Romance may be in the air at your company, but passion can have its price. You might encounter million-dollar lawsuits, productivity drops and even an impact on profitability. Dating policies are one answer, but even they might not save your company from the turmoil of office love gone bad.Read More
How should HR reconcile the differing political opinions between management and employees? Management has implemented a policy of non-involvement in politics while half of the employees want to be actively involved.
A log-in glitch, compromised password, or lost network adapter can open a gaping hole in your company’s Wi-Fi defenses.Read More
This sample can give you ideas about what to include in a policy concerning wireless communication. It includes sections on encryption, enforcement and registration.Read More
Laptops have been freed from their wired connections, but they now carry a heightened risk of hacking and eavesdropping. Making employees take Wi-Fi policies seriously requires marketing--and maybe even a threat of consequences.Read More
I have an employee that has been with the company 11 years. The company changed hands one year ago. Since that time, there have been policy changes. Under the old owner, the employee was given special privileges, such as special hours and other considerations. The new owner is unwilling to do this and it continues to be a cause of contention. If she doesn’t get her way, she pouts and complains to other employees. She continually implies we are discriminating against her because of her heritage and continues to make life uncomfortable.
Her work performance is acceptable. The legal issues are one thing, but otherwise, do you have any suggestions from an HR point of view?
In this author’s opinion, business leaders can learn the reason for nepotism policies by looking at the laundry list of scandals in college sports.Read More
We have a sales person who just started selling, and her contacts will be in the health industry. The problem is she reeks of smoke. This is unprofessional, but especially in the sales arena. How should I approach this issue?
Sample policies for retaining, deleting, and otherwise managing a company’s electronic mail.Read More
You've probably seen a coworker with mounds of used tissues on his desk, sweating profusely and responding "I'm fine" when people inquire about his health. In this opinion column, psychologist Kenneth Siegel says the coming-to-work-sick phenomenon has gone too far, and that sick days should be abolished altogether.Read More