Corporate Management

Onboarding and Training New Veteran Hires

When a company makes a commitment to hiring employees, the most important elements to ensure their success are onboarding and training. Onboarding and training for veterans needs to be focused on not just ensuring they have the necessary job skills for their new role, but also that they can successfully transition into the private sector. Continue reading

How To Terminate an Employee the Right Way

The best thing you can do to protect your company is to make sure you’re fully aware of all laws and guidelines that pertain to firing. At the same time, you need to train everyone who could be responsible for firing someone including supervisors, managers, and your HR team. If they’re not trained, and they fire someone the wrong way, it can create big liability and financial repercussions for the entire company. Continue reading

What Should You Consider Before Firing an Employee?

Laws About Firing Employees

There are plenty of laws at the state and federal level that pertain to firing employees. Some states have rigid guidelines and restrictions even above what’s mandated at the federal level.

Other states have more lax firing laws, but regardless, there are some general concepts to be aware of. If you or one of your supervisors or managers fires an employee in a way that could be viewed as illegal, there can be huge financial and legal ramifications. Continue reading

Are There Alternatives To Firing Employees?

If it can be avoided, it’s better to find alternatives to firing an employee. In our previous post we talked about the risks a business faces when they do fire someone. The risks range from lawsuits and legal implications to the loss of trade secrets or damage to your brand. Continue reading

The Risks of Firing Employees

In this series of posts, we’re talking about something that affects a lot of businesses, small and large: the risks associated with firing an employee. If a firing isn’t handled the right way, it can ultimately mean huge financial or legal ramifications for a business. Despite the pitfalls that can come with firing employees, it’s not an area a lot of organizations focus on regarding training or preparing. This series of articles covers recent news stories related to high-profile firing, the risks of firing employees, legal considerations to keep in mind, and how to train employees on proper protocols. Continue reading

How Can You Identify and Manage Underperforming Employees?

In the world of corporate learning and development, the focus is so often on identifying top talent and giving them the tools and resources they need to succeed. The conversation is almost always focused on how to develop excellent employees and make them an invaluable resource to a company.

There’s an area that’s less discussed that’s also incredibly important, however: managing underperforming employees. Continue reading