Creating a solid documentation trail is critical for employers when working with an employee on performance issues. Documentation creates a written history of the happenings and discussions that occur around specific events. In a legal proceeding, having documentation about the employee’s past performance is key to obtaining an outcome favorable to the employer.
A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (which covers the state of Michigan) sends a strong message to employers that they need to be flexible when it comes to requests for accommodation for a disability.
According to a Payscale study of 160,000 employees throughout the country, 37% of employees have asked for raises. Of those who did, 70% received one. 39% got what they asked for, and 31% got less than what they requested.
When most people think of the term “ghosting”, they think of online dating sites. Ghosting is an expression first connected with dating, and it's when someone suddenly cuts all ties and communication with the person they've been seeing. The practice of ghosting is now creeping its way into the workplace and is quickly becoming some employers’ biggest recruiting headache.
According to a Career Builder survey, 70% of employers use social media to screen candidates before hiring, and 3 in 10 employers have someone dedicated to reviewing online profiles of job applicants. In addition to social media, 60% of employers are using online search engines such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing to research candidates as well.
According to the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute (LIMRA SRI) study “Selecting the Right Carrots: How Employers Can Incent Employees to Delay Retirement,” encouraging employees to delay retirement benefits both the employer and the employee.
While the use of emoticons and emojis are more commonly utilized in texting and personal conversations, they are now making their way regularly into the workplace. But, can the use of emojis in work communications be a risk to your reputation?
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