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Employers rethinking performance appraisals

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

Count errors to make a solid case for discipline

01/16/2019
If it’s possible, quantify any mistakes employees make. For example, if you can count specific errors, track the number.

When it comes to discipline, details matter

01/16/2019
Smart employers are ready to counter charges of discrimination with details about the underlying reasons for discipline.

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.

Document why you had to discipline difficult employees

01/08/2019
Some employees are competent but disruptive. At some point, you must decide: Is she worth keeping or is it time to terminate her? When making that decision, be sure to carefully document the disruptive behavior and which workplace rules she’s violating.

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.