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Terminating the Talented Employee

Terminations typically don’t top a manager’s activity list. But, after exhausting the steps needed to address poorly performing employees or those who have violated company policy, it may be necessary to help an employee to their next opportunity. However, when it comes to a termination that involves a really talented employee who fits your culture,

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Are 360 Reviews Right for Your Organization?

First off, what is a 360 review? As the name implies, this performance review process includes professional, skill-based and interpersonal feedback from across the organization on behalf of a specific individual. They are designed to provide feedback on how an employee’s contributions, performance, interpersonal skills, accountability and other areas are viewed by the people with

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When It Comes To Severance Pay

Employee dismissals or workforce layoffs are never easy. These already difficult situations are typically complicated by potential legal issues, morale imbalances and financial decisions. But one critical truth remains in any termination scenario regardless of laws, regulations or business philosophy: the obligation to allow an employee to exit with dignity and civility. In some circumstances

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Office Bulletin Boards – Great communication vehicle or work nightmare?

Office bulletin boards can be a great way of communicating updates, events, news, and various information to employees. It can also serve as a centralized location for employees to share information across the organization. Sounds great, right? It can be when employees stick with posting information appropriate and nondiscriminatory for everyone in the organization. But

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What is BOLI?

What is BOLI, and why should an employer care about it? First of all, it’s not an abbreviation of the wonderful pizza crust Boboli. And, it’s not one half of our firm, Boly:Welch. The Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) is an incredibly useful website loaded with best practices, employment law, and employment rights. It’s

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