The Future of Leave Management: Training Your Managers – Part 2

DMEC Staff@Work

Improve the Employee Leave Experience with Manager Training

Manager TrainingBy Maddy Arvold

Director of Customer Success

Manager training programs can have a particularly significant impact on the employee leave experience. In our final column of this manager training series, we will highlight the top three best practices for building a successful manager training program that supports a company’s family-friendly policies and how a just-in-time training program can help streamline current policies for enhanced efficiency and effectiveness

Include Topics Outside the Compliance Box

In addition to essential topics like employee rights, company policies, and procedures, a leave manager training program should also include topics outside the compliance box to help managers focus on employees and their life events. Topics should include:

The Life Event. An event that warrants an employee taking a leave of absence is likely to have a significant impact on the employee. This should be discussed during a manager training program to encourage understanding for the employee, and also to caution managers on making assumptions about what is best for the employee.

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