Q. Three years ago, a group of mean girls in the workplace made up false stories about me and ostracized … Continue reading Mean ex-coworkers made my life hell. Now I have a chance to get back at them. Should I take it?
Finally, if you learn one of your employees shows racial bias, particularly in an incident during a work shift, investigate the problem by reviewing video footage and witness accounts even if the incident doesn’t go viral. Continue reading Don’t let your business make the same mistakes that Starbucks did
Employers use these policies to outline how they will address consenting, romantic relationships between managers, employees and coworkers and to protect their company from potential problems caused by distraction, romantic conflicts and sexual harassment claims. Continue reading I’m dating a coworker who I don’t work with directly. Can my company legally require us to stop?
If you sense someone is lying to you, trust your internal compass and don’t second-guess yourself. If your empathy pushes you to discount what you feel or even to protect the liar, remember you and your tender heart deserve protection as well. Continue reading Why People Lie and How To Protect Yourself
Q: I’m the manager of a crew that allegedly harassed and racially discriminated against one of my employees, and I’ve … Continue reading Some employees I manage are accused of harassment. Can my company hang me out to dry for their behavior?
What would you do if you weren’t afraid you couldn’t succeed? People suffering from imposter syndrome benefit from pushing themselves to accept challenging projects. Don’t allow the voice inside your head that triggers your feelings of inadequacy to hold you back. Continue reading Does your colleagues’ praise leave you feeling like a fraud? You may suffer from ‘imposter syndrome’
What guidelines should you put in place when allowing employees to text during work? Continue reading If I allow employees to text, what guidelines should I install?
Q: We recently fired an employee for stealing money out of our cashbox. Initially, she denied stealing anything and tried … Continue reading Can we deduct an employee’s theft of cash from her paycheck?