One area of discrimination that’s drawn attention is so-called “PIPs” – improvement plans and periods for low-performers. The key question courts are answering: Can you set different probation periods for different employees?Here’s the situation a lot of HR managers face:You have two low-performing employees, one white and the other nonwhite. You and their managers want […]
Yes, you can regulate romance in the workplace. But there’s a right way and a wrong way.
HR manager Steve Cohen saw that despite repeated attempts to structure a fair employee awards program, all he got was a lot of grumbling about how unfair it was. Here’s how he fixed the problem (part of an ongoing series).
When asked the question of why they’re not doing a good job, many managers have a stock reply: “It’s HR’s fault.”
Keeping up with changing employment laws in your state is an almost-impossible task. So let someone else do it for you.
An employee storms into your office, angry and ready to chew nails – or to chew out someone’s behind. Three steps by you can cool the situation.
Ever get the feeling that other managers think of you as a nag who’s always on their backs about following the rules and the law? Good. That means you’re doing your job.
Do your brainstorming sessions end up being very little storm and a lot of silence? There are reasons why people don’t speak up – and ways to get them to speak up.
Do politics and work mix? The answer is, “It depends.”