Whether your boss is in HR or she’s the person running the entire show, all bosses need some straight talk sometimes from their HR pros before an oversight or blind spot mortally wounds them.
We are a small metal fabrication shop that has been in business for 14 years. Most of our staff has been with us for about six to eight years. These people were trained by us and have excellent benefits. We now have to relocate our company to accommodate business growth. This relocation is about 35 miles from where we are currently located. We decided to be open with employees and announced our relocation plans. We asked for interest as to who would go to the new site with us. We were surprised to discover there were very few takers outside of management. Any suggestions as to how to we could “sweeten the pot” to get more followers?
The San Diego Zoological Society, which employs 2,600 people, this year introduced an employee performance management system whose ratings will determine managers’ pay raises. It’s part of an emphasis on employee accountability outlined in the organization’s strategic plan.
A sample survey that could give you a feel for the type of rewards and type of recognition that your employees desire.
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The Net Kids are the latest entrants into Corporate America and were raised in the Information Age. They will test HR’s capacity for cultural change.
Be prepared for all contingencies with a disaster plan.
Zero tolerance is all the rage. But dealing with workplace problems requires more than rhetoric. It’s about crafting an effective policy and putting all the pieces in place to make it work.
Religious holidays, philosophies and clothing are all protected to some extent under Title VII. It’s important for employers to get some legal advice on these issues.