Did you know that there are employers who are refusing to hire overweight applicants because they consider these applicants to be a health risk? Or that there have been employees that have been fired because they cannot keep up with company mandated rules regarding what is deemed to be a healthy weight? From the overweight […]
Handling Difficult Workplace Issues: How to Terminate an Employee
“You’re fired.” On Donald Trump’s reality show, he simply utters the words and the contestant says a polite “Thank you, Mr. Trump” before leaving. But if you’re a supervisor, you know that real-life terminations don’t often work like that. There may be tears, accusations, and, in the very worst and rare cases, violence. But when […]
Dealing With Conflict in the Workplace: Managing Difficult People and Workplace Issues
Based on my consultations with supervisors at all levels, supervisors dislike dealing with conflict and difficult workplace issues more than just about any other aspects of their jobs. How do you learn to deal with a variety of difficult employee issues in a way that doesn’t make a bad situation even worse?
The Business Consequences of Workplace Bullying
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…
Animals and Kids: Do They Belong In The Workplace?
Kids and pets. You’ve gotta love ‘em! I’ve consulted with supervisors and their employees on a variety of workplace issues for more years than I care to admit. Several companies later, I’ve learned that each business has its own unique set of workplace challenges and issues,…