EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

7 situations you should document every time

05/27/2016
Thorough and accurate HR documentation is what wins lawsuits.

Document all the details when disciplining

05/19/2016
Skipping careful analysis in discipline investigations is a bad idea.

Document each step of every investigation

05/13/2016
As soon as you hear a supervisor complain that an employee isn’t performing well, start keeping detailed records of your efforts to investigate.

5 legal ways you can monitor your employees

05/13/2016
There are fine legal lines to watch for when electronically monitoring employees.

False complaints? You must discipline

05/12/2016
Plenty of employees have lots of legal savvy—enough to believe that filing a complaint might amount to a “get out of jail free” card.

4 tips for responding to employee rants and raves

05/10/2016
Disciplinary and termination meetings are emotionally charged events that carry the potential for legal troubles.

Key to beating bias suits: Consistent discipline

05/03/2016
Make sure you equally and consistently punish all employees who break the same rules.

Appraising workers in alternative job arrangements

04/28/2016
Alternative work arrangements—flextime, permanent part-time, job-sharing, telecommuting—require managers to adapt in many ways. One of these, often overlooked, is performance appraisal. What's the best way to evaluate the work of someone who's working where you can't see them?

Snapshot: Where do we receive job-related training?

04/22/2016
There are a number of ways employers and employees pursue professional training.

The art of giving good instructions to employees

04/13/2016
The ability to give instructions is a vital skill for an HR pro or manager. And it is a skill—one you can learn and improve on. Here are some guidelines.

Robots will take over ... but my job will still exist

04/11/2016
Most believe robots will take over some jobs, just not theirs.

2 employees, 1 offense? Discipline equally

04/08/2016
When two employees are involved in the same misconduct, be sure to discipline both, otherwise you could have yourself a discrimination case.

Telecommuting policy needs to address tech

03/31/2016
Roughly a quarter of the U.S. workforce telecommutes at least occasionally. Attorney Jim Reidy outlines three issues your policy needs to cover.

Performance reviews: 20 questions for evaluating intangibles

03/16/2016
Make abstract qualities more concrete by answering “yes” or “no” to the following questions.

March Madness: Is work slump a slam dunk?

03/14/2016
The NCAA basketball tournament starts this week, which means plenty of your copier paper will soon be burned up to make bracket betting sheets. But, are there downsides to March Madness?
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