By carefully exploring the options, companies can spare reputational damages, save valuable people resources, and future-proof their business, ensuring it can face the recovery phase with the wind at their backs.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to halt life and business as we know it, resulting in a massive amount of Americans losing their jobs. And if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing to lay off some of your workforce, it’s even more important than usual to do this as kindly and […]
It’s every organization’s worst nightmare when the CEO or a key executive leaves the company unexpectedly. And in the current climate, it’s a very real possibility. The #MeToo movement saw many top leaders terminated due to sexual harassment. More recently, big execs have been ousted for other controversial reasons. The CEO of Papa John’s, John […]
When you terminate an employee and they leave quietly without incident, you may think that’ll be the end of it. But “vent letters,” messages in which ex-employees air all their grievances, are becoming increasingly common — and it’s important to know how to respond. Take complaints seriously A few old employees might just want to […]
Even as some surveys show that about 65% of workers in North America say they aren’t actively looking for a new job, many of them also report they are not engaged at work. But that doesn’t mean you can relax with your employee retention efforts. Most of those folks are probably sticking around because they […]
No one wants to hear “You’re fired.” This was even more evident in February, when a worker who’d just been let go killed five co-workers at a factory in Aurora, IL. Of course, this situation is rare, but the incident has prompted HR pros to re-evaluate their policies as reported in The Wall Street Journal. Is […]
As a one- or two-person shop wearing multiple hats in addition to HR — payroll and workplace safety are probably under your wing as well — protecting your time is a constant challenge. That includes not reinventing the wheel when it comes to the hundreds of forms you work with during a year. The good […]
Employees may find it easier to bring sexual harassment and workplace discrimination cases against employers, thanks to Google workers’ success in driving change at the tech giant. The company announced it has ended the practice of requiring workers to sign arbitration clauses in order to work for Google. Those changes were launched after Google employees […]
Ask any manager, and they’ll most likely say letting an employee go is the worst part of the job. Terminations are always tricky, no matter how necessary. And even though sometimes it’s glaringly obvious an employee has to go, other times the decision can be agonizing.