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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 2015 Performance Management Survey Is In!

HR Daily Advisor

Coaching discussions on a semiregular basis. Attendance awards. The top five factors used when evaluating nonexempt performance include job knowledge (76.6%), quality of work (74.6%), attitude/cooperation (68.8%), communication skills (67.7%), and attendance/punctuality (65.2%).

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.

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.”.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

13 Tips for #SHRM17 Conference Attendees

HR Bartender

Plan your schedule but save some time for impromptu meetings. If you’re a scheduling freak like me, I block off free time to use for last minute coffee meetings (or sneaking off to Café du Monde! ). Works every time.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Paying non-exempt employees: How well do you know the rules?

Insperity

Since he’s a non-exempt employee, he will be paid an additional 16 hours of pay for his travel time. When and how to pay non-exempt employees for training, travel time, overtime and on-call time can be confusing. On-call time. If employees go to a lecture, meeting or training program , you’re not required to pay them if all of the following four criteria are met: They’re attending training outside of their normal working hours.

On Absenteeism and Due Dates

True Faith HR

Not only do students suffer in their performance by missing class, but it creates more work for me in terms of time grading poor answers on exams. Students may have legitimate reasons for being absent; as a result, my policy takes into account three situations: Homework assignments, exams, or computer work will not be accepted after the dates and times when due except from those persons: (1) who must attend a required school-sanctioned event (varsity sports, concert, etc.),

10 Employee Benefits Stats You Can’t Ignore In 2020

PlanSource

When’s the last time you evaluated and revamped your employee benefits? It might be time for a refresh. It’s no secret that employees are spending less and less time shopping for and enrolling in their benefits. 72% of employees are interested in an unlimited PTO policy.

9 Crucial Rules to Remember When Having Difficult Conversations with Employees

Insperity

Whether it’s a performance issue or employees feuding , there comes a time when leaders must break the silence. Remember that as a business leader, you’re also a coach. It’s important to document conflicts and have policies in place for certain situations. For example, if you have an employee who is frequently late to work, make sure you have a clear attendance policy. This is important, have them read and sign off on the policy.

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.

4 Must-Have Roles for a Winning Communications Team Structure

Bonfyre

Some suggested roles require less time commitment than others; you can delegate these tasks to managers or others without the need for a new hire. Communications team structure starts with a great coach. Every great team starts with an active coach.

How Can HR Combat Workplace Bullying?

HR Daily Advisor

For tactical strategies to reduce the risk of security breaches, workplace violence, and legal liabilities, attend Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium 2017 , the nation’s leading workplace violence prevention conference.