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People Management

With some employees, it isn’t a matter of ability, it’s a matter of attitude. And while you can’t control someone’s horrible personality, you can decide how you’re going to respond. Use these scripts and strategies to confront problem employees and effectively manage employee discipline so you can bring motivating back to the forefront of your workday.

The first rule of people management is not to let one bad apple spoil your whole bunch. Difficult people can put a strain on the productive members of your team.

Make the most of your human capital. Browse our articles on the good, the bad and the ugly of People Management…

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When employees face problems, that's your chance to shine as a motivator. Help them work out of a jam and their morale will improve.
Many managers find it difficult to tell diligent workers that they're screwing up, but that's an inescapable part of your job.
About 10 years ago, consultants started emphasizing pay-for-performance as a motivational tool. The idea stuck.
About one year ago, you hired Jim with high hopes. After a grueling search, you decided that he could plug a hard-to-fill hole in your company. You were thrilled.
Q. One of our employees recently came back from FMLA leave. Before he left, we never agreed on the method by which he would pay his share of health insurance premiums. It’s been two months now, and the employee hasn’t mentioned it or attempted to pay us back. What can we do to collect the premium? ...
Lots of employers insist their employees sign agreements mandating arbitration to resolve employment law disputes. Conventional wisdom suggests that such alternative dispute resolution is less costly, less time-consuming and less risky than a jury trial. But conventional wisdom may be wrong ...
Q. I am working with my supervisory staff on how to deal with a difficult employee. He insists he has the right to be represented when his supervisor wants to discuss a performance problem. He recently asked to have another employee come with him for a meeting with his supervisor regarding his poor attendance. We are a nonunion company. Any suggestions? ...
The U.S. Labor Department has announced that Dow Chemical of Freeport paid $861,647 in back wages to 648 operating engineers as a result of a federal investigation ...
You want everyone on your staff to respect you. But what matters even more is that your top performers enjoy working for you.
As a manager, you know you're paid in part to oversee employees' performance. Just don't assume you need to boss people around for them to succeed.
Admit it: You like some employees more than others. But let's keep that our little secret, OK?
Employers in a union environment may think that all employees have to follow the collective bargaining agreement to resolve discrimination claims. But if that process is tainted or woefully inadequate, employees can sue under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act instead ...

If, like many employers, you require arbitration to settle employment disputes instead of allowing costly court fights, be aware of a new danger. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals recently clarified that an employee’s refusal to sign an arbitration agreement when he already has a pending EEOC complaint is protected activity. Firing such an employee for refusing to sign is retaliation ...

Sometimes, it may feel like everyone in HR is walking on eggshells, especially when it comes to disciplining employees who say they have disabilities. It doesn’t have to be that way—if you have a comprehensive employee handbook and consistently follow it ...

Recognizing people for their superior work helps breed excellence. But some "glory hounds" thrive on public praise.
You're a role model to your employees, whether you realize it or not. They look to you for cues on how to act, think and lead.
From the moment your employees arrive at work, they should know exactly what's expected of them and what they need to do to excel. Your job is to tell them.

Workplace bullying has existed for as long as mean people have worked alongside others. Only recently, however, has it emerged as an issue for the courts to handle — it's now a significant liability hazard for employers. Here's how to institute a "no-jerks" rule at work that can help stop bullies.

Two managers at Dynamics Research brought a wage-and-hour class-action suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Massachusetts law. The company asked the court to throw out the class action because it said it had a “Dispute Resolution Program” that required arbitration and disallowed class-action suits. The managers said the way the company instituted the dispute resolution process made it invalid ...

The National Labor Relations Board has concluded that employers are free to forbid employee use of their systems for “nonjob-related solicitations.” The long-awaited decision says that an employer has the right to restrict use of its e-mail system based on its property interest in the computer equipment ...

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