“How should I report a sadistic manager / bully boss?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Should I report this to higher authorities? Yes, you should report this to higher authorities because that, if anything, is the only thing that makes bullies stop bullying. If there’s one rule for dealing with bullies, it is that they are encouraged to do more bullying if people are fearful, and discouraged if people have courage to report them. You need to find out if a certain procedure is required by your employer for reporting such things, and if so, follow it.

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5 terrible workplace policies that good companies don’t have

Ask A Manager

Workplace policies are supposed to serve the needs of the business – which includes attracting and retaining great employees. And yet some truly terrible policies have stuck around for decades, despite fairly sweeping changes in work culture. These policies are often rooted in outdated work norms and a lack of trust from managers toward employees – which is one reason why good companies and good employees don’t want anything to do with them.

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What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet

Ms. Career Girl

The post What the New Overtime Policy Means for Your Wallet appeared first on Ms. Here are some basics about the new policy, plus ways that you can make sure you’re using it to your best advantage in the workplace. Money Work money new overtime policy overtime personal finance work

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Workers Gave Up $52 Billion In Vacation, is it Time to End 20th Century Vacation Policies?


According to a report by Oxford Economics for the US Travel Association, US workers are on average taking 4.3 Mismanagement, or miscommunications about the policy though can lead to its own troubles. Not everyone is a fan of unlimited policies though.

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ORG CHART 101:What Who HR Reports To Really Means in Your Organization.

HR Capitalist

Does who HR reports to in the organization have a lot of meaning? But it''s not absolute - one of the best direct reporting relationships and the most support I ever had was when I reported to a CFO. Many people think it does, and here''s what one of my readers thinks it means.

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Let’s Eat! Meal Break Policies & Employee Compliance


As you are chewing on the sandwich made from your Christmas ham or finishing the last gingerbread cookies, it is a good time to start thinking about your company’s meal break policy. Meal break policies and practices have come under a lot of scrutiny in California.

NLRB Briefing Discusses Social Media Policies & Protected Activity


Late last week, the NLRB (National Labor Relations Board) issued to the public their report from General Council, Lafe E. A great deal of the briefing discusses social media policies and their role in both helping and hurting the organization.

The Worst VP of HR in the World? Fortune Reports, You Decide.

HR Capitalist

You have to wonder what was different about the reports to Pottruck that made him pull the trigger and do the investigation - a board member probably told him about the rumors, at which point he believed it). Let me state from the start that I don't know this person.

The Mets and MLB Say No to 9/11 Hats Due to Funky Non-Solicitation Policy.

HR Capitalist

If you're in HR, you know there's a horribly flawed policy interpretation coming up. ESPN's Jason Stark reported this morning that the real reason the Mets and MLB said no was to have the ability to enforce their strict uniform rules in the future.

“With no anti-texting policy, can I be fired for texting?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

After the investigation report was completed, I was fired. The employer has no policy about using cell-phones, and no policy against texting. It makes no difference that no “anti-texting” policy was in place. Employers establish clear written policies on certain matters in order to make sure that employees know “the rules.” Question : I work for an apartment management company.

4 Steps to an Employee-Friendly Workplace


For people in upper management and HR, we often interact with a lot of employees—not just the handful of people who report directly to us. Stand By Your Open Door Policy. Many companies have open door policies in their employee handbooks, but how many really abide by this policy?

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56% of Gen Y Won’t Work for Your Company Without Social Media Access


Cicsco’s 2011 World Technology Report is worth a look or two especially for senior organizational leaders, recruiting directors and human resource professionals that are evaluating and considering just how social media is important to their employees.

Does This Leader Belong in Jail? We Report, You Decide.

HR Capitalist

The Problem: Complaints are starting to roll into corporate HQ about a specific policy implemented by Bill in his region. It's Friday, so what better time to talk about "gray area" stuff in your organization?

