Upstate Employers Network (UEN) is a private, not-for-profit association of employers in the Upstate South Carolina region.
UEN provides training, information, and guidance to help its members recruit, train, engage and retain associates in workplaces that value sound management practices and enlightened employer-employee relations programs.
We understand that your organization’s resources are limited. It is harder than ever to recruit, train, engage, and retain your workforce. That's where we come in.
We’re here to help you with the “people side” of your business so that you can spend more time building relationships with customers, improving processes, eliminating waste, and the other important objectives that support and sustain your business.
Our members are employers of various sizes whose business sectors include manufacturing, service, healthcare, finance, and others.
Please contact us. We welcome the opportunity to learn more about your business, and to discuss how we can help.
UEN's 55th Annual Meeting Planned for May 21
Our training services include, for example, leadership skills, team-building, service excellence, human resources issues, and computer software. (Details)
Whether it's major surveys on compensation and benefits, responding to your questions, or providing updates on current workplace issues, we strive to be your local "search engine" for useful employment-related information.
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UEN's unique network of relationships and resources can often provide the assistance you need to address a human resources need in your organization.
The International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) has withdrawn its petition for a union representation election at the Boeing plant in North Charleston, SC. The election was scheduled to be held April 22. By withdrawing the petition, the union cannot file for a new election for at least six months, under federal rules.
On April 14, 2015, after a four-year battle, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) final “ambush election” rules, which will dramatically shorten the time between requests for a vote and a union election, go into effect. The controversial new rules will significantly alter the timing of union representation elections supervised by the NLRB and will tilt the elections in unions’ favor. The rules also strip employers of a number of rights related to the representation case process.
Prudent HR managers are starting to pay more attention to recent NLRB decisions. While once thought of as an agency that only deals with union-related matters, it is now evident that the NLRB is having a greater-than-ever impact on non-union workplaces, as well.
The ability to manage priorities effectively now depends on relationships, accountability, and the skill to influence others. The purpose of “Time Management Principles” is to give participants the tools and techniques to: deal with interruptions; clarify goals and objectives; build accountability through agreements; admit when overloaded and ask for help; and delegate tasks effectively.
This workshop teaches managers how to engage in formal and informal performance feedback conversations throughout the year. Participants learn to provide feedback for various types of performers, ranging from high potential employees who need positive feedback to off purpose associates whose behavior must change.
This workshop will help those familiar with Microsoft Excel. Class emphasis will be on the more advanced features of the program that can streamline work and make you more productive and efficient.
In this session, participants will learn that having the right attitude can be ‘the difference maker' when it comes to service excellence.
Target audience for this class includes associates at all levels interested in gaining a better understanding of continuous improvement concepts and tools. Class content is applicable to both manufacturing and non-manufacturing work sites.
This class is best suited for human resources professionals and human resources assistants with less than 3 years experience, or for others seeking a solid and up-to-date review.
You are cordially invited to attend the Upstate Employers Network Annual Meeting breakfast on Thursday, May 21, in the Olin B. Sansbury, Jr. Campus Life Center Ballroom at the University of South Carolina Upstate.