Category Archives: performance management

Employees Discuss Evading Employer Management of BYOD Policies

Management employment lawyers write a great deal about managing your workplace electronic communications and data because the proliferation of electronic devices and remote working has created so many ways to lose vital company data. I have linked to the blog … Continue reading

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Firing Etiquette

A senior HR professional asked when to have HR sit in on a termination.  As with many good questions, the answer is that “it depends on the facts.”  Here are a few initial observations before we get to the central … Continue reading

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The Accidental Supervisor

My longtime friend, Linwood Smith, V.P. Risk Management of T.A. Loving Company selected this title for a presentation he asked me to make at this week’s Carolinas AGC combined Annual Safety and Human Resources Conference.  Linwood and I share several … Continue reading

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While reading Howard Risher’s insightful article, Why We Need To Hold Managers Responsible For Employee Performance, I realized that many of us treat HR like the “single serving friends,” Tyler Durden calls people he meets on planes and uses only one … Continue reading

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