Just The Facts About Workplace Social Media


They, in my mind are the preferred alternative to boring reports and bullet-filled craptastic powerpoint presentations. Business Social Media Technology social media @work social media at work social media policies social media policy social media work productivityI’m captivated by infographics. For me an infographic is a great way to explain a point of view or organize a group of interesting facts and data points designed to please the eye.

EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background.


EEOC is reconsidering their policy regarding Criminal Background Checks. The EEOC issued its first written policy guidance regarding the use of arrest and conviction records in employment in the 1980s and held a meeting on the subject in 2008,” said EEOC Chair Jacqueline A. Be our Friend. Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. Local. Blogs. About HireCentrix. Advertise. Contact Us. My Profile. Share Your Experience. Submit an Article. Login / Register. Support Us.

employee reported her coworker for a Facebook photo that showed some skin, time-traveling interviewers, and more

Ask A Manager

Employee reported her coworker for a Facebook photo that showed some skin. My coworker, “Kara,” reported our coworker “Sally” to the manager of our organization for having a Facebook profile photo that Kara felt was inappropriate and reflected poorly on the organization. According to the Kara who reported it, it was a topless photo. I would like to decrease to one month notice as per policy. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go….

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5 Cool Tools for Corporate Social Media


You can customize your own social media analytics reports and schedule messages to post to multiple social media accounts depending on the package you have. Social media is here to stay.

Should I Report THIS to HR? – 11 Pro’s and Con’s

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : So many people come to me after an “unusual event” or “bad treatment” at work with the question, “Should I report this to Human Resources?” In a perfect world, any kind of misconduct should be reported to those whose job it is to deal with such issues. No matter what anyone tells you, what you say to your Human Resources representative will be shared with others, quite possibly the person whose misconduct you are reporting, or his/her managers, or even friends.

does it matter who you report to, I don’t want to hear about my friend’s mistakes, and more

Ask A Manager

Does it matter who you report to? When I asked if the position would be reporting directly to him, I was told that decision hasn’t been made yet. It may end up that way or it would report to the project manager who has been in the department longest. Am I looking at this the wrong way and does it really matter who you report to? For example: “You mentioned when we last talked that there was a question about who this position will report to.

Should I Report THIS to HR? – 10 Pro’s and Con’s

Sklover Working Wisdom

LESSON TO LEARN : So many people come to me after an “unusual event” or “bad treatment” at work with the question, “Should I report this to Human Resources?” In a perfect world, any kind of misconduct should be reported to those whose job it is to deal with such issues. No matter what anyone tells you, what you say to your Human Resources representative will be shared with others, quite possibly the person whose misconduct you are reporting, or his/her managers, or even friends.

Fraternization Policy

Evil HR Lady

Do you have anything on the above, or work rules regarding supervisors and people that report to them having a friendship outside of work. I think anti-fraternization policies are really difficult to write and police. It is becoming disruptive to the workplace. How do you get people to stop being friends?

5 Mistakes to AVOID when Implementing Internal Collaboration Tool


Employees reported: 58% would prefer to work at a company that uses ISM. Gaps in policies. Review your Electronic Communications, Social Media and other related policies to ensure that the rules and guidelines on the use of internal and external social media are clearly defined.

should interviewers report ethical violations revealed in an interview?

Ask A Manager

Now, though, I am wondering if we owe it to that candidate’s employer to report that this private information was being shared outside the office. On one hand, it would immediately breach the trust between the job-seeker and my office as we would have to report that they were looking for another job. Do we have an ethical obligation to report it?

The FAA, Naps and Your Inclement Weather Policy: It's All Related, People.

HR Capitalist

However, the policy changes don't include allowing controllers to take naps while on break or to schedule naps during overnight shifts even though sleep scientists say that's the most effective way to refresh tired workers. The result is policy perfection. I know, I know.

The US Economy Added 156,000 Jobs in September


September’s much anticipated jobs report is here and the news is… ok. Earlier this week the IMF predicted continued slow growth in North America , and there’s nothing in this report or in the overall trends for the year that suggest they’re wrong.

