Talent Development

What Every JMU Supervisor Needs To Know (TD2104)

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Wine-Price Building

Session: Session 2 of 9

Description: The "What Every JMU Supervisor Needs to Know" series consists of nine workshops that focuses on the human resources role, responsibility, and tasks you perform as a supervisor. Each session centers on a different function and will emphasize practical understanding and application for supervisors. The series is structured to allow networking and discussion of supervisory challenges as they pertain to each human resource topic.

Notice: The learning associated with this series depends on your attendance and participation with others in all sessions. As a result, you must attend all sessions. Please review your calendars for commitment to the entire series prior to registration. Total class time is 27 hours. Please review the schedule to ensure your attendance at all sessions.

Session 2: The ever-increasing complexities of hiring and retaining great employees:

Managers or supervisors responsible for hiring have a direct impact on building a strong, qualified workforce at JMU. Everything they say and do during the interviewing and hiring process may have a profound impact on the organization. Missteps on the recruitment path can lead to hiring of an unqualified person, create unfair hiring situations, or open the institution up to legal ramifications. It is important that each manager and supervisor representing JMU in the interviewing and hiring process know how to do it properly and consistently.

During this session we will also explore how you can maximize your employees' success from day one. Studies show that within the first 30 days of employment approximately 33% of employees decide whether they will stay or look for other employment opportunities. It is important to provide the support necessary to retain new employees.


  • Understand your role and responbility with the hiring process
  • Learn the landmines of federal regulations surrounding the hiring process and how to avoid them
  • Understand JMU policy regarding staff and faculty hiring
  • Lean how you can have a positive impact on your employee's onboarding experience
  • Discover resources and tools that are available to new employees

Facilitated by: Jennifer Kester, Assistant Director, Human Resources; Julie Byers, Benefits Administrator, Human Resources; Chuck Flick, Director, Human Resources

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