In fall 2018, Dutch media personality and self-proclaimed “positivity trainer” Emile Ratelband garnered worldwide attention after petitioning a Dutch court to change his age by 20 years. Ratelband was born in 1949 and wanted to change his year of birth to 1969. Why not?
Firing someone is never a pleasant task, but it’s something that occasionally must be done. Let’s take a look at a few tips for doing it gracefully, legally, and safely.
The 6th Circuit recently focused on comments made by an employee’s former supervisor shortly before her termination, including ageist name-calling and comments about her retirement. The court held she produced sufficient evidence of discrimination to bring her case to trial.
Part of ordinary business operations involves letting employees go. How you let them go and, perhaps more importantly, how they feel about being let go can have a large impact on what happens next. You don’t have to be an expert to understand that when former employees feel their termination was unjust, they are far […]
Meet Montserrat Salvany Ferrer, VP of Human Resources at T-Systems North America. She was recently nominated for the 2019 Digital Female Leadership Award in the IT-Tech Category, offered by Global Digital Women. Montserrat is responsible for nearly 400 employees in the North American branch. She has 20 years of HR experience that she uses to […]
In a previous post, we discussed the findings of the second installment of Kronos’ Global Retail Absence survey, which analyzed responses from 800 retail managers across Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
According to the Society for Human Resource Management, the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics reported that participation in labor unions was down in 2016, especially in the private sector. And the cause for this is due to the ever-increasing responsiveness of human resource (HR) professionals and the positive employee relations they inspire in the […]
In a previous post, we reviewed a new approach to the process of terminating employees as discussed in an article for Harvard Business Review by David Siegel, who says he’s led three businesses, managed thousands of employees, and overseen hundreds of terminations.
Aside from some movie-character sadist bosses, few, if any, employers enjoy firing anyone. Obviously, however, it has to be done from time to time.
In a previous post, we discussed some of the most common causes of employee discipline in the workplace. Obviously, both managers/HR and employees want to avoid employee discipline. It’s not comfortable for anyone involved. But sometimes it’s necessary in order to maintain company standards, rules, and policies.