Discipline

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Have you ever experienced a manager who has gone rogue and potentially set the company up for liability?  If so, this situation might sound familiar to you. An employee was called into her manager’s office.  The manager informed her that he had heard a rumor that she was taking medication and believed […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker A recent HR Hotline call brought up an issue we see quite frequently: termination of an employee where poor performance has not been documented. Of course, in these situations, things are always more complicated than they first appear. This was the case in this recent HR Hotline call. Company recently rehired an […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Sometimes an employee may become uncharacteristically difficult to work with because he/she is coping with a stressful personal matter.  Sometimes you hire an employee who is difficult to work with from the start and remains that way through the course of his/her employment. So, what do you do if this particularly difficult […]

ETHICS AND WORKPLACE VIOLENCE: A BALANCE

Motivation is the underlying drive of individuals to accomplish tasks and goals, but the question is, how do you get your employees motivated? There are many factors that can influence employee motivation including the organization’s internal structure, the integrity of your company’s operations, and the company culture as a whole. In the workplace, it is integral to motivate […]

Employee Discipline and Termination

One of the hardest parts of holding a managerial or CEO position is have the responsibility to discipline, and possibly terminate, an employee. Employee performance is almost always a hard conversation, because there is always room for improvement, raises, praises, but with that comes harsh lessons for some, issues with retention, and possibly a convoluted […]

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