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How the cumulative effects of exclusionary behavior could negatively impact your volunteer and employee retention rates, and 7 ways leaders can promote a more inclusive culture.
Helping the responder process and manage the emotional trauma they see every day
Who is responsible for making HR decisions in your organization? In this episode, we talk
Volunteer recruitment and retention are among the top issues facing volunteer Fire and EMS
"Keep your brand in your voice" as this is the identity of your department. Jenny Bragiel
In this episode, we revisit with VFIS Emergency Services Specialist Blair Tyndall and disc
The Don't Risk It podcast team is taking a well-deserved break this summer, but we will be
Implicit and explicit biases can greatly impact the culture of an emergency service organization
Critical incident stress can have a lasting effect on emergency responders; yet, the stigm
Fatigue impacts personal health as well as a responder's ability to perform key functions
Sexual harassment continues to be a hot topic for business and organizations. What can EMS
Emergency responders are utilizing social media at a rapid pace. EMS employees' usage, wri
Risk Control for Mid-Level Managers is a program developed by John Kottmyer, Director of V
Recommendations to help ESO leaders adhere to the Act and implement best practices.
VFIS clients have access to discounted background screenings through IntelliCorp.
This booklet discusses behavioral health risks, concerns and best practices.
This booklet outlines safety and logistical precautions for junior member camps.
This checklist can assist management with reaching disciplinary decisions for members.
Examples of guidelines and policies to help mitigate substance abuse and related risks.
Policies to help prevent technology abuse and reduce exposure to personnel-related claims.
Considerations and variables to help guide your staffing levels and requirements.
How to create or modify your EMS job descriptions to follow best practices.
How to create or modify your firefighter job descriptions to follow best practices.
A questionnaire to help assess your employment practices and policies.
What you should know if there's an EEOC charge lodged against your organization.
How to use employee separations to learn about your current work environment and policies.
Important aspects of FMLA and tips to help ensure your ESO adheres to it.
Tips for hosting effective training sessions to help prevent these harmful actions.
Steps to help you investigate harassment, theft and other workplace wrongdoing events.
Considerations to help protect your junior members, adult advisors and organization.
Tips to help you address the liability and safety concerns of live fire trainings.
Why medical evaluation programs are important and tips to help your ESO implement one.
Information about the NC TNS and tips to help your agency gain access to the system.
Tips to help your organization administer and document performance evaluations.
This printable personnel file can help you maintain important member-specific information.
This form can be used to help education ESO leadership on their member's medical history.
Checklist to assist in facilitating uniform and equitable termination meetings.
Best practices and a sample policy to help you proactively mitigate workplace violence.
Best practices to help your organization with the disciplinary or termination process.
Factors to consider when determining an individual's readiness to return to full-duty.
Educate your team on the importance of reporting wrongdoings and how to do so.
A sample policy to help educate your team on this risk and your organization's policies.
Suggestions to help protect minors and your organization from sexual abuse risks.
Best practices and sample policy to help create a harassment-free environment.
How your ESO could be liable for what your members post on their personal social pages.
How you can begin to prepare for potential staffing issues during crisis situations.
Application and hiring suggestions to help protect your ESO from legal action.
What state-specific procedures to follow to obtain the driving records of your members.
A summary of this Act and how ESO leaders can help ensure they are adhering to it.
Sample guidelines to help prevent workplace violence and weapon use.
What unlawful national origin discrimination is and how to help prevent these acts.
Guidance to help your team identify, investigate and report complaints and grievances.
Don't let locker room talk, just having fun or rites of passage plague your ESO.
Personnel-related lawsuit risks and how to help prevent related misconduct.
Guidance and best practices for investigating and preventing retaliation claims.
Preventing emotionally-charged conversations from turning into conflict and lawsuits.
How you can create a better appreciation and understanding of diversity in your ESO.
How technology abuse can lead to violations of privacy.
The significant risk of retaliation claims and steps to help prevent them.
How leaders can help ensure consistent and fair internal investigation.
How to use job descriptions to help you manage your team beyond the hiring process.
Best practices to help leaders make the most of performance evaluations.
What Ricci v. DeStafano means for ESOs who are instituting affirmative action initiatives.
Assessing "jokes" and other behavior to see if a line has been crossed.
Tips to help leaders guide, teach and counsel members with negative attitudes.
Best practices for implementing a comprehensive substance abuse program.
See if these myths live in your ESO and take steps to help protect your team.
Guidance on implementing social media policies and discussing social media in your ESO.
Human resources 101: the basics ESO leaders should know.
This article details the importance of analyzing and documenting support for termination.
Tips to help managers terminate personnel in a considerate, consistent and legal manner.
Why you should assess, track and monitor what your members are being disciplined for.
How an effective job description can be used far beyond the application process.
The liability risks of not having policies and procedures - or not following them.
How you can train your supervisors to effectively manage personnel-related issues.
Assessing the possibility of discrimination while utilizing criminal background checks.
How your means to build rapport during interviews could actually be a legal exposure.
An overview of legally protected acts that are typically involved in retaliation lawsuits.
The importance of avoiding behaviors that lead employees to feeling ÃÂforced outÃÂ.
Why termination isn't always the best option - professionally or legally.
Tips for preventing, discovering and stopping workplace wrongdoing.
The importance of diversity while hiring employees and selecting volunteers.
Recommendations for making equitable and legally defensible disciplinary decisions.
Best practices to help leaders manage personal relationships in their ESO.
Discuseses leadership and shares different perspectives and applicable situations
Discusses child sexual abuse and ways to help prevent it in the fire and EMS workplace
Discusses issues, concerns, and necessary actions to manage social media
Harassment prevention training for staff
Harassment prevention training for supervisors
Discusses awareness, prevention techniques, and actions necessary when events occur.
This 2-hour VFIS instructor led program focuses on anti-bias trainng for fire and EMS
Services designed specifically for Emergency Service Organization personnel and their families.