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.
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.
Upstate Employers Network and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce are hosting "Employee Handbooks: Pay Me Now, or Pay Me Later," a hands-on workshop at Thornblade Club on Wednesday, June 8.
This workshop, led by Ogletree Deakins attorneys Chuck McDonald, John Merrell, and DJ Harris, will provide participants timely and practical advice.
During this one-day workshop, participants first ensure that they are personally accountable then, learn how to create an environment of positive, internal accountability in which associates assume ownership for results, do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, and regularly perform “above and beyond.”
This 7-hour workshop demonstrates the dynamics of service within the organization and helps employees understand who their customer is and how to work effectively with each interaction.
This one-day workshop will provide those responsible for training others the skills and knowledge to effectively and efficiently ensure that learners are objectively qualified to perform their jobs.
This class is designed to help those new to leadership, whether the new role is as a team leader, or as a supervisor. It will help individuals learn how to navigate the new responsibility of leading former co-workers. Participants will be given concepts to help them set boundaries, establish goals and expectations, provide feedback, and motivate team members.
Most human resources professionals agree that managing employee absences under current laws and regulations is one of the most difficult responsibilities 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 ," on Thursday, June 30, at Thornblade Club near Greer.
This class, based—in part—on the book, “Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High,” (authors: Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler) introduces a set of tools that build alignment, agreement, and interpersonal communication.