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There’s no point in completing performance evaluations and suggesting areas in which employees could improve if no one follows up. The best approach is to schedule an interim review for an employee who needs improvement. Then tell him what he needs to do before the next review ...
Your youngest employees have parents who raised them in a culture of rewards: They got money, gifts or privileges for doing their chores and earning good grades. Here are some strategies for attracting, motivating and keeping your Generation Y employees ...

Turn around an unproductive meeting by saying, in a neutral voice, “I’m sorry, may I interrupt?”

How carefully do you maintain your company’s personnel files? If they are a mess and don’t include relevant information such as applications, set aside time now to straighten them out! Courts are increasingly ordering employers being sued for discrimination to turn over any arguably related files ...
Foosball tables and pet-friendly policies may have been the coolest office perks in the ’90s, but today, enlightened offices are providing fresh fruit to keep employees satiated, healthy and productive.
Robert Catell of National Grid USA models how to lead a successful Q&A session with employees.
Have many of your recent promotions gone to members of one sex or some other protected category? If so, take some time now to figure out how that happened. It’s entirely possible that what at first looks like a suspicious “coincidence” that could be misconstrued as discrimination is actually completely innocent ...
Q. We fired an employee based on an eyewitness account of theft. We documented that report and put it in the former employee’s personnel file. That person has now hired an attorney and asked to see the file. We believe we have no obligation to respond. Do we have to turn it over without a subpoena? ...

According to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office, roughly 41% of the $14 billion charged by federal employees to government credit cards wasn't properly authorized or didn't meet payment standards.  Highlights from the report should send shivers up any HR manager's spine.

Q. One of our managers keeps notes of performance issues in a file that he uses for completing performance appraisals. One person he supervises has made a written request to see her personnel file—and specifically asked for information in the manager’s file. Do we have to give the notes to the employee? ...
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