Diane L. Dee
President, Advantage HR Consulting
Diane L. Dee, President of Advantage HR Consulting, has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources arena. Diane's background includes experience in HR consulting and administration in corporate, government, consulting and pro bono environments. Diane founded Advantage HR Consulting in early 2016. Under Diane's leadership, Advantage HR provides comprehensive, cost-effective Human Resources solutions for small to mid-sized firms in the greater Chicagoland area.

Diane holds a Master Certificate in Human Resources from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and has attained SPHR, SHRM-SCP, sHRBP and HRPM® certification.

Diane is a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and the Society for Human Resource Management. Additionally, Diane performs pro bono work through the Taproot Foundation assisting non-profit clients by integrating their Human Resources goals with their corporate strategies.
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Medical & Recreational Marijuana – Impact on the Workplace
Recently, the Department of Justice has made moves that indicate its intent to enforce federal law in jurisdictions where marijuana has been legalized. Traditionally, many employers have had one-size-fits-all policies that have zero tolerance for any use of marijuana. Considering the wide variety of state laws and recent court cases, employers need to evaluate their own policies regarding the use of medical marijuana outside of the workplace, as well as any state laws that may apply.
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Improving Coaching Styles for Long Term Success
The first step in any effort to improve employee performance is coaching. Coaching is part of the day-to-day interaction between a supervisor and an employee who reports to him or her. Coaching can provide positive feedback regarding employee contributions and alternatively can bring performance issues to an employee's attention. The goals of coaching include working with the employee to solve performance problems and to help employees who are already effective contributors improve and become even more effective contributors.
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Behavioral Issues, Conflict & Incivility in the Workplace: A New Era in 2019
Behavioral issues in the workplace are inevitable. Whenever you have diverse groups of people working together, issues will arise. Each employee brings to the workplace a unique set of attitudes, ideals and beliefs that may differ from that of their coworkers. In addition to behavioral issues, the issue of workplace incivility and the negative impact it has on your organization’s culture is monumental. Unresolved behavioral issues often result in loss of revenue, lessening of productivity, the stifling of creativity, and the creation of barriers to cooperation and collaboration.
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Managing & Motivating Challenging Employees: Utilizing a Deliberate Approach When Dealing with Difficult Employees
One of the most frustrating and potentially costly workplace challenges is dealing with difficult employees. As a manager, you need to be an expert at dealing with difficult employees.A difficult employee is not just a problem between one employee and another. If one person makes life difficult for the company, discontent can fester and become a major distraction. This dissent affects everyone in your workplace and can cause a dramatic decrease in productivity. This dissent could also result in the departure of other employees. If handled correctly, you have the power to diffuse the situation and return your employees to productivity.
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Fostering Employee Engagement
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to identify employee engagement drivers, have the necessary information in order to set goals and objectives for their engagement plans, recognize and measure employee engagement, drive engagement across generations, learn methods to hire an engaged workforce and will learn about on-boarding techniques that will assist new hires in becoming engaged employees right from the start.
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Linking Performance Pay with Organizational Goals: Boost Productivity and Benefit Your Organization
One methodology used to increase an organization's productivity and profitability is to link performance pay with the organization's goals. When instituting a pay-for-performance system, companies focus on translating organizational goals into performance measures at every level of the organization, from senior leaders on down. Discover how linking performance pay with organizational goals can boost productivity and benefit your organization.
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Behavioral Issues, Conflict & Incivility in the Workplace: A New Era in 2019
Behavioral issues and conflict in the workplace are inevitable. Whenever you have diverse groups of people working together on a daily basis, conflict will arise. Each employee brings to the workplace a unique set of attitudes, ideals and beliefs that may differ from that of their coworkers. In addition to behavioral issues and conflict, the issue of workplace incivility and the negative impact it has on your organization's culture is monumental. Unresolved behavioral issues, conflict and incivility often results in loss of revenue, productivity, the stifling of creativity and the creation of barriers to cooperation and collaboration.
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Salary History Bans: The New Pay Equity Frontier
In an effort to promote pay equity for women and minorities, several states and cities have enacted laws that ban employers from asking job candidates for current and previous salary information. In the past, it was customary for employers to ask for salary history information during the hiring process and then use that information to set wages for positions. This practice has resulted in substantial pay inequality between men and women in the workplace. The intent of salary history bans is to rectify the widening pay gap.
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Psychology and Law of Harassment Investigations
This workplace harassment training webinar covers practical steps for conducting psychologically-effective, legally-compliant investigations of harassment allegations. Scoping the internal investigation, fact-finding to conducting interviews and writing reports, how to insulate the organization from subsequent lawsuits, determining corrective actions, writing a court-ready final report.
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Accommodating Pregnant and Nursing Women in the Workplace
Join us in this webinar to familiarize yourself with pregnancy and nursing-related rights and responsibilities of employers and employees.
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Navigating the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Strategic Plan 2018-2022
The EEOC enforces federal anti-discrimination laws which apply to hiring, wages and benefits. The EEOC has two roles: prevention of law violations in the form of outreach, education and assistance programs, and enforcement by investigating, settling or litigating the laws.
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Best in Class Wage and Hour Compliance: The Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
This webinar will provide a comprehensive understanding of the provisions of the FLSA. You will learn the proper calculation of overtime pay, gain an understanding of what is considered hours worked, what to do when state and federal laws differ, when employees must be compensated for training, travel time, meal breaks, and on-call status.
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Do's & Don'ts of Documenting Employee Performance, Behavior and Discipline
Employee performance evaluations and progressive discipline go hand in hand as tools supervisors and managers can successfully use to correct behavior, motivate employees, and set employee goals. Generally, most employers conduct written performance reviews annually or semi-annually. However, all companies should consider conducting unscheduled reviews if changes occur in an employee’s performance or duties.
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Accommodating Employees with Disabilities: New Developments Every HR Professional Needs to Know
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by George H.W. Bush in July 1990. The Act is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to ensure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities similar to those provided to individuals based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion.
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Developing High Performance Team
A team is more than a group of people who work together. Success in building high performance teams in any organization has huge benefits for the business, its clients, the teams, and for each team member. Only through teamwork can organizations combine different points of view, seize opportunities, overcome difficult obstacles, and achieve challenging objectives. It's of the upmost importance for organizations to develop high-performance teams.
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Performance Management: An Opportunity to Motivate Employees & for the Success of an Organization
Managing employee performance isn't always easy or fun, but every performance discussion that fails to motivate employees is a lost opportunity for both the organization and the employee. When conducted properly, performance reviews can be constructive, strengthen the organization, and add value to the organization and the employee.
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Resolving Workplace Conflicts Successfully
Organizations are faced with workplace conflict on a daily basis. This webinar will provide participants with tools and strategies to successfully resolve workplace conflict.
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