Just like a dog, a hire can be bad for a multitude of reasons, including the hirer (trainer), the hired (dog), everyone's expectations (in both cases some praise and/or a treat), and the environment (workplace/home).
"Sooner or later, even the most seasoned HR professionals will admit it: they've made a bad hire. For some reason, a person will fizzle out on the job, even though his or her stellar credentials promised a perfect fit with your company. Whether this is an entry-level person or a senior executive, the impact of a bad hire on a department or company can be devastating. So what do you do?"
* for those of you with a bad dog (my trainer reminds me that it isn't the dog, it is in fact me), some help from BARk.
It happens in almost every workplace almost every day: somebody swears or is on an iffy website or is carrying a knife (or worse) or is using their own (not secure) phone or computer to send off a quick business email or text.
So what is illegal, what is inappropriate and what is just not that...
Both of the following blogs were written by Ed Harold at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. Both are included in their entirety below. You can find the originals, Part One and Part Two, and their Retail Industry Update on their website.
A Step-By-Step Guide To Term...
SHRM, with help from author Ogletree Deakins, explains the process of demoting an employee, including:
reasons for demotion
pay reduction not necessary
risk of retaliation
demote or terminate
communication is the key
This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers. You can find the original on their Employment & Labor Insider blog (which is one of our favorites and is excellent).
Second-guessing the advice columns: Don't lie about ...
This blog was written by Shelby Skeabeck, formerly of Shawe Rosenthal, author of our Maryland Human Resources Manual. You can find the original blog post here and their Labor & Employment Report newsletter (which is excellent) here.
No, You Can’t Sleep on the Job, Especially when it’s...
This blog was written by Mathew Parker at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original here and their On the Front Lines Workplace Law Newsletter (which is excellent) here.
We Need to Talk: 5 Tips For Conducting Difficult Workplace Conversations
This blog was written by Robin Shea at Constangy, which authors our Model Policies and Forms for Georgia Employers. You can find the original here and their Employment & Labor Insider blog (which is one of our favorites and is excellent) here.
Zero tolerance for "zero tolerance" polic...
Do employers need to provide a reason to a discharged employee?
Federal law does not require employers to provide terminated employees with a written explanation for their discharge. However, many states have litigation in place that calls for an employer to provide documentation outlining the...
"You’re fired." On The Apprentice, Donald Trump made it look so easy! For the rest of us, a poorly done termination could be costly. Emotions run high, there is a lot of paperwork involved, and an employer can end up with a big mess on their hands. Taking the time to do a termination properly can...
This blog was written by Richard Meneghello at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original article and their Legal Alerts on their website.
Top 10 Ways Employers Can Avoid Getting Ghosted This Halloween…And Beyond
As if things are...
This blog was written by John Monroe and Kristina Griffin at FordHarrison, which authors our "Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers" and "An Employer's Guide to FMLA and ADA". You can find the original blog post and their Legal Alerts on their website.
Welcome to the Holiday Season!...
This blog was written by Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original article and their Legal Alerts on their website.
The Freeze Is On: Employers Must Immediately Update Background Check Forms
There is a little-known provision from a new federal...
This blog was written by Judy Yi at Polsinelli. Polsinelli authors hrsimple resources in Missouri, Kansas and Illinois. You can find the original blog post and their labor and employment blog Polsinelli at Work (which is excellent) on their website.
Five Issues When An Employer Is Consi...
This blog was written by Spencer Waldron at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original post and the Employment Privacy Blog (which is excellent) on their website.
How Much Do You Really Want to Know About Your Employees? The Growing Popularity of Co...
This blog was written by Matt Anderson at Troutman Sanders, author of the Georgia Human Resources Manual. You can find the original article and their HR Law Matters blog on their website.
Who Are You?: The Legal Implications of Employee Personality Testing
Many employers require emplo...
Interviewer: So where do you see yourself in five years?
Applicant: I'd say my biggest weakness is listening.
Maybe the questions you ask haven't changed (and maybe not the answers you get either), but the process of hiring – ZipRecruiter, downloads, videos, Indeed, resume filters – has.
This blog was written by Patricia Dammann, VP Programs & Operations/OD Strategist at Institute of Organization Development. You can find the original article here.
Attracting and retaining millennials using a strategic talent management approach
It all started with a simple question...
Well, maybe he didn't necessarily write the job description, more like he personalized it.
And a personalized job description should make for a more engaged employee, n'est-ce pas?
Vivek Patel from SAP shares in the Harvard Business Review something that all of us know, whether HR specialis...
This blog was written by Natasha Sarah-Lorraine Banks at Fisher Phillips, which authors several of our resources. You can find the original here and their Wage and Hour Laws Blog here.
Hiring Minors in the Heat of the Summer: What Employers Need to Know
Summertime is quickly approachin...
This blog is courtesy of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) and can be found on their website here.
Recently, ABI named workforce issues its number one legislative priority for the 2018 session and reported many of its members have difficulty finding qualified workers. T...
This blog is an excerpt from our book Wages and Hours – An Employer's Guide by Jill S. Kirila, Meghan E. Hill and Shennan Harris at Squire Patton Boggs. For more information, go to the Products tab above and click on "Federal" to subscribe.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), “wage...
Do new hires have to be a culture club fit? Patty McCord, former chief talent officer of Netflix doesn't think so. READ THIS deep dive (3500+ words) from Patty, SHRM and Harvard Business Review.
In Patty's words: "The process requires:
probing beneath the surface of people and their ré...
Needless to say, a company can’t operate (let alone succeed) if the employees aren’t showing up to work. But how do you ensure that your workforce will consistently report for duty? One good step is having a clear attendance policy. Communicating clearly about what are acceptable reasons to miss ...
This blog is an excerpt from our book Hiring, Firing and Discipline for Employers, authored by Frank Day, Robbin Hutton and Jessica Asbridge at Ford Harrison LLP. For more state specific information, go to the Products tab above and subscribe to the Human Resources Manual for your state.
Not all employers provide employees with vacation time, but for those who do it is wise to have a clear, well-enforced policy in place to prevent confusion and help employees understand what steps need to be followed in order to use their time off. If employers decide to provide time off they nee...
Finding new employees can be stressful. Sure, an applicant will say they are a hardworking overachiever, but are they being honest? That's where reference checks come in. For most positions, it is beneficial for an employer to request and contact previous employers to check on perspective employe...
While there may be no state or federal law requiring an employer to have a handbook, there are a number or reasons why they are in an employer’s best interest.
Usefulness. It is beneficial for there to be one definitive source on the terms of employment. If an employee ever has a question ...
As an HR professional you are no stranger to paperwork. It seems that for every employment action – applying, interviewing, hiring, disciplining, on and on – there is a specific form that needs to be filled out. Making sure you complete the paperwork properly is only half the battle though. Once ...
This blog was written by Bobbi Britton Tucker at Cozen O'Connor, which authors our Minnesota Human Resources Manual, New York Human Resources Manual, and Pennsylvania Human Resources Manual. You can find the original post and their HR Headaches blog (good stuff) on their website.
This blog was written by Crystal Enekwa at Fisher Phillips, which authors our South Carolina Human Resources Manual, Model Policies and Forms for Missouri Employers, Model Policies and Forms for Kansas Employers, and Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual. You can find the original article...