Twitter & Terminations — a Cautionary Tale


Williams was reported to have been terminated for the tweet as well as other circumstances that were not disclosed. Like many organizations, the company didn’t have a formal social media policy. Their statement and interview with a local reporter created a media firestorm.

When Your Personal Brand Scares the Hell Out of the Corporate Brand


I was armed with nearly 2 years of data including candidate source and exit interview surveys using a tool like Survey Monkey as well as reports to support my activities in the field of social media and social recruiting.

Who Will Be Affected by the FTC Changes? Everyone.

The Job Quest

In the 2011 “State of the Net&# survey conducted by Consumer Reports, 9.5 Career Job Search Columbia University Consumer Reports Facebook Federal Trade Commission FTC Privacy Social Intelligence Social Intelligence Corp

“Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Blog » “Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?” “Can Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?” The corporation’s new attendance policy says that supervisors have a lot of discretion over how they can handle absences by employees.

Mobile at Work. It’s Not Just About Career Pages & Recruiting


Those work emails, reports, and other responsibilities don’t read or finish themselves. Interestingly enough that same graphic has your organization’s corporate mobile strategy or policies much further down the priority line.

unlimited vacation policies may not be as great as they sound

Ask A Manager

” Both groups are right — these policies can be awesome, but they can also result in some unforeseen consequences that are not so awesome. News & World Report today, I talk about some of the potential downsides of unlimited vacation. my new company won’t honor the extra week of vacation I negotiated unlimited vacation policies may not be as great as they sound was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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Why Managers Hate HR’s Love Affair with Big Data


How Human Resources Uses Big Data Reporting. BigData is not a new topic when it comes to HR especially reporting. Josh Bersin of Bersin and Associates has reported on Big Data in great detail in the past.


I reported my sexist team to HR — and now they’re doing a much bigger investigation than I wanted

Ask A Manager

I asked if we could do a general office training/education about our company’s sexual harrassment policy instead of an investigation, because frankly we should already be doing that and I also think that option could help reiterate that behavior needs to change. But when someone reports harassment or discrimination, a company has a legal obligation to investigate. However, they also have an obligation to ensure that you don’t face retaliation for reporting it.

is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

January 6, 2011 A reader writes: How do I determine where the line is between enforcing policy and being a jerk? Example: my workplace (a restaurant) has no policy for smoke breaks. However, you also want to make sure that it makes sense to have that policy in the first place.

What It Takes to Be a Likeable Leader

The Undercover Recruiter

A recent issue of People Management magazine reported the story of an unnamed travel agency in Shandong province, China.

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

Ask A Manager

and I have an assistant who reports to me. and I have an assistant who reports to me. Reply Anonymous March 24, 2011 at 8:17 pm If a LinkedIn account represents your company, then there should be an established policy regarding it.

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Your Employees Inability to Speak up Is Costing Your Business Big Money

Evil HR Lady

Open door policies are pretty ubiquitous, but simply having the policy doesn’t mean people will actually speak their minds. Only 1 percent report feeling extremely confident voicing their concerns in crucial moments. Your employees aren’t telling you everything they should and it’s costing you—$7,500 per conversation failure and seven work days—according to a new study led by best-selling authors Joseph Grenny and David Maxfield.

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Sex, Relationships & Romance at Work Are Awkward & Inappropriate


Romance & Relationship Policy at Work & the Workplace. In fact, 37 percent of employees report they have been involved with a co-worker romantically and a surprising 12 percent admit to making love while at work. A Nepotism Policy Isn’t Always the Answer.

How Your Company Can Avoid Becoming the Next United Airlines

Evil HR Lady

Back before YouTube was a thing, companies had strict policies: Employees were not to speak with the press without express permission from the public relations department. That is still a great policy, but it’s kind of outdated. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard about United Airline’s decision to force a paying customer off a flight.

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Know

Evil HR Lady

Employees are often scared of their managers—after all, managers have a tremendous amount of power over their direct reports. Well, companies have set policies in place for terminations. The policies allow for double checking to make sure no one is terminated because of race or gender and that similar consequences happen for similar bad behavior. But, what we perceive as reality isn’t always true.

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