12 Signs It’s Time to Fire an Employee


Nobody wants to be seen as the “bad guy.” That is why firing an employee is one of the most difficult decisions a boss can make. With a few exceptions, letting someone go is a split decision–between “doing the deed,” akin to pulling off a bandage, and giving the offending employee one more chance.

12 Signs It's Time to Fire an Employee


Nobody wants to be seen as the “bad guy.” That is why firing an employee is one of the most difficult decisions a boss can make. With a few exceptions, letting someone go is a split decision–between “doing the deed,” akin to pulling off a bandage, and giving the offending employee one more chance.

Top Ten: Legal Tips for Hospitality HR


In this litigious society, the hospitality industry—perhaps more than any other segment—has been the subject of numerous lawsuits, both frivolous and legitimate. For small business owners and HR professionals, changes in the legal landscape mean that you need constant vigilance to protect your company and stay out of court. Although nothing can replace formal legalContinue reading “Top Ten: Legal Tips for Hospitality HR”

You Gotta Be Kidding! Crazy Excuses to Miss Work


Tempted to call in sick to work when you are actually not sick? You are certainly not alone. In the past year, 30 percent of workers called in sick when not genuinely ill, according to a survey by CareerBuilder  and Harris Interactive. That is the same level compared to the past few years. The careerContinue reading “You Gotta Be Kidding! Crazy Excuses to Miss Work”

The Carnival of HR – Fall Colors Edition


Today begins the Carnival of HR, a collection of some of the best voices in the Human Resources profession. This Carnival–the “Fall Colors Edition”–is hosted by The People Equation, a blog covering workplace dynamics from Jennifer V Miller. With 21 great blog posts, there is plenty of great information on HR, business management and leadership. 

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