Supervisors should provide ongoing feedback to employees and meet individually with them 3 times a year to coach them on performance, says Trevor Throness, author of The Power of People Skills.
Here’s typical documentation, says attorney Allison West: “I talked to Steve about what you wanted me to, and it went well.” This fails in so many ways, says West (No date, no issue, which Steve, no result, and so on.) Today we’ll hear more from West on documentation.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a rule under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) several years ago that made substantial changes to the minimum wage and overtime protections for the many domestic service workers who enable individuals with disabilities and the elderly to continue to live independently in their homes and participate in […]
by Dan Oswald Last month, BLR was involved in a merger that resulted in a new company with four business units being established. The combined company, Simplify Compliance, serves HR, safety, and environmental professionals as well as the healthcare, telecommunications, and financial services industries. As we start 2017 with a newly constituted executive team, I […]
We have a team member who is currently on an intermittent leave certified at up to 12 days per month. Her scheduled hours are Monday through Friday, 8 hours per day. She misses her maximum amount of days every month. Is there some sort of threshold that we can refer to when it comes to […]
Getting the right person in the right job is obviously a crucial component of successful talent management. But is there a measurable way to know how often the organization meets this goal?
In yesterday’s Advisor, Featured Consultant Joseph DiMisa warned against a $2-million mistake—hiring the wrong salesperson. Today, we discuss how he addressed a sales force turnover problem.
No secret, technologies are having a tremendous impact on HR. For some guidance on this trend, we turned to BLR’s recently-published HR Playbook: HR’s Game Plan for the Future.
Performance appraisals—everyone does them, but few think their approach is optimal. What’s happening with appraisals in the real world? What are your competitors up to? Help us find out! Please participate in our brief survey and see how what you are doing stacks up against what other successful companies are doing. We’ll get answers […]
With any investment, you want ROI, and it’s no different for your people, says Dr. B. Lynn Ware, but a lot of employers have trouble appraising performance when there aren’t convenient metrics.