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Your boss gets more and more frustrated the more people leave your toxic work environment. You understand why they're leaving, but he won't change.
The courts have begun to apply the Supreme Court’s broad new standards on sexual harassment to other types of discrimination.
If you’re ramping
up your recruiting, you may wonder whether to rehire former employees.
Federal law says you can mandate overtime, provided you aren’t in an
industry in which work hours are regulated (such as truck-driving).
Before you fire someone who refuses to work overtime, study how you’ve
treated similar situations.
Q. Earlier this year, I met with the
HR manager about a co-worker who’s been provoking me over a two-year
period with shoving matches and other offensive behavior. The HR
manager gave me three options: let it go (no way), talk to this person
alone (no way—he punches file cabinets in anger), or get witnesses and
file a complaint. I chose the third option. The HR manager then
promised to talk to the witnesses and get back to me. Four months have
passed and nothing’s been done. Please advise.
Q. I work in the human resources
department of a big company that is undergoing a cultural change. We’re
going from being employee-friendly to employee-barely-tolerated.
Despite the fact that we’re facing all-time low unemployment rates and
increasingly high hiring standards, my boss is frustrated that I cannot
replace the masses of workers who are leaving for more pleasant,
desirable employers elsewhere. When I try to talk with him about the
reality of the situation, he gets upset and puts more pressure on me. I
am considering leaving. What should I do?
When you receive a promotion that’s a big letdown, you’ve got a choice: sulk or bounce back.
If you’re interviewing for a job or trying to win an internal
promotion, don’t just make your pitch and walk away. Always end the
conversation by discussing exactly what will happen next.
Do something unusual before letting a candidate depart an interview.
A manager tells us that he only hires job applicants after calling them at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays at their current employer. He concludes that if they’re still at their desk at that late hour, then they’re truly committed. But not so fast.