Employee Discipline

One of the least favorite things to do as a supervisor is to discipline an employee. No one likes to confront another person, but sometimes we have to. You might be tempted to ignore a problem, but if you do so it will just get worse. In addition, by not providing correction, you are being …

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Should I have an At-Will Employment Policy?

At-will employment is often misunderstood by both employers and employees.  The idea of "at-will" is that employment can be terminated at any time (with or without reason) by either the employer or the employee.  If not explained correctly, an At-Will policy can make employees feel like they are not valued; that the organization does not want to commit …

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How can a church HR consultant help?

How can an HR consultant help your church?  There are many areas where a consultant can be of help : 1. Hiring and Firing 2. Employee Policies 3. Employee Relations Hiring and Firing help:  An HR consultant can help your church with developing interviewing and hiring forms, training supervisors on hiring and firing skills, and creating …

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How can a small business consultant help?

How can a HR consultant help your small business?  There are many areas where a consultant can be of help : 1. Hiring and Firing 2. Employee Policies 3. Employee Relations Hiring and Firing help:  An HR consultant can help your small business with developing interviewing and hiring forms, training supervisors on hiring and firing …

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How do you handle employee drug abuse?

Do you have a "Charlie Sheen" working for you?  Recently, famous actor Charlie Sheen made headlines for his alleged drug abuse, odd behavior, and legal problems.  His very public rants against his employer included verbal attacks, lawsuit threats, and bizarre accusations.  The result?  Shows were cancelled, dozens of people were laid off, and bad publicity …

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Do I need an At-Will Employment policy?

At-will employment is often misunderstood by both employers and employees.  The idea of "at-will" is that employment can be terminated at any time (with or without reason) by either the employer or the employee.  If not explained correctly, an At-Will policy can make employees feel like they are not valued; that the organization does not want to …

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Can you fire an employee for Facebook remarks?

Can you discipline or fire an employee who makes bad comments on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media site?  Recently, the National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against American Medical Response of Connecticut, alleging that they fired an employee for the disparaging remarks she made on Facebook while on her own time.  The NLRB alleges …

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