmative Programs Office. We'll overview key resources and guides, and you'll meet the people who are here to help you succeed!
Module 2: Series Kickoff Event - Featuring The Second City
Enjoy performance-based scripts by The Second City (Chicago touring company) focusing on Bullying, Generational Differences, and Violence Prevention interwoven with ethics-, harassment-, and discrimination-awareness. The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improv and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years.
Interactive Module (3-hr)
Module 3: Recruiting & Hiring
Navigate through the hiring process and legal issues with guides for conducting effective interviews, performing reference checks, and onboarding best practices. Remember, you're a partner helping to achieve Michigan Tech's strategic goal to "attract, retain, and support a world-class and diverse faculty, staff, and student population."
Hiring Resources & Guides:
Module 4: Maximizing Performance
Understand the importance of providing feedback and how to effectively coach and develop others in order to maximize performance. We'll also discuss addressing performance issues, corrective action, and the discipline process. You'll walk away with increased knowledge of managing performance and supervising in a union environment.
Executive Overview Session (1-hr)
Interactive Module (3-hr)
Module 5: Day-to-Day Supervision
Learn what employees want and don't want from their managers. We'll explore flexible work options, safety, and understanding generation differences. This session will assist in preparing supervisors for everyday challenges and how to set and convey expectations.
Module 6: Continuous Improvement Using Lean Principles
Discover a problem-solving mindset using "Lean Thinking" to habitually, cooperatively, and rigorously strive for continuous improvement and "perfection in your processes and services.
Lean/Continuous Improvement Resources:
Other Lean Blogs Worth Reading:
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Staff Search Committee Certification
This two part certification covers best practices and legal aspects of conducting a dynamic search and successfully hiring the best candidate.
Effective July 1, 2014, completion of this certification is required for all employees who will serve as a search committee chair and is strongly encouraged for all staff who will serve on a search committee. Effective July 1, 2015 completion of this certification is required for all staff who will serve on a search committee.
Part 1: Attend “Recruiting and Hiring” Training Session
This training covers each step of the staff hiring process, provides direction for effective interviewing, and delivers other resources to support recruitment and hiring. Human Resources and Office of Institutional Equity staff present this session a couple times each year. To request to be on the waitlist for the next session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part 2: Complete “Best Practices of Staff Hiring (Legal Aspects)” Online Course
This online course was designed by staff in the Office of Institutional Equity. It consists of a 35 minute audio/PowerPoint presentation, hiring scenarios you read and respond to, and a brief survey.
This course is made available to staff who successful complete Part 1.