Formula for Disaster: Bad Union + Bad HR = Bad Employee Kept Too Long

If ever there was a formula for disaster in Human ResourcesĀ it is one that includes a bad union contract plus bad HR . Let me give you an example of what I mean. A local bus system’s workers are organized by the Amalgamated Transit Union. They had negotiated a contract with the bus system that …

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Steps for Effective Discipline

One of the biggest puzzle for supervisors and managers is how to deliver discipline effectively and in a way to promote change. I often get asked to deliver some training in this area. The other day I came across a video by Ed Muzio, CEO of Group Harmonics on 6 Steps to Changing Employee Behavior. …

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Divorces and Terminations: Lessons to Be Learned

I was reading an article on divorce (just reading, I am not getting divorced- whew!) and I was amazed how similiar much of this was to terminating an employee. The article was about things you should not do to disrail your divorce. These included: Not paying attention to taxes. Being too generous to win back …

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Terminations- Getting Riskier

One of the things I advise clients and HR students is to not let poor performing or trouble-making employees stick around too long, and a recent article on CNNMoney.com has given us good reason. The article, entitled “Employees From Hell”, points out that recent court cases make it easier for problem employees to preempt or …

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