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You've heard it before, and it sounds really simple, but it often falls by the wayside in the everyday quest to get the job done. Recognition equals motivation—and it doesn't have anything to do with money.
Issue: If an employee believes a boss's order is illegal, she can refuse to do it. And you can't punish her for that defiance.
Risk: You could run afoul of ...
Even the best employees have their misunderstandings and mistakes, and smart managers know that ignoring such natural events can turn them into team performance toxins. Here's how to maintain a healthy communication environment and get over any resistance to confront employees.
Retaliating against employees for filing harassment complaints is an obvious no-no. But that doesn't mean employees automatically earn a "Do not touch" label ...
At first glance, the federal Age Discrimi-nation in Employment Act (ADEA) appears pretty straightforward: It protects people age 40 and older from employment discrimination based on their age. But the law isn’t as simple as it appears; it affects managers in everything from questions asked in job interviews to assigning job duties. Here’s a description […]
Issue: Sarbanes-Oxley's focus on HR requires you to do more to help your organization comply.
Benefit: Helping your organization meet SarbOx mandates enhances your role as a strategic partner.
When an employee refuses to carry out an order, supervisors may automatically think such insubordination is worthy of discipline or firing. Not so fast! That initial response, punish the employee, may ...
In severance agreements, employers typically require employees to sign promises not to file employment-related lawsuits. But don't try to include FMLA rights in that
Why? A new ruling ...
As much as many of us dislike doing performance reviews, they're a critical part of our jobs as people managers, both to help our employees succeed and to keep our enterprises out of legal trouble. Here are some trustworthy insights from the pros:
School principal Lorraine Monroe had finished a half-hour performance evaluation when the employee stood, paused and said: “I just want to say that if you pass my classroom and see me staring
out the window and not teaching, don’t be upset. It’s just that my
husband stole my three children yesterday, and I don’t know where he
took them.” Monroe sat the woman back down. After a long pause to collect her thoughts, here’s what she said: