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How to Fire an Employee Safely

CHICAGO—When HR professionals prepare to terminate an employee's employment, they frequently consult with legal counsel. But they often neglect to get the advice of security experts to help conduct a workplace violence threat assessment.
 
That's a big mistake—with potentially devastating consequences, a security expert told HR professionals attending a preconference workshop at the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition. ...




The $600 payroll mistake that cost this company almost $45K

Here’s a cautionary tale about the importance of double-checking for minor mistakes in your company’s overtime calculations.
 
It’s a lesson one Texas company just learned the hard way.
 
In the lawsuit, Castro v. Precision Demolition, a company failed to pay an employee overtime for a mere $608. ...




8 Strategies to Avoid Wasting Your Company's Gen-Z Talent

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.
 
Over the past several years, society has been fixated on millennials. And for good reason: They’re the largest age demographic that has disrupted nearly every industry they've touched. ...




This is why everyone steals office supplies from work – including you

Have you ever taken office supplies home? Stole some pens and paper from your employer for your kids’ arts and crafts class? Used the office printer to print personal concert tickets?
 
In a recent anonymous survey by Papermate as part of the launch of a new pen, 100 per cent of office workers admitted to have stolen a pen at work. ...




How the Millennials' Workplace is Different From Their Parents'

 Young adults are, in every generation, change agents of the most fluid parts of society - fashion, music, entertainment, relationships. Older generations resist change younger generations bring because they are comfortable with the established and the familiar, and often are not sure how to integrate the new with the old. ...




Evernote's Head of 'People' Explains How the Company Employs Tech Tools to Reinforce Its Values

Technology and data can help make work productive, fulfilling, supportive and inclusive when proclaiming company values only goes so far.
 

In this series, The Way We Work, Entrepreneur Associate Editor Lydia Belanger examines how people foster productivity, focus, collaboration, creativity and culture in the workplace. ...




Here’s How To Get Along With Your Most Annoying Coworker

Here are a few tricks–some mental, others behavioral–to improve interactions with aggravating colleagues you can’t avoid.






That’s him. You see him coming up the hallway and feel your jaw clenching. ...




Yes, You Can Be Happy at Work: Here's How

“There’s now overwhelming evidence to indicate that happier people are actually healthier,” Dr. Richard J. Davidson, a "positive psychologist," professor of psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as well as founder and chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, told TODAY. ...




The Difference In Work Culture Around The World Is Seriously Insane

Unsurprisingly, work culture is pretty different depending on what country you live in. From 30+ days of paid leave to 70+ hour work weeks, the variations get kind of crazy.

 
 
Japan
 
If you think your work week was rough, don't vent to someone who works in Japan. ...




#MeToo: Where Was HR?

Amid the sexual harassment discussions, the same question keeps cropping up.
 
Amid the #MeToo discussions, the same question keeps cropping up: “Where was HR?”
 
It’s a fair question. Employees look to HR for answers because part of our job is to foster a respectful, safe and productive workplace. ...