You know what? Every so often, we run across something pretty darn useful here on the Internet. Sometimes it’s a recipe for monster chocolate chip cookies. Sometimes it’s a grumpy cat meme. And sometimes, it’s even a work-related blog article!
Archive for the ‘Human Resources’ Category
There are human resources issues out there that managers should take note of if they want to avoid regulatory issues. Here’s one that you can file under…um….gross.
Literally. You can.
It was official: Susan hated conducting interviews. It wasn’t like she’d admit that to her boss or anything, but if she was really being honest with herself, she just couldn’t seem to get excited about interviewing and screening candidates for hire. Susan considered herself a pretty likable person, and she got along great with her [...]
The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation’s newsletter and website, LehighValley.org, recently shared advice from hireVision President and CEO Tina Hamilton regarding when and why to outsource HR processes. “Many established business are stuck in a rut, using dated or broken hiring and human resources processes like clockwork. What’s ironic is they profess that ‘people’ remain one of [...]
Julie closed her office door and put her head down on her desk. “Let me rest – just for a minute,” she thought, “I need a break.” She’d just had to let an employee go after trying —unsuccessfully—to resolve his attendance issues, lackluster sales results, and consistently poor attitude. While she felt sure that, as [...]
A new post called “Memo From Mad Men’s Human Resources Department” by the New York Observer, had us in stitches. It’s a very tongue-in-cheek piece that examines how everyday office life on the TV drama “Mad Men” set in the 1960s would be viewed if it were happening in the business world today.
Don’t copy these horrible firing tactics! As difficult as involuntary termination conversations are, you can still preserve dignity (yours and theirs). Following HR best practices can help with that, and keep you compliant with government regulations and laws.
“Hey, Andy. Can we have an on-site happy hour with our employees?” “Can we bring our dogs to the office, Andy?” “Andy, can we have a group yoga session in the conference room over lunch? Please?” Andy’s eyes grew wider with every question. On the one hand, he was thrilled that his managers were such [...]