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Posts by Janice Corbin and Janet May

Bullying in the Workplace

March 1, 2012  by  Janice Corbin and Janet May
Category:  HR Advisor

Often, one of the factors contributing to a dysfunctional team relationship is bullying behavior by one or more employees and/or by a supervisor. This post explains what bullying is, why it matters, and how to stop it.

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What to Do About Gossip in the Workplace?

March 1, 2012  by  Janice Corbin and Janet May
Category:  HR Advisor

Gossip can negatively impact the workplace, and employers are well within their rights to try and stop it. But what exactly is gossip, and what can be done to stop the behavior?

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Employee Performance Evaluations

March 1, 2012  by  Janice Corbin and Janet May
Category:  HR Advisor

Many employees and supervisors do not particularly enjoy performance evaluations. This post addresses why performance evaluations are important and key issues to keep in mind while preparing for the evaluation.

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Getting a Grip on Grievances

March 1, 2012  by  Janice Corbin and Janet May
Category:  HR Advisor

Most collective bargaining agreements contain very specific grievance processes concerning how disagreements will be made known to the employer and the timeline for resolving disagreements. How can you manage the grievance process more effectively?

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Taking the Mystery out of Loudermill Meetings

March 1, 2012  by  Janice Corbin and Janet May
Category:  HR Advisor

Loudermill meetings are often a source of frustration or concern, but in reality they are generally fairly simple to conduct. This post discusses some of the do's and don'ts for conducting a Loudermill meeting.

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Strategies for Preventing Workplace Violence

March 1, 2012  by  Janice Corbin and Janet May
Category:  HR Advisor

The first steps in preventing workplace violence are adopting a workplace violence policy and a violence prevention program. This post outlines some of the do's and don'ts for developing these policies and programs.

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Engineering Success for the Productive Employee

March 1, 2012  by  Janice Corbin and Janet May
Category:  HR Advisor

Employers often spend enormous amounts of time focusing on problematic employees who can cause disruption and are challenging to deal with. But in doing so, they may be missing opportunities to create success for good employees who quietly perform their jobs but are seldom recognized.

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Managing Change Effectively In the Workplace - Part 2

March 1, 2012  by  Janice Corbin and Janet May
Category:  HR Advisor

With any change, managers need to be prepared for employees to demonstrate a wide range of emotions before the change is fully implemented. How can managers respond to such emotion?

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Managing Change Effectively In the Workplace - Part 1

March 1, 2012  by  Janice Corbin and Janet May
Category:  HR Advisor

Today's workplaces are changing at lightning speed. Even when the change is positive, it still means we are giving up something that we are used to in exchange for an unknown, which can make even the most upbeat employee apprehensive.

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Staff Meetings - Friend or Foe?

March 1, 2012  by  Janice Corbin and Janet May
Category:  HR Advisor

Effective staff meetings can provide accurate and up-to-date communications and provide a forum for employees to share their thoughts in a controlled environment. So, what information should be presented at staff meetings?

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