3-Step Guide to Avoid Backbiting at Work

Gossiping, insults, backbiting, and other forms of workplace conflict can spread as quickly as the measles at Disneyland. So how do you tactfully confront the employees who are regularly attacking each other, get them to work out their differences peacefully, and finally get back to work? 1. Set a zero-tolerance policy of gossiping, bullying, or offensive language. Although some forms of…

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5 Mistakes of Dealing with Difficult Employees

You’ve heard the complaints about that “one employee” but you keep putting them off. After all, you’re a manager; you have higher priorities to take care of rather than dealing with difficult employees at work… right? Not according to Dr. David G. Javitch, organizational psychologist and leadership specialist. He says, “When dealing with problematic employees, productivity decreases, frustrations rise, morale…

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NLRB Grants Employee Use of Company Email for Non-Work Agendas

Did the NLRB really just grant employees the use of Company email for union-related communications? Yes, yes they did. Employees can now use company-provided email outside of work time (if already accessible) to organize union activity, discuss workplace conditions, and communicate other NLRB-protected issues. If your company provides an email system but you don’t think this ruling will have any…

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Case Study: Healthcare Software Company, Utah

This growing healthcare software company located in Salt Lake County, Utah, provides patient flow solutions to hundreds of hospitals and medical centers. They contacted Stratus.hr (known as that time as ISIhr) in 2012, looking for a better solution to manage payroll and HR. The payroll provider they were working with was difficult to get in touch with and didn’t provide…

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Where did all the good employees go?

During the economic downturn, you scaled back on hiring to keep your business afloat. Now that things have stabilized, you’re struggling to find quality employees to work for you. Unemployment is still relatively high, so why can’t you find talented applicants? Perhaps the question should be turned inward. Ask yourself the following questions to get a feel for how others…

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