Leaders & Managers

From the nitty gritty of daily management to addressing your aspirations of leadership, this section for leaders & managers tells you how to make strong leadership decisions, build effective teams, delegate and stay above the everyday management muddle.

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When it comes to handling employee complaints of unfair treatment, you'd better have a policy and a procedure in place to handle retaliation claims.
That's the $520,000 message a federal ...
When employees suffer health problems that affect their work and could trigger ADA protection, you should start the interactive process and explore possible accommodations. But make sure your supervisors know not ...
Buyer beware: If you don't probe deeply into job candidates' backgrounds, you're in the minority these days.
In fact, 80 percent of employers polled in a new Society for Human ...
Ever since media reports focused earlier this year on a Michigan company's strict policy banning smokers on staff, many employers have asked the question: "Can we, should we, do the same?" ...
Issue: Persuading top execs to approve new initiatives that will enhance HR's stature at your organization.
Risk: Your reputation, your career ... your credibility.
Action: Enlist a network of ...
Issue: Whether , and how , to notify unsuccessful job applicants.
Risk: Spending too much effort on rejection notification can tax your resources, but poor notification can reflect badly on ...
Issue: Establishing quantifiable criteria for making hiring decisions.
Risk: Applicants have an easier time winning hiring-bias lawsuits if they can point to weaknesses in your stated reasons for hiring.
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Issue: You know how to help employees who are fired or laid off. But HR people often forget those principals when facing that
problem themselves.
Benefit: With proper planning ...
Look around. Have you developed the habit of rewarding what your team starts, not what it finishes?
If you, as a leader, can learn anything from the Enron scandal, perhaps it’s what behavior to look for in a corrupt leadership hierarchy.