For managers, reviewing employee performance is a daunting yet critical function of their job. Yet you need not look upon it with dread. Instead, approach the performance appraisal process as a golden opportunity to give your staff feedback, listen to employee comments, review the job description, and discuss and correct performance problems.
When an employee announces she’s pregnant, her employer had better be aware of the federal pregnancy discrimination law, state maternity leave laws and the employee’s right to FMLA and pregnancy disability leave.
Demonstrating best-practices leadership means finding new ways to reinvigorate your team and boost their performance. Here are four techniques for boosting your team management skills and maximizing your team’s performance.
Employers and HR professionals should make it their policy never to hire a candidate without a comprehensive background check. But, they also must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which regulates how employers perform employment background checks on job applicants. Contrary to popular belief, this federal law doesn’t cover just credit checks.
You’re a business owner—not a lawyer or professional writer. But it may fall on your shoulders to write employment ads whenever a new job opening crops up.
Mistakes happen in every business. But they’re typically the direct result of poor planning, organizational deficiencies and weak execution—not just dumb luck.
Working excessive overtime increases an employee’s chances of suffering an on-the-job injury, according to a new Yale University study.
If you send customers out the door with merchandise in plastic bags, start planning for some eco-friendly replacements for those soon-to-be relics.
Hiring decisions can make or break a small business more so than at large corporations.