I have had the opportunity several times lately to deal with seniority, and I came to a conclusion that may surprise some. While seniority traditionally means “most time spent in or on something,” I now think of it as “with the most ability, willingness, best attitude, etc.” One of the times this came up is […]
I’m always amazed at the different corporate cultures created among businesses of the same type. For example, rank and file employees in one glass company appear to be happy and loose, while those in a similar company are wound-up tight and jumpy.
In an effort to boost profits and meet the changing needs of an increasingly diverse employee population, U.S. employers are offering flexible work benefits that go beyond telecommuting. HR directors at organizations that offer employees flextime, compressed workweeks, shift flexibility, job sharing, and sabbaticals, are reporting that these programs are proving to be cost-effective morale […]
Establishing discipline procedures is critical to the effective enforcement of work rules. Progressive discipline is a discipline system where the severity of the penalty increases each time an employee breaks the rules. Typically the progression is from oral warnings to written warnings and finally to termination of employment.