Take careful notes during all exit interviews

  • February 20, 2011

Employees often reveal their true feelings during an exit interview, and they frequently wind up burning bridges in the process. Smart employers take notes during exit...

Fire the liar?

  • January 19, 2011

Question: My husband listed a four-year degree on his resume, even though he only has a two-year degree.  When he was truthful about his education, he was not...

3 reasons to fire a prima donna

  • December 16, 2010

If you’re a leader who employs a prima donna (one who produces great results but alienates everyone), what should you do? It’s simple. Bite the bullet and...

Fear lawbreaking? Document before firing

  • October 17, 2010

Some employers don’t necessarily want to confront an employee directly when they suspect that he may be engaged in illegal activity. The threat of violent...

Conducting a RIF? Use diplomatic language

  • October 17, 2010

In these difficult economic times, if you have to conduct a reduction in force, think carefully about how you select those who will be terminated, especially if you...

6th Circuit: Vets can waive USERRA rights

  • September 19, 2010

Until now, it wasn’t clear whether employers could ask employees returning from military service to waive their re-employment rights under USERRA. Now a ruling...