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How Do We Overcome the Perception of Favoritism?

November 16, 2011
I am a manager who has created a situation of perceived favoritism among my staff. I hired a new employee who happens to be a friend. I made the mistake of putting forth a work-improvement suggestion made by the new employee. She and I have been suffering the backlash ever since. How do I go about repairing this fiasco? —Oops, office manager, government, Long Beach, California
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Dear Workforce What Do I Do About the Owner’s Daughter

September 7, 2011
Our president and owner recently hired his 20-something daughter to work in the firm doing clerical work. Although she has no experience in our field, she recently began threatening several employees with their jobs. How should I approach the daughter/owner about the situation?
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