Will the economy slow down? Will yet another industry get disrupted? Will robots finally take over the world? There are many unknowns when it comes to 2020, but one thing is certain: Managers will matter more than ever.
A subordinate delivers a work product that’s closer to a rough draft rather than a final product and leaves insufficient time to revise it before the external deadline. When a crucial deliverable is missing, people from multiple teams point fingers, and a new employee is surprised to see negative comments on her performance review, as […]
It’s the payroll department’s biggest headache: how to determine whether to comply with a new writ of garnishment for an employee who is already paying child support. A recent Wyoming Supreme Court opinion brings a little bit of clarity to the situation.
Word of mouth is a great way to learn about the latest training trends and events, and when our peers speak highly of something, we’re more inclined to trust their judgment.
A new Iowa state law limiting employers’ liability for negligent hiring is set to take effect July 1.
Imagine this: Two individuals start a job at the same time. Quickly, management recognizes one employee’s hard work and dedication and promotes her. In a short time, the employee ascending the corporate ladder becomes the superior of the employee with whom she had onboarded. The nonpromoted employee becomes jealous and resentful. To this employee, there […]
Are your severance agreements up to snuff? Here we will look at the answers to two questions about severance agreements. First, once an employee signs and takes the money, that’s the end of that, right? Second, should you always give severance pay to an employee that is getting fired or laid off? David B. Monks, […]
If I asked whether a manager can demand solid job performance from an employee who reported or witnessed alleged acts of harassment, we would all say yes. If I asked whether a manager could threaten or retaliate against that employee, we’d all reply with an emphatic no. We’ve all been presented with scenarios that lead […]
The financial case for workplace diversity continues to be made across the business landscape with many companies committing significant amounts of capital to building an inclusive culture, but few executives today actually know what it should look like. Ethnically diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform the national median and average 24% higher year-over-year […]
It goes without saying that every organization is on a mission to find its peak of efficiency and employee productivity. Turning to automation is undoubtedly a necessary step in reaching that point.