How to Speak With Employees About Poor Attendance

Speaking With Employee

When employees take time off from work for planned vacations or personal days, you can plan ahead to ensure that their absence doesn’t have a negative effect on productivity, team performance, profits, and work quality. Of course, at any business, you can also expect that people will have unexpected circumstances crop up occasionally and need…

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5 Ways to Confront Age Bias with Generational Diversity

Workplace Generational Diversity

Schedule a Call Generational diversity in your workplace can have many benefits, including bringing different perspectives to your organization, creating the opportunity for knowledge sharing between generations, and improving customer experience. Unfortunately, there are many stereotypes about the various generations that can leave companies with teams that aren’t able to benefit from age diversity. For…

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12 Tips for Handling Employee Misconduct Like a Professional

Handling Employee Misconduct

In an ideal world, employees will adhere to the handbook, common sense, government and industry regulations, and laws. Unfortunately, humans are not computers, and the behavior of individuals can vary wildly. Add in stress, social pressures, the influence of alcohol, or various other factors, and you have a recipe for misconduct. Misconduct can take place…

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8 Easy Ways to Create a More Inclusive Work Culture

Inclusive Work Culture

Diversity and inclusivity are often tied together in corporate initiatives and discussions, but they’re two distinct, if related, aspects of workplace culture. Diversity is critically important for many reasons, but inclusion is often overlooked in the emphasis on diversity. Building a more inclusive workplace culture has a knock-on effect across the whole of your organization…

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5 Tips to Discreetly Replace an Employee in the Workplace

Replacing an Employee

No company has a perfect workforce. Sometimes employees leave, sometimes conflicts arise, and sometimes behaviors get out of hand to the extent that action must be taken. No business owner enjoys deciding to terminate someone’s employment, but now and then, it must be done. Removing (and replacing) an employee should generally be done discreetly. Making…

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How to Create a Sincere and Effective EEO Statement

Creating an EEO Statement

Some view the EEO statement as a checklist item to publish as a line item for doing business in modern society. For others, it’s a statement of purpose and a reflection of intention. It’s no wonder that it’s contentious and often falls short of the mark. How can you write one that reflects sincerity and…

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The Difference Between Employee Turnover and Attrition

Turnover Attrition Difference

In business and, specifically, in HR, specific terms often have very similar meanings in everyday language but very specific, different definitions within the HR sphere. Two such terms are Employee Attrition and Employee Turnover. Both turnover and attrition have to do with employees leaving the organization. However, both metrics have specific definitions that measure different…

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6 Steps to Create a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP)

Creating Performance Improvement Plan

Sooner or later, every manager has to contend with an employee who fails to meet expectations. Perhaps their performance has dropped, they have been assigned new tasks and are unable to handle them, or they handle their tasks, but their behavior is disruptive to others. Many companies turn to a warning system, followed by termination…

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What Should I Do After a Candidate Backs Out of a Job Offer?

Candidate Backs Out

For the last several years, the winds of change have been blowing through the job market. Moreover, the pandemic has put significant pressure on the labor market, pushing it away from one dominated by companies. The balance of power has shifted in favor of the candidates, who are now in comparatively short supply and high…

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8 Tips to Help Improve Your Employee Attendance Issues

Improve Employee Attendance

Attendance is hugely important in business. If your employees aren’t showing up to work, they aren’t getting their job done, and that’s a problem. It’s not just a problem for them, either; it’s a problem for the teammates who have to pick up the slack, a problem for the manager who has to deal with…

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