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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.
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:
Issue: Take control of your department's image by creating a consistent internal marketing message.
Benefit: When done well, such branding raises your profile with execs and the rank and file, ...
Issue: If you uncover an employee's performance problems while she's on FMLA leave, can you fire her?
Risk: Firing may be legal in some cases, but it will likely prompt ...
Terminating an employee who's out on FMLA leave isn't impossible. If you can prove that you would have fired the employee if he or she had been at work, you can ...
Issue: You need to occasionally buy training videos/DVDs, but thousands exist and the quality varies greatly.
Benefit: Using a reputable rating service can help you sort out the "Citizen Kanes" ...
Employees will undoubtedly leave their termination meeting in a foul mood. So, don’t give them any reason during that meeting to send them marching to a lawyer’s office. As you’ll see in the case below, one inflammatory phrase from a supervisor can spark a lawsuit. The goal: Briefly deliver the news by summarizing the well-documented, […]
You may dread confronting employees face to face about performance issues. But employees are far more likely to accept your critique and commit to improvement if you present those problems in a fair, concrete and “problem-solving” manner. Use these six tips as a framework to guide your discussion: 1. Describe the problem in specific, nonjudgmental […]