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CPHR NS - Managing the Difficult Employee (Halifax)
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When: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
8:45am-10:45am, check in between 8:30-8:45am
Where: CPHR Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103

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Strategies for Managing Difficult Employees

Managing employees can be tricky and time consuming at the best of times.  We all set out to hire individuals who are going to be high performers and contribute to the organization.  Yet, the reality is that some individuals are more difficult to manage and consume significant time and resources of busy HR professionals.  This session will discuss some of the common types of difficult employees and provide participants with practical strategies for how to engage these employees.  Legal boundaries of how an employer can respond will also be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review different kinds of difficult employees and disruptive behaviours, including the poor performer, the font of negativity, the abusive lighter, and the underminer.
  • Analyze cases where employers have disciplined or terminated an employee exhibiting a disruptive behaviour and consider what worked and what did not.
  • Discuss practical solutions to help participants develop the best strategy to ensure a difficult employee understands and adheres to an employer's expectations.


About the Facilitator

Rebecca Saturley, Managing Partner - Halifax, Stewart McKelvey.  Rebecca practices management side labour and employment law and advises clients on a wide range of issues, including labour relations, union avoidance, health and safety, and human rights. Rebecca provides advice to a diverse group of clients ranging from large national companies to small non-profit organizations. She appears frequently before administrative tribunals in Nova Scotia, including labour arbitrators and is also involved in civil litigation, appearing regularly before all levels of court in Nova Scotia and has appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Rebecca routinely provides strategic labour and employment advice in corporate transactions. She is a frequent speaker on issues within her area of expertise. Rebecca received her B.A. from Memorial University of Newfoundland and her LL.B. from the University of New Brunswick.



  8:30 am  Participant Check-in and Coffee/Tea available
  8:45 am  Session begins
10:45 am  Session concludes



Early Bird (by Aug 22)

After Aug 22, 2018
Members $119 plus HST ($136.85)  $179 plus HST ($205.85)
Future Members and Others   $279 plus HST ($ 320.85)   $339 plus HST ($389.85)

CPHR Nova Scotia's CPHRs receive a $20 discount off the above pricing.


Important note:  Registrants must renew their membership for the period starting September 1, 2018 (by August 31, 2018) in order to qualify for member rates for this session.  If a member registers before they renew and then later does not renew, the price difference (to the non-member rate) will apply and it will be the responsibility of the individual to pay it.  If you renew on time or register after August 31, this statement will not apply to you.


To Register

Pre-registration is required.  To register, click on the register for this link above.  By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and Cancellation Policy.

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The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 12 noon (or earlier if the event is sold out).  Please note that registrations are not possible after online registration has closed.  Registration cannot be purchased at the door.

Payment Terms

Payment is due by the registration deadline or within 30 days of your registration (whichever is earlier).  Payments made be made conveniently online at time of registration by Visa/Mastercard or by cheque received by the registration deadline.  Cheques must be received by the registration deadline (September 5) by CPHR Nova Scotia, 84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103, Halifax, NS B3S 1A2.  Registrations August 22nd or later must be paid online at time of registration.

If paying by Visa or Mastercard, you must have the billing address exactly as it appears on the credit card statement or the transaction will be declined.  This is a security feature for your protection.

Cancellation Policy

A refund, less a $40 plus HST processing fee, will be issued for cancellations received in writing by August 22, 2018 at 12:00 noon.  Those who make reservations and do not attend will be required to pay for the full session fee.  Cancellations received in writing by 12:00 noon on August 22, 2018 will only be charged the processing fee.  Substitutions are permitted up to two business days before the event (for substitutions, the registrant must advise our office of their replacement in writing by 10:00am on Monday, September 10).  Member/non-member rates will be applied to the substitutions.  This cancellation policy applies regardless of date of registration.  Registrations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable.

By registering, you confirm that you have read and agree to the Payment Terms and the Cancellation Policy.

Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of Nova Scotia
84 Chain Lake Drive, Suite 103 / Halifax, NS / B3S 1A2
Telephone: (902) 446-3660 / Fax: (902) 446-3677