Performance evaluations can be one of your easiest and most useful tools as a manager. They can be an official “pat on the back” for a job well done. They can be notification of a behavior that needs to change. They can also be a step in the corrective action process.
Economist Larry Swanson projects that Billings is headed toward a 2 percent unemployment rate in the next year. What does this mean for your business? If you’re like most businesses, you’re beginning to wonder how you will find employees in such a competitive environment. Now more than ever…
As human resources specialists who are developing drug and alcohol policy, we are expected to be knowledgeable with both the federal and Montana regulations.
Each state has its own employment laws and statutes that must be followed. These may be in addition to federal law, extensions of federal law, or sometimes opposing federal law. In most cases, it is the employer’s responsibility to follow the law or statute most favorable to the employee.
Sylvia Noble, human resources director for STEP Inc., said integrity and being respectful of employees is important in her profession.
When someone describes themselves as a “people person,” it’s usually within the context of being sociable and eager to get along with others.
Wellness. Wellness incentives, wellness programs, wellness initiatives — what does it all mean?
Up to your elbows in invoices?
Web-based time clocks are a simple solution for tracking employee hours. Forget about traditional punch time clocks or time sheets, which can end up wasting a lot of your valuable time.
On April 1, Wendy Samson celebrated 18 years as president of FutureSync International, a consulting firm that specializes in organizational development, a branch of human resources. FutureSync’s services include leadership training, strategic planning and executive coaching.
CHICAGO — If you plan to use the last of your 2011 sick days before the end of the year — even if you’re not really under the weather — you might not be alone.
In February of 2008, I wrote an article for the AE newsletter and other business publications across Montana. I posed the question: Is there a need for strategic, or long-range planning in relation to the impending recession?
We want you to take a minute and imagine the absolutely perfect organization. You may picture this as more of a fairy tale in today's market, but envision a business that operates without flaw and gets results one can only dream of. Now choose a few fundamental characteristics that describe …
Many businesses, especially the smaller companies, think that providing employees and managers with anti-discrimination training is too expensive and time consuming. However, if that business is sued for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, the cost will be much higher. Even if the bu…
No matter how great of a workplace employers cultivate, sooner or later they are going to encounter an employee with a prob-lem behavior. Dealing with this conflict is uncomfortable for many of us, and sticking our head in the sand and "hoping" this employee will change typically does not ma…