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Dealing with Employees: credit card tips report, credit card receipts, unnecessary drama
credit card receipts, unnecessary drama, burden of proof: The accounting paperwork is owned by the business not the employee, so it is completely up to you to decide whether you want to release that to your employees or not. Please be aware, however, that if you do decide to offer this information, you will be setting...

Dealing with Employees: Employee recording conversations, confidentiality requirements, hi adam
confidentiality requirements, hi adam, snow storm: Hi Adam, One of the negative things about being a manager is that employees can say all kinds of things about their managers, exaggerate and outright lie about things their manager said or did, and the manager cannot give his/her version to staff due to...

Dealing with Employees: public enterprises, suitable examples, private sector
Dealing with Employees: public enterprises, suitable examples, private sector, democracy

Dealing with Employees: HR leaking information, legal recourse, hr person
legal recourse, hr person, open conversation: I agree that what the HR person at your workplace is probably not the best choice, but it is not illegal. As the employee offered information openly (and verbally), the information is not considered private or confidential. The type of information given is...

Dealing with Employees: lunch break, head start program in texas, head start program
head start program in texas, head start program, category race: Thank you for submitting your question. You mentioned discrimination but failed to mention in what protected category (race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, disability). If it is not in a protected category, then you will probably...

Dealing with Employees: managers and supervisors, employment attorney, bogert
employment attorney, bogert, personal phone: Hi Brenda, I am sorry this happened to you. You indicated you were in contact with HR previously, and they sent the letter to your supervisor advising of your surgery and the dates you would not be at work. So, I think the best thing to do is for you...

Dealing with Employees: I need answer for MBA study -, clerk typist, life insurance company
clerk typist, life insurance company, typical pool: I have actually answered this question for two different sources. What you ask is not the venue intended for this forum. My offering within the AllExperts site was for actual people working in conflict environments who needed my assistance to reduce...

Dealing with Employees: Privacy, commensurate levels, percentage of increase
commensurate levels, percentage of increase, salary information: Terry; Thanks for your inquiry. It is a quagmire and extrication will be uncomfortable but it must happen so everyone will need make the best of it. I cannot respond as to what HR can or will do. It is certainly something with which they will be...

Dealing with Employees: Probation Letter, payroll period, measurable things
payroll period, measurable things, payroll processing: Linda -- To properly evaluate an employee, first thing is to make sure the employee knows the parameters of her job, and what she is going to be evaluated on. An employee evaluation should NEVER be a surprise to the employee -- you should be giving her...

Dealing with Employees: public enterprises, financial autonomy, financial accountability
financial autonomy, financial accountability, suitable examples: nilesh, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS ARE HERE . OTHERS ARE HELD UP DUE TO LACK OF SPACE HERE. PLEASE YOUR QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com I WILL SEND THE BALANCE OF ANSWERS IMMEDIATELY. REGARDS...

Dealing with Employees: public enterprises, verbal judo institute inc, verbal judo institute
verbal judo institute inc, verbal judo institute, george j thompson: Neal; Thanks for your interest but there is not an actual question regarding a conflict to resolve. Recently I have received several problems regarding hypothetical situations and what appears to be homework for several different students involved in MBA...

Dealing with Employees: TOTAL QUALITY MGT., quality gurus, space constraint
quality gurus, space constraint, strategic business planning: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID Leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ==========================================...

Dealing with Employees: accounting and finance, plant stock, capacity utilization
plant stock, capacity utilization, variable cost: Question: ASSIGNMENT Course Code : MS - 04 Course Title : Accounting and Finance for Managers Assignment Code : MS-04/SEM - I /2011 Coverage : All Blocks Note: Answer all the questions and send them to the Coordinator of the Study Centre you are attached...

Dealing with Employees: Balance of ms-06 question, basmati rice, soap manufacturer
basmati rice, soap manufacturer, carton box: b) What is the type of packaging you would adopt in the following cases and why: (i) Sea Food Exports (ii) Premium Basmati Rice (iii) Unisex Perfume What is The need for packaging From the consumer s point of view the package...

Dealing with Employees: backstabbing co-worker, vague answers, best bet
vague answers, best bet, business questions: Sunny -- First, I apologize for the delay in answering you. I ve been very sick, and haven t even been logged in to my computer to see that I had a question. Handling a back-stabbing co-worker can be tricky. You don t actually have direct knowledge of...

Dealing with Employees: Equitable administration of Holiday and Personal Leave., equitable administration, personal leave
equitable administration, personal leave, economic demands: I d like to clarify, just to make sure I am understanding the situation correctly. Let s say you ask for Monday off. You are paid for Monday with sick/personal time. However, even so, you are stating that, at some point, during the week, you must work an...

Dealing with Employees: mba, suitable examples, marketing managers
Dealing with Employees: mba, suitable examples, marketing managers, marketing research

Dealing with Employees: MS 06 plz do it, short message service, cyber marketing
short message service, cyber marketing, business profitability: Cyber marketing has now become an indispensable segment of e-commerce as well as the internet and World Wide Web related topics. Cyber marketing simply refers to a technique of attracting potential customers by advertising your products or services through...

Dealing with Employees: mba, segmentation targeting and positioning, price elasticity
segmentation targeting and positioning, price elasticity, basmati rice: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID Leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ==========================================...

Dealing with Employees: Operation Management, time inventory management, business process engineering
time inventory management, business process engineering, project planning and control: HARSHAD, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. REGARDS LEO LINGHAM ========================================== AN EFFECTIVE OPERATION MANAGEMENT CAN BE AN EFFECTIVE TOOL IN A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT. IT CAN HELP THE ORGANIZATION TO IMPROVE...

Dealing with Employees: Strategic management, critical success factor, differentiation strategy
critical success factor, differentiation strategy, business strategist: Good morning. Unfortunately your question is not regarding conflict, which is where my connection to the AllExperts was agreed. In addition, I have received several questions asking for a large amount of writing effort to what appears to be question...

Dealing with Employees: Acquisition Interviews, full time job, behavioral based interviews
full time job, behavioral based interviews, miss shannon: The types and kinds of interviews out there are just as varied as the number of hiring personnel giving them. Style is quite individual and company-specific. Preparation for an interview is in the eye of the beholder really. One could be used to and thus...

Dealing with Employees: My Boss, formal grievance, bad temper
formal grievance, bad temper, hr rep: Regardless of how you feel your boss treats you, this kind of behavior, especially in front of others is inexcusable, inappropriate, and unprofessional. You need to file a formal grievance with your HR rep. You cannot be retaliated against for doing so, and...

Dealing with Employees: communication models, four quadrants, validity studies
four quadrants, validity studies, nature and nurture: Hi Milton Great question! Taking the time to understand the different behaviors of people is the key to effective communication. Discovering how to communicate more effectively will enable you to achieve the things you want, not only at work but also at...

Dealing with Employees: Denial and attitudes, emotional quotient, intrapersonal intelligence
emotional quotient, intrapersonal intelligence, interpersonal intelligence: Hi Matt, From what you describe your issue is deeper than just attitude- it is a lack of Emotional Intelligence. This is where your presentation would be most effective. A persons Emotional Quotient or Emotional Intelligence is the ability to sense, understand...

Dealing with Employees: Going over my head, supervisory support, subordinates
supervisory support, subordinates, final decision: Bob; If you have the full support (assumption) of your boss then sadly, your boss is part of the problem. As a proper supervisory support technique he or she should be deferring your subordinates back to you when they circumvent your authority. If there...

Dealing with Employees: Managing low income associates, enjoyable work environment, tight rope
enjoyable work environment, tight rope, work ethics: Hi Jason, I understand your frustration and the pressure you feel about hourly employees negatively impacting your perceived management abilities. You are right that creating an unenjoyable work environment by being negative is not the answer. So, we...

Dealing with Employees: problem/violent employee, violent employee, physical violence
violent employee, physical violence, spread rumors: Dear Gail: Thank you for your question. I m saddened to say that this is typical upper management nowadays. Simply put, they are cowards not managers. Regardless, it is what it is. You are now the manager in charge, and you must deal with it. IMPORTANT:...

Dealing with Employees: Deducting from Tipped Employees, credit card receipts, credit card receipt
credit card receipts, credit card receipt, tipped employees: Not to my knowledge. A customer need not (semantically) sign a credit card receipt (although it s a good practice# to have the charge go through. Credit card receipts are kept with the vendor #the restaurant). An electronic copy of the transaction is sent...

Dealing with Employees: False Relationships Accusations, female supervisor, stressful work
female supervisor, stressful work, labor attorney: Hi Tara, I am sorry this is happening to you. You are correct that bosses should be doing exactly what Bob is doing, helping you learn and progress on the job. Do you have any idea why the supervisor has been trying to fire you? I have three suggestions:...

Dealing with Employees: Regd. Answer for a case study, case study, regard
Dealing with Employees: Regd. Answer for a case study, case study, regard, yahoo

Dealing with Employees: Management Control System, information system management, management information system
information system management, management information system, management control system: 1.Important Considerations in designing Management Information System MIS DESIGNING IS A STRUCTURED PROCESS. STEP 1 = MIS- MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM An integrated user-machine system for providing information to support operations, management...

Dealing with Employees: Problems with coworker, anger management, resource person
anger management, resource person, credible sources: Hi Sarah, I am sorry this has happened to you. You are wise to avoid contact with her. I m going to assume that the people reporting what she s saying are credible sources and that her statements about you are false. I don t know if your agency...

Dealing with Employees: Regd. Answer for a case study, industrial engineering department, abc company
industrial engineering department, abc company, industrial engineer: Dear Jitendra; I ask your understanding with my turning down participation in your case study homework question. I travel extensively and put in long hours. My participation on the AllExperts site was established exclusively for working professionals...

Dealing with Employees: unemployment, labour council, stateing
labour council, stateing, lingham: LAFAYE, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO PROVE IN THE COURT OF LAW. -you would need an eye witness, who was present at the site. Or -take the chance of putting in writing --in details all the events. SEEK THE HELP OF A ...

Dealing with Employees: employee attitudes, employee attitudes, new boss
employee attitudes, new boss, loyal employees: Hi Corin, I sense how frustrating this is for you. However, I sense how frustrating it is for your employees as well. They have been used to a caring, nurturing boss who took an interest in them. Suddenly, they have a new boss whose only interest seems...

Dealing with Employees: Equal Opportunity, head waitress, financial dilemma
head waitress, financial dilemma, lunch hours: Hi again Alesia, I suggest you look for work in another restaurant that has a higher volume. While I understand your frustration at not getting better opportunities at work, I also understand your co-workers desires to hold onto their primo shifts. ...

Dealing with Employees: Taking over a team, set expectations, upper management
set expectations, upper management, project managers: Hi, Discuss this with your upper management who promoted you. They need to roll-out your new position to the team and set expectations required of the team. You then need to communicate to your team your expectations and discuss their fears and concerns....

Dealing with Employees: unemployment benefits/quite because of school, unemployment insurance benefits, work life balance
unemployment insurance benefits, work life balance, quitting a job: Probably not, unfortunately. Voluntary termination (quitting a job) generally causes a denial of unemployment insurance benefits. It is not up to the employer to organize work around an employee s personal life and the ESC views the inability to rectify work/life...

Dealing with Employees: work problem, clinic nurse, disciplinary letter
clinic nurse, disciplinary letter, exemplary employee: Kate, It s possible that the behavior from HR and the supervisors are symptoms of something different than this particular incident. It sounds like you might have, possibly inadvertently, rubbed someone the wrong way somehow. It might have been something...

Dealing with Employees: former employee, certified mail, 3 strikes
certified mail, 3 strikes, peace joy: Dear Marilyn: Thank you for your question. This is a very serious situation. You and your husband must take precautions quickly. 1) Contact your local sheriff or police department or both. 2)Inform them of your situation and ask them for their advice....

Dealing with Employees: dealing with subordinates, group vacation, best guess
group vacation, best guess, personal issues: Hi Jackie, I don t have enough information about your style of managing, so I will make some assumptions from the little bit of information you provided. The first assumption is that you are a new manager who started out tough, staff complained and so...

Dealing with Employees: Laid off employee now going after our customers, phr, slander
phr, slander, msp: I really would not take the chance. The ex-employee could take you to court on a torte claim for slander if you are unable to provide documented evidence that she is doing what you think she s doing. However, if you have a non-compete in place that she signed...

Dealing with Employees: employee privacy, managerial challenges, firing an employee
managerial challenges, firing an employee, fellow employees: Dear Cathy: Thank you for your question. Even though I m sympathetic to the employee who s criminal past was exposed, I m reminded of the colloquialism: If you do the crime, you do the time. Trite as this saying may be it is true in life. We are all...

Dealing with Employees: IGNOU MS-11,ms-10 help required
Dealing with Employees: IGNOU MS-11,ms-10 help required

Dealing with Employees: MBA Assignment ( MS-6, MS- 9, MS- 10, MS- 96 ), mail id, ms 10
Dealing with Employees: MBA Assignment ( MS-6, MS- 9, MS- 10, MS- 96 ), mail id, ms 10, ms 4

Dealing with Employees: MS - 66, 68, 611, 612, sham, clue
Dealing with Employees: MS - 66, 68, 611, 612, sham, clue

Dealing with Employees: MS 96 and 26
Dealing with Employees: MS 96 and 26

Dealing with Employees: IGNOU-MBA solved assignments needed, space constraint, ignou mba assignments
space constraint, ignou mba assignments, lingham: ALL QUESTIONS / ANSWERS ARE READY. ALL ANSWERS CANNOT BE FITTED HERE DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send ALL the ANSWERS asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ...

Dealing with Employees: IGNOU MS-04 SEM-II Assingment 2011, accounting concepts, fixed assets
accounting concepts, fixed assets, funds from operations: Q2 AND Q4 ARE OUT OF MY EXPERTISE AREA. HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the...

Dealing with Employees: IGNOU MS-11,ms-10 help required, environmental uncertainty, generic strategy
environmental uncertainty, generic strategy, legal factors: HARIPRASATH, I HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS OF MS 10 --MS 11 READY. BUT I CANNOT FIT THEM IN THE SPACE PROVIDED. PLEASE FORWARD THESE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send them asap. Regards LEO...

Dealing with Employees: Ignou MS-6 And MS-10 Answer Needed, classical approach to management, scalar principle
classical approach to management, scalar principle, space constraint: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ==========================================...

Dealing with Employees: Late for work reminder, romanian companies, entertainment job
romanian companies, entertainment job, usa companies: Hi Aurel, Yes this is a problem. Does your company have an employee manual? If so, this will guide you on how to write the letter and consequences if policy is not followed. Since I am not familiar with how Romanian companies are structured (if they are...

Dealing with Employees: management of machines and materials, space constraint, capacity planing
space constraint, capacity planing, acceptance sampling: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ==========================================...

Dealing with Employees: Managing: Backstabbing Employees, formal organizational structure, true lines
formal organizational structure, true lines, organization chart: Dear Emilia: Thank you for your question. Your are right. You are not there to be their friend. You are there to be their manager. And, to be a good manager, you must make decisions about your team members that protects the group from the bad behaviors...

Dealing with Employees: mba, knowledge management initiatives, indian software company
knowledge management initiatives, indian software company, external environmental factors: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ==========================================...

Dealing with Employees: mba, classical approach to management, space constraint
classical approach to management, space constraint, environmental uncertainty: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ==========================================...

Dealing with Employees: MBA Assignment ( MS-6, MS- 9, MS- 10, MS- 96 ), segmentation targeting and positioning, mix elements
segmentation targeting and positioning, mix elements, demand curve: SHWETHA, I HAVE THE ANSWERS FOR ALL 4 MODULES 6-9-10-96. BUT I CANNOT FIT ALL IN THE SPACE PROVIDED. PLEASE FORWARD THESE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send ALL THE ANSWERS asap. Regards...

Dealing with Employees: ms-10, classical approach to management, scalar principle
classical approach to management, scalar principle, environmental uncertainty: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. Regards LEO LINGHAM ========================================== 1.Briefly describe different approaches to organizations and explain the 7Ss Model and it’s relevance. Approaches to Organisation and Management...

Dealing with Employees: ms-10, generic strategy, legal factors
generic strategy, legal factors, functional departments: Q1. Select a company of your choice. Explain how politico-legal factors have created an opportunity as well as constraint for that particular industry or a business organization. The organisation I am referring to, was facing a problem of declining...

Dealing with Employees: ms-10 organization design development, classical approach to management, space constraint
classical approach to management, space constraint, environmental uncertainty: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ==========================================...

Dealing with Employees: ms-56 ignou mba assignment, kanban system, lifo method
kanban system, lifo method, space constraint: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ==========================================...

Dealing with Employees: ms-6, business performance management, space constraint
business performance management, space constraint, segmentation targeting and positioning: HERE IS SOME SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. SOME ANSWERS HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ...

Dealing with Employees: MS - 66, 68, 611, 612, consumer durable products, qualitative and quantitative research
consumer durable products, qualitative and quantitative research, coconut water: Hi Juzar, I do not do homework questions. Those assignments are designed to teach you how to research and analyze. The finished product allows your teacher to assess your strengths and weaknesses. Were I to do the work for you, you d be missing out on...

Dealing with Employees: MS 96 and 26, role ambiguity, space constraint
role ambiguity, space constraint, group norms: ALL QUESTIONS / ANSWERS ARE READY. ALL ANSWERS CANNOT FITTED HERE DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send ALL the ANSWERS asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ...

Dealing with Employees: MS-96, MS-26, MS-10, MS-95, space constraint, lingham
space constraint, lingham, ms 10: ALL QUESTIONS / ANSWERS ARE READY. ALL ANSWERS CANNOT FITTED HERE DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send ALL the ANSWERS asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ...

Dealing with Employees: MS11 Solved Assignments, functional departments, tax incentives
functional departments, tax incentives, sushila: 1.Select a specific company of your choice. Read about this company and its current position. Based on your study, identify some of the important macro environmental opportunities and threats for this company. The organisation I am are referring to ...

Dealing with Employees: Organisational Dynamics, random sampling design, stratified random sampling
random sampling design, stratified random sampling, role ambiguity: ALL QUESTIONS / ANSWERS ARE READY. ALL ANSWERS CANNOT FITTED HERE DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send ALL the ANSWERS asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ...

Dealing with Employees: organizational dynamics, cultural relativism, ethical absolutism
cultural relativism, ethical absolutism, leadership motivation: #################################### 4. What is Management of diversity? Discuss the importance of Management of diversity when strategic alliances and coalitions take place. Illustrate with examples. HOW THE Cultural diversity affect people at workgroup....

Dealing with Employees: Time Managment, proper time management, time management skills
proper time management, time management skills, effective time management: Effective time management is crucial to success in any endeavor. We all have limited times. Time is a resource we simply cannot afford to waste. This is because time is something that no man can earn more of. No matter what people do, they will always keep...

Dealing with Employees: tqm, baldrige criteria, measurement analysis
baldrige criteria, measurement analysis, management by fact: 1.List out the beliefs on which TQM is based. Explain in brief any three of these beliefs and their importance while applying TQM. THE COMMON OUTCOME THEY ARE SEEKING 1.delivery of ever-improving value . 2.improvement of overall organizational effectiveness...

Dealing with Employees: wage and salary administration, wage and salary administration, space constraint
wage and salary administration, space constraint, material rewards: HERE IS ONE ANSWER MATERIAL. SECOND ANSWER HELD BACK DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE BALANCE QUESTION TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send the balance asap. Regards LEO LINGHAM ==========================================...

Dealing with Employees: wage and salary structure, key performance indicators, climate surveys
key performance indicators, climate surveys, material rewards: Explain the performance–linked reward system. Describe the steps involved in designing a performance –linked reward system relating to an organization you are familiar with. Discuss any short comings of the system. Briefly describe the organization your are...

Dealing with Employees: anonymous slander, break room, f word
break room, f word, hearsay: Hi Hank, Thanks for writing in. First of all, I apologize for the delay in responding. It is indeed disconcerting to work in a an environment where others might be making false accusations, and to top it, also worry about unfair consequences! Becomes...

Dealing with Employees: PACE - LEAPS, verbal judo institute inc, verbal judo institute
verbal judo institute inc, verbal judo institute, police department volunteer: Howard; I would like to help you better with your request but there are a couple of problems; the first being the material is copyrighted and as such the distribution of the information in printed and product form is controlled. Purchase of the items would...

Dealing with Employees: Boss told fellow employee that I filed a complaint against them., place position, fellow employee
place position, fellow employee, damage control: Hi Dan; You don’t need to quit, just work an understanding around your right to have your co-worker perform her duties in a professional manner. Your Manager should have considered the rock and hard place position she placed you into by speaking out. ...

Dealing with Employees: my boss, emotional outburst, polite request
emotional outburst, polite request, facebook: Hi Sara; I am sorry that verbal abuse is so often inflicted for the slightest of incidents, even where no malice was intended. I also understand that the stress people suffer under rushed situations sometimes comes from their feelings of being caught between...

Dealing with Employees: disruptive employee, bipolar person, work atmosphere
bipolar person, work atmosphere, allday: Hi Theresa, I applaud you for the work you have done with this employee. I know it has been very taxing, yet you have seen some progress. The question is has there been sufficient progress to warrant keeping her at her grade level. I don t know the...

Dealing with Employees: Helping a coworker made my performance low, poor performer, unrealistic expectations
poor performer, unrealistic expectations, coworker: Hi Jane, Thanks for writing in. Quite a situation, where you might lose out yourself, in your attempt to genuinely help another :-) First of all, you have not made it clear WHY your performance has started to decline. I assume it is correlated with the...

Dealing with Employees: how to motivate an employee that would like to leave the company, work effort, organizational goals
work effort, organizational goals, private conversation: Dear Jill: I would determine whether you truly should talk her out of leaving. First, ask yourself the following questions about this employee. a.)Does this employee’s work effort contribute to the achievement of my work area’s organizational mission?...

Dealing with Employees: Three clerks, three problems, three clerks, countless meetings
three clerks, countless meetings, day shifts: Dear Saloumeh: Thank you for your questions. In general, you seem like a responsible, caring manager. Most employees around the world would die to work for a manager with your qualities. So, no more fretting about your leadership abilities. I m fairly...

Dealing with Employees: Character Questioned, appt, new job
appt, new job, competitor: Kate -- If he s taking you at your word , why is he instituting changes? I understand that you re new and don t want to rock the boat, but I think you need to address this. Essentially, you ve been accused, tried and found guilty without any opportunity...

Dealing with Employees: ignou mba, space constraint, lingham
space constraint, lingham, ignou: ALL QUESTIONS / ANSWERS ARE READY. ALL ANSWERS CANNOT FITTED HERE DUE TO SPACE CONSTRAINT. PLEASE FORWARD THESE QUESTIONS TO MY EMAIL ID leolingham2000@gmail.com. I will send ALL the ANSWERS asap. Regards LEO LINGHA...

Dealing with Employees: public enterprise, commercial undertakings, autonomous organisation
commercial undertakings, autonomous organisation, public enterprise: The term public enterprise denotes a form of business organisation owned and managed by the state government or any other public authority. So it is an undertaking owned and controlled by the local or state or central government. The whole or most of the...

Dealing with Employees: Customer loyalty, customer perception, servicescape
customer perception, servicescape, aesthetic appearance: BANKING IS A SERVICE. SERVICE MARKETING SERVICE IS ANY ACT OR PERFORMANCE THAT ONE PARTY CAN OFFER TO ANOTHER THAT IS ESSENTIALLY INTANGIBLE AND DOES NOT RESULT IN ANY OWNERSHIP Services marketing is MARKETING based on relationship and value....

Dealing with Employees: Laws on bathroom breaks, medical issue, bogert
medical issue, bogert, fellow employees: Dear JA, I m sorry your colleague has been so insensitive to you, and I can certainly understand how this would be an embarrassment to you. There are no federal laws governing bathroom breaks, though, depending where you live, there may be state laws governing...

Dealing with Employees: tardiness, time clock, work in texas
time clock, work in texas, digital watch: Mark, Yes, this is legal. Any employer has the right to request that employees be on time and discipline them for clocking in late. I would suggest that you set your watch to the time clock and then clock-in a minute early just to make sure you re on...

Dealing with Employees: Managing the team, customer satisfaction level, medium cases
customer satisfaction level, medium cases, branch organization: the various dimensions of security in FINANCIAL retailing focusing on its importance and impact on the overall business. Personal security in the FINANCE retail industry FINANCE Retail workers who handle cash at their workplace are vulnerable to assault...

Dealing with Employees: A question about staying late in the office, office morale, home balance
office morale, home balance, good managers: Hi Lee, The world of work is not always black and white. When in doubt, it is best to refer to your office policies that cover requirements of the job. If employees are told office hours are 9-5pm, and they are paid for working that 8 hours a day, that...

Dealing with Employees: sick pay, fringe benefit, doctors note
fringe benefit, doctors note, vacation hours: Yes. There are three instances where an employer may reduce the wages of an exempt salaried employee. One of those instances is where an employee misses a full day of work for non-related business reasons (i.e., personal reasons) such as being sick. However,...

Dealing with Employees: Staying late in the workplace?, crunch time, labor lawyer
crunch time, labor lawyer, salaried employees: Dear Lee: Thank you for your question. The reality is that this is a state law specific question. Every state treats hourly and salaried employees a little differently. My recommendation is that you find a labor lawyer on this site and ask your question...

Dealing with Employees: Bosses are Divorcing, inner feelings, personal face
inner feelings, personal face, covert actions: Divorce is traumatic. So is losing a business and it is always a possibility in a divorce. They are both relationship based so you have a legitimate concern. Governed positively, the professional side of their personalities might well persevere and traverse...

Dealing with Employees: coworkers in my lunchbox, storage areas, lunchbox
storage areas, lunchbox, coworker: Dear George, I think you handled the situation properly. You confronted your manager and got an apology. Take him at his word And hope the problem is solved. This is a common problem in companies everywhere where employees share storage areas for food....

Dealing with Employees: drug use, safety issues in the workplace, attitude behavior
safety issues in the workplace, attitude behavior, work accommodations: HI Amanda, This is a touchy area. Since you have safety concerns for this employee and others in the workplace, it merits immediate attention. You are doing the right thing in documenting what you see. The next step is to have a private meeting with...

Dealing with Employees: Winning trust of employees in a new team, leadership values, transition manager
leadership values, transition manager, solution analysis: Jason: You are most welcome. If your senior manager is demanding that you keep any employee, then I consider him/her very shortsighted. When you promote someone to take on a difficult challenge, you don t limit him by setting traps with potential problem...

Dealing with Employees: asking answers., importance of business ethics, space constraint
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Dealing with Employees: asking your support., importance of business ethics, work circumstances
importance of business ethics, work circumstances, diversity management: 2. What is Stress? Briefly discuss Organisational Stress and the Occurrence of Burnout. Describe Coping Strategies for Organisational Stress and Burnout. Give examples. Work-related stress is the response people may have when presented with work...

Dealing with Employees: New Hire - Learning Issues, entry level positions, math tutor
entry level positions, math tutor, self starters: Hi Jennifer, Thanks for writing in. I understand how hard it might be to be in this dilemma, especially when the employee is so eager to learn. Unfortunately, despite your best efforts(which I can clearly see you have put) and some more, things do not...

Dealing with Employees: privacy of personal information, letter of appology, bank act
letter of appology, bank act, forida: Dear Cheryl, I m so sorry for you and your daughter s difficulity. Most companies would frown on releasing any personal information on any employee to inapropriate sources. In some companies this would even be reason for termination. Unfortunately, while...

Dealing with Employees: Managing Volunteers, volunteers work, central operator
volunteers work, central operator, phone conversations: David: Thank you for your question. Congratulations on getting your non-profit off to a great start. It s a cool thing to help people in need and even cooler to find many other to help out as volunteers. Regarding your Notification of Availability...

Dealing with Employees: Managing Volunteers, volunteers work, phone conversations
volunteers work, phone conversations, kind voice: Hi David, It sounds like you are providing a wonderful service. Bless you and your volunteers! Since these folks are volunteers, I wouldn t make it too complicated. You just need a system that lets you confirm folks are available for their scheduled...

Dealing with Employees: Resigning letter, verbal judo institute inc, verbal judo institute
verbal judo institute inc, verbal judo institute, resigning letter: May Thu Htet; Your resignation letter is succinct and very direct. It only leaves open-ended ideas as to why you are leaving; which is not necessarily something you need to include as answerable in a letter of resignation. You might prepare an exit...

Dealing with Employees: fired
Dear Sandy, That depends on several things. What was the misunderstanding? What were the circumstances around the misunderstanding? Did your employer have a legal right to terminate you? In many cases there is often a difference between what is morally...

Dealing with Employees: Grunt Work
Dear Debbie: Thank you for your question. I understand your frustration. In essence, people to whom you do NOT REPORT in the organizational chain of command delegate their work to you and expect you to do it just because they copy your boss. STOP...

Dealing with Employees: Flowers to funeral of employee
Ayten; I cannot speak to the cultural customs of your native land but what I can write here can perhaps help if you take my words and apply what you can use and leave what is not helpful in your opinion and your experience. Flowers are used for many...

Dealing with Employees: Background data sent out to wrong candidate.., employment issue, background data
employment issue, background data, allexperts: Dear Rick: Very sorry to hear of this situation. Unfortunately, this is a legal employment issue. I am not an attorney. Therefore, I recommend that you consult someone on AllExperts or elsewhere who has expertise in employment law. Cheers, Ed Par...

Dealing with Employees: Human Resource, key result areas, management systems support
key result areas, management systems support, crude format: HERE ARE SOME USEFUL GUIDELINES TO SET UP HR DEPARTMENT. SUGGEST, -IN YOUR PROPOSAL SHOW THE DEVELOPMENT IN THREE PHASES. *PHASE 1 - what will you achieve. *PHASE 2 --what will you achieve *PHASE 3 -- what will you achieve....

