HR Management

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Workplace violence has gone far beyond the stereotype of the disgruntled postal worker. No workplace is immune. In fact, each week, an average of 20 employees are killed and about 18,000 are assaulted on the job, according to government statistics. What triggers on-the-job violence? The top reasons: personality conflicts, work-related stress, family or marital problems, […]
When terminating someone, it's critical to choose your words very cautiously. Briefly summarize your reasons for the firing, and allow the person to offer his or her side of the story, ...
In an effort to minimize employee-absence costs, more employers are dumping traditional absence policies in favor of paid time-off (PTO) plans. Such plans lump together time-off benefits (sick days, vacation days, ...
Issue: Some supervisors think about FMLA only if an employee explicitly says "I need FMLA leave."
Risk: In reality, employees don't need to use the term "FMLA." Failing to recognize ...
Issue: Learn the top brass's priorities, and then match them up with your HR projects.
Benefit: By showing how your work helps the big bosses meet their goals, you become ...
Issue: You often need people to act or decide quickly, even if they don't report to you.
Risk: When people avoid making decisions, it can slow you down and reflect ...
Think about the amount of information and records that you maintain about employees. Now, think about the valuable information you possess about your clients and customers. Do you treat those two ...
"I have concluded that any organization in any industry ... can become an exemplary employer," writes Robert Levering of the Great Place to Work Institute, which authors the Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For" list.
Job reviews shouldn’t be paper-moving programs that return zero value. Here are five symptoms that warn of trouble in a supervisor’s appraisal process, according to Joan Rennekamp, HR pro at the Denver law firm of Rothgerber, Johnson & Lyons: 1. Employees are unpleasantly surprised by the ratings. Performance appraisals shouldn’t contain surprises. They should be […]
It happens to top male managers with the best of intentions: You evaluate a poor-performing female employee and, instead of citing her problems straightforwardly, you unknowingly ignore or soft-pedal them. This is a fairly common problem. Research indicates that male managers give female employees performance reviews that are not as forthright as those they give […]
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