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‘Not good enough. No!’: Essential tips for managing a perfectionist

March 25, 2022
When considering the various types of problematic personalities one might encounter in a work environment, dealing with a perfectionist may not sound all that bad. However, actual perfectionists (not just ones who pay lip service during interviews) can cause their share of office chaos.

What to put into a termination letter

March 11, 2022
Use these samples to stay respectful and legal.

Dog meets homework: How to interpret and deal with 6 classic employee excuses

February 25, 2022
While hopefully not as flimsy as the grade-school classic about canine intervention, adults offer a variety of excuses to get out of trouble at work. Some reasons employees provide will make a manager’s blood boil. Others, however, actually offer insight into workplace problems and merit further consideration. Here’s a look at six excuses modern managers often hear and actions that might eliminate them.

‘This workload is just plain killing us’

February 11, 2022
How to know when you’ve reached their limits of productivity.

Who’s got a worker magnet? Anybody?

January 28, 2022
What’s an organization in need of workers to do? Here’s a look at some measures proving successful.

Should you take that worker back?

January 14, 2022
2022 may be the year of the boomerang employee.

‘National Donut Day? Sure, take it off!’

December 10, 2021
Let’s face it, no matter how generous your paid holiday schedule is, you’ll never be able to cover all of the holidays celebrated by every culture or religion. Floating holidays help employers bridge the gaps in their holiday schedule.

End-of-year reviews, 2021-style

November 24, 2021
Annual performance chats should probably look a little different this year.

Lights, gifts, food … this is gonna work!

October 8, 2021
While likely not as packed as your pre-pandemic social calendar, look for the 2021 holiday season to include some invitations to on-site gatherings. Obviously, these holiday events might look and feel different than in the past. With forethought about safety and commitment to making it work, however, they still can be very enjoyable.

Religious objections to covid vaccinations: Separating the wheat from the chaff

September 15, 2021
OSHA’s upcoming vaccine mandate aimed at employers with 100 or more employees has, predictably, sparked an outsized interest in religious exemptions. Some clergy are already offering exemption letters for sale over the internet. What are you supposed to do now?