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Terminations

Quick quitting could be coming your way

11/29/2022
You’ve heard of “quiet quitting,” when employees perform the bare minimum required and clock out precisely when their workday ends. Well, you’ve got a new nightmare—quick quitting! That refers to a worker who leaves your employ within six months to a year.

Lay people off the right way—or face a whirlwind of lawsuits

11/22/2022
Layoffs are an unfortunate but sometimes necessary part of doing business. With high inflation and jitters over a recession, some companies have no choice but to make cuts. But there’s a right and wrong way to go about them.

Snapshot: High-tech, high layoffs

11/22/2022
The tech sector is not always a herald of larger economic trends, but the sheer number of people laid off during the first two weeks of November—about 20,000 employees—has staggered even seasoned HR managers.

Would you fire this employee?

11/17/2022
People can express their opinions, of course. But if the person is posting with the name of their employer and a title that indicates that they hold a senior office, their disparaging post could damage the entire company’s reputation.

Dismissal valid if based on “unprofessional” behavior

11/17/2022
East Carolina University dismissed a student with bipolar disorder from its master’s degree program. The student sued, alleging a violation of the ADA.

Conduct a self-audit before finalizing terminations

11/17/2022
There’s a compelling reason to conduct a routine HR office review of all employment decisions before they’re finalized. That way, your HR professionals can do their jobs and confirm that the decision is based on objective information and business necessity.

Snapshot: Great Resignation has resigned

11/08/2022
Fewer workers are quitting, and job listings are dropping (though they are still higher than pre-pandemic levels).

Women exit in record numbers

10/26/2022
Female leaders are leaving their companies at the highest rate in years, and the gap between male and female leaders leaving is the largest ever seen, according to Lean In’s 2022 Women in the Workplace Report.

Are you prepared for layoffs?

10/26/2022
Increasingly, workers who have sidelined themselves are returning to the labor market. This means new hires are more likely to come from legally protected groups, including those older than 40, the disabled and women with young children. Now is the time to prepare for inevitable layoffs in a way that doesn’t trap you in litigation.

Why so many HR employees are quitting

10/04/2022
New data from LinkedIn reveals a disturbing trend. As part of the Great Resignation, HR has the highest turnover of all job functions, with a quit rate of 15% over the last 12 months.