Finally, if you learn one of your employees shows racial bias, particularly in an incident during a work shift, investigate the problem by reviewing video footage and witness accounts even if the incident doesn’t go viral.

Want to keep valuable employees? Conduct stay interviews!

Employers use these policies to outline how they will address consenting, romantic relationships between managers, employees and coworkers and to protect their company from potential problems caused by distraction, romantic conflicts and sexual harassment claims.

If you sense someone is lying to you, trust your internal compass and don’t second-guess yourself. If your empathy pushes you to discount what you feel or even to protect the liar, remember you and your tender heart deserve protection as well.

Q: I’m the manager of a crew that allegedly harassed and racially discriminated against one of my employees, and I’ve just been told that our company’s attorney will protect our company, but not me as an individual. True? A: Yes. Your employer hired an attorney to protect their company. If your interests and your employer’s align, their attorney protects you. If not, for example, if you ignored discrimination or allowed harassment, you… Read More

What would you do if you weren’t afraid you couldn’t succeed? People suffering from imposter syndrome benefit from pushing themselves to accept challenging projects. Don’t allow the voice inside your head that triggers your feelings of inadequacy to hold you back.

What guidelines should you put in place when allowing employees to text during work?

Q: We recently fired an employee for stealing money out of our cashbox. Initially, she denied stealing anything and tried to point the finger at another employee. She didn’t realize we had a security camera. When we brought the employee in and showed her the tape of her removing the money, she screamed at us and left the building. We’d ordinarily issue her a check today. Can we deduct what she stole… Read More

The final revenge of the fired employee: The manager makes an unwitting but critical mistake that unravels the firing decision or results in a painful payout to the employee. If you’d like to fire an employee without backfire, you need to consider good faith and just cause, then ask yourself twenty-two questions. Good Faith Courts in multiple states uphold the doctrine of good faith and fair dealing. When an embittered fired employee… Read More

Are you required to sign a “love contract” with your employer if you’re in a relationship with a coworker?