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.
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.
Ken Couch, President of Smith Drug Co., has been named the 2015 recipient of the Alan R. Willis Society of Service Award. The award is the highest honor presented by the Upstate Employers Network.
Ken will receive the award at UEN’s annual meeting breakfast on Thursday, May 21, at USC Upstate. The meeting will start at 7:29 a.m., and adjourn by 9 a.m.
Jathan Janove, one of the nation’s foremost experts on employee engagement, will be keynote speaker. Jathan is Director of Employee Engagement Solutions for the Ogletree Deakins Law Firm, and is based in the firm’s Portland, Oregon office.
The EEOC, the administrative agency charged with enforcing the ADA, has issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) of Proposed Rules that provides guidance on the extent to which the ADA permits employers to offer incentives to employees who participate in wellness programs part of a group health plan. The EEOC stated, "[t]he Commission believes that it has a responsibility to interpret the ADA in a manner that reflects both the ADA's goal of limiting employer access to medical information and HIPAA's and the Affordable Care Act's provisions promoting wellness programs."
Participants will have the opportunity to analyze how safety is viewed in their organizations now, and identify specific steps that can be used to move employee behavior in a direction consistent with a total safety culture.
Most human resources professionals agree that the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is the most annoying of the federal employment acts. It is also considered to be the most difficult to administer.
In an attempt to help you address these compliance and employee relations challenges facing your organization, the Upstate Employers Network and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce will host a full-day in-depth workshop, “Managing Employee Absences and Accommodation Requests Under the ADA and FMLA,” on Wednesday, June 3, at Thornblade Club near Greer.
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.
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.
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.
Small adjustments in our speech will make a huge impact in communicating with others. This session offers practical ways to help transform the quality of your interactions and create a more inclusive organization.
This workshop will help participants learn a systematic, organized and comprehensive approach to training one-on-one. The goal is to provide practical information tailored to the needs of those who are responsible for co-worker training as one of their job responsibilities.
In this 2-day class, participants learn to develop and implement a structured training process that not only delivers results, but reduces overall cost. Instruction focuses on teaching how to analyze work, how to develop learning materials that confirm competence, and to design and implement a process to manage training.