Passive aggressive supervisor

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 at 7:12 PM

I’ve been a model employee all my life, but because I’m a military wife, my resume looks spotty. When I first started at this company, I had a great supervisor. He gave me assignments and the freedom to do them. Unfortunately, he didn’t give me a job review or compliment me by email, so I have no proof he thought I was a good employee.

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How to handle rule-breaking CEOs

Tuesday, 24th November, 2015 at 6:59 PM

As the HR manager for my former company, I was responsible for enforcing all policies. Although our CEO and the three other principals signed the policy against making cellphone calls or texting when driving, it was an open secret they did. In fact, both the CEO and a principal spoke at an all-managers’ teleconference while driving to Wasilla. I reminded the principals many times of the no cellphone usage while driving policies, and they all nodded, but broke the policy. 

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Up against a workplace street fighter?

Tuesday, 17th November, 2015 at 5:34 PM

Do you face a street fighter at work? Someone successful, ambitious and challenging who identifies you as a potential threat and acts quickly to take you out? If so, take a lesson from the 2015 political stage.

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Deadlines and excuses

Tuesday, 10th November, 2015 at 7:51 PM

 I've worked alongside "Mary" for three years. In those three years, she's never made a mistake -- according to her...

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When work parties go bad

Tuesday, 10th November, 2015 at 7:46 PM

Things got out of hand at our Halloween party. Our company decided to host one as we’d been too busy and short-staffed this summer for our annual fishing trip...

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Need to address workplace bullying? Here are 5 steps

Tuesday, 3rd November, 2015 at 5:31 PM

Can an organization truly tackle workplace bullying? Absolutely -- if leaders commit to five steps.

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Is it OK if staff at my brother's restaurant and bar drink on the job?

Tuesday, 27th October, 2015 at 5:36 PM

My brother is ill and I’m temporarily overseeing two of his business holdings, one of which is a restaurant with a bar and liquor license. Although I promised him I wouldn’t “gut everything” he’s built up, several things going on worry me.

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Revealing reference checks

Tuesday, 27th October, 2015 at 5:33 PM

We recently advertised for a hard-to-fill position in our company. We made an offer to the top candidate prior to completing his reference checks. He accepted, and now we’re worried. 

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What employers need to know about guns and the workplace

Tuesday, 20th October, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Three weeks ago, we fired a hot-tempered employee who left cussing and shouting. Since then, several of our employees have made no secret of the fact that they’re “packing.” This makes many of our employees nervous. Other employees, however, insist that the only way to keep everyone safe is to have guns easily accessible...

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Accountability: Taking Ownership of Your Company's Results

Tuesday, 13th October, 2015 at 9:22 PM

By: Karen Casanovas, Senior Associate at The Growth Company

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