Human Resources News & Insights

Poor performance, bad behavior: Handling 2 very different problem employees

Dealing with problem employees invariably involves one of two issues: Performance or behavior. And your managers need to know how to handle each. Here’s a primer. 

Poor performance, bad behavior: Handling 2 very different problem employees

Dealing with problem employees invariably involves one of two issues: Performance or behavior. And your managers need to know how to handle each. Here’s a primer.

You suspect an employee is using drugs: What now?

You can’t prove it, but the signs are there. So how do you deal with suspected drug abuse without violating privacy rights or making false accusations?

Test your HR knowledge: Difficult conversations

“Difficult conversations” are called that for good reason. Whatever the topic – personal hygiene, performance, behavior – it’s difficult to discuss with an employee. To test your knowledge of the best ways to hold a difficult conversation, respond True or False to the following:

10 dumb ways managers drive job applicants away

Interview etiquette is a two-way street — candidates and interviewers both have to make a good impression.

Who won this this case? He says he got fired for complaining about safety

In this real-life legal case, an ex-employee sues, claiming he was fired for complaining about safety — but his complaint proved to be false. Who won?