Workplace Coach
don't make the same mistake starbucks did

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...

conduct stay interviews to keep valuable employees

Want to keep valuable employees? Conduct stay interviews!

can your company prevent you from dating a coworker?

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...

why people lie and how to handle it

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...

are managers liable for harassment by their employees?

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,...

imposter syndrome

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...

guidelines for employee texting

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

can you deduct a theft from an employee's last paycheck?

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...

questions a manager should ask before firing an employee

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...

do coworkers in a relationship have to sign a love contract with the company?

Are you required to sign a "love contract" with your employer if you're in a relationship with a coworker?