Friendly versus Friends

I have a few employees who I consider to also be my friends. However, I’m noticing these friends don’t take me as seriously as my other employees do. How can I change this?  [click to read more …]

When an Employee is Too Good

I have a fabulous employee that seems to want (and deserves) more than I’ll ever be able to provide. How do I handle this issue?  [click to read more …]

How to Set Goals for Employees

I would really like to set goals for my employees but I don’t know how to create the process.  [click to read more …]

When to Ask for Advice

The problem I have is knowing when to use my own instincts when something happens and when to ask for advice.  [click to read more …]

Ignore the Title

I’m interviewing applicants for a position and one has told me they’d prefer to call the position something else. I’m not really comfortable with the new title suggested. What do I tell them?  [click to read more …]

No Surprises

Employees don’t always like surprises and, in most cases, you really don’t want to surprise your employee unless you’re handing them a bunch of money. Don’t be surprised if nearly every other surprise could become a problem.  [click to read more …]

When to Take Disciplinary Action

When an employee does something wrong, I have a conversation with them. Then I have another conversation. At what point do I need to take disciplinary action and what should it be?  [click to read more …]

But You Didn’t Document

I recently terminated Sam, my employee. I had several discussions with him about his performance but he didn’t listen and improve. He said I couldn’t fire him since I hadn’t written him up. Is that true?  [click to read more …]

WEBINAR: Remote Work Policies and Considerations

Tuesday, July 12, 20228:30a – 9:30a$39.00

The workplace has changed dramatically and companies need to be prepared for the ripple effect of having remote workers. You need to create policies to address a variety of issues and understand how the remote workforce changes compliance requirements for you.

Understand the effect the pandemic has had on the workplace.Learn the differences between the myths and reality of remote workers.Review the various policy details you need to consider.Discover the HR compliance issues with remote workers. You will receive an email by July 11th with a link to join the webinar.

Presenter: C.J. Westrick, SPHR, HR Consultant and Founder of HR Jungle LLCC.J. has been involved in human resources management and consulting since 1990 and founded HR Jungle LLC in 2006. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management and has maintained her SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources) national certification since 2002.

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Proximity Factor

I’m finding it harder to conduct performance reviews after first being remote and now with a hybrid work environment. It’s difficult to know what they’re doing when not in my presence.  [click to read more …]