An introduction to UEN
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.
Fred Suggs Receives UEN's Highest Award
Fred Suggs, one of the founding attorneys with the Ogletree Deakins law firm, received the 2016 Alan R. Willis Society Award at the 56th annual meeting of the Upstate Employers Network.
Over 300 guests attended the breakfast meeting at USC Upstate.
Fred’s selection was made by a panel of past Willis Award winners. The award has been presented since 1995. Ken Couch, the 2015 recipient and retired president of Smith Drug Company, made the presentation.
Guest speaker was Danny Morrison, President of the Carolina Panthers. Danny spent much of his career in Spartanburg during his tenure at Wofford College.
Danny’s remarks included many interesting facts about the Panthers trip to the 2016 Super Bowl, and the impact the team has made in numerous ways. In addition, Danny shared stories of leadership lessons he has learned from two of his mentors, Dr. Joe Lesesne, former President of Wofford College, and Jerry Richardson, founder and owner of the Carolina Panthers.
UEN congratulates Fred on a much-deserved award, and we thank Danny for being an outstanding speaker and gracious guest.
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.
In this full day course you will learn how to build productive work relationships by utilizing effective communication skills and working toward collaboration. You will identify your conflict triggers and identify strategies to help you avoid or manage a potential conflict. You will also discover strategies for working with difficult people and how to better manage your responses.
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.
Whether you are just beginning your career or managing a large number of people, this 7-hour workshop will provide insight into the communication environment and offer several techniques for improving your communication and listening skills.
This 1-day workshop will provide an opportunity to examine the safety culture of your workplace.
Despite continuous efforts to eliminate injuries through policies, committees, protective equipment, training, enforcement, etc., most companies eventually reach a plateau and improvement stalls. Safety experts tell us that 90% of all injuries include a behavioral component. So, injuries won’t be eliminated until every associate becomes accountable for their safety and the safety of their co-workers even when no one is looking.
During this 4-hour workshop, you will take a different look at the term, "diversity." You will learn more about the values, preferences, and priorities of the different generations.
The primary goal will be to help you respect and proactively use individual differences to create and maintain positive relationships that focus on harmony, quality, customers, and end results.
This course covers basic Microsoft Excel features including printing, formulas and functions, formatting data and chart features. You'll learn how to take the "mystery" out of formulas, functions and formatting.
Disciplinary tactics might solve the problem for a while, but this approach never increases productivity. To increase productivity, you have to create an environment of reinforcement and encouragement. Based on Aubrey Daniels’ performance management theory, this 7-hour workshop provides a proven, systematic approach to getting the performance you want while increasing productivity as much as 69%.
This 3-day class seeks to provide lessons and tools for accomplishing work through others while demonstrating fair and effective leadership behavior. It is appropriate for anyone in a leadership role.