Holiday Party or HR Nightmare?

Thursday, 22 December 2016 10:55

“It’s just a party where our staff can let their hair down! Don’t take it so seriously! The hot tub will be fine.”

Not long ago that was the holiday party sentiment. Companies wanted a festive atmosphere where the employees and management could get together socially and enjoy each other.

Management and Mini-Golf

Friday, 18 November 2016 11:00

I’ve never been much of a golfer. I remember my dad telling me he wished he had played more golf. So a few years ago when I drove past a mini-golf course on the way to pick up him from summer camp, I decided I was going to surprise my son with a quick 18 holes.

How To Fire An Employee

Thursday, 29 September 2016 12:12

“You’re fired!”  Those words became a joke when they were shouted on a popular reality TV show.  The reality is, however, that when you fire an employee, it has enormous impact.  Firing someone cannot be taken lightly.  Not only does it have a financial and emotional impact on the employee and their

Many times when managers come to HR professionals and say they want to terminate an employee, HR asks if they have any documentation about the issue.  That is typically when management rolls their eyes and grumbles something under their breath about HR being difficult and always saying “no”.

How To Fire An Employee – Part II

Friday, 29 July 2016 12:27

Last week I talked about how to terminate an employee in my blog How To Fire An Employee.  This week, I want to cover the logistical steps to take after you have had the termination conversation with the employee.

To Review or Not Review...Why Is That The Question?

The great HR debate has resurfaced. Should a company conduct formal employee performance reviews or should they provide employees with on-going feedback? Many are opting to do away with the formal reviews and develop a system of on-going feedback instead. I have to say I have never understood what the fuss is all about. Why do you have to choose?

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