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Published on: March 02, 2012
Filed under: Employee/Employer Relations, Discipline, Insolent Behaviour`, Frivolous and vexatious Behaviour
Does this sound familiar?  Multiple grievances or complaints received from the same person on the same issue.  You have taken every step to answer the grievances and still yet they continue to come in unabated.  You want to maintain respect for the grievance process, but you begin to ask yourself, “can I put a stop to this given that I responded the first time and still my answer goes unrecognized by the Sisyphean employee with an never emptying inkwell and bottomless ...Read More
Published on: December 30, 2011
Filed under: Employee/Employer Relations, Sick Leave , Pattern Absenteeism, Discipline
• Have you ever had an employee who takes sick leave in a manner that suggests that it was done purposely? • Has your employee’s sick leave usage been taken in some identifiable pattern such as the day before or after a weekend, or before or after a statutory holiday or attached a period of approved vacation? For many managers this is a vexing problem and they often throw their hands up in despair wondering what they can do. The good news is that there is an answer ...Read More
Published on: December 20, 2011
Filed under: Employee/Employer Relations
Background You are about to engage in a potentially “difficult conversation” with an employee during an appraisal review.  A foundational premise to this meeting will be that there must be candor during the conversation.  Candor puts all of the issues on the surface and available for debate, discussion, resolution, and planning.  This will be the most challenging part of the conversation.  Another aspect to the meeting will be the issue of ...Read More
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Policies - Telework
March 08, 2012

This week we take a look at HR policies and what better way to discuss a policy suite than by highlighting a policy or two.  In this first installment we look at an increasingly popular policy ...


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