Articles tagged 'termination'

Compensation, Talent Management

Money is the Best Excuse (Even If It Isn’t True) for Your Employees Quitting

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Citing money can be the best excuse for leaving an employer, even if it is untrue.

One survey blamed voluntary turnover on income. But when an employment agency surveys financial types on why people leave their jobs, it should come as no surprise that they chose money as the principal motivation for quitting.

Of course! These are groups who obsess about money. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

Planning For the Worst: Compassion Is the Key When Layoffs Come

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“Are we all set. Yes, we are all in compliance with the cost savings. All the numbers are correct. Just give me the go ahead and they are all gone.”

Then the conversation changed.

The executive listening to this rundown told the HR person to stop. Do you know any of these people? The answer was no.

Do you know whether it will be difficult for them to find jobs in your area? “I have no idea” was his reply. Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

How To Lose Your Best Employees in 10 Easy Steps

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What could be more essential to organizational success and the corporate bottom line than talent?

Yet many of the people in our employ continue to be marginalized and neglected, often taking a backseat to the various other matters that occupy our workdays as leaders.

And the problem seems to be pervasive. Read more…

Culture, Talent Management

Want a Good Measure of a Company? It’s How They Treat Those Who Quit

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I left my first post-college professional position after a little over four years on the job.

In that time, I had worked my tail off for the organization with 60-80 hour weeks as the norm, had been promoted twice, and had built a program that was one of the most innovative and forward thinking in the industry.

In return, after I gave my notice, I was refused any future reference (beyond confirming dates of employment), had no acknowledgement of my contribution, and was more or less treated like a leper for my remaining two weeks. Read more…

HR News & Trends, Legal Issues

Court OKs Firing of Public Employee Who Criticized Boss on Facebook

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By Eric B. Meyer

You know all that stuff you read on the Internet about employees who can badmouth their boss on the Internet, all in the name of free speech, and not get fired for it?

Yeah, about that.

Here’s a recent opinion from the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans about a 25-year police sergeant, a public employee, whose First Amendment freedom of speech rights were not violated when she was fired for posting Facebook comments, which were critical of her boss. Read more…

Best of TLNT

Here’s Why So Many Good Employees Are Looking to Leave This Year

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 4. Our regular content will return on Monday.

According to a recent study by CareerBuilder, 1 out of every 5 workers is planning to leave their job in 2014.

That’s a lot of disengaged employees.

After digging into the data, you find it’s not because these workers want a higher salary. Even though salary is important and makes up a large percentage (66 percent) of why people said they are dissatisfied with their current job, respondents were just as likely to attribute dissatisfaction to not feeling valued (65 percent). Read more…

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The 5 Critical Things That a Good Manager Never, Ever Delegates

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Editor’s Note: It’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 18. Our regular content will return next Monday. Happy New Year!

Surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.” — President Ronald Reagan

As a leader, you know you must delegate many of the tasks for which you’re ultimately responsible, if you’re to be successful in meeting your goals. Read more…

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Why Employees Really Quit – and the 2 Things That Will Keep Them

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Editor’s NoteIt’s a TLNT holiday tradition to count down the most popular posts of the year. This is No. 20. Our regular content will return next Monday. Happy New Year! 

Last week I wrote about a Salary.com survey showing that even though employees report being happier in their jobs, more of them are reportedly looking for a new job.

I also wrote about Jessica Stillman’s perspective that, even though employees say “low pay” is the number one reason to leave, raises aren’t necessarily the answer. Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

How to Get Employees to Talk Before They Decide to Walk

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It’s human behavior to want to move away from things that are not working or are starting to feel tough, or just too hard, because sometimes walking away seems like the easiest choice.

It’s true in life in general, and particularly true in the job market.

Positive shifts in the economy in most countries have naturally led to more role choices for talented people. They have options, and if a role or organization that is not delivering to expectations, it’s natural to explore other options. Read more…

HR Basics, HR Management

4 Tips for Terminating an Employee (and Maybe Even Staying Friends)

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At some point in their careers, managers will face the tough position of having to let someone go based on performance, and if they did their job right, it will be someone who they have built a friendship with.

Outside of personally wanting to maintain a relationship with a former employee, there are other benefits to letting someone go amicably.

Sometimes, employees may have a great work ethic and attitude, but they simply couldn’t deliver for that specific role, and it’s important to maintain a relationship in these types of situations. Read more…