It is much easier to not ruffle any feathers with your staff by treating everyone exactly the same regardless of the circumstances isn’t it? After all, managing with a fair and equitable hand is a best management practice. Strong managers have to be a stickler when it comes to company policy and general practice and […]
Here’s a timely article given the Edward Snowden debacle around data leaks from the desk of Fisher & Phillips on the importance of protecting employee data; in this case for companies with international ties. Yes, the article focuses on international employee data, but the topic of general data protection needs to be on the forefront […]
What is the Family Medical Leave Act and why is it important? The Family Medical Leave Act, also known as FMLA is a law enacted in1993 which states that qualified employees have the right to access an unpaid leave for a total of up to 12 weeks during any 12-month period, and in some circumstances, […]
From chronic absences to poor decision making, drug and alcohol use in the workplace can take its toll on small business owners—in time, money, and morale. If you don’t think workplace substance abuse happens in your business, you may want to reconsider.
It’s the one form of hiring discrimination that seems to be the hardest to overcome. I once heard someone liken being disabled with being an “invisible minority”. During this episode of Employee Hiring and Managing Tips hiring series, I discuss the “elephant in the room”. Read the transcript Watch the video
I’ve worked with dozens of supervisors over the last several years and have found the five traits that follow to be consistent behaviors with those supervisors whom I considered to be the cream of the crop. These are the leaders who consistently receive high praise and respect…
This special podcast episode features Asher Adelman, the Founder of Ebosswatch.com. Asher started Ebosswatch based on his own very unpleasant experience as an employee. In the interview, Asher shares the story behind the development of Ebosswatch, a website where employees can rate their current or past bosses– similar to a performance review for bosses! Learn […]
Workplace diversity refers to the variety of differences between people in an organization. That sounds simple, but diversity encompasses race, gender, ethnic group, age, personality, cognitive style, tenure, organizational function, education, background and more.
The article, “Out Of Work Job Applicants Told Unemployed Need Not Apply” is all the buzz for those who have seen it in HR circles. It was even shared in an HR group that I’m a member of on Linked In. I read the article. It describes how companies are posting job listings with the caveat…
If you’re a manager looking for tips on how to handle difficult employees, you’ll want to read a very interesting and timely blog post on office bullying. The article delves into the varied consequences for businesses that don’t address workplace bullying. Great advice on why you don’t want to ignore…