How to Turn a New Company Policy from Negative to Positive

HR Bartender

For the first time, Kronos was named one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For according to global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work. Employees like time off. You would think that any benefit that gives employees more time off would be met with cheers and adoration. I recently had the chance to hear about how Kronos rolled out their open time off policy and I thought you would find it interesting. myTime: An “Open” Vacation Policy.

An Open Letter to HR on Policies, Regulating, and Training (10 years later)

UpstartHR

I attended a supervisor training where we spent two whole days listening to people whose favorite phrases were don’t do this and don’t do that. Why aren’t we giving our people lessons on coaching and leadership in addition to the rest of that stuff?

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employee lied about coronavirus to get time off work, coworker sprayed Lysol at me, and more

Ask a Manager

She was given two weeks of paid time off. Policy is not to ask for doctor’s notes or documentation for time off for illness or bereavement unless it is extreme circumstances. But he’s continued to say it and is insisting that I tell him the day, venue, and time.

The importance of mentoring (and how to find your own)

Thrive Global

I had the huge privilege of attending The Diana Award ceremony a few months ago. They use the example of a teacher, but technically anyone can be a teacher provided they have the necessary experience and are willing to devote their time to teach, guide, and inspire their mentee.

10 Minor Mistakes That Can Get an Employer into Big Trouble

FingerCheck

Failing to timely pay a dismissed employee. Dismissed employees have the right to file a wage complaint if their employer fails to provide timely payment of wages (regular pay, overtime wages, and vacation pay included). Failure to keep timely records.

Faking an Illness

Workplace Coach

After I stopped one of our exempt employees from what I considered a paid time off (PTO) scam in which she repeatedly worked an hour or two a day when on personal leave and claimed full day pay so she didn’t need to deduct the day from her PTO, she acted personally affronted. Boyle’s scam enables her to work from home, work part-time, attend regular doctor appointments and take paid administrative leave that didn’t subtract from her sick leave balance.

3 Reasons Physical Offices & Face-to-Face Meetings Are Not Going Away

Workplace Psychology

The traditional, physical office is not going away any time soon despite advances in technology allowing people to work remotely , either at a home office, coworking space, virtual office, or another remote location (such as a coffee shop, library, or bookstore).

So You’ve Been Called Out On A Big Lie At Work. Here’s What You Should Do Next.

Workplace Coach

After I stopped one of our exempt employees from what I considered a paid time off (PTO) scam in which she repeatedly worked an hour or two a day when on personal leave and claimed full day pay so she didn’t need to deduct the day from her PTO, she acted personally affronted. Boyle’s scam enables her to work from home, work part-time, attend regular doctor appointments and take paid administrative leave that didn’t subtract from her sick leave balance.

coworker is bringing daily gifts to our team lead, coaching a combative employee, and more

Ask a Manager

She’s had documented attendance and performance issues and has been placed on a PIP. Considering the timing of when the gift was given, it’s likely she hasn’t since it was late on a Friday night when all the department managers were gone for the week. Coaching a combative, negative employee. She has an us vs them mentality when it comes to management and often times takes a combative approach when discussing employee issues, policy changes, updates, or general feedback.

More Tips for Artfully Handling Bereavement Leave

HR Daily Advisor

Today we will discuss a few more tips for handling these policies with grace. Be sure your bereavement leave policy explains who is eligible for this type of leave and how much paid leave time will be available. For immediate family members, more time is usually granted.

HR documentation: A step-by-step guide

Insperity

When creating written evidence to support your decisions and policies, your goal is to be credible, fair and consistent. During this time, it’s a good idea to also ask new hires to sign a detailed job description listing their title and responsibilities to avoid any ambiguities later on.

2016 Health and Wellness Survey Results

HR Daily Advisor

Health coach.”. Time off for exercise.”. Telephonic health coaching. In-person health coaching. Health coaching.”. The telephonic and online coaching with our wellness vendor.”. Food for Life classes are well attended and very popular.”.

