Managing a disrespectful employee

  • November 25, 2009

Question: “I am a fairly new manager. One of my employees thinks he knows everything and frequently talks back to me. Every morning, I have a short staff meeting,...

The 5 steps of progressive discipline

  • November 12, 2009

A progressive discipline system is a way to deal with employee performance problems. It's also the most reliable way to avoid wrongful termination charges.

Know what’s free speech, insubordination

  • September 20, 2009

Employees who work for government agencies have a few additional rights that privately employed workers don’t enjoy. One is the right to speak out on matters of...

Suspend employee who makes veiled threats

  • December 21, 2008

Could a stressed-out employee who makes veiled threats be a danger to himself or others? It’s the kind of quandary that keeps HR pros awake at night. And because...

Sample Policy: Violence and Weapons

  • January 07, 2008

The following sample policy was excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization’s...