NVeLearn mandatory supervisory trainings
The State of Nevada requires supervisors of classified employees to undergo supervisory training in several core areas (NAC 284.498). Learn more about what is required on the University of Nevada, Reno Training and Development page. Training is required within specified time frames of 6 and 12 months, depending on the training.
Once supervisors and managers complete the mandatory trainings through NVeLearn, they can upload completed certificates into their Workday profile under the career tab.
For questions on the Mandatory Supervisory trainings, contact EmployeeRelations@unr.edu.
Classified employee performance evaluations
Classified performance evaluations are required at three, seven, and 11 months for new hires and annually thereafter. This should be in addition to regular and ongoing supervisory feedback.
A supervisor must complete the Evaluating Employee Performance class in NVeLearn prior to completing a Classified Employee's Performance Evaluation in Workday. In addition, the University offers campus-specific evaluation training, monthly. Register on the training and development calendar.
For questions on the Classified Evaluation process, contact EmployeeRelations@unr.edu.
Coaching for success
Coaching means to train or give instruction. Supervisors' coaching of employees should be an ongoing process to assist and improve employees throughout the year and not just used to address performance or conduct issues.
Coaching should be an ongoing cycle of observation, feedback and support of employees.
Coaching should begin with a supervisor communicating the department’s goals and values, the position's duties and responsibilities and establishing a relationship of honest, open communication with an employee. An effective supervisor observes, assesses current performance, and provides feedback and training opportunities as necessary to ensure employee success.
For more information, tips and ideas for successful coaching, contact EmployeeRelations@unr.edu!
Here are some simple, cost-efficient ways to recognize employees in the workplace:
- Thank each employee personally, don’t forget about those in off-site rural areas. If you can’t thank them in person, draft a handwritten note, make a phone call
- Write a letter of recommendation or commendation to be placed in the employee’s personnel file
- Display pictures of your unit employees in a visible area, such as a “Hall of Fame"
- Post an “Appreciation bulletin board” and encourage employees to write accolades about coworkers
- Award certificates or plaques
- Purchase notecards and have each employee recognize a coworker
- Keep a snack basket of your employee’s favorite snacks
Learn more about how the University of Nevada, Reno recognizes employees on their Employee Recognition page.
Graduate assistant support
If you are a graduate assistant, we provide support on how to navigate the workplace. We serve as a neutral third party in facilitating conversations with your supervisor/advisor. If you have questions or concerns, we can provide guidance and direction. Reach out to us today at EmployeeRelations@unr.edu.