Park Avenue Presentations

Document Smarter, Not Harder

Duration: 90 minutes

Speaker: Deirdre Kamber Todd


Webinar Description

If you’ve been working in Human Resources for more than a minute, you know the mantra for HR is “document, document, document.” Whether its online or on paper, HR is required to document on….well, everything. If you feel like you’re spending most of your day documenting and losing your productivity, you are not alone. It’s time to cut down on the constant need to document everything, to stop reinventing the wheel, and to start documenting smarter, not harder. This program will look at what you actually need to document legally, and what can be discarded. We’ll discuss writing tricks such as the Funnel Method, CIRAC, and FORMation 101 to make your documentation the best it can be with the smallest amount of time investment and still maintain legal compliance.



This program will explore the following:

  1. Best practices in reducing paperwork and writing better:
  2. CIRAC- Reducing documentation to key points
  3. The Funnel Method – Getting to the point quickly and efficiently
  4. FORMation System – using form documents to reduce paperwork
  5. Filling holes left by poor documentation
  6. Use of files to reduce disorder and disorganization
  7. Legal attributes of documentation
  8. Governmental agency rules on discipline documentation
  9. Court evidentiary rules for documentation
  10. Document retention laws



Continuing HRCI Credit Information

This program has been pre-approved for 1.5 hours of General recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute. Use of the seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.


Continuing SHRM Credit

SHRM Recertification Provider
Park Avenue Presentations is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit



This event will be presented live with a PowerPoint presentation to be viewed on your computer. You may listen to the audio of the webinar by telephone or through your computer. The PowerPoint slides will be provided shortly before the event. Once you register, you will receive an email which is your receipt and which includes your instructions for dialing in and logging on. You will also receive an email reminder 24 hours before the webinar.