CCHKNOWLEDGEPOINT Releases New Shared Learning® Online Program: Substance Abuse Prevention
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 30, 2002) -
Employee substance abuse is a costly problem facing companies of all
sizes, and one of the most difficult ones for managers and supervisors to
deal with, according to CCHKnowledgePoint, a provider of comprehensive human
resource solutions that merge expert content with interactive technology.
To help employers train key personnel to effectively implement drug-free
workplace policies, CCHKnowledgePoint is introducing a new program in the
series of Shared Learning® multimedia training products:
Substance Abuse Prevention.
"The effects of substance abuse run through
the entire organization - in terms of tardiness, sick days, turnover, insurance
claims and the hidden costs of managerial time, co-worker friction and reputation
in the public eye," says Tanya Rose, marketing manager for CCHKnowledgePoint.
"Substance Abuse Prevention focuses
on confronting substance abuse on the front lines, where supervisors and
managers interact with employees," Rose added.
Program Empowers Managers
Shared Learning: Substance Abuse Prevention
empowers managers by showing them what to look for and what to do should
they discover substance abuse and how they can effectively support their
companies' substance abuse testing programs.
Using situations with which managers and supervisors
can easily identify, managers learn the signs of substance abuse and how
they can spot substance abusers, the importance of good records and proper
job appraisals in documentation, the role of the EAP, how to confront employees
and procedures for discharging employees for violations of drug-use policy.
They also learn about substance abuse testing
for both public and private sector employees, including frequently asked
questions about testing programs. Participants see how such programs can
withstand legal challenges and what must be done to conform to state, as
well as federal, laws. Legal issues under the ADA and FMLA are also addressed.
Participants get specific guidance on keeping substance abuse testing legal,
including notice requirements.
About the Shared Learning Series
Substance Abuse Prevention is the most
recent addition to the Shared Learning training series. Shared
Learning uses the power of interactive technology to blend expert commentary,
real-life scenarios and interactive Q&A into an engaging learning experience.
Shared Learning is a convenient and cost-effective way for companies
to train managers and supervisors on their roles in managing disability
leaves. Since lessons can be taken at the desktop, Shared Learning
reduces classroom time and allows flexibility in the choice of training
environment. Because lessons are self-paced, users can learn at their own
In each Shared Learning series, an administration
module supports participant tracking and recordkeeping. Shared Learning
maintains a database with the progress of all users and generates documentation
reports that capture information such as employee name, department and date
of training completion.
Cost-Effective, Convenient, Customized Training
Shared Learning programs are easy to
implement. They can be accessed over the Internet or installed on an organization's
intranet. The intranet option allows employers to customize both the content
and Web interface to personalize the message for employees. Training content
can be tailored to match each organization's particular work environment
and can also include a personal introductory message from the organization's
leader to ensure that employees understand his or her commitment to the
On the Internet, Shared Learning can
be accessed any time from any place a user has browser capabilities.
Other Shared Learning Programs
Other Shared Learning programs include
- Sexual Harassment Prevention
- Workplace Violence Prevention
- Email and Internet Use
- Discrimination and Harassment Prevention
- Interviewing and Hiring
- Managing Disability Leaves
Availability and Pricing
For more information or to order Shared
Learning programs, please contact a CCHKnowledgePoint sales representative
at 1-888-224-7377 or visit the CCHKnowledgePoint Shared Learning
Web site at elearning.cch.com.
CCHKnowledgePoint represents a merging of the
KnowledgePoint and CCH INCORPORATED human resource product lines, providing
integrated solutions that meet HR professionals and frontline managers'
essential needs. For more information about CCHKnowledgePoint products and
services, please visit cchknowledgepoint.com
or call 1-800-339-0104.
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Editor's Note: Members of the media
who would like complimentary review access to Shared Learning: Substance
Abuse Prevention may contact Sheri Cardo at (800) 727-1133 ext. 1334
or Leslie Bonacum at (847) 267-7153 or firstname.lastname@example.org.