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What's your biggest HR headache? Cast your vote in our Final Four competition

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John Wilcox

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in Human Resources,The HR Specialist Forum

Here's your chance to decide the winner in the “Final Four Biggest Workplace Headaches for 2011” tournament. Which of the following do you rate as the biggest workplace headache? Why?

A. Supervisors forgetting to document warnings
B. Employees on intermittent FMLA leave
C. Hostile work environment allegations
D. Employee theft

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Alika February 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm

A – My daily mantra – Document, document, document


Annette Caruthers August 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Supervisors forgetting to document!


HR for me May 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Definitly A.


Brenda May 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

A. Absolutely. By the time they are ready to let someone go…then they want to document! Ha! I see others are saying the same thing…very interesting.


Kelani April 26, 2011 at 12:45 pm

A. Managers and supervisors who want severe discipline implemented towards an employee when they are finally fed up with the behavior, and then knowing they don’t have the proper documentation of previous discussions or incidents, they’ll blame HR in frustration when they have to start at square one rather than do what they want done.


Cheryl April 26, 2011 at 10:36 am

B – Abuse of intermittent FMLA is our biggest issue, especially when the serious health condition is “migraines”.


Peg April 11, 2011 at 4:27 pm

A definitely – Supervisors who promise that they have all of their paperwork in order but can’t produce it when asked.


lea April 7, 2011 at 2:51 pm

A is the answer – supervisors not just forgetting but NEGLECTING to document.


Jennifer April 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm

I vote A as well.


Suzanne April 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Lack of documentation makes me weep…..


Georgia HR April 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm

A – absolutely. They want to fire someone, but they’ve never documented anything.


Annon April 6, 2011 at 9:54 am

I vote “A” …..Failing to document incidents, warnings, etc….


Tricia April 5, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Supervisors who forget – or only create paperwork when feed-up- to document conversations with employees who aren’t meeting expectations creates a litany of problems. The largest one that I continually face is that the supervisor (and thus the company) may be accused of discrimination later.


Lisa Clementi April 5, 2011 at 4:35 pm

A. Supervisors forgetting to document warnings.


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