The Pitfalls of Performance Improvement Plans

I’ve never been a fan of Performance Improvement Plans. PIPs are designed to give an employee a chance to improve his performance standards, with a set timeframe for accomplishing goals and specific consequences for failure to do so. Even when used how intended, PIPs are problematic when the employee fails to improve his performance standards, [...]

By |2019-01-04T13:27:25+00:00January 4th, 2019|HR, Human Resources, Performance Improvement Plans|0 Comments

Inflexible Leave Of Absence Policies May Leave Employers Vulnerable

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Employment laws are fluid! In the ever-changing landscape of today’s workplace, it is critical that employers keep their policies current and lawful. Remember when it was okay to prohibit employees from discussing their wages? Or when you could prohibit an employee in Texas from keeping a [...]

By |2019-01-04T13:42:31+00:00July 2nd, 2015|HR, Human Resources, Leave Of Absence Policies|0 Comments

To Win in Employment Matters . . . Start with the Boat Captain

My paternal grandparents were Greek immigrants. During WWI, my grandfather was living in a small port village in Asia Minor (now Turkey) with his parents and siblings. When he was seven years old, a “rogue magistrate” decided to round up all the Greeks in the village and kill them. They were taken out to sea [...]

By |2019-01-04T14:23:34+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Employment Matters, HR, Human Resources|0 Comments