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If you want to make an employee aware of poor behavior, break your comments into threes. First, describe what the person did. Stick to observable behavior. Second, discuss how others reacted. Again, give an objective account. Finally, identify the consequences to the employee. Example: “You spoke for 10 minutes straight at the staff meeting. This caused others to rustle papers, talk among themselves and even leave the room. By talking so much, you risk losing the group’s attention and not doing justice to your ideas.”
If you handle payroll compliance, beware: As other tax revenue sources dry up, the IRS is hiring 700 new revenue agents whose only job will be to hunt down payroll-law violations. That means intense new scrutiny of your W-2s, 1099s, 1095s and other payroll tax reporting compliance....Click here to find out more.