HR / Employee Relations

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The cost of a bad hire goes beyond money

September 1, 2015

As one leader put it, “The key to my success is hiring people far better than I am.” The intent is spot on. But the truth is, most people don’t know how to identify and hire the better people they need.

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Employers fearing more lawsuits at the hiring stage

August 18, 2015
More than half of the respondents (57%) of law firm Littler Mendelson’s 2015 Executive Employer Survey said they expected to see an increase in the number of workplace discrimination claims during the next year that relate to employers’ own hiring barriers, including the consideration of criminal or credit history in the hiring process.
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Lawsuit repellent: Promotion, praise, pay raise

July 24, 2015
Employers that praise employees for a job well done and provide pay increases along with promotions rarely lose so-called constructive discharge lawsuits. That’s because an employee who has been praised and rewarded will have a tough time claiming her working conditions were so onerous that she had to quit.
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Defuse a mounting conflict

July 16, 2015
If an underlying tension exists between you and an employee, now’s the time to address it. Use these techniques to reverse the momentum of mounting conflict.
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Employees do the darnedest things

July 14, 2015
CareerBuilder.com asked em­­ployers to share their strangest encounter with an employee—who should have been working. Here are their responses.
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What’s wrong with that policy?

July 13, 2015
Company policies lay the foundation on which employment expectations are formed, and thus, workplace actions are taken. A missing phrase here, an undefined term there can spell policy disaster.
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What is your Fun Club telling you?

July 12, 2015
Keep a close eye on the attendance to the morale-building events, parties and get-togethers your office holds.
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Key points to remember when hiring

July 10, 2015
Time to hire new people? Check out these helpful tips before you start.
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Firing? Don’t ignite a lawsuit

June 10, 2015
How can you avoid the tension and anger in fired employees that might later manifest itself as a lawsuit? Try to stick to the following guidelines.
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Do you loathe the performance evaluation meeting?

June 10, 2015
Here’s a better way to look at it.
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