Tag: feedback

Communication and Conflict Resolution Within Teams

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.

Awake at Work: 35 Practical Buddhist Principles for Discovering Clarity and Balance in the Midst of Work’s Chaos

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 […]

The Worst Job Interview Questions Ever

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.

The Set-Up-to-Fail Syndrome: How Good Managers Cause Great People to Fail

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 […]

Hiring: Do We Really Need an At-Will Statement in All Employee Documents?

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 […]