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TERMINATION

7 steps to safely terminating an employee

Properly terminating an employee to minimize the chances of repercussions starts with gathering all the facts and considering all the factors, says HR attorney…


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TERMINATION BEST PRACTICES

Can your employee handbook help you safely terminate an employee?

If you ever need to terminate an employee, one of the best tools you can have is an employee handbook that sets out clear policies and…


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PRODUCTIVITY

How to handle the 4 most common types of “disconnected” staffers

Why don’t those staffers perform the way the manager wants them to perform? To a great extent it’s because there’s no connection between the staffer and the…


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PRODUCTIVITY

Resolving employee conflict

Q: Two members of my staff don’t get along with each other—at all. The constant bickering and other childish behavior have me at my wit’s end. Sometimes I feel like I’m an elementary school teacher as opposed to a manager. This isn’t what I signed on for, and it’s…


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INSIGHT

Cheap management tricks that really work

By Steve M. Cohen  bio
Sometimes office management is more a matter of quickly throwing out a good answer rather than some profound strategy or statement. I’m not trying to minimize the organization and old-fashioned brainpower that goes into…


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INSIGHT

Why do some get away with sexual harassment?

By Lynne Curry  bio
Harvey Weinstein. Bill Cosby. Roger Ailes. Bill O’Reilly. Uber executives. And maybe someone you know. How can these men not “get it?” How do they get away with…


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MANAGING STAFF

Give a ‘wake-up call’ to these 3 common types of “nightmare staffers”

Nightmare employees come in all sorts of packages. Here are three of them: the staffer who always has an excuse, the staffer who…


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TERMINATION

Follow these 5 rules when firing a staffer

Managers make a lot of clumsy mistakes with firings. And it’s usually because they don’t know what to say. Sometimes they want to make the firing easier on…


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INSIGHT

How exit interviews support your management

By Paul Edwards  bio
Does your practice use exit interviews safely and beneficially? Small practices do not need to conduct these interviews in person—in fact, you shouldn’t! However, making an attempt to gather…


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INSIGHT

Employment Law Update for HR Managers

By Mike O’Brien  bio
Here is my periodic update prepared for interested HR professionals trying to deal with the complex American employment laws…


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