Remember back in February when we unveiled hireVision’s inaugural list of inductees to our “Cartoon Employee Fall of Fame”? (If you don’t, here’s a link to help refresh your memory.) It was a fun, exciting time, wasn’t it? Well, next week we will be unveiling the newest inductee. Can you even stand the suspense?
Archive for the ‘Employee Relations’ Category
We sometimes wonder how many managers out there consider themselves great at communicating with their staff, but they might, in fact, need to improve their employee communication skills. Or, in graphic illustration: How many managers believe they are communicating with their team like this: …but actually, their employees think they communicate more like this: How [...]
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.
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.
“General Manager,” his gleaming new nameplate read as it sat on his desk. He stared at it for a few moments, wondering what had happened, and how it had gotten so problematic so fast. This was a great promotion and well earned, too. So why did he feel more frustration than satisfaction? When Doug agreed [...]
We could not resist weighing in on a recent trend reported on in USA Today: Office nap rooms. The story, which first ran in New Jersey’s Asbury Park Press, touts the benefits workers can experience from a brief afternoon siesta. From the article: To help its 20 employees in the office fight through a wave [...]