Tag: professionalism

How to Teach the Basics of Professionalism

HR professionals have probably seen it all, including those employees that come off as less than professional. Their unprofessional behavior might have no bearing on their skills and knowledge, but you might not put them in front of a customer. Luckily, a skill like being professional can be taught.

Five Factors of Professionalism—How Many Do You Possess?

A common criticism of managers around the country is a perceived lack of professionalism among employees. As Pamela Eyring writes for the Association for Talent Development (ATD), “In today’s fiercely competitive marketplace, the principles of professionalism are what distinguishes individuals and companies from their competitors. Understanding the fundamentals of business protocol and professional etiquette is more important […]

NLRB General Counsel issues guidance on lawful handbook policies

by Lisa Berg Nonunion employers often believe they don’t have to worry about decisions from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Well, think again! On March 15, 2015, NLRB General Counsel Richard F. Griffin issued a 30-page memo (Memorandum GC 15-04) that provides guidance on handbook policies the NLRB considers unlawful. The memo focuses on […]