Category Archives: Supervisor Training

Dec 8, 2017  |   By Iris Grim →

Take the Stress out of Performance Improvement Conversations

Every now and so often, something can go wrong in the hiring process. A “bad apple” gets in the mix of a good performing team or maybe the hiring process was not an issue but a decent employee turned “bad.” Managing people is one of the hardest jobs, but when you have to deal with a “bad” or underperforming employee, management can become even harder. No manager     Continue reading

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Sep 22, 2016  |   By Todd Stanton →

The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Is Your Organization Complying with the Notice Requirement?

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) of 2016 that became effective May 11, 2016 creates a federal private cause of action for trade secret misappropriation and provides remedies including injunction, damages, exemplary damages up to two times the amount of damages for willful and malicious appropriation, and reasonable attorney’s fees for the prevailing party under certain circumstances. But it also provides immunity to employees who     Continue reading

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Sep 3, 2012  |   By Barbara Kaufman →

For CEOs, It Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely At The Top

This article was originally published in the June 29-July 5, 2012 edition of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.  It is republished with the permission of the author. Like most adages or clichés, “lonely at the top” rings true most of the time.  Whether you own your business, are a CEO, or the head of your department, it can be very challenging to make decisions and shape     Continue reading

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Feb 5, 2012  |   By Jennifer Keaton →

Would $8,300 Earn You A Promotion?

Research confirms what HR Professionals already knew:  employees that are in the divorce process are often less productive, stressed, and more prone to distractions and increased absenteeism. A recent study by Integrated Organizational Development estimated the cost per worker going through a divorce at about $8,300, an amount that not only quantifies the decrease in productivity of the affected employee, but that number also incorporates     Continue reading

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Nov 17, 2011  |   By Todd Stanton →

Part II: Evolving out of the Evaluation

A few weeks ago, I tried to talk you out of clinging to your traditional employee performance evaluation. I suggested you scrap your company’s formal, stress-inducing, time-consuming, and ineffective “1-5” annual review in favor of a ongoing, interactive performance management system.   I proposed that by involving employees in the goal-setting process, offering immediate and rolling feedback (and assistance with improvement), and having managers actively manage     Continue reading

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Nov 2, 2011  |   By Todd Stanton →

Evolving Out of the Evaluation

This is the first in a two-part post addressing a workplace issue that likely causes employees and supervisors as much consternation as any aspect of their employment:  The Annual Performance Evaluation. A growing number of small and medium-sized employers are jettisoning the traditional annual performance evaluation for more innovative and inspiring ways of measuring and improving performance.  Changing the status quo may take a bit     Continue reading

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