Traveling During a Pandemic: The Customer Experience is Anything But Consistent

Root

Because of my rigorous travel schedule, I spend a lot of time interacting with the frontline folks in the travel and hospitality industry. For the first time in my career, I booked a first-class ticket. I usually get upgraded because of my status, but I didn’t want to risk being in a tightly packed coach seat for this trip. As a result, flight attendants have yet another responsibility – mask patrol.

Traveling During a Pandemic: The Customer Experience is Anything But Consistent

Root

Because of my rigorous travel schedule, I spend a lot of time interacting with the frontline folks in the travel and hospitality industry. For the first time in my career, I booked a first-class ticket. I usually get upgraded because of my status, but I didn’t want to risk being in a tightly packed coach seat for this trip. As a result, flight attendants have yet another responsibility – mask patrol.

Alcoholism and ADA: former USC coach Steve Sarkisian files suit over his termination

Ohio Employer's Law

On October 12, USC fired its head football coach, Steve Sarkisian. Q: May an employer discipline an employee who violates a workplace policy that prohibits the use of alcohol in the workplace?

Do You, or Your Company, Screw Up Meetings?

HR Ringleader

It’s made the social media rounds, but was still good for a laugh one more time. Here are just a few: Employees don’t have time to get their other work done. ” All the time! Speaking of time… it doesn’t end when it’s over.

8 Best Practices for Managing the Late Employee

Tandem HR

Everyone gets stuck in traffic, misses an alarm, or has a childcare issue from time to time. Make sure your attendance policy is in your employee handbook. Your employee handbook is the perfect location for this policy. BLOG HR support management coaching

Is the Modern Workplace Killing Us? (Part 2)

HR Daily Advisor

They can’t pick up their kids from school on time or attend their nighttime class to get promoted because of their work schedules and conditions. They will be able to work when they’re not distracted by their other personal commitments or an arbitrary time on a clock.

Employee Performance: The 6 Influence Areas

HR Bartender

And we spend a lot of time talking about how to achieve higher levels of employee performance via manager one-on-one meetings, coaching sessions, and career development. Not only policies, procedures, and guidelines, but organizational structure.

Providing outplacement to laid-off employees: 5 perks and 5 pitfalls

Insperity

They might help prepare a script or even attend the termination meeting. One-on-one coaching. Especially if employees have been there for a long time, you may feel your company has a moral obligation to help them find new paths. Set a deadline to begin services within a month, or some other agreed-upon time frame, after termination. Setting a rule or policy around what you will offer. Policies and procedures

6 Steps You Need to Take Before Terminating an Employee for Poor Performance

Insperity

You don’t have time to babysit, and constant errors are affecting your team’s credibility. Moreover, it’s best to give employees plenty of time to improve, and give them the tools needed to get there. I know what you’re thinking – documentation takes time. Time you don’t have. Additionally, your progressive discipline policy should already be established, outlining how corrective action and termination should take place should you need to go there.

How to teach employees professionalism in the workplace

Insperity

Develop a robust “feedback culture” focused on delivering timely and accurate constructive criticism – from both managers and peers – when employees exhibit unprofessional behaviors. Offer training centered on developing communication and interpersonal skills, as well as one-on-one coaching.

Poor Performance Review May Stop Job Transfer – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

I did not receive a written appraisal at that time. We also don’t know what the company policy is regarding transfers. For example, let’s say an employee has an attendance issue. The employee’s current manager has coached them on this issue.

The Pitfalls of Telecommuting

Workplace Psychology

The reality, however, is that it requires a great deal of structure, time management and commitment, as well as an understanding of telecommuting’s disadvantages on the part of the person telecommuting so that s/he can get work done.

10 Tips For Throwing A Successful Holiday Office Party

Insperity

The holidays are a fun time of year to show your employees that they’re appreciated and boost company morale. Marketing expert and blogger Shannon Mouton advises managers to make it easy for employees to attend by choosing a nearby venue. Attendance. Make it clear whether attendance is expected or is truly voluntary. This can help reduce anxiety among employees who cannot or do not wish to attend. Company policy. Policies and Procedures

Prevent Workplace Theft

ExactHire HR Trends

In this scenario, a poor hiring decision can be overcome through employee training or coaching. However, other times a bad hiring decision reveals itself in ways completely separate from employee performance. Time Theft: using company time to conduct personal business.

