Employee burnout comprises a real challenge for employees and employers alike. But what creates the conditions for burnout? And how can employers help prevent it from happening in the first place?
Government employees enjoy more protection than employees of private-sector companies when it comes to speaking their minds about politics or other matters of public concern outside the workplace. A public employee may not be fired or disciplined for engaging in “constitutionally protected” speech.
When a person who is paid to edit the written words of others fails to edit his own words, his job may be in jeopardy.
English mentalist Tony Corinda once said, “Good timing is invisible. Bad timing sticks out a mile.”
Thanks to the #MeToo movement, more victims are feeling empowered to come forward about workplace sexual harassment, but according to a new CareerBuilder survey, the majority continue to keep quiet. Of those who have been sexually harassed, the majority (72%) did not report the incident and more than half (54%) did not confront the person […]
In yesterday’s Advisor we reviewed a few HR-related moments from Back to the Future: Part II to mark the date of Emmett “Doc” Brown and Marty McFly time-traveling to 2015. Today we address the moment in the movie most relevant to human resources—Future Marty’s termination via fax—and how, unlike the DeLorean, that just wouldn’t fly […]
Seen any viral videos lately? Maybe a more pertinent question is: Fired anyone over a viral video lately? Videos and other social media posts run the gamut from cute kittens to dancing wedding parties. Sometimes, though, they delve into more serious subjects and become statements on political and social issues — issues that can embarrass […]
You have several employees you’ve caught red-handed violating a company rule that your employee manual says may justify termination for a first offense. When questioned, one admits to the wrongdoing; the others deny it. Can you fire the employees who lied but retain the other employee with a lesser disciplinary measure? According to a recent […]
Some gay rights advocates are calling for “A Day Without a Gay” protest and boycott across the United States on Wednesday, December 10, to show opposition to California’s Proposition 8 and to show the power of the gay and lesbian community. Organizers are encouraging people to strike by “calling in gay” to work, taking the […]
by Jeff DeGraffenreid Recently, I met a plaintiff’s lawyer during a particularly expansive mediation. He was on the opposing side, and after we were through, I had the chance to sit down with him over a beer and pick his brain. I’d gone in with the notion that he was “in it for the money.” […]