Do your employees understand the importance of maintaining good communication when working within a team? Do they have the tools to resolve conflicts to maintain progress? Here is some helpful information to convey to your employees that will help facilitate effective cooperation and teamwork.
Employment law attorney Micheal Maslanka reviews Michael Carroll’s book Awake at Work: 35 Practical Buddhist Principles for Discovering Clarity and Balance in the Midst of Work’s Chaos. Maslanka offers a solution from a Harvard Business Review blog post for the problem of idiot compassion that Carroll identifies in the book. In Awake at Work: 35 […]
Yesterday, we featured 6 of consultant Jon Gordon’s tips for reenergizing employees. Today, we’ll look at 3 more of his suggestions.
Every workplace has them: Those bad-apple employees who spoil the whole barrel.
A while back, we asked readers to send in some “horror show” examples of bad interview questions — and oh, the response we got! Here are some of our favorites, along with commentary from those who submitted them.
Your managers are busy. They have a ton of duties to juggle, only one of which is instructing and giving feedback to employees. And often, it’s the same feedback over and over again.
Employment law attorney Michael Maslanka reviews the book The Set-Up-to-Fail Syndrome: How Good Managers Cause Great People to Fail by J.ean-Francois Manzoni and Jean-Louis Barsouxtalks. Review offers tips for helping supervisors talk to and communicate with employees. Practicing law has taught me a lot, and here’s something that proves true again and again: Real influence […]
We have an “aggressive” employee who seems to make her co-workers uncomfortable by loudly criticizing them; we think we have a bully on our staff. Is workplace bullying illegal? Do you have any tips for us to recognize and prevent bullying at work? Thanks. — Sara R., Oakland Bullying exists on school playgrounds, but […]
I think that all documentation should be kept in the HR department, but supervisors like to have copies for their desk files. What are the pitfalls of allowing supervisors to keep employee files at their desks? What practices can you recommend?— Stanley, HR Manager in Santa Barbara
We are in the process of reworking all of our selection and hiring paperwork. I’m trying to insist on strong at-will language throughout, from application to offer letter to handbook. But our management is trying to improve retention and wants to brand the company as “a great place to work.” They think the at-will language […]