From the Archive: The DNA of HR Decisions: Why Documentation is Important

I presented a webinar yesterday on the importance of documentation. It reminded me of this post. Recently in Georgia, a man was executed. There were many claims that he was innocent, the courts did not agree. My purpose here is not to discuss this, I make this statement as a prelude to my observation of …

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This is what a DOL Review begins with.

  Some of you may have been through a DOL review before so this will be old hat. Hopefully you have not been. If you have not it may just be a matter of time. The DOL is getting very, very active and they appear to be as interested in small companies as they are …

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Hire Slow, Fire Fast: Revisted

  It is best to “Fire Fast” I was reading an article written by my friend and blogging attorney Jon Hyman where he related a story of an organization that allowed a poor performing employee to go SEVEN years before they terminated him. Naturally the employee figured out what was happening and claimed sexual harassment …

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In HR and Management Opinions Can Get You in Trouble

I am certain it is no shock to anyone that having an opinion and expressing it can get you in trouble. It has happened to most, if not all of us, at some time. As a result of that experience many people avoid expressing their opinions to avoid conflict while others embrace the conflict and …

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How to Document for the “Dreaded” Performance Evaluation

My experience has been that both managers and employees hate the “dreaded” performance evaluation. Employees hate it because they are often blindsided by something they did not even know was important. Managers typically hate it because they have to make a public judgment about an employee and often DO NOT have the documentation necessary to …

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