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Employee Relations

Employers rethinking performance appraisals

01/20/2019
The performance review is getting a makeover, suggests new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam.

Out of the doldrums: How to reignite your employees’ passion

01/11/2019
Just as partners benefit from checking with one another to gauge fulfillment levels and figure out how to grow together, managers who take an interest in maintaining a passionate staff reap great rewards.

Take care when disciplining whistleblowers

01/10/2019
An employer must show it would have taken the same action against an employee even if he had not blown the whistle.

Track each supervisor’s disciplinary patterns

01/03/2019
Discrimination is often manifested by individual acts, not a systemic, organization-wide problem. That makes it important to track discipline by supervisor.

What is our obligation to warn about medical providers who are on probation?

12/22/2018
Q. We are a small medical practice. I heard that if one of our providers is subject to probation by their licensing boards, we must warn patients. Is this true?

Do this first to resolve conflict

12/21/2018
When you must mediate a conflict between co-workers or employees, before you do anything else, first decide if it is hot or cold.

Fed calls ‘ghosting’ a real economic factor

12/18/2018
It’s official: In today’s tight labor market, “ghosting” is a genuine staffing issue affecting employers, and it could become a drag on the economy.

Stop a crime, lose your job

12/18/2018
A CVS clerk and a pharmacist in Indiana have been fired for tackling and detaining a man who tried to steal oxycodone and then assaulted the pharmacist.

Years later, termination records still win cases

12/12/2018
There’s a good reason to retain the employment records of poor performers. In fact, the argument can be made that you should keep those records indefinitely.

Keep It Legal: January ’19

12/11/2018
Employee won’t sign? Never forge a signature.