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Working Together Effectively After A Harassment Investigation

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Mar 10, 2017 7:37:00 AM

Question:

I have an employee that filed a complaint against their supervisor for alleged harassment.  An investigation has been completed and it was determined that there was no harassment and the issue was resolved.  I am very concerned about the employee and their supervisor being able to work effectively together in the future.  What can I do to help them move forward after this situation?

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Workforce, Human Resources

What Types of Communication Methods Work Best With Employees?

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Mar 9, 2017 9:13:31 AM

 

Question:

We are struggling to ensure our communications are being heard by all employees. What could we be doing wrong?

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Topics: Labor & Industrial Insights, Company Culture, communication

Poor Performance Review Prompts Legal Action

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Mar 3, 2017 6:46:00 AM

Question:

My employee sent me a scathing email in response to a performance evaluation I just gave her. She has contacted her attorney and has threatened to quit. At this point I just want to fire her. How should I respond?

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Topics: Human Resources Insights, Performance, Employees

Solutions for Dysfunctional Teams

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Feb 27, 2017 7:15:00 AM

Question:

I have a cross-functional team of very competent employees that used to be effective, but recently seem to have lost their way. There is occasional in-fighting and now I am seeing some group paralysis and they are starting to miss deadlines. What’s going on, and is there something that I can do to help get them back on track?

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Topics: Workforce

Employee Behavior Outside of Work: What Can I Do?

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Feb 9, 2017 6:22:00 AM

Question:

Employees have come to me upset because a group of employees got “a little crazy” at a recent industry conference. The employees complaining shared that they felt like it made the company look bad since they had name tags on that included the company name. What can I do about this? Can I talk with them about their behavior?

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Topics: Workforce

Recruiting Reality Check

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Feb 1, 2017 3:36:09 PM

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Topics: Recruiting, Human Resources

The Portal to Portal Act

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Feb 1, 2017 6:12:00 AM

Question:

If I need to send an employee to “cover” at a worksite other than where they are regularly schedule to work, am I required to pay them for the time it takes them to get there?

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Topics: Workforce, Human Resources

How Can I Improve The Flow of Communication?

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Jan 30, 2017 6:10:00 AM

Question:

Until recently, I thought we did a good job of communicating with our employees; but now I’m getting blind-sided with issues that I had no idea were brewing and it is obviously affecting productivity. How can I improve the flow of communication?

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Topics: Workforce, Employees

Establishing a Uniform Policy

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Dec 30, 2016 6:48:00 AM

Question:

What are the pros and cons I should consider before establishing a uniform policy?

Answer:

Today, millions of employees wear corporate uniforms in the workplace.  Whether it is to clearly exhibit a company logo, make it easier for customers to identify employees, or to develop a sense of unity among the staff, they have become increasingly prevalent in the workplace.  

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Topics: Workforce, Company Culture

What is an Employee Engagement Survey and why would I need one?

Posted by Strategic Human Resources, Inc. on Dec 29, 2016 6:31:00 AM

An employee engagement survey measures things such as how passionate employees are about their work; how proud they are to tell people where they work; if they believe in the mission of the organization; and if they feel their work is valued and their talents are utilized. It has been shown that engaged employees (those that are absorbed by and enthusiastic about their work) are more productive and creative on the job. Unfortunately, only about 30% of employees are actually engaged while another 50% are disengaged, meaning they are basically just along for the ride.

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Topics: Human Resources Insights

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