HR / Employee Relations

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Setting clear, meaningful performance goals

July 15, 2016
Are your people putting their heart into their work? If not, there’s a good chance you can improve their productivity and motivation by setting and reinforcing meaningful performance goals.
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Are they ready for the next level?

July 8, 2016
When is an employee ready for more responsibility?
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Prevent temperature conflicts

June 13, 2016
Surprisingly, one of the biggest battles you’ll face in the workplace involves disagreements over room temperature.
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7 situations you should document every time

May 27, 2016
Thorough and accurate HR documentation is what wins lawsuits.
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These 5 social media posts spell trouble for hiring managers

April 29, 2016
How many of these would have made you toss a résumé into the trash without a second thought, possibly ensnaring you in a legal problem?
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Take your appreciation right to their doorstep

April 6, 2016
Is your boss looking for a way to recognize an employee’s effort that will get the biggest bang for the buck? Send a gift basket (chocolates, coffee, tea, fruits, wine, etc.) to the employee’s house. A gift basket—along with a “Your efforts are truly appreciated” note—seen by the recipient’s spouse and family will have a […]
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Clean up job ads to eliminate traces of bias

April 1, 2016
Crafting a short job ad is easy. Right? But a few poorly chosen words could spark a discrimination claim. For example, see if you can spot the problems in the following ad.
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Keep exit clear during termination meeting

March 30, 2016
Terminating an employee is never easy. Plan the meeting in a way that’s private; and don’t prevent the employee from leaving.
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Make a great hire? There’s more work to do

March 23, 2016
You just welcomed a new employee to the team. Whoa! Don’t just walk away just because you did such stellar work on the hiring end.
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Court: Constant racial slurs plus unequal treatment warrant a trial

March 11, 2016
A few isolated comments don’t usually form the basis for challenging an otherwise legitimate employment decision.
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