Dealing with Employees: assignment, sole proprietorship and partnership, business entity concept
sole proprietorship and partnership, business entity concept, accounting concepts: SOLUTION: Total variable cost as % of sales =32.8+28.4+12.6+4.1+1.1= 79% or .79 p/v ratio=1-.79=.21 or 21 % total fixed cost=1,89,900+58400+66700 =rs 315,000 ============================================================== [a] ...

Dealing with Employees: Dealing with new supervisor, supervisor role, supervisor position
supervisor role, supervisor position, rank structure: SC, I UNDERSTAND YOUR SITUATION. I CAN CLEARLY SEE THE DIFFERENTIALS IN THE PERSONALITY WHICH IS BECOMING A BARRIER. MY SUGGESTION -take an appointment with the director and have an informal chat over a cup of tea/ coffee....

Dealing with Employees: employee dissent/passive insubordination, adult manner, honest manner
adult manner, honest manner, communication time: Dear Suzanne, I would handle this in a direct, honest manner. I would tell this employee that you are always willing to discuss your decisions with her to clarify your position, if she is confused about anything, or she has new information that is out of...

Dealing with Employees: Managing field sales staff selling FMCG products, inventory reconciliation, cart vendors
inventory reconciliation, cart vendors, cart sales: Dear Anurag: Thanks for your question. My management expertise is relevant to most industries. However, I suggest that you contact someone on LinkedIn who has specific industry experience with cart sales. With that caveat, I believe I can help you...

Dealing with Employees: EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP, short term loans, relationship question
short term loans, relationship question, employee relationship: Dear Anita, It can be very difficult to build the trust and respect of employees. It can be even harder to get them to believe in themselves. However, there are several things that are crucial that you can do. 1. Respect them and their dignity as individuals....

Dealing with Employees: Scheduled breaks in the office, open heart surgery, human resources handbook
open heart surgery, human resources handbook, hr advice: Hi David, I don t know why HR sites don t adequately summarize smoking in the workplace. In general terms, though, smokers are NOT considered a protected class under the American Disabilities Act. Therefore, employers aren’t legally obligated to provide...

Dealing with Employees: On the right track?, harvard business review, financial statements
Dealing with Employees: On the right track?, harvard business review, financial statements, good luck

Dealing with Employees: Management of Machines and Materials, product designers, typical stages
product designers, typical stages, interation: Explain Product design. How does it influence the Process Design? Product design can be defined as the idea generation, concept development, testing and manufacturing or implementation of a physical object or service. Product Designers conceptualize...

Dealing with Employees: Management of Machines and Materials, workplace design, stress in the workplace
workplace design, stress in the workplace, deal with stress: Define Job Design. Identify the important factors and their influences in designing the Job. What is job design ? Job design refers to the way that a set of tasks, or an entire job, is organized. Job design helps to determine: • what tasks are done,...

Dealing with Employees: On the right track?, finding a career, outcome results
finding a career, outcome results, track question: Hi Carol, First ask others who might have used one. In my 13 years of experience as an Executive Coach (I work with career transition as well)- I do not coach 100% online- only for some assignments- or quick answers to questions. It is not effective- as...

Dealing with Employees: Technical name of type of organizational structure, human resource department, traditional corporate structure
human resource department, traditional corporate structure, homework questions: Hi Emily- Typically I do not answer homework questions. This one time I will. I would search non-traditional corporate structure , or open corporate structure . My thought would be that there is not a formal name as each company would design their own,...

Dealing with Employees: Unfair Disipline?, traffic infraction, management question
traffic infraction, management question, disipline: Dear Bud, I am sorry this has happened to you. I am not a labor law specialist or an expert on union matters. I do understand the agency s need to do something in view of your traffic infraction of crossing over the yellow line, no matter how slight the...

Dealing with Employees: terminated employee committed suicide
Hi Rachel, Thanks for writing in. And I understand the immense amount of guilt you will undergo, which naturally impacts you in a long way. So let me be very clear about this: It is NOT your fault. Even if losing the job was the only reason. Even...

Dealing with Employees: Human Resources
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Dealing with Employees: Employee Difficulties
Dear Diane, I am a firm believer in rewarding good performance. Your assistant s performance appears to be a far cry from good work. In fact, in my opinion, her work performance is not acceptable. I say that because she does not take appropriate and necessary...

Dealing with Employees: understaffing
Hi Aurelia, I m not an expert when it comes to food service. However, I can see why you are concerned and why this business might not survive. I would suggest you three employees get together without management and work out a less stressful work schedule....

Dealing with Employees: management
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Dealing with Employees: employee with complaints
Hi Natalie, I would suggest you have another quick meeting with the complaining employee and ask her if she has come to any decision about how to handle the situation with the co-worker. If she has filed a complaint or plans to do so, you should talk to...

Dealing with Employees: False Accusations
Geoff, This is a complicated situation and is difficult to give you the best solution as I don t have the entire picture. I m not sure about the legalities of covertly recording conversations and using them against others at work- I m not an employee attorney...

Dealing with Employees: Manager Assertiveness
Hi Rob, I think it s important for you to sit down with your manager and point out to him the changes being made to the gym processes. Tell him that he is a valued employee; you greatly appreciate his integrity, loyalty and work ethic. Then explain why...

Dealing with Employees: Not firing.
Question: What are employment laws concerning firing people? I have worked in two places where I ve overheard managers tell some employees that if they quit they will not be hired back. If those employees are really so incompetent why not fire them instead...

Dealing with Employees: ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE
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Dealing with Employees: Information Technology
Describe the strategic issues of Information Technology. Major issues Over the past decade, Information Technology organizations have made steady progress and have managed to maintain a satisfactory level of service despite limited resources. Significant...

Dealing with Employees: Information Technology
The main purpose of monitoring and controlling activities is to be proactive in finding issues ahead of time and taking corrective action. Corrective action can require revisiting Planning Process Group and updating the Project Management Plan as needed with...

Dealing with Employees: Information Technology
Information technology (IT) is dramatically changing the business landscape. Although organization cultures and business strategies shape the use of IT in organizations, more often the influence is stronger the other way round. IT significantly affects strategic...

Dealing with Employees: Information Technology
1. Roles and Responsibilities This highlights the primary roles and stakeholders within xxxxx together with their respective responsibilities of the Information Systems Framework. The Business Clusters group are responsible to ensure that the information...

Dealing with Employees: Information Technology
How do people interpret Information? Explain. When we ask two groups why each has a different way of interpreting written material in common, we are presuming groups with similar drifts of experience internally and variant externally (in reference to the...

Dealing with Employees: International Trade Management
Foreign Trade Trade Policy can be free trade policy or protective trade policy. A free trade policy is one which does not impose any restriction on the exchange of goods and services between different countries. A free trade policy involves complete absence...

Dealing with Employees: International Trade Management
Question: What is Foreign Trade policy and what is its impact on Foreign Trade? Explain. Options: The Meaning and Definition of Foreign Trade or International Trade! Foreign trade is exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders...

Dealing with Employees: Perspective Management
Strategic management for companies engaged in industrial production evaluates market characteristics for the products manufactured by the particular industry. A detailed study of external influences on the company follows. Finally, the internal characteristics...

Dealing with Employees: INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
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Dealing with Employees: ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
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Dealing with Employees: PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
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Dealing with Employees: PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
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Dealing with Employees: PRODUCTION AND MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
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Dealing with Employees: Training/Consultation/Classes in NYC for Managers
Training and Development Function of Training The singular function of training is to produce change. It is the upgrading of a person’s skill or the addition of a new skill, which in turn can bring about the desired change an agency is seeking. It is important...

Dealing with Employees: training and development
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Dealing with Employees: WAGES AND SALARY ADMINISTRATION
2.5 WAGES AND SALARY ADMINISTRATION 1. A company has asked you to design a job evaluation system. How would you go about this task? Illustrate. What is job evaluation? Job evaluation is a systematic process that you can use to determine the relative level,...

Dealing with Employees: ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT.
1. Enumerate the effects of social welfare advertisement. In India enlist it’s merits and demerits, state some social issues to be considered while creating social welfare advertisements. Advantages. 1. Everyone is entitled to be clothed, housed,...

Dealing with Employees: ADVERTISING MANAGEMENT.
2. Suggest appropriate media while determining advertisement for real estate segment products in Indian scenario. How will you decide suitable appeal in creating advertisement? Factors to Consider in Your Real Estate Advertising Budget Your Recent Sales...

Dealing with Employees: falsely accused of racism
Dear Jennifer, I don t know how this will go. You will have to wait out the investigation or consult a labor law attorney. Relationships change when one of the parties has authority over the other. Supervising others is serious business and generally...

Dealing with Employees: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT.
3. “High dividend payout ratio goes in hand with high price earnings ratio and low dividend payout ratio goes hand in hand with low price earnings ratio.” Comment your views on this statement elobrately. The percentage of earnings paid to shareholders...

Dealing with Employees: H R MANAGEMENT
2-As a chief Executive officer of a Agro based company, prepare a draft for your speech in the forth coming Annual general Body Meeting highlighting your company s achivements , growth and future plan etc? Chairman Speaks – 2014 I have great pleasure...

Dealing with Employees: Employment Security Commision (ESC)
Employment Security Commission How the Employment Security Commission Works If you lose your job, the local Employment Security Commission is likely to be one of the first places you go for help. In some states, the agency may have a slightly different...

Dealing with Employees: medical leave
Dear Kelly: Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, I m not a labor lawyer. So, my input on the legalities of handling a workman s comp. employee situation would be lacking. So, my advice for you is to contact your Human Resource Dept. and/or your...

Dealing with Employees: What does it mean when a company has a union?, unionization, investing
unionization, investing, labor unions: Dear Philip: Thank you for your questions. What is a union? Unions are a legal construct all investors should understand. Why? Because unions are essentially a legal agreement among the rank-and-file workers (not management) to negotiate pay, working...

Dealing with Employees: Common work training mistakes
Hi Kristen, Training is an important factor in workplace productivity. It teaches skill sets, enhances skills and keeps employees informed of concepts that should assist them in doing their jobs. Sometimes, organizations focus on training programs that...

Dealing with Employees: Training, Training, Trainer
Training, Trainer: Katie, There are a number of things, technically and philospically that should be used in evaluating a training program for adults. I will mention just a few. We have a Train the Trainer program that is 3 to 5 days long that covers a great deal of information...

Dealing with Employees: Training and development
Dear Lauren, There are a number of things, technically and philospically that should be used in evaluating a training program for adults. I will mention just a few. We have a Train the Trainer program that is 3 to 5 days long that covers a great deal...

Dealing with Employees: Training at work
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Dealing with Employees: dealing with senior supervisor
Hi Warinee I apologize for the delay in my response. I understand your dilemma. It s always tough to terminate somebody. Makes us feel very guilty and hence makes it very hard. On the other hand it sometimes seems like that s the only option. And then...

Dealing with Employees: dealing with senior supervisor
Hi Warinee, It is tough being a new manager and having to deal with an employee who is under-performing on her job. It would appear this has been true of her performance for some time, that her employees are aware of it, and previous managers have done...

Dealing with Employees: New job blues
Dear Lerin, First, let me say that I m sorry you ve had such a bad experience in your job. However, don t feel alone. There is a saying that employees don t quit their job, they quit their supervisor. The vast majority of people who are dissatisfied with...

Dealing with Employees: New job is a nightmare
Hi Lerin, I m sorry your dream job has turned into a nightmare for you. We spend the majority of our weekdays at work, and if going to work is a dreaded task every day, it s time to look at options. Here s what I see the options are. 1. Talk to...

Dealing with Employees: New job nightmare
Sorry for the delay in my response Lerin. Missed your question somehow. I can absolutely understand how frustrating and stressful your situation might be. I am glad to see that you have already given it a lot of thought, read articles, considered possible...

Dealing with Employees: why do people say....., defending bad employees, leadership and self-deception
defending bad employees, leadership and self-deception, bad managers: Dear Rrb: First of all, thank you for your question AND thank you for being a teacher. My wife works in a school district so I ve heard similar stories from her. That s not to imply that your reported issues are only found in school districts. Sadly,...

Dealing with Employees: Dealing with boss for time off
Hi Grace, I would suggest you find someone reliable to cover for you while you are gone for five days. Tell your boss that you will be taking off five days for some necessary personal business. Ask him if there s a family member of friend he would like...

Dealing with Employees: American CEOs, american ceos, terry s semel
american ceos, terry s semel, marriage breakdown: have some other questions now. 1.The wages you mentioned are unbelievable in comparison with the Greek reality.These figures you mentioned,are they before or after taxes,and if they are after what is left for the CEO after the tax has been deducted? -Every...

Dealing with Employees: Attitude, cooperative attitude, shift supervisor
cooperative attitude, shift supervisor, baby boomers: Dear Matt: ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward link there to get your 10%...

Dealing with Employees: Auto Accident in Company Car, accident occured, minimum time
accident occured, minimum time, company car: Dear Micah, I checked out your ratings for me. I see that you have rated me 1 on timeliness. I had answered your question in 3 days which is the minimum time limit for responding to a question. Did you rate 1 by mistake. Or was there a reason? If so,...

Dealing with Employees: getting along with employees, alternate work schedules, proper resources
alternate work schedules, proper resources, good managers: Hi Sarah, There is no magic in getting along with employees. Bottom line: Managers need to treat employees with respect and dignity--just as they would want to be treated. They need to do more than ensure employees have proper training, proper resources...

Dealing with Employees: How does an ambitious employee get management's attention, civil service exams, book suggestion
civil service exams, book suggestion, diane tracy: Dear Babsy, I am not familiar with working in government, but perhaps some of these suggestions might help. First- do you enjoy what you are doing? Since you welcome additional responsibilites, ask your manager for some. Perhaps you can volunteer to...

Dealing with Employees: I have been asked to write..., cynthia hunter, professional description
cynthia hunter, professional description, hr field: This is not my area of expertise. Please ask someone more appropriate in the HR field. If you read my professional description you ll notice that it focuses on temp workers and not permanent employees. However, if your question is for a temp worker or...

Dealing with Employees: Backstabber found, cad tech, design scheme
cad tech, design scheme, development phase: Dear Steve, While I can sense your frustration and in no way doubt your honest perceptions of the situation, I would feel uncomfortable giving you advice about a situation as complicated as the one you have described. As a rule, I have found that the best...

Dealing with Employees: Backstabbing Employee, head bookkeeper, burden of proof
head bookkeeper, burden of proof, insead: If it was me, I d call this woman in for a meeting and not beat around the bush. I d be professional and calm, but I d confront her directly about exactly what she said and to whom. If she says she didn t say that, I d say, Why would so-and-so lie about that?...

Dealing with Employees: BOSS AND CO-WORKER TELLING LIES ON ME, dietary aide, doing my job
dietary aide, doing my job, food carts: Dear Katherine, Thank you for your question. This sounds like a very frustrating situation. It also sounds like it’s a bit crazy there. You are a mature woman. You know your worth as a worker. You have a good work record. I cannot see any reason for...

Dealing with Employees: backstabbed by my manager, hr consultants, office politics
hr consultants, office politics, offer letter: MATT, OFFICE politics is everywhere. There is not a place in the world business, which is without politics. Please stay in touch with the new manager and grab the job. Be aware of politics, but always take care of yourself...

Dealing with Employees: backstabbed by my manager, hr consultants, offer letter
hr consultants, offer letter, bad mouth: Dear Matt: Thank you for your question. I have to assume from your summary statement that the new job with the same company is still yours to accept. If this is the situation and you like your new manager and the potential the new job offer, I recommend...

Dealing with Employees: backstabbing employee, unfortunate consequences, school variety
unfortunate consequences, school variety, doing my job: Hello Anne, Yes, it does seem like you are in quite a bind. Employees who create unnecessary friction in the workplace (especially of the high school variety) are often nothing more of a nuscience. You have attempted to coach her on her attitude and what...

Dealing with Employees: bad egg, bad egg, child marriage
bad egg, child marriage, marriage problems: Gene, I m sorry but this one is a little outside my area. I have little tolerance for people who just show up. I usually start by talking with the person to see if there is a problem or challenge outside of work. (I ve heard everything from a really...

Dealing with Employees: bad egg, bad egg, bad eggs
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Dealing with Employees: bad egg, bad egg, personal illness
bad egg, personal illness, family crisis: If she s a long-time employee who is suddenly having performance problems where none existed before, I think you need to do a little more searching to find out why. If there s not underlying situation, such as a serious family crisis or a personal illness...

Dealing with Employees: back biting..............., candid feedback, dear paul
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Dealing with Employees: When do borrower's become thieves?, work material, product materials
work material, product materials, employee theft: Hello Jim, Good to hear from you. Wonderful question. Seems you have a bit of a problem at hand. You lent an individual work material valued at over $10,000. Upon termination, you demanded the return of the materials, and he has failed twice. You...

Dealing with Employees: the boss, lingham, bey
lingham, bey, wrong way: THE BOSS There are two options. 1.Ignore it , and get on with your work. or 2.You can , politely, request to speak to the boss and say, excuse me sir, if you don t mind, I noticed ........................................... ................................................

Dealing with Employees: CEO Decision, fait accompli, hr employee
fait accompli, hr employee, lingham: JEANNE, These things are often common in an organization. WHOM YOU KNOW IS MORE IMPORTANT, THAN WHAT YOU KNOW. =========================================== In the first case, when the HRemployee accepts the CEO offer, depending ...

Dealing with Employees: CEO qualities, ceo education, member volunteers
ceo education, member volunteers, team cooperation: EDUCATION --AT LEAST A MASTERS DEGREE. EXPERIENCE --AT LEAST 15 YEARS CEO COMPETENCIES Leadership Skills Communicates a compelling Vision and sense of core purpose, enlisting staff and others, and inspiring their allegiance to its fulfillment....

Dealing with Employees: CEO Style for Entrepreneurial Startup, hanimex australia, australia pty ltd
hanimex australia, australia pty ltd, three businessmen: AUTOCRATIC STYLE WILL BE UEFUL IF THE BUSINESS -small -high growth opportuniities -SINGLE or small range of products -needs rapid distribution -needs fast market coverage -needs quick customer coverage. -risk taking decisions...

Dealing with Employees: CEO working day, lingham, fellow directors
lingham, fellow directors, bank officials: CEO WORKING DAY A CEO working from 7 AM TO 8 PM would have a number of duties to perform both inside his office and outside work. EXAMPLES -often has his breakfast in the board room, with fellow senior managers. -meets...

Dealing with Employees: Celebrating Success, team celebration, celebration events
team celebration, celebration events, celebrating success: Hi Craig: This is truely the hardest thing to accomplish. Unfortunately its becoming more and more common to have work teams that are seperated by distance. Obviously the best way is to have them come to where your 7 team members are and I encourage...

Dealing with Employees: Change in ownership, buying an existing business, gain respect
buying an existing business, gain respect, business goals: Pamela, Congratulations on your new venture! One first place to start is have a general meeting-not necessarily a business meeting- just what I would call a get to know you meeting. Get to know your new staff, and let them get to know you. Then you can...

Dealing with Employees: Co Worker Conflict and Weak Management issues, anger resentment, female coworker
anger resentment, female coworker, stupid decisions: Melissa -- Wow, I m exhausted just reading about this. You are WAY off the hook in this situation. Seriously, it s time for some tough love, so please allow me to speak frankly. You are in deep trouble and you brought it all on yourself. You need to...

Dealing with Employees: Coaching change, professional judgement, personal tastes
professional judgement, personal tastes, age style: Dear Roy, Make it clear to them that you want to see them succeed and any suggestions you make are not a criticism of them, only ways they can optimize their appearance and professional image. If people really beleive that you have their best interest at...

Dealing with Employees: Compensation to Reward the Behaviors We Want, logical conclusions, forensic accounting
logical conclusions, forensic accounting, sales compensation: Philip, Congratulations! You are the type of person I would have loved to work for before I became self-employed. There is a long answer and a short answer to this question. The short answer is that the most productive workforces in the country have...

Dealing with Employees: Conflicts and Problems in staff development, human resource management, time problem
human resource management, time problem, statement of the problem: Brenda, I would suggest that you contact some local business (maybe a small and mid-size company) and talk to their HR Director- you will be able to get some real time problem areas; also this will help you make some contacts for when you graduate. ...

Dealing with Employees: christmas gifts at work, flower vase, mantel piece
flower vase, mantel piece, modern clock: CINDIE, MY SUGGESTION is -select such a gift , which will be useful to both the heads / their wives [ domestic oriented items] like -mantel piece [ like modern clock etc etc] -expensive/ affordable flower vase etc etc which could...

Dealing with Employees: co-worker, lingham, trial separation
lingham, trial separation, odd situation: CHRISTINE, You and the co-worker are - two independent people -with different values. You are unnecessarily carrying this weight in your head. You should just maintain your tolerance/ attitude and ignore the co-worker...

Dealing with Employees: co-worker conflict., getting pissed, computer engineer
getting pissed, computer engineer, learning curve: Here s what I suggest -- sort of a mix of your ideas. First, do continue to interact with X like nothing has happened. Maintain your professional standards. If you act normally, X will be forced to act like that, also, or end up looking childish. ...

Dealing with Employees: co-worker, what is a narcissist, work relationship
what is a narcissist, work relationship, egotist: Mark, Thank you for your follow-up question. As distressing as this seems to you, it is a very common complaint in all kinds of workplaces. Your final question is most astute. Why would a senior manager put up with this kind of behavior? The answer,...

Dealing with Employees: out of control company, company goals, hard ass
company goals, hard ass, upper management: Ron, First, I would suggest that you sit down with the plant manager and try and make him an ally instead of an enemy. Let him know of the mandate that you received from upper- management when you were hired. Solicit his help in enforcing the policies and...

Dealing with Employees: Too many cooks in the kitchen!, micromanager, tight spot
micromanager, tight spot, drivers seat: You re between a rock and a hard place. The owner hired you to clean up the company s act, but change has to (a) come from the top down and (b) involve everyone in the company. If the owner continues to play favorites and then expects you to be the bad guy...

Dealing with Employees: coping with a boss's favorite employee, pat on the back, good luck
pat on the back, good luck, boss: Latecia, It seems by your question that you are more concerned with the way your boss treats the other employee than the way they treat you. It s always dangerous to compare yourself to another employee. Wheather intended or not, it sounds a lot like jealously....

Dealing with Employees: coworkers inappropriate questions, home internet connection, inappropriate questions
home internet connection, inappropriate questions, coworker: Hi Jenni Sorry for responding late. But I had a problem with my home Internet connection since the past couple of days. I read your problem and completely understand that Am I being helped or manipulated? kind of feeling that creeps in. And the bad...

Dealing with Employees: Dealing with difficult employee, lingham, unfinished tasks
lingham, unfinished tasks, wits end: BILL, You are the boss and You run the show, because at the end of the day , you are responsible for the results. MY suggested approach is -write an effective job description for this person. -then, daily chart out...

Dealing with Employees: Dealing with Employees, leadership behaviour, aspects of leadership
leadership behaviour, aspects of leadership, positive reinforcement: Hi Scott: Well from my perspective the biggets factor associated to motivation is leadership. Putting aside waht your company does or other levels of management, the single greatest diff that drives employees is the leadership their manager has. In...

Dealing with Employees: Dealing with employees, open dialogue, thanks john
open dialogue, thanks john, do the right thing: John, It sounds like an open dialogue might be appropriate. Begin by letting your employee know how much you apprieciate the work he does. Give specific examples. Then bring up the previous conversation (layout) and ask if he understood what you expected...

Dealing with Employees: Dealing with unruly staff, mission c, objective assessment
mission c, objective assessment, work areas: Dear Jonathan: ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: My new book..., employer inquiries, uneasy feelings
employer inquiries, uneasy feelings, negative commentary: Dear Gina, ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward...

Dealing with Employees: Difficult Employee, attitude problems, lingham
attitude problems, lingham, homosexual male: DIFFICULT EMPLOYEE YOU can only dismiss him on the basis of -poor performance -mis conduct etc etc. I would suggest, -establish a performance file -discuss with him a performance plan and that he will be monitored. ...

Dealing with Employees: Difficult Employees, co workers, good luck
co workers, good luck, anger: To whom it may concern, I ve always found that when people think they are right all the time, I get more out of them if I let them be. I find that if I contradict someone like this, it just starts an argument that no matter how much logic or sense I make,...

Dealing with Employees: Difficult employee- chronic tardiness, chronic tardiness, performance plan
chronic tardiness, performance plan, good job: Hi Julie: It is good that you have had those couple of conversations with your employee but it sounds like you now need to have a discussion where you set some firm expectations so that he understands that he must consistently be on time every week. And...

Dealing with Employees: Difficult employee, clinical administrator, poor attitude
clinical administrator, poor attitude, innocent one: Lois, I m going to answer this from the perspective of a business owner versus a trainer. I would fire her. She is creating a very powerful disruption in your office, and refuses to try to fix the problem. Do whatever you have to do to legally get rid...

Dealing with Employees: Discrimination @ work, bilingual abilities, work question
bilingual abilities, work question, promotion work: Ed, I agree with you. Believe me, the system is not fair. However, one can reward themselves with constant effort and showing they can go above what is expected. I am a first generation immigrant family member myself. I come a family of German-speakers....

Dealing with Employees: Dishonest employee, inch incision, dishonest employee
inch incision, dishonest employee, ectopic pregnancy: Dawn, To be honest, I am surprised you still keep this employee on your payroll. After all this trouble, the best bet would have been to let her go. She obviously isn t meeting criteria to be kept on...such a flair for drama and excessive absences and...

Dealing with Employees: dating, malignant narcissist, male species
malignant narcissist, male species, embarrased: Dear Katelyn, This is not the kind of question I typically answer. However, because I have two daughters of my own, I feel obligated to give you some guidance. 1.) Yes, he likes you. How much? Time will tell. Boys of this age are typically fickle....

Dealing with Employees: dealing with employees, attendance bonus, staff amenities
attendance bonus, staff amenities, productivity improvements: TEAM BUILDING FACTORS -set team goals. -set team performance standards -clearly define individual s role. -clearly define team s role. -set up problem solving teams -set up qulaity output teams -set up improvement teams -empower functional...

Dealing with Employees: difficult employee, corrective action plan, hr issue
corrective action plan, hr issue, verbal warning: Hi Susan! This is a frustrating situation. But remember, you ARE the supervisor so despite the fact that you are younger than her and your families know each other is irrelevant! Have you sat down and had a conversation with her regarding her not listening...

Dealing with Employees: documents security, budget constraint, gain confidence
budget constraint, gain confidence, lingham: RANA If there is a budget constraint, then the next best thing we got to manage with what we got. Budget constraint takes a priority over the security of the document. NOMINATE one trainee and carry out a security check ...

Dealing with Employees: EMPLOYEE RIGHTS, dr appointment, sensitive positions
dr appointment, sensitive positions, labor board: Maria: First, I don t think he can forbid you to go to the Dr. However, if you take longer than the 1/2 hr lunch break then you would likely have to either: a) take some sick leave; b) take vacation time; or c) work later than your normal quitting time...

Dealing with Employees: Employee Attitude Problem, passive aggressive behavior, legal jeopardy
passive aggressive behavior, legal jeopardy, employee attitude: Tim, ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: Employee Behavior, change result, employee behavior
change result, employee behavior, training seminars: Try directing such employees to jobs suited for them. If they fail to deliver, explain in a diplomatical fashion what the requirements of the job are and how he/she has been performing worse than before. If no changes occur and the employee still under achieves,...

Dealing with Employees: Employee behaving poor, having a bad day, motivational tape
having a bad day, motivational tape, hasty action: Mike: Yes there is a way to handle this. I would set a meeting with him and explain exactly what you did to me in your original question. I would preface the meeting by stating something like: George...remember the sales meeting I conducted last week?...

Dealing with Employees: Employee drinking before/during work?, drinking on the job, alcohol and drugs
drinking on the job, alcohol and drugs, critical member: Hello! It doesn t sound like your other employees dislike this particular individual whom they suspect might be drinking on the job so I think you should definitely follow up on their concerns. I am not sure what type of company/organization you work in...

Dealing with Employees: Employee In-fighting, subject matter experts, dear kathy
subject matter experts, dear kathy, some guiding questions: Dear Kathy: ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward...

Dealing with Employees: Employee motivation, hook line and sinker, fish philosophy
hook line and sinker, fish philosophy, employee motivation: Dear Anthony: ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: Employee Relations, interpersonal skill, open feedback
interpersonal skill, open feedback, good managers: Dear Lynn: ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward...

Dealing with Employees: Employee Rights in Catering, human resources person, law expertise
human resources person, law expertise, dinner bill: Dear M. Hamilton, What you re describing is not unusual in the restaurant business. Rstaurants often charge wait staff for diners who skip out; it s a way for restaurants to discourage wait staff from giving free meals to family, friends, etc. I can understand,...

Dealing with Employees: Employee Survey of company, problem joan, atmosphere of trust
problem joan, atmosphere of trust, functional problem: Joan, That s a great idea. I ve always beleived that collecftively, employees have the answers to solve most every problem a company faces. That doesn t mean that every employee has the solution for every problem. However, if you ask the right questions...

Dealing with Employees: Employees who take frequent smoke breaks, smoke break, frequent breaks
smoke break, frequent breaks, good job: Hi Kirk: This is a great question! I have encountered the same issue in my own career. I wonder, does your company have a policy manual and in it, does it indicate how long employees have to take lunch breaks as well as how many breaks they can have in...

Dealing with Employees: Employees paying for their mistakes?, ugly reality, work business
ugly reality, work business, business world: Hi Paul, My apologies for returning your email so late...unfortunately work business intruded for inventory. In regards to your question...yes, unfortunately, that is a legal policy. Essentially, in that sense, all a business is doing is holding an employee...

Dealing with Employees: Employees and Resistance, julie julie, insurance agency
julie julie, insurance agency, different things: Julie, I m actually out of the office for a couple of days teaching a class, and I want to be able to give you a more detailed answer. If you like, you are welcome to call me at 1-800-872-7830 x100, and I ll respond during a break for you. Otherwise,...