How to train your successor

Insperity

The exact timing depends on how much time there is before the transition. Whenever you name your successor, it’s time to put a training plan into practice. The exact goals will vary by how much time you have and what your successor needs to learn. Time management skills.

How to Shape the Future of Work NOW

Jason Lauritsen

Every time I sit down in front of my keyboard, I feel conflicted. It’s a conversation about our opportunity to change the very nature of work through this moment in time. In addition, the consequences of not attending to these issues are highly visible.

Sold Out: A Lesson on Event Content (and the Future of HR)

UpstartHR

This summer at SHRM I was looking through the sessions in the app in an attempt to figure out which I wanted to attend, and I saw this one right up front. Policies vs. Actual Contributions I’ve always had a love/hate relationship (mostly hate) with policies.

A Day in the Life of a Human Resources Director (HRD)

UpstartHR

This is another installment in our “Day in the Life” series, this time focusing on the HR directors out there.

94 Example Performance Review Phrases for Common Skills and Competencies

EmployeeConnect

As this can be a nerve-wracking time for employees, it is vital that those conducting the performance review do so in a comprehensive and positive way. Goals and outlooks As many businesses are very busy, there sometimes isn’t enough time to check in with all of your employees on a personal basis. Take the time during a performance review to set out some personal goals with the employee and talk about their role in the wider scheme.

When intelligent tools don’t see what matters

HRExecutive

Studying Sam’s attendance, Carmen noticed an interesting pattern. As she was making a note to follow up with Sam on this pattern, her automated coach popped up on her desktop screen. But, when that didn’t work, his kids were fending for themselves for the first time.

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The Chatbot & AI Apocalypse: Is it as Bad as You Think?

CakeHR

It is the continuous obligation of economic policy to match increases in productive potential with increases in purchasing power and demand ”. Is this time different? Let’s assume you work for the sales department of a large and thriving SaaS company.

6 Questions That Will Help Improve Your Meetings

Thrive Global

There’s a reason no one likes attending your meetings! They’re boring, repetitive, and often times irrelevant. Most companies hold more meetings than they actually should, and the meetings they do hold often times aren’t as useful as they could be.

Firing Employee Who Made Threats: Opposition Isn’t Always Protected

HR Daily Advisor

A black female employee had 5 years’ tenure with her employer when she began having serious attendance problems. She was repeatedly coached, counseled, disciplined, and suspended for tardiness and unexcused absences. Reliance on Personnel Policies Protected Employer.

How to Engage Employees When Back to Work this September (6 Tips)

Digital HR Tech

It’s back to work time and some employees will be dragging their heels back into the office – with fading tans and even less motivation. 70% of employees start searching for a new job around this time, spurred on after taking a break from their usual routine.

13 employee development tactics every manager can take advantage of today

HR Morning

If your managers spend most of their time looking for failures, they will find them and the work environment will reflect that. By providing opportunities for employees to attend classes and seminars — which is at the core of employee development — they’ll grow their skill sets.

Interview Series – Career Experts – Tammy Gooler Loeb

Career Metis

In this interview series, we caught up with Tammy Gooler Loeb from Tammy Gooler Loeb Coaching & Consulting , who shares her expertise and insights about job search, career change, etc.

6 Steps You Need to Take Before Terminating an Employee for Poor Performance

Insperity

You don’t have time to babysit, and constant errors are affecting your team’s credibility. Moreover, it’s best to give employees plenty of time to improve, and give them the tools needed to get there. I know what you’re thinking – documentation takes time.

Beyond Meditation: How Leaders Can Put Mindfulness into Action

Julie Winkle Giulioni

People aren’t paying attention to what they’re doing 46.9% of the time according to research by psychologists Matthew A. hours each day checking email, up to a remarkable average of 288 times each day. Do a little experiment the next time you speak with someone.