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Employee Relations

Tenure in the 21st century: Employees are staying put

03/13/2015
Employee tenure—the average length of time someone has spent working continuously for the same employer—has risen steadily since the turn of the century.

Employee of Philly nonprofit confesses to killing boss

03/11/2015
A co-worker has confessed to shooting and killing the executive director of a Philadelphia nonprofit while she waited for her morning bus.

You hired them, now groom them

03/04/2015

Here’s a look at some of the most impactful ways you can tweak your onboarding to transform new hires into productive team members as quickly as possible.

Manager quiz: How effective is your team?

03/03/2015
Genuine teamwork in most organizations is as elusive as it’s ever been, says Patrick Lencioni in his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Take this quiz to see what is holding your team back from being in perfect harmony

Better late than never–if you have a good excuse

02/27/2015
Getting to work on time can be hard enough without the added obstacles imposed by bathroom mishaps, gas station stick-ups and, of course, bands of roving deer. The pollsters at CareerBuilder recently asked more than 2,100 hiring and HR managers for the most ridiculous excuses for tardiness they have heard.

Bright idea: Think outside the suggestion box

02/23/2015
Often, employees do have some great ideas. They just need the right way to deliver them to you.

Good records are your best defense in court

02/18/2015

Can you explain why you terminated one employee, but not another who committed a similar offense? Chances are, if you didn’t document specific behavior and provide concrete examples of poor performance, you won’t be able to explain it in court. Resolve to improve your system for documenting disciplinary actions now, before an unhappy former employee sues.

Safeway adds benefits for LGBT employees

02/17/2015
Safeway is making its support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and shoppers visible with some perks for workers and the communities where its grocery stores are located.

Even if criminal charges don’t hold up, it’s OK to discipline government worker

02/16/2015

When a government employee is arrested and charged with a crime related to her job, most public employers take some form of action—typically suspending the employee pending trial. If they are found guilty, they usually are terminated. Then the employee is entitled to “some sort of a hearing,” according to Supreme Court precedent. But what if criminal charges wind up being dropped?

It’s cheaper to retain employees than to replace them

02/12/2015
It’s clear that reducing employee turnover is a smart management strategy. Here are six ways to do that.