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Terminations

4 in 10 employees will seek new jobs this year

06/28/2022
Staff turnover will continue to trouble employers, new research from outplacement firm Robert Half shows. According to the company’s biannual Job Optimism Survey of more than 2,400 workers in the U.S., 41% of respondents said they are currently looking or plan to look for a new job in the second half of 2022.

Should you use written termination letters?

06/24/2022
While no federal law requires it, a few states do require employees to provide some notice of separation. But silence is not golden in terminations—it will only breed suspicion that the firing was unfair and possibly illegal. Even if it’s not required, termination letters can help prevent liability and create a clear paper trail in case you’re sued.

Can you fire employee for her Facebook post?

06/24/2022
American employees often think they have unfettered free-speech rights to say whatever they want (online or in-person) and it won’t have any impact on their employment. Not true. If employees say (or post) inappropriate, racist or obscene things—even in their free time—it can cost them their jobs.

7 reasons why employees disengage and quit

06/24/2022
Think of your employees as all sitting in the same rowboat. You like to think they’re all pulling hard on those oars together. But based on recent Gallup polling, only about a third of employees (34%) are busting their butts (actively engaged).

Quit rates and job openings hit record

05/26/2022
Here’s more proof of the white-hot labor market—and of job candidates’ bargaining power: U.S employers posted 11.5 million job openings in March and about 4.5 million Americans quit or changed jobs that month—both record highs.

Survey: Voluntary quits could jump 20% this year

05/03/2022
U.S. employee annual voluntary turnover is likely to jump nearly 20% this year, from a pre-pandemic annual average of 31.9 million employees quitting their jobs to 37.4 million quitting in 2022, according to a survey by the Gartner business advisory firm.

Layoffs: Check job-cut list for discrimination liability

04/28/2022
Any time you must lay off employees, carefully review the list of people who will lose their jobs. Reason: Reductions-in-force are magnets for discrimination lawsuits.

NLRB flexes muscle with reinstatement order

04/28/2022
The National Labor Relations Board, which enforces the National Labor Relations Act, is aggressively pursuing reinstatement as a remedy when it finds an employer has committed an unfair labor practice. That means more employers these days may have to take back workers they already fired. Ordering an employee’s reinstatement is an unusual step, but it could become more common.

Snapshot: Why workers quit before securing another job

04/05/2022
Many people quitting these days say it’s because their employers just don’t seem to care.

5 questions to ask yourself just seconds before you fire someone … and 5 to ask yourself just seconds before you hire someone

03/24/2022
Are you really sure you want to press that button just yet? Run a few things through your mind before picking up the phone … or making the long hard walk down the hallway.