Helping the Troubled Employee: What Every UI Supervisor Should Know
Course # 168
From time to time, supervisors may have concerns for a staff member. Maybe they are struggling with a personal problem or maybe there is a decline in their work performance. Recognizing the signs and learning what you as a supervisor can do to assist are essential to productivity and morale. Learn about what you can do to help a troubled employee and where to go for needed resources.
Objectives: (At the end of this course participants will be able to)
- Recognize when performance may be declining due to behavioral health concerns
- How to develop a plan to approach a troubled employee in a positive and effective manner
- Know how to respond to employees who may be impaired due to drugs or alcohol in the workplace
- When/how to ask for assistance in helping an employee who may be troubled
- Utilize campus resources effectively
Participants: (audience course is designed for)
This is an elective course for the Supervising @IOWA certificate program. It is intended for UI faculty and staff supervisors. All Supervising @IOWA elective courses are open to all supervisors regardless of participation in the certificate program.
Supervising @IOWA is designed for relatively new supervisors or as a comprehensive overview for more experienced supervisors that focus on the everyday practices that create a productive and respectful work environment. All UI supervisors are welcomed to enroll in the program. Visit Supervising @IOWA to learn more about the program.