Wed.Jun 28, 2017

How to Avoid Painfully Awkward Hugs in the Workplace

Evil HR Lady

The above picture is hilarious because it’s so awkward. Prime Minister Narendra Modi loves hugging. Trump, not so much. It’s pretty obvious. Trump isn’t the only world leader to have been on the receiving end of a Modi embrace: The hugging Prime Minister: Modi with world leaders [link] Gulf News (@gulf_news) June 27, 2017. Now, I can talk all day about why people shouldn’t hug the unwilling but sometime’s it’s going to happen.

how can I stop gossip on my staff?

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A reader writes: I am a new manager with a team of six administrative staff. There is a pervasive culture of gossiping among the team that I am at a loss about how to address. The gossiping is all about (perceived) work performance – two of them will stand in a corner and whisper about how a third did the mail run late today or wasn’t at the reception desk when an important guest arrived. And it’s not just two bad eggs; they all gossip about each other.


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When Your Employee Needs Major Surgery: What You Need to Know

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Big companies generally have plans in place for when an employee needs major surgery. Small businesses, on the other hand, probably have never dealt with a scenario like this before. If this situation arises at your company, you may struggle with what to do, at first. Here’s what you need to know: To keep reading, click here: When Your Employee Needs Major Surgery: What You Need to Know. The post When Your Employee Needs Major Surgery: What You Need to Know appeared first on Evil HR Lady.

how can I get out of chauffeuring my coworker everywhere?

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A reader writes: I am hoping for some advice on how to politely get out of a carpool arrangement with my coworker. She discovered that she lives just a few minutes away from me and asked if we could start carpooling to work together because she and her boyfriend share a car. She gives me about $2 gas money per day, but I don’t need the money and I’ve realized that I would rather just drive by myself.


How Lean Six Sigma Can Solve Sticky Business Problems


If you’re looking for a business process used to troubleshoot a problem you’re having with your business, you’re in luck. There is a remarkably accurate process for solving business problems.


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Navigating HR Certification Changes for Both #SHRM & #HRCI


This month was the 3 year anniversary of the conscious uncoupling announcement between SHRM and HRCI resulting in the creation of two separate HR certification programs. For those of us who were. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR hr certification HRCI certification SHRM certification


Agile Businesses Are Successful Businesses

Water Cooler Wisdom

Everyone has heard the fable about the tortoise and the hare. Conventional wisdom says that slow and steady wins the race. A strategy may not be perfect, but if one executes it patiently and consistently, it may outperform better initiatives that don’t get the benefit of time. However, in today’s rapidly changing business world, an agile business is a successful business. So how do you reconcile these two truths?

6 Ways to Help Line Managers Support Parents-to-be

The Undercover Recruiter

A surprising number of line managers are a little daunted by the prospect of having a conversation with an employee who’s announced they are having a child. Even those with children of their own. It can seem like a bit of a minefield, but it doesn’t have to be. There are some simple steps you.