Dealing with Employees: employee has complained to HR, legal obligation, mail
legal obligation, mail, hr department: Dear Swati, Don t blame the HR department. They are not taking sides. They have a legal obligation to protect the company from future litigation and to investigate each claim. This protects you as well as the company. Be professional and answer all their...

Dealing with Employees: employee lounge, wide screen tv, chair massages
wide screen tv, chair massages, relaxation techniques: Alicia, First- if you are going to have a suggestion box, use it- act on the suggestions. Second: ASK your employees what they would like in the lounge- (make sure you are in compliance with health codes, HR codes); find out favorite colors, hobbies...

Dealing with Employees: employee lounge, flat screen tv, vibrant colors
flat screen tv, vibrant colors, informative environment: Hi Alicia: A suggestion box is ok, but I think you need to be more imaginative. How about a flat screen tv on the wall. You could hook it up to some motivational taps or your companies long term values and objectives. Maybe a computer or a game table....

Dealing with Employees: How to get employee to pay attention to detail, account execs, enthusiastic attitude
account execs, enthusiastic attitude, reading instructions: Linda, Attention to detail and time management are not inherent attributes of creatives and gen-xers; not their natural style. Instead of doing most of the talking, coach your employee- ask questions, let him see the implications of his actions- in...

Dealing with Employees: employee threats, seeing eye to eye, adult supervisor
seeing eye to eye, adult supervisor, firing an employee: Dear WC, We do a lot of work in the area of Workplace Violence but since I really don t know the details and history of your disagreements with this employee I can t comment specifically on your case without knowing the background from an impartial investigator....

Dealing with Employees: employees that can't accept change, creatures of habit, employee compliance
creatures of habit, employee compliance, customer service skills: Doug: In addition to marriage, a death in the family, or the birth of a child - change at work is one of the things people generally find most stressful and difficult to deal with. People are creatures of habit. We tend to like things we know and like things...

Dealing with Employees: my employer is my dad, cash flow situation, independent leadership
cash flow situation, independent leadership, mum and dad: MY EMPLOYER IS MY DAD. First, let me say you are fortunate and lucky, unlike many others. The solution is in your hand-- -how you behave -how you handle yourself -how you communicate -how you take up your responsibility...

Dealing with Employees: Can a employer forbid other part-time work to a full time employee?, right to work state, side business
right to work state, side business, part time work: Dear Betty, Pennsylvania is not a Right to Work state and they are an At Will state. For these two reasons, unless you have a contract or written policy to the contrary they are within their rights to forbid you to have a side business. An At Will...

Dealing with Employees: can emplyee be fired........., double shifts, legal representative
double shifts, legal representative, sick leave: Hello Kyle, My apologies for getting back to you so late...double shifts at work myself. Hmm....well, the question is, what are the companie s polcies on sick leave? Are there a set amount of times an employee can be off before they face corrective action?...

Dealing with Employees: Favorite CEO, business service co, ceo of ge
business service co, ceo of ge, ge company: FAVORITE CEO MY PERSONAL CHOICE IS JACK WELCH - PRESIDENT / CEO OF GE COMPANY. NOW HE IS RETIRED. THE REASON , I LIKED HIM, BECAUSE HE WAS -GREAT STRATEGIST -REFORMER -TRANSFORMATION MANAGER WHO SINGLE HANDED TRANSFORMED...

Dealing with Employees: Firing due to Illiteracy, brother bob, unexpected problems
brother bob, unexpected problems, smart guy: Let me preface this by saying that I am not a lawyer and so can t advise anything about whether or not someone might be able to sue you for anything. Having said that, I don t like any of your solutions . You say that Jack does excellent work and, except...

Dealing with Employees: Frustration with my manager/coworkers, human resources manager, coworkers
human resources manager, coworkers, frustrations: Hi Shelly: I understand your frustration with both your manager and coworkers. Sounds like you are dedicated to your position, thus, it makes you very valuable and your manager probably did feel she really needed you this weekend because of your reliability....

Dealing with Employees: coping with a boss's favorite employee
Dealing with Employees: coping with a boss's favorite employee

Dealing with Employees: Difficult employee- chronic tardiness, kirstine, consequences
Dealing with Employees: Difficult employee- chronic tardiness, kirstine, consequences, personal time

Dealing with Employees: Difficult employee, pip, timeline
Dealing with Employees: Difficult employee, pip, timeline

Dealing with Employees: Employee drinking before/during work?, beers, wages
Dealing with Employees: Employee drinking before/during work?, beers, wages, money

Dealing with Employees: How to get employee to pay attention to detail
Dealing with Employees: How to get employee to pay attention to detail

Dealing with Employees: employee threats, management on duty, hr person
Dealing with Employees: employee threats, management on duty, hr person, banquet manager

Dealing with Employees: Manager/Employee ethics, grammar
Dealing with Employees: Manager/Employee ethics, grammar

Dealing with Employees: Obnoxious New Co-Worker, puplic records, harassment charge
Dealing with Employees: Obnoxious New Co-Worker, puplic records, harassment charge, sexual harassment

Dealing with Employees: Problem co-worker - boss avoidance, back biter, part time job
Dealing with Employees: Problem co-worker - boss avoidance, back biter, part time job, human resources

Dealing with Employees: Promoted over peers, office gossip, great lengths
Dealing with Employees: Promoted over peers, office gossip, great lengths, proprietary

Dealing with Employees: Recent promotion, dealing with resistance
Dealing with Employees: Recent promotion, dealing with resistance

Dealing with Employees: speaking spanish at work, language discrimination, coworkers
Dealing with Employees: speaking spanish at work, language discrimination, coworkers, low self esteem

Dealing with Employees: Temp Employees, crap, economy
Dealing with Employees: Temp Employees, crap, economy

Dealing with Employees: first time manager, first time manager, political appointee
first time manager, political appointee, space challenge: Michelle, You first have to ask yourself, Am I more concerned about my ego and me getting the credit I deserve, or am I more interested in getting the job done? If you re more interested in credit and ego, then fire your number two guy and do it publicly...

Dealing with Employees: Gaining respect and keeping control!, dear joan, staff need
dear joan, staff need, management position: Well, the first thing you need to do is to get your boss to stop encouraging this woman. I recommend you set up a meeting with your boss to get some feedback on how he/she thinks you re doing in your new management position. During the conversation, the boss...

Dealing with Employees: Good Employee not making any money!, money ron, many different things
money ron, many different things, highs and lows: Hi Mike: Sounds like it s time to let it ride, although you need to tell him that as soon as pssoble. There s nothing wrong in giving him more guarnatee as long as you tell him that you can only do this for another short bit of time ....2 weeks or no...

Dealing with Employees: Good Question, scandel, medical leave
scandel, medical leave, peice: Margie, It is very difficult for me to answer questions as complicated as the one you ve presented without knowing all the facts. However, the one good peice of advice I can give is to have your friend hire a lawyer to look after her best interests. If...

Dealing with Employees: giving your opinion, work matter, local public library
work matter, local public library, many thanks: Stacey: There is nothing wrong with suggesting (politely of course) a better way of doing a task or job. Kindly approach your supervisor and ask if he/she has a few minutes to talk about a work matter, then tell them what you think would improve the job/task...

Dealing with Employees: giving your opinion, local public library, lingham
local public library, lingham, pros cons: GIVING YOUR OPINION Giving your opinion is important from your own development as well as from the organization point of view. BUT HOW AND WHEN YOU DO IS CRITCALLY IMPORTANT. Take one point at a time. Write the pros and...

Dealing with Employees: Hard worker, but horrible attitude, dead ears, horrible attitude
dead ears, horrible attitude, personality problem: Hello Lisa, It is often hard enough getting accustomed to a management position. Having difficult subordinates just makes the job worse. Balancing is often a tough thing when you re new. However, while other emembers may want you to let this individual...

Dealing with Employees: Hard worker, but horrible attitude, dead ears, horrible attitude
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Dealing with Employees: Hard worker, but horrible attitude, dead ears, horrible attitude
dead ears, horrible attitude, personality problem: This is a difficult issue because I know that finding an employee who is hard working, dependable and knowledgeable is rare and this employee may very well seem irreplaceable. However, an employee who has a bad attitude can lower the moral of the other employees...

Dealing with Employees: HELP WITH EMPLOYEE EVALUATIONS, employee evaluations, boiler plate
employee evaluations, boiler plate, small business administration: James, I understnd your situtation, however, as a business owner, management needs to be your strong suit or hire someone (either as full-time or part-time employee or a consultant)to help you. Why- good management practices need to be followed to minimize...

Dealing with Employees: Help, professional judgement, family faith
professional judgement, family faith, financial circumstances: Dear Gail: ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward link there to get your 10%...

Dealing with Employees: Hiring process, goody two shoes, landlord name
goody two shoes, landlord name, breast ca: Hi Debbie, My guess is that your present employer might not have given you the best recommendation, assuming the prospective employer checked with him/her. If you re already in the type of job you ve applied for, generally a good recommendation from your...

Dealing with Employees: HRD, e learning management, human resource development
e learning management, human resource development, lingham: DEEPTI, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. I DON T HAVE ANY PICTORIAL DEPICTION CURRENTLY. HRD HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IS A MAJOR INTERVENTIONIST TOOL IN THE ORGANIZATION DEVELOPMENT. HRD S GOALS ARE DIRECTLY CO-RELATED...

Dealing with Employees: HRD, customer service strategy, human resource software
customer service strategy, human resource software, employee involvement and participation: DEEPTI, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. DEVELOPMENT DIMENSIONS OF PERSONNEL FUNCTIONS THE DIMENSIONS ARE : Overall Job Satisfaction Satisfaction with the Work Coworker Performance/Cooperation Pay Satisfaction Benefits Satisfaction Promotions/Career...

Dealing with Employees: HRD, proper parenting, overt behaviors
proper parenting, overt behaviors, justice music: DEEPTI, HERE IS SOME USEFUL MATERIAL. What are the cross-cultural issues of HRD? How does one manage such issues? THE CROSS-CULTURAL ISSUES IN HRD For our purposes let s define culture as the way in which each of us is programmed to behave...

Dealing with Employees: Human Resource Management, production quality control, human resource management
production quality control, human resource management, recruitment interview: HR RECRUITMENT INTERVIEW REPORT CASE 1 1.MR. Alan Johnson 2.KELLOGG S ORGANIZATION 3.SALES MANAGER 4. RECRUITMENT PATH. *Initial interview by the recruitment firm *Written test conducted by the recruitment firm....

Dealing with Employees: how do i handle a Diva contract worker?, contract worker, staff plan
contract worker, staff plan, two occasions: Dear Patience: ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: handling a problem employee / forcing management to do something, frustration levels, skilled trades
frustration levels, skilled trades, team areas: Bill, ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward...

Dealing with Employees: Is this harassment?, hostile work environment, bogert
hostile work environment, bogert, having an affair: Dear Katie, On the facts you ve provided, yes, it appears there is harassment and possibly hostile work environment. However, if it is true that you and her boyfriend were having an affair, I d call it a draw and suggest you look for work elsewhere....

Dealing with Employees: My new book..., office automation software, microsoft office suite
office automation software, microsoft office suite, reseach institute: Dear Reshi: ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward...

Dealing with Employees: hello Ellyn TraubAt first..., reseach institute, international relation
reseach institute, international relation, guality: Dear Kaveh, I m not sure what you want from me. After reading your question, this seems like you are looking for a technology system and process to gather the information that you need. This is not my area of expertise. As far as getting buy-in from...

Dealing with Employees: some help, core vision, interent
core vision, interent, business person: Ford made the mistake of thinking that the interent and making all of their employees interent friendly would make them sucessful. I m not suggesting that the interent isn t important, but Ford should never have let that intiative cloud it s attention on...

Dealing with Employees: hitting by supervisor, assembly procedure, hr office
assembly procedure, hr office, manufacturing plant: Alan: She shouldn t have to suffer this type of abuse. I for one, wouldn t mind losing my job if keeping it meant that I d have to be assaulted/battered by a supervisor! She should go to HR (the director) and ask the question, Hi, I know I m new here,...

Dealing with Employees: Inappropriate or illegal?, illegal question, native tongue
illegal question, native tongue, negative person: Dear Christopher: Thanks for serving as an expert. It s a generous thing to do for others. As for your first question, if Astrid is the boss, she has the right to demand an English-only workplace. She has this right because the owner of the salon...

Dealing with Employees: improving factory production, aubrey daniels, nothern thailand
aubrey daniels, nothern thailand, richard dixon: Dear Richard: ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward...

Dealing with Employees: improving my management style, easy target, management style
easy target, management style, staff meeting: It seems to me that what you re trying to do is meet half way between being polite and authoritarian. It s a thin line but it can be done, dont worry. Instead of speaking apologetically, try being more to the point. Not necessarily rude or heartless, but just...

Dealing with Employees: individual employees' place in company, insurance actuaries, joe shmoe
insurance actuaries, joe shmoe, christmas bonus: Dear Sam: ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: investments, check stubs, small claims court
check stubs, small claims court, t company: Tina; this is the best non real estate question I have had in 3 yrs! [glad it was a person, hahah] YOu have an equity interest [whomever the employee was] in the company. For that reason, you may seek from human resources the status of that account....

Dealing with Employees: Known liar promoted to Assistant Manager, fortune 500 company, precise answer
fortune 500 company, precise answer, management decisions: Hi Stephanie Thanks for writing in. But I need to know some more things before I give a useful and precise answer. * What exactly do you mean when you say she lies Lies about what? We don t have the time to check with management every time she tells...

Dealing with Employees: Lying Co-worker, confidence issue, desk drawer
confidence issue, desk drawer, self confidence: Dear S. Wallace: ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward link there to get your...

Dealing with Employees: leadership course, judgement decision, leadership motivation
judgement decision, leadership motivation, leadership success: LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERS Based on your needs analysis, you can make a selection of elements. Leaders are often born with certain traits/ personality. Example -Drive -Vision -Leadership motivation -Integrity -Self confidence -Knowledge...

Dealing with Employees: leadership development, conflict resolution, harassment, equal employment opportunity, employee conflict
equal employment opportunity, employee conflict, person talks: Dear Lisa, Please understand, what I would look for in an answer to these questions may not be the same thing your prospective employer may be loking for. Your first consideration is alway to look to department policy and/or to your union contract for guidance....

Dealing with Employees: Management book?, human insights, dale carnegie
human insights, dale carnegie, concise book: Vincent, Probably the best book I ve found on this subject is called Skill with People, by Les Giblin. It s hard to find, but you might find a copy on Amazon s used book section. It is great because it is only about 40 pages and gives great Human Insights...

Dealing with Employees: Management book?, congratulations on your new job, carmel drive
congratulations on your new job, carmel drive, principle centered leadership: Vincent Congratulations on your new job! How exciting. I am going to give you a few books to read. These will help you be proactive in your approach- so you do not spend your time, putting out fires (you were hired as a manager, not a fireman but spend...

Dealing with Employees: Management book?, john maxwell, concise book
john maxwell, concise book, 21 irrefutable laws: I am sorry this is late in reaching you. I answered it some days ago but for some reason it was not posted or forwarded to you. There really isn t one book that covers all you need to know. To become a good manager you need a lot of different skills. However,...

Dealing with Employees: Management book?, jerry w gilley, thriving on chaos
jerry w gilley, thriving on chaos, workplace basics: Hi Vincent, First, let me congratulate you on your new position. It sounds like a challenging new assignment for you. Exciting time I m sure. I have a feeling you re going to be very successful in your new role from the sound of your note. The fact...

Dealing with Employees: Management book?, managerial challenges, napoleon hill
managerial challenges, napoleon hill, managerial success: Dear Vincent: ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward link there to get your...

Dealing with Employees: Management book? Perhaps yours!?!, patti hathaway, lengthy book
patti hathaway, lengthy book, giving and receiving feedback: Hi Vincent, I would recommend any of the Crisp Books (www.crisplearning.com) as they are 50 minute books so they are easy to read. They have about 150 topics to choose from. Two of my 4 books are published by Crisp (Giving and Receiving Feedback and Managing...

Dealing with Employees: Management book?, human synergistics, rosemary thomson
human synergistics, rosemary thomson, american management association: MANAGEMENT BOOK Based on your briefings, it seems you will be involved heavily in people management, which includes -setting goals -planning -organizing -directing -delegating -problem solving -enforcing work rules -relating with...

Dealing with Employees: Management, personal conversations, positive reinforcement
personal conversations, positive reinforcement, rule of thumb: Dear Heather, Start out the conversation with some positive reinforcement of some thigs she does well that you appreciate. Next, explore why she is late. Are there real reasons (i.e. she has to wait for the bus to pick-up one of her children before she...

Dealing with Employees: Manager/Employee ethics, software development position, employee ethics
software development position, employee ethics, illegal work: It sounds to me like your manager dosen t know how to manage. The relation ship should be based on what is most productive for the company or project. Freedom of the employees to exptess themselves and offer feedback/ideas is vital for any sucessful endevor.In...

Dealing with Employees: Manager is one-sided, sister offices, sister office
sister offices, sister office, girl amy: Hi Laura, I m sorry for the delay in responding. I was out of town until late last night. I sympathize with you as to what you are feeling. I know workplace conflicts are not pleasant. Unfortunately, as you are experiencing, they sometimes lead to...

Dealing with Employees: Manager is one-sided, sister offices, sister office
sister offices, sister office, girl amy: Dear Laura, I m afraid I don t understand why you are so upset with your manager. The only season I can see is because she hasn t totally sided with you against your co-worker. I can t evaluate the merit of your concerns with your co-worker because I wasn...

Dealing with Employees: Managers working schedule, lingham, chief executive officer
lingham, chief executive officer, corporate america: MANAGERS WORKING SCHEDULE WORKING SCHEDULE -CEO is the chief executive officer of the company. -On an average, a CEO would work about 80-100 hrs in a week. -On an average , a CEO would leave 7 am for work. -On an average...

Dealing with Employees: Managers, telecommunication internet, corporate reality
telecommunication internet, corporate reality, future prospects: You refered to contracts between CEOs and employers. 1.On average what is the duration of contracts? -The duration of contracts varies from situation to situation. The common average is around 5 years. ----------------------------------------------------------...

Dealing with Employees: Managing my best friend, affluent consumers, dale carnegie
affluent consumers, dale carnegie, good personality: MANAGING MY BEST FRIEND. CHRIS, I HAVE SEEN YOUR WEBSITE. Based on my personal experience and many other case studies, -Please employee a real quality salesperson, with good personality to bring results to your business. -if your best...

Dealing with Employees: Managing Friends, employee harassment, paradigm shifts
employee harassment, paradigm shifts, hr issue: Dear Tyrone: ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: Managing a team of 18 employees!, managing a team, size group
managing a team, size group, performance problems: Hi Ashleigh: Great question and it does sound like you have your work cut out for you! I think you should think positively that perhaps your manager thought you could strongly lead a team of 18 and handle some individuals who have performance problems....

Dealing with Employees: Memo's, patti hathaway, nextel phone
patti hathaway, nextel phone, accounting department: Dear Laura, I would recommend you write something like this: Dear Employee, We just recieved the Nextel phone bill on (date). As you know, our company generously covers ($ amount) of our plan. As you can see from the attached bill, you went over your...

Dealing with Employees: Money and hard work, sweat and tears, business professionals
sweat and tears, business professionals, supervisor: James. Now to respond to your question! It is rather vague, and I don t know what industry you are in, so I hope that I am helping you out. Working smart is making the most of your time and effort. Streamline the activities that you do so you are getting...

Dealing with Employees: Motivation Contingent workers, contingent workers, lack of motivation
contingent workers, lack of motivation, temp worker: If you are talking LEGAL - it is the sole responsibility of the temp agency for employment reasons... However, once a worker is on-site tenure is greater than 9 months there is a good reason to consider co-employment in which case it is the responsibility...

Dealing with Employees: managing staff, hull yorkshire, yorkshire uk
hull yorkshire, yorkshire uk, hi doug: Chris, Managing people is similar to raising children. Everyone has an opinion or different style, and it s difficult to determine what works best. Empathy is a great trait in a leader or manager, but indecision can cause your team to distrust your...

Dealing with Employees: mangaing a small staff, hull yorkshire, ventilation system
hull yorkshire, ventilation system, yorkshire uk: Chris, You seem to be aware of your style and how it influences others. Great! Now it is time to gain awareness of ths different styles of your team. It is easier to give an example- I will use your scenario of opening windows instead of turning heat down-...

Dealing with Employees: middle management team building, voice mail system, middle management team
voice mail system, middle management team, nextel phones: Carlina, Thanks for the question. The solution is actually pretty simple, but not easy. It will take time, but will be very worthwhile. Realize that anytime we call attention to a person s mistake directly (especially in front of others,) resentment...

Dealing with Employees: mistake that cuased my sales rep to not win award, golf trophies, rep team
golf trophies, rep team, correct numbers: Hi Mike: Mistakes like this suck grin ,but you can recover. Here s what I would do …. You need to make a public presentation to your rep (team meeting, conference call … etc ….just make sure his peers are there) You need to acknowledge that you...

Dealing with Employees: motivating employees, little fires, poison ivy
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Dealing with Employees: motivation, putting out fires, motivational approach
putting out fires, motivational approach, courses and workshops: Angie, In a harsh environment, employees are typically compliant temporarily, but they don t usually have buy-in. Turnover is usually higher than it has to be, and corporte politics can be a big distraction. Also, managers will spend most of their time...

Dealing with Employees: Need to take some time off work-- nervous to ask, severe depression, wonderful group
severe depression, wonderful group, custody battle: Hello ! If your doctor advises you to take some time off work you should follow his advice. It sounds like you are a dedicated manager and employee but you need to look out for yourself also so that you can continue to be successful as a manager and employee....

Dealing with Employees: New hire not working out- HELP!, unexcused absences, absences from work
unexcused absences, absences from work, good excuses: EAP organizations help smaller companies with limited resources and a small or non-existent Human Resource department provide their employees with personal counseling services. They will normally charge a flat fee per employee to the company. The employees...

Dealing with Employees: New Team, managing a team, functional unit
managing a team, functional unit, commonalities: Hi Amanda: Congratulations to you for the promotion to manage 17 staff members ! That is quite a group and you ask a good question in how to approach your first week and getting to know the team as well as allowing them to get to know you. My suggestion...

Dealing with Employees: need help, lingham, work job
lingham, work job, personal problem: GANAA, AS A MANAGER, -first find out why the ONE person is quitting. -if it is a personal problem, can the company help in some way. then provide the help. THE MANAGER MUST DISCUSS THE PROBLEM WITH THE CEO. -if...

Dealing with Employees: new manager, trucking operation, replacement drivers
trucking operation, replacement drivers, dear paul: Dear Paul, Without completely understanding all the circumstances and players, it is very difficult for me to answer this question. I don t know what your contract says and the remedies, if any, that it provides. I also don t know the ease at which you...

Dealing with Employees: newly promoted, personal bankers, abm
personal bankers, abm, coworkers: Hi Shannon: Congratulations to you on your promotion! I am wondering if you directly manage these two other personal bankers as well as others? If so, the best approach regarding how to professionally go into this is to show them that you are all part...

Dealing with Employees: Obnoxious New Co-Worker, adult fashion, emotional age
adult fashion, emotional age, reception desk: Wow! your new co-worker sounds like her emotional age peaked at around 12. My advice is to just ignore her. Don t take the bait; don t attempt to reason with her; don t try to justify yourself to other people. Just do your job, treat her with civility,...

Dealing with Employees: Office problems, benefit of doubt, kind face
benefit of doubt, kind face, initial stages: Hi Wilmary Thanks for writing in. Do the same things you would have done had you NOT known she was busy chatting. Mistake or no mistake, showing that I know what you really did puts the opposite person in a defensive Now I have to save my face...

Dealing with Employees: Ownership and Employee Rights, corporate identity logo, lingham
corporate identity logo, lingham, budgetary concerns: OWNERSHIP AND EMPLLOYEE RIGHTS. The ownership of the project belongs to the company, as the company provided the reference points, and you agreed to complete the project on your computer / using your own computer. As an employee,...

Dealing with Employees: organizational issues?, internal efficiency, measure efficiency
internal efficiency, measure efficiency, multimedia developers: Hi Vedran: In order to be effective. performance criteria for non-sales team members MUST be measurable. You need to take a close look at what they do and see if there is some way to measure their output. It s ok to have other non-measurable criteria...

Dealing with Employees: organizational issues?, internal efficiency, measure efficiency
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Dealing with Employees: organizational issues?, internal efficiency, measure efficiency
internal efficiency, measure efficiency, multimedia developers: Dear Vedran, Your question is pretty broad in nature. There are many ways to increase effeciency in an organization depending on the organization, it s unique characteristics and the goals it s trying to accomplish. The first place I would start is to...

Dealing with Employees: Partnership agreement., collective barganing, personal earnings
collective barganing, personal earnings, employer perspective: The benefits of unionization or collective barganing from the employee or bargaining unit perspective are as follows: (please note the listing is likely not complete as neither is my memory!) Some Benefits: * The designated bargaining unit has a formal...

Dealing with Employees: Payroll, payroll processor, salaried employee
payroll processor, salaried employee, arrears: Joan: Sorry about the delay in my answer. You have employees being paid twice a month (vs. every two weeks) I ll assume- since you said they are paid on the 1st and 15th. This makes 24 pays a year. If either the 1st or 15th fall on a Sat. then typically...

Dealing with Employees: Performance Evaluation System, performance evaluation system, performance appraisal system
performance evaluation system, performance appraisal system, fortune 500 company: Arup, Thanks for the question. I m honored that you would ask. I do have experience with implementing and revising Performance Evaluations, but I m not sure what you mean by HR Incentive Schemes. That my be a little outside of my expertise. Below...

Dealing with Employees: Performance Evaluation System, written job descriptions, performance evaluation system
written job descriptions, performance evaluation system, knowledge skills and abilities: Hi Arup: First thing you will want to do is develop clear, meaningful written job descriptions for each staff position you have. These written discriptions should be brief, one or two pages and contain a general statement of three or four sentences of...

Dealing with Employees: Performance Evaluation System, performance evaluation system, personal development plan
performance evaluation system, personal development plan, hospitality sector: Hi Arup: Wow! That s a tall order grin usually something like this takes hours of consulting time etct.etc. What I can do is give you some general guidelines and some pitfalls to avoid. Firstly, a god performance system has the following 3 components...

Dealing with Employees: Performance evaluations, writing performance evaluations, correct feedback
writing performance evaluations, correct feedback, accurate feedback: Hello! Giving performance feedback and writing performance reviews is a challenge for most managers and I commend you for wanting to give your employees honest and accurate feedback and ratings! How does the performance review writing process work amongst...

Dealing with Employees: Pilferage, personal accountability, criminal prosecution
personal accountability, criminal prosecution, dispensing pump: Mel: First you need to determine WHERE and HOW the pilferage is supposedly occuring. Is someone stealing fuel from the pump or are they taking it from the vehicles fuel tanks after it has been dispensed or both? Then you may have some ideas of how to monitor...

Dealing with Employees: The Price of Honesty: Using Your Position to Dump an Unpleasant Employee, nasty attitude, careful scrutiny
nasty attitude, careful scrutiny, ethical dilemma: Sharon, You have asked a number of good questions. Let me make several observation that might help. First, because of potential legal ramifications against your company, should you give this employee a bad recommendation, I would tell the plant supervisor...

Dealing with Employees: Problem co-worker - boss avoidance, back biter, petty annoyances
back biter, petty annoyances, owner managers: Jack, Unfortunately, there is not a lot you can do but just do your job well. People can t hide their character, so management knows that this lady is a back-biter. As the company grows, people like you become more important and people like her become...

Dealing with Employees: Problem employee, priority task, unpleasant place
priority task, unpleasant place, management role: Tom, Definitely sounds like people I have worked with in the past. The type you can t please or avoid for the life of them. It appears as if he is mostly disgruntled that you were given a promotion above him after he being with the company for what amounts...

Dealing with Employees: Promoted over peers, coworkers, co worker
coworkers, co worker, bitterness: Steve, A couple of quick things that may help. First, it will take time for them to learn to trust you as a leader versus trust you as a co-worker. Don t rush it. Second, a lot of new managers make the mistake of trying to show their authority by...

Dealing with Employees: Promoted from within team, soapbox speech, intimidation tactics
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Dealing with Employees: PSY/320, attitude and motivation, competent supervision
attitude and motivation, competent supervision, employee attitude: SOPHIA, HERE IS SOME USEFUL INFORMATION. ========================================================= Low productivity is directly related to the employee attitude and motivation. According to FREDRIC HERZBERG employees work environment...

Dealing with Employees: part time, service contract act, employment standards administration
service contract act, employment standards administration, fair labor standards act flsa: Dear Dylan, The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define full-time employment or part-time employment; rather, this is generally a matter of agreement between the employer and the employee. It is important to note that whether an employee is considered...

Dealing with Employees: performance evaluations, performance evaluations, objective goals
performance evaluations, objective goals, business today: They can be, but most that are used in business today are pretty worthless. Most evaluations are very subjective, so they are the opinion of the supervisor at the moment he/she fills them out. Good ones are based on objective goals and accomplishments....

Dealing with Employees: personnel records, appraisal records, holiday benefits
appraisal records, holiday benefits, lingham: PERSONNEL RECORDS Some of the personnel records are *original application with all personal details -personal information for record purposes -for contacting family members, if required. *induction / orientation performance -to track the...

Dealing with Employees: Is that possible?, neck spine, personal web pages
neck spine, personal web pages, verbal warnings: Dear Gerald: ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: prepare staff for a new leader, leadership change, developing goals
leadership change, developing goals, status quo: Julia -- Change is difficult in any situation -- people almost always prefer to preserve the status quo and will resist changes even when those changes will untimately benefit them. A lot of the success will depend on the new manager. It s his or her...

Dealing with Employees: prepare staff for a new leader, group psychology, mutual relationship
group psychology, mutual relationship, leadership change: Hi Julia, It is a pleasure to hear from you. I must confess, I am not too familiar with the specific workings of non-profit organizations. However, if I may be brash, I will assume they operate under the same hierarchal structures as other companies....

Dealing with Employees: preparing the annual training plan, external expert, lingham
external expert, lingham, analysis workshop: PREPARING ANNUAL TRAINING PLAN. These senior managers are always a problem. They don t know anything about training , yet they have a say in it but for them this is a low priorty. This can be overcome, by organizing a TRAINING...

Dealing with Employees: problem employees, sunshine and light, overnight shift
sunshine and light, overnight shift, morning shift: Dear Abby, ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: problems with the boss?HELP, hostile work environment, hr manager
hostile work environment, hr manager, emotional issues: Hi Kacey: First and foremost, I am pleased to hear that you like your current job and that you have some co-workers you can turn to for support. Believe it or not, this type of situation you have described happens many times in the workplace and I know how...

Dealing with Employees: problems with my office manager, mole hills, criticsm
mole hills, criticsm, menial tasks: Terry, I think you have done a good job evaluating this individual. She is obviously acting out to try and cover some feeling of inadequacy and self-estem issues. The main question you have to ask yourself is... does she need professional help or are her...

Dealing with Employees: Not promoted - new boss from outside, conduct performance reviews, company policies and procedures
conduct performance reviews, company policies and procedures, new boss: It is critical that you understand company policies and procedures. Know what is expected of you and what you expect of the people you manage. Write them down and share with your direct line of supervision. Here is a list to get you started: 1. Understand...

Dealing with Employees: Not promoted - new boss from outside, minor subjects, new boss
minor subjects, new boss, lingham: You got to handle this very judiciously. In the first 6 months, -learn every aspects of your tasks/ responsibility -sit down with each of the employees / always discuss various tasks -have a weekly meeting with all ...

Dealing with Employees: Not promoted - new boss from outside, new boss, better solution
new boss, better solution, new job: PJ, There is no easy answer to this, but simply, you have to build their trust and respect in you before they will follow you. Right now, they don t think you deserve to be the boss. Don t try to shake things up right away. Go slow and ask their opinion...

Dealing with Employees: Not promoted - new boss from outside, subject matter expert, lack motivation
subject matter expert, lack motivation, pigeon hole: Dear PJ: ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: promotion - inheriting difficult staff, massive forest fires, personal dislike
massive forest fires, personal dislike, policy actions: Donna, This is a very complex and sensitive issue that cannot be answered by email. However, I can give you some suggestions. Often, workforce (people)problems stem from workplace (culture, environment, process, policies, etc) problems. I would start...

Dealing with Employees: promotion - inheriting difficult staff, massive forest fires, personal dislike
massive forest fires, personal dislike, policy actions: Dear Donna: ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the...

Dealing with Employees: promotion - inheriting difficult staff, massive forest fires, personal dislike
massive forest fires, personal dislike, policy actions: DIFFICULT STAFF MANAGEMENT DONNA, This is not an uncommon situation. This situation exists in very many orgainizations. Here you have an opportunity to prepare yourself . FIRST -the starting point is to look at yourself and understand...

Dealing with Employees: promotion - inheriting difficult staff, massive forest fires, personal dislike
massive forest fires, personal dislike, policy actions: Donna, The faster you can get rid of bad seeds, the more productive the rest of your crew will become. You will have to have a lot more backbone than the previous manager. To protect yourself and the company legally, make sure and document any negative...

Dealing with Employees: question, hatem, proper actions
hatem, proper actions, big boss: Dear Fars, I don t know if there are personal reasons for Hatem treating you as you report. I do know from your report that you had some difficulty getting along with Hatem while he was your boss and that you were terminated, after Hatem left the company,...

Dealing with Employees: question, hatem, proper actions
hatem, proper actions, big boss: FARS, BASED ON YOUR BRIEFINGS, In company B, HATEM is the sole recruiter and hence nobody will interfere with his authority. YOU HAVE TWO OPTIONS, 1. WRITE AN INFORMAL/CONFIDENTIAL LETTER TO LINDA -expressing your...

Dealing with Employees: question, hatem, proper actions
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Dealing with Employees: question, hatem, proper actions
hatem, proper actions, big boss: Thanks for your question and I appreciate you giving me such a thorough background of the issue as it relates to your question. It sounds like you are more than qualified to gain a position at Company B. I am not sure what credentials the recruiter (as you...

Dealing with Employees: question, hatem, proper actions
hatem, proper actions, big boss: Hi Fars I completely understand your problem where you think you surely deserve something but are not getting it because of totally unrelated reasons. Question is: Are you sure they are unrelated? You have to consider every possibility to narrow down...

Dealing with Employees: question, hatem, proper actions
hatem, proper actions, big boss: Dear Fars, I am sorry for the difficulties you are experiencing in finding a new job. Since I don t know the nature of the differences that you had with Hatem while you were both working at company (A)nor the circumstances surrounding your termination (the...

Dealing with Employees: RESPONSIBILITY, small business owner, raw product
small business owner, raw product, thursdays: Dear Al, I m sorry but I can t give a yes or no answer to any question I answer on this board. As I m sure you can understand I don t know all the situations that surround the issues I m asked about. However, I can tell you this... In the final analysis,...

Dealing with Employees: Recent promotion, dealing with resistance, dealing with resistance, power struggles
dealing with resistance, power struggles, management experience: EVA, I can vouch your manager s advice. You should focus on your job and do it well. there is no better testimonial than a satisfactory job. AS FOR OTHERS, you should know -people are different. -people have different...

Dealing with Employees: Retention Program, coffee powder, helpless situation
coffee powder, helpless situation, program question: Hi Anu Am glad that you have already taken the steps that I have recommended. What was the insight that I gave you then?:-) I hope you mean an insight on the ATTITUDE behind these exercises. If yes, then I would be happy that my point has been driven home....

Dealing with Employees: Rightful Firing?, gravediggers, derogatory remarks
gravediggers, derogatory remarks, myspace: Yes, it is outside of my knowledge, but I would fire the person, myself. In addition to the bad PR that comes from comments posted on the internet like that, someone who would post a comment would appear to be very unhappy with the company. As a result,...

Dealing with Employees: Rightful Firing?, discipline problem, lingham
discipline problem, lingham, gravediggers: LISA, -What the employee has done is wrong. -But it is a discipline problem. -if the employee has done it for the first time, the employer should give him a warning for the first/last time -sack the employee , if he/she...

Dealing with Employees: Rightful Firing?, business words, law specialist
business words, law specialist, gravediggers: Hi Lisa, I am not a labor law specialist, and you didn t tell me if the employer was a private business or a government agency. Termination of employees is much less complicated if one works for a private business rather than a government agency. It also...

Dealing with Employees: Rightful Firing?, google search, ben cardin
google search, ben cardin, fire employees: I m not a lawyer, so I can t address the specifics of any particular circumstance. However, a quick google search came up with a number of instances where employers did fire employees for comments on MySpace or on the employee s personal blog. In Maryland,...

Dealing with Employees: Rightful Firing?, gravediggers, employment attorney
gravediggers, employment attorney, derogatory remarks: I would check with your attorney (or an employment attorney) on that one. It will be well worth the fee. I am sorry that I cannot give you an answer. You might check with a legal expert on all-experts- they might be able to asnwer your question. Ellyn...

Dealing with Employees: resistance to change in a firm, change period, ideas opinions
change period, ideas opinions, e mail: Hayley, Thanks for the question. You might find this answer to be too general, but that is just because I don t have all the facts that you have about the situation. If you want more specifics, just reply back or shoot me an e-mail at doug@leadersinstitute.com....

Dealing with Employees: Satan and Satan's helper, nurse practitioner, receptionist
nurse practitioner, receptionist, prescriptions: On the surface, this question looks like a matter of some employees not liking the fact that one of their own was promoted above them. But then I got to the part where your husband made a threatening statement to one of these people (yes, he really did),...

Dealing with Employees: Secretary takes too many personal phone calls, lunch hour, personal phone
lunch hour, personal phone, incoming phone: Hello... I think you should just have a conversation with your secretary and say that you have observed that she is on the phone quite a bit and you would like for her to spend more of her time focusing on the work that you need her to do, being proactive...

Dealing with Employees: My new book, school administration software, attendance manager
school administration software, attendance manager, financial profits: Dear Shemej, v.m.: ************************************************************************************************ WANTED YOU TO KNOW my new book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at WWW.NBMWORLD.NET. (use the Pay-It-Forward link there to get...

Dealing with Employees: Staff meetings, professional behaviour, critera
professional behaviour, critera, time periods: Hi Paul: There are 2 things that are absolutely critical for sucessful meetings. Without them, business units will never achieve anywhere near their potential. I hope you re in a position to implement them. If not, you need to lobby your manager(s) to...

Dealing with Employees: Stealing credit for work, supervisor sign, department supervisor
supervisor sign, department supervisor, financial fraud: Hi Grace I completely empathize with your situation. Thanks for writing in and trying to take a proactive step First step is of course to understand whether it is a common practice or not. In such situations, do not go by titles. Ask yourself a simple...

Dealing with Employees: severance, severance package, copier company
severance package, copier company, loyal employee: Dear Polly, I m sorry for the difficulty you are having with your employer over the issue of severance. First, let me make it clear that I am not a labor attorney and don t know the laws in your state. My first suggestion would be to seek competent...

Dealing with Employees: sir, boss man, work effort
boss man, work effort, organizational goals: Dear Phuntsho: ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: speaking spanish at work, coworkers, coworker
coworkers, coworker, distrust: Sharon, Of course. Employers or coworkers can make any kind of demand. We live in a free society, and if an employee doesn t like the policies or guidelines established by the boss, then he/she is always free to leave. Speaking another language can...

Dealing with Employees: about staff, computer data entry, overtime charges
computer data entry, overtime charges, shift schedule: An employee who is scheduled to work from 5:30PM to 9AM the next morning and goes home at 9PM is breaking the rules. You need to deal this up a a disipline issue. Start with a verbal warning. Next is a written warning Next is a 3 day suspension Last...

Dealing with Employees: about staff, computer data entry, overtime charges
computer data entry, overtime charges, problem person: Abhijit: Before any action is taken against anyone, It sounds to me like there is little or no substantive communication happening between you (as supervisor) and the problem person. I suggest you ask the person to sit down with you in private so you can...

Dealing with Employees: about staff, computer data entry, overtime charges
computer data entry, overtime charges, replacement behaviors: Dear abhijit, Sit down with this employee and define what you expect from him as an employee. Give him replacement behaviors you would like to see from him. Then tell him what disciplinary action will be taken if his performance doesn t improve. Document...

Dealing with Employees: about staff, computer data entry, overtime charges
computer data entry, overtime charges, shift schedule: Since this person (I ll call him Joe) leaves early, this is grounds for disciplinary action. FOllow the rules of your company. You can only address behavior. Any rules and regulations that Joe is not following, (company policies) is cause for discipline. Talk...

Dealing with Employees: about staff, computer data entry, overtime charges
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Dealing with Employees: about staff, computer data entry, overtime charges
computer data entry, overtime charges, personal suggestion: ABOUT STAFF. Leaving at 9pm, when the shift has started at 5.30pm is gross indiscipline. 1.Take aside this person -explain the situation. -give in writing the first warning /consequences. 2.Wait / watch for another 2 days. ...

Dealing with Employees: step-by-step approach for terminating employees, poison pen letters, grievences
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Dealing with Employees: supervisor not being fair, cant switch, peticular
cant switch, peticular, public time: Dear AD: Thank you for your very detailed description of your workplace dynamics. This level of detail helps me to better understand all of the issues affecting you and your co-workers. Although I cannot hope to know why this has happened to you, I am...

Dealing with Employees: supervisor, poor performer, star performer
poor performer, star performer, performance record: Mike, I think you ve handled the situation very well, so far. I would suggest you sit down with employee A define very specifically what she needs to improve to have a change at supervision. Explain to her how much you appreciate her improved performance...

Dealing with Employees: T & D, new information system, negative attitude
new information system, negative attitude, conducting a needs assessment: How does one identify the T&D needs of an organization? What is a training need TRAINING NEEDS ARE ELEMENTS LIKE -skills -knowledge -attitude -aptitude -abilities -competencies -behaviors WHICH ARE NEEDED TO PERFORM ADEQUATELY ON...

Dealing with Employees: Taking over a new team, managerial philosophy, congratulations on your promotion
managerial philosophy, congratulations on your promotion, problem management: Dear Lydell, ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: Taking over a new team, company goals and objectives, work ethic
company goals and objectives, work ethic, responsible roles: Dear Rich, ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: Team Building, disc assessment, team building exercise
disc assessment, team building exercise, culture work: There really are no best days and times for meetings. It all depends on your company culture, work hours, business flow, and a lot of other variables. As your first team-building exercise, why not ask the group when they would like to meet? Give them...

Dealing with Employees: Team Playing Issues, pointing fingers, insufficient time
pointing fingers, insufficient time, shortcoming: Shaima, To help you with this would be long and involved, but I can give you some tips that might help. It starts at the top, with the leader. As a leader, it is important to engage your staff- not just assign tasks. Make sure that the team players are...

Dealing with Employees: Team Playing Issues, pointing fingers, insufficient time
pointing fingers, insufficient time, shortcoming: Dear Shaima: ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: Team Playing Issues, pointing fingers, insufficient time
pointing fingers, insufficient time, indiv: Right now you don t have a team. You have four individuals who, to a greater or lesser extent, are not productive. The first step is to make sure that they understand the work objectives and that they buy into what you want them to do. A group meeting,...

Dealing with Employees: Teamworking & Business Benefits, homework questions, typical workplace
homework questions, typical workplace, business benefits: I m sorry I don t do homework questions. However, if this question pertains to a real-world situation that you are facing, please provide me with as much detailed information about your situation so that I can provide you with the best advice. Joe D. Buy...

Dealing with Employees: Teamworking & Business Benefits, high performance team, golden gate bridge
high performance team, golden gate bridge, self starters: Here are some that come to mind: Personal benefits • Building confidence • Making work more enjoyable • Making work rewarding • Helping to see the relevance of group work interaction for learning and for work Social benefits • Making friends ...

Dealing with Employees: Temp Employees, temp employees, client staff
temp employees, client staff, client details: First of all, what is the estimated tenure of the position/s or workers? If more than nine months your company should seriously consider hiring the workers on as permanent as this is most likely considered by the IRS as a misclassification. If less than...

Dealing with Employees: Termination, lingham, employee rights
lingham, employee rights, legal counsel: CORINNE, This position of yours is unique, for you are not responsible for the situation you are put in. You must collect the doctor s certificate, after the first surgery, which declared the operation was successful. Then...

Dealing with Employees: termination while under doctors care and before prbationary period is up, frivolous waste, lewistown pennsylvania
frivolous waste, lewistown pennsylvania, better path: Laura, ************************JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW**************************************** My NEW book NATURAL BORN MANAGER is available at ++++++++++++++++++++++++++ WWW.NBMWORLD.NET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++...

Dealing with Employees: training courses conducted abroad, course conductors, sample questionnaire
course conductors, sample questionnaire, positive match: TRAINING COURSES EVALUATION QUESTION ONE. -Match the course content with the needs analysis for the particular group. If it matches, then the program is suitable from the group. -Analyse the trainers -their background/ experience/academic...

Dealing with Employees: turnover problems, interviewing skills, different perspectives
interviewing skills, different perspectives, person interview: Make sure you have more than one person interview the person to get different perspectives. Also, get the past ten year job history so you can review their time on the job pattern. Find out what the person likes to do outside of work, if they are involved...

Dealing with Employees: Uncooperative subordinates, shaun belding, different personality types
shaun belding, different personality types, continuous support: I recommend that you have a meeting with all of your subordinates. Tell them that you would like to start a dialogue about their needs and how you can make their jobs easier. Listen to their needs and respond appropriately. Ask them what they need from you...

Dealing with Employees: URGENT boss sold me out, constructive input, honest feedback
constructive input, honest feedback, karrie: Hi Karrie: How many performance reviews did you do for that particular employee? And can you get a copy of that (or those) reviews? Those would be great to reference during your conversation today. First, I would sit down with your boss today and find...

Dealing with Employees: Weak manager, unruly employees!, interview panel, management ability
interview panel, management ability, unreasonable demands: Hi Sean! Honestly, I think you have answered your own question but believe me, I have been in a similar situation before in my career. Some people just aren t cut out to be managers. I really would suggest more training for this deputy and maybe some leadership...

Dealing with Employees: Weddings of employees children., wedding hand, asia country
wedding hand, asia country, local customs: Hi Beth: You don t mention where your husband is employeed. If it s North America, then I think it s fine to send a card and make excuses why you can t attend. It s perfectly alright to be polite, and not become to fimiliar with the staff he has to supervise....

Dealing with Employees: WORKPLACE BACKSTABBING AND RUMOR MILLS, proposed organization, flow structure
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Dealing with Employees: Work Q., existing materials, temporary worker
existing materials, temporary worker, library director: Meaghan: No, really it doesn t seem fair. If this is all the work the temporary employees did, and now you are doing it, PLUS what you used to do as well, AND you aren t making the temporary worker hourly rate, then I would go to the library director and...

Dealing with Employees: Working for free?, micro managers, dinner times
micro managers, dinner times, lunch break: State law varies on lunch break compensation, so you need to check with your state Dept of Labor and see what the rules are for where you live. Do an online search for something like wage (or labor) laws your state and you should be able to find the answer....

Dealing with Employees: Writer seeks Interview - questions, concrete ideas, clear communications
concrete ideas, clear communications, communications problems: Happy to help! 1. Your name, title, organization, etc. Joan Schramm Owner Momentum Coaching http://www.achieve-momentum.com 2. What are some specific reasons why good, clear communications in the workplace are important, and what sorts of problems...

Dealing with Employees: Writer sends questions for article interview, interview joe, concrete ideas
interview joe, concrete ideas, clear communications: Dear Chris, Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. However, I have been out of the country and just returned. At your request, I will contact over the phone since this is an extremely pervasive and complicated problem. Sincerely, Joe D. Buy...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Suspecting Unethical Behavior, hot water tank, chimney inspection
hot water tank, chimney inspection, owner occupant: Dear Marie; Your situation, in my view, revolves around two main issues: the condition of your property compared to the report of its condition by the seller and home inspector, and the honest intent by the agents and home inspector. Central to the issue...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: agent, dear danny, hard feelings
dear danny, hard feelings, agent compensation: Dear Danny; Thank you for your contact. Though I am unable to advise you about the fairness of compensation due your agent, I can advise you to check check any agreement or contract that you have with your broker--verbal or written. That contract will contain...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Value of my house, dear jill, new appliances
dear jill, new appliances, breach of contract: Dear Jill, Thank you for your contact, and for your very clear question. Most counties will assess a home value to reflect a fair market value. But if the market is changing rapidly, as is the case in many areas of the country, the assessment may not...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Breaking a contract with a real estate agent, denis caravella, real estate contracts
denis caravella, real estate contracts, cooperative attitude: Dear John M; Thank you for your inquiry. Your question deals with contract law, generally, and not just real estate contracts specifically. You will likely find in Nevada law that there are many things that can void a contract, one of them probably being...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Real Estate law, real estate contracts, s real estate
real estate contracts, s real estate, verbal contract: Dear Alan; Thank you for your inquiry. It appears that you have a written contract with an agent to only sell your property, not to represent you as a buyer. A written or verbal contract would be an example of an express contract. Yet it appears also...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Real estate contracts, real estate contract, real estate contracts
real estate contract, real estate contracts, procuring cause: Dear Mike; Thank you for your contact. It seems you have a good understanding of the not-too-many issues involved with your situation. First, allow me to suggest that you review your first contract with your agent. Likely it is the exclusive right to sell...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Commissions owed to a realtor, denis caravella, realtor
denis caravella, realtor, commissions: Dear Yannick; Thank you for your contact. The way you described your situation, the answer is no, you would not owe your agent a commission. Typically, a commission is owed by a seller when an agent delivers to a seller a willing and able buyer. You...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: misrepresentation, renting an apartment, prospective buyers
renting an apartment, prospective buyers, misrepresentation: I d find the name of the real owner and send them a letter stating what happened. You can look up the owner s name in public records. Normally, the owner or an agent of the owner, which includes the manager if there is one, can only enter your apartment...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: misrepresentation, national association of realtors, renting an apartment
national association of realtors, renting an apartment, s real estate: Dear Juan; I appreciate your bringing this issue to my attention. While I am a little confused about the different roles being played, for example, apartments are not owned and thereby cannot be bought, I can tell you that most state laws require real...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: OH NO ! What did we DO???, mold infestation, realtor broker
mold infestation, realtor broker, third party financing: Dear Naomi and David; Thank you for this updated information. From it I can see some possibilities for proving that the seller did, indeed, know of the structural defects. It seems that many people had judged various conditions unfavorably, and now your...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: buyers agreement and foreclosures, denis caravella, procuring cause
denis caravella, procuring cause, contract termination: Dear Curt; Thank you for your contact. The answer to your question comes from your specific contract with your broker, not from any general practice within the real estate industry. By reading your contract, contacting your agent, and agreeing as to...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Real Estate, easement, north georgia
easement, north georgia, burgess: Normally you can t be forced to sell, but you may find yourself forced to grant an easement. The problem is that the builder should have had a survey staked as part of his permit process. Lacking that, you should have ordered a survey when you saw construction...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: do we need to pay commission, zillow, procuring cause
zillow, procuring cause, purchase contract: Dear Gaylene; First, allow me to invite you to call me by telephone so that we may more easily discuss developing details. You will find my number at http://www.expresslearningcenters.com. In any case, if you and the buyer have both properly signed a...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Buyers Agent, task accomplishment, residential transactions
task accomplishment, residential transactions, typical model: Dear Tabitha; Thank you for your contact. Whether you desire an agent to represent your interests when making a real estate purchase is entirely up to you. An agent, by definition, is a person who puts your interests first when conducting tasks that you...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Finding a Good Real Estate Agent, real estate broker, real estate agent
real estate broker, real estate agent, real estate agents: Dear Joe; Thank you for your contact. I d suggest checking the Yellow Pages for an apartment finding, or other similar rental service. You may find one that is also a real estate broker, or such a company is likely to be in a good position to recommend...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: First time home buyers, time home buyers, first time home buyers
time home buyers, first time home buyers, laminate floor: Dear Delia; Thank you for your contact. You raise many issues and many different references to contracts, documents, and conversations. We need to simplify before we proceed. May I suggest that we take one thing at a time--first, the sales contract between...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Realtors commission.
You do not have to pay a commission to the buyer s broker even though that is the tradition. Four properties priced over $10 million I often suggest to the seller that they do not pay a commission to the buyer s broker and offers still come in. Just make sure...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Question, sam owners, renter
sam owners, renter, realtor: Owners never have to disclose anything to renters or agents regarding the amount or terms of their mortgage, or whether they even have a mortgage. Some agents will ask for this information if they are representing the renter to support their negotiating position...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Listing Question, cancellation provisions, property for rent
cancellation provisions, property for rent, realtor: If you signed a listing agreement with the agent, that document should include instructions how to cancel the contract. If there aren t any cancellation provisions, you likely have two options: 1) wait for the listing agreement to expire 2) tell your current...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Question about Agents, criminal background checks, being a real estate agent
criminal background checks, being a real estate agent, real estate sales: Hi Tracy, In the original Stepfather movie, the stepfather was a real estate agent who had assumed a new identity after murdering his previous family. Had he not been stopped, he planned to do it again. Real estate sales purists would tell you that real...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: hud home
Rick, Sorry you re having trouble with your purchase. Here are some things to consider regarding working with agents. Put everything in writing, including what you expect your agent to do. Certainly some agents take advantage of their clients and don t...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Finding investment realtors
Scott, As a broker who works with a lot of investment properties, I agree that most residential agents are great with owner-occupied sales but aren t as effective with investment properties. This is often a result of their broker s influence, since working...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Concern regarding Buy and Sell.
Matt, You bring up a lot of questions, all of which I will try to answer. Please keep in mind that I am a California real estate broker, not an attorney, so my answers are based on my real estate experience and are not legal advice. 1) Expiration dates in...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Detention Ponds
Hi Homer - any type of easement needs to be disclosed to potential buyers as soon as the property goes on the market. In my opinion, every type of easement has a negative impact on the value of land because it restricts what you can do with it. The title...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: becoming a realtor, real estate profession, real estate license
real estate profession, real estate license, real estate careers: That s a broad question, since there are several ways you can use a real estate license and there are many specialties and market niches. I m in California, so I can only talk about specific use of the license here, but maybe that will give you some ideas...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: real estate agents
To answer your question I think I should first review how commissions are established. Commissions are always open to negotiation. Although a broker may have a commission rate that they consider standard, there is no rate set by law. I know many brokers...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Question
Hi Sam, I believe the answers to your questions should be in the written agreement you have with the agent and in your lease. They should specify whether you have to pay the agent for renewals or if you owed just a one-time payment. Without seeing those...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Question
I recommend you read the agreement you have with the agent first. Most agreements state that the agent will continue to receive a commission as long as you rent to the tenant the agent brought you, though this is not always true. You can buy a standard lease...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Why?
If the landlord refuses to enforce their own policies, you can file a complaint with the local housing office in the town or county where you live. These complaints usually don t go very far, since enforcement of a company s own policy is not a legal issue....

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Agent question
The question is answered by the contract between the landlord and the agent. Some contracts are one time commissions for finding a tenant, some contracts extend over a specific period of time. The contract could also cover renewals with the original tenant,...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: RESPA and
Peggy, I m not familiar with Massachusetts real estate forms, so I m not sure how you would carve out the services you don t need. I would think that there must be a section that is titled something like Other Terms where you can list the specific sections...

Real Estate: Dealing with Agents: Talk to Realtor about property description?
There are a couple issues to consider. First, has either of you been using the space in question? Has either of you been watering, mowing or in any other way caring for it? Does either of you have any personal property (lawn furniture, storage shed, etc.)...

Dealing with Roommates: 2 Bedroom Apt - Split Rent 3 Ways, roommate survival guide, full time job
roommate survival guide, full time job, steady girlfriend: Hi Stan The rent is still split two ways. The utilities are now split THREE ways. It doesn t matter who lives in the apartment for how long, has guests, goes out, sleeps someplace else, the monthly rent is split evenly for a two bedroom place where...

Dealing with Roommates: 2 Renters 3 guest, roommate agreement, subletter
roommate agreement, subletter, overnight guests: Hi Michael Check your lease agreement to see if it allows subletters. That is what everybody else is in this arrangement. The three of them. Sit down with your friend (lets call him Joe) and let him know this whole shared living arrangement has got...

Dealing with Roommates: 2 Roommates moving out, dear sylvia, deductions this year
dear sylvia, deductions this year, hi john: Hi John First I need to tell you I don t do anything dealing with math and this is math, okay? Now, when everybody moves in together, you ALL share equal responsibility for wear and tear and damages, no matter how long or how short a period you have...

Dealing with Roommates: Lazy disrespectful roommate help, good riddance, dad john
good riddance, dad john, one of my best friends: Hi Mel, I m glad you asked this question. There are many things you can do in this case. First, take away the xbox or get your boyfriend to take it with him. You don t have to tell John exactly why your boyfriend needs it back if you think this will...

Dealing with Roommates: Manipulative Roommates, winded explanation, chip clip
winded explanation, chip clip, couple time: Hi Katie and thanks for your question. I fully support your decision to move out. This just doesn t sound like a good situation to live in. In terms of dealing with the old roommates after you move out, the best advice I can give is to just ignore them...

Dealing with Roommates: roomate difficulties, loud conversations, college roommate
loud conversations, college roommate, legal war: Hi Jeffrey, Thanks for your question. I am more used to dealing with college roommate related questions, but I will try my best you help you with yours. This sounds like a bad and potentially dangerous situation you are in. I usually advise people to...

Dealing with Roommates: roomate problems, boundary issues, verbal agreements
boundary issues, verbal agreements, verbal agreement: Hi Paul; This is a little outside of my expertise being that I am not qualified to give great advice regarding the legal situation you are in. However, I will do my best to answer your question. I would think that it would be okay to leave the apartment...

Dealing with Roommates: roommates, roommates, electricity
roommates, electricity, good luck: Hi Marshall, and thanks for your question! I agree with you. I think that they need to get your permission if they are going to have other people stay in your room. After all, it is your room. You are paying for it, and since you are paying full price for...

Dealing with Roommates: 3 mo. into lease and having major problems w/roommate, leasing agent, leasing office
leasing agent, leasing office, shouting match: Hi Keri I hate to break the bad news to you but you have more than one problem here, in fact you have several. The major one is you live in Florida. They play by different housing rules in Florida, in fact I am questioning if they have ANY rules in...

Dealing with Roommates: 3 roomies, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, roommate survival guide, sylvia bergthold
roommate survival guide, sylvia bergthold, roommate agreement: Hi Sara The real problem here is that you are moving in with friends. This is a major no no in my book. If you want this arrangement to work, you MUST write up a roommate agreement which is separate from the lease agreement. My Roommate Survival Guide...

Dealing with Roommates: after 30 day notice to terminate, she still won't leave?, sylvia bergthold, roommate agreement
sylvia bergthold, roommate agreement, eviction service: Hi Evelyn Please get your landlord involved in this matter. Since each state has different laws pertaining to rent issues, it is always a good idea to involve the landlords. Also contact the Fair Housing Agency in your city. Explain the situation, bring...

Dealing with Roommates: 30 day notice to vacate premises, notice to vacate premises, sylvia bergthold
notice to vacate premises, sylvia bergthold, 30 day notice to vacate premises: Hi Ann You always need to give a full last months rent. If you have a refund coming, it will be added to the return of your security deposit. At least, that is the way most landlords handle it and you can find this rule on line from several legal sources....

Dealing with Roommates: 30 day notice, mobile home park, boyfreind
mobile home park, boyfreind, single mom: Hi again Debbie You need to ask yourself this very important question BEFORE you want to be evicted legally thru the court system. