Author Archives: Mindi

5 Worst Discipline Mistakes

Posted by on May 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm.

The primary purpose for disciplinary action is to assist the employee to understand that a performance problem or opportunity for improvement exists.  The ideal in handling employee problems is to be firm, fair and consistent.  However, a manager should follow a few guidelines to ensure that performance and productivity aren’t lost in the process. 5 […]

Recruitment Humor from Candidates

Posted by on May 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm.

Many people think Human Resource professionals have no sense of humor.  Well, I am here to tell you otherwise.  Every day, HR professionals deal with interesting situations and to assist us to get through the day, we must find humor in the things we do. Employment Humor Lessons Learned — Job Candidates Do the Darnedest […]

Top 6 Items Not To Be Kept in Personnel Files

Posted by on May 10, 2011 at 6:13 pm.

The last blog, I explained the three reasons why proper record keeping is required for all employers.  In addition to knowing what to keep in the Personnel Files, it is also important what not to keep in these Personnel Files.   Along with the Personnel File, an employer should keep a separate Medical/Benefit File and an […]

Top 10 Items to Keep in the Personnel File

Posted by on May 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm.

There are three reasons why proper record keeping is a requirement for employers.  First, it makes good business sense to have accurate information handy and organized.  The second reason is to have documentation on an employee’s work performance and work history.  The third reason is some employee records are required by federal or state governments […]

Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes in an Employee Handbook

Posted by on April 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm.

Poorly written handbooks can open up your organization to countless lawsuits.  A few of the trouble areas are the ADA, FLSA, sexual harassment and harassment, racial and gender discrimination.  Audit your employee handbook with these 10 common errors in mind.   Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes in an Employee Handbook A poorly written, outdated or […]