Human Resources News & Insights

FMLA lawsuit: 7 stupid words that could cost this employer big

  Wells Fargo had mountains of well-documented evidence to back up its decision to fire a poorly performing employee, but a simple phrase by a clueless manager could wind up making all that evidence moot.

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. 

One thing companies, managers should stop doing to poor performers

Don’t be ambiguous with poor and underperforming employees when it comes to their standing with your company. 

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?

Employees would work 40+ extra hours for …

For years employers added these incentives to push workers to perform at higher levels. Now it appears employees crave them desperately. What are they?

Do your managers know how to get the best from their people?

Leaner staffs have made individual employee performance priority No. 1 for today’s managers. So what’s the best way to deal with a worker who’s just not cutting it?

Are you on the same track to boost pay as these companies?

Nearly 75% of U.S. companies expected to reach or exceed their performance goals by the end of 2010. As a result, payroll projections stabilized heading into the New Year, according to recent studies.

Bonus pay: 3 guidelines when deciding who and how much

Whether you hand out year-end bonuses or give them to employees throughout the year, here are three things to think about before breaking out the company checkbook. 

What would you do? Her reviews are good, her work’s bad

Periodically, we ask three HR managers how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: A company manager wants to fire an employee he says is a chronic underperformer. But her reviews tell a different story.