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For many employers, employee absences can be a big challenge. On paper, this should not be a major problem for a good organization. Enough redundancy should be built into the system so that one missing worker doesn’t bring everything to … Continue reading
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Although business owners and managers face many issues unique to their industry, some of the most challenging are those shared with those in other types of organizations. Take the difficulties of hiring and retaining good staff. Although the demands of … Continue reading
I usually focus on mess management—complex personnel issues that can involve lawsuits and jaw-dropping fines. But there are a number of “basic” human resource tasks that should not be discounted. One is the job candidate interview. Theoretically, interviews should not … Continue reading
Hiring and employing convicted felons presents a collision between values. One value that we cherish involves second chances. People make mistakes, even serious ones, but if they display contriteness and pay their debts, they deserve a second chance. There are … Continue reading
Despite some headlines, a number of businesses are poised to hire. With unemployment as high as it is, there are many good people looking for work. The question is “What is the best process for hiring and what are the … Continue reading