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.
There are few things an HR pro dreads more than when a great employee hands in their notice. The challenge of having to replace them can be overwhelming. And in this tight labor market, landing new top talent is no easy task, making retention an important priority. Luckily, there are usually signs a valued employee […]
As we move into 2019, organizations of all sizes are once again reviewing employee performance management strategies. In a field as dynamic and fast-changing as HR, the new year is seeing HR teams trying new approaches that include recent scientific insights, productivity research and technology developments. The traditional annual review is on its way out […]
The first days and weeks when new employees come to work are a make-or-break time for their success with you. A positive welcoming experience puts them at ease and reinforces that joining your company was a good choice. That breeds loyalty – a key component of a stronger workforce, and an essential characteristic of what […]
With the emergence of a tight labor market and a focus on preventing sexual harassment, HR pros had their hands full in 2018.
Performance management theory and practice is among the fastest-evolving areas of human resources. New research from corporate performance think tanks reflects recent psychological insights into the power – and drawbacks – of how we provide performance feedback to employees. Fight or flee? Most of us are familiar with the concept of the “flight or fight” […]