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Published on: March 08, 2012
Filed under: Policies
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 concerning Telework.  Please read through this example and see if it might serve as a basis for a Telework policy at your own place of work.  Next week we will look at a Pandemic Policy based on the SARS outbreak in 2003.  Policies are an important tool for companies as they not only ...Read More
Published on: February 18, 2012
Filed under: Discipline, Insubordination, Insolent Behaviour`
I am often asked by clients, what action they can take in response to insolent actions or defiant behaviour from employees.  Given the very subjective nature of the issue, it is not always an easy case to make.  However, management is not without recourse and there are some guidelines that you can follow that may help you decide whether or not to discipline an employee for insolent/defiant behaviour. Conduct that is threatening, insolent or contemptuous of management may be found ...Read More
Published on: January 12, 2012
Filed under: Discipline, Leaving Work Without Permission
Leaving Work Without Permission Ah, summer days, sunshine, and the many distractions that come with the season are only short months away.  What to do then when an employee decides to leave work for the day before the end of their scheduled departure time, or leaves early for lunch or their break, when they should be performing their duties?  Of course summer is not the only time when a staff member may be away from work without permission.  In looking at this type of ...Read More
Published on: January 10, 2012
Filed under: Bell Curve, Forced Distribution, Performance Appraisals
Forced Distribution (Bell Curving Performance Appraisals) A question that often arises during performance appraisal time is whether to use a "bell curve" or "forced distribution" of employees' performance results.  My view is to tread very carefully with this methodology.  In working with one client a few years ago, I wrote the following case study for them on the pros and cons and what options they may wish to take in lieu of bell curving their staff's performance ...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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