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Q. Our employees recently voted for a union and we are now negotiating. Our policies say full-time employee status starts at 30 hours per week. All of our full-time employees currently work 40 hours per week. We want to decrease the hours of some employees (about 25% of them) from eight to six per day. Do we have to bargain with the union on this change or can we just notify them?
A good succession plan ensures that your workforce is prepared to meet your organization’s future challenges. Make these measures part of your succession planning process:
When cupid’s arrow flies between co-workers, it can lead to headaches—and sometimes lawsuits—for employers. So how can employers avoid trouble without getting overly wrapped up in romantic entanglements?
Dealing with underachievers requires using judgment and some knowledge of human psychology. Here are some ways to get underachieving employees moving in the right direction.
Poor HR management leads to low morale, and executives, no doubt, have learned to marginalize HR. Use the following guidelines to take initial steps to restore confidence in HR, win over management and allow you to gradually make changes.
As Yogi Berra noted, “You can observe a lot by watching.” The time-honored management-by-walking-around concept is based on this theory. It's an effective way to discover employment problems no one would normally tell you about.
While vigilant HR pros might bristle at the notion of “work friends” and office romances, cubicle camaraderie can be awfully good for morale—and, it turns out, the bottom line.
Say you want to implement a new training program for sales reps. But every time you propose a new HR initiative like this, executives question whether it can work or say the company can’t afford it. Next time, take a different approach: split-sample testing.
Three-quarters of companies surveyed are somewhat or very likely to expand their focus on the financial well-being of their employees in 2014, according to a poll by Aon Hewitt.
While having a union in the workplace may not be ideal, having a union contract in place clarifies many of the work rules your employees must follow, as well as how your disciplinary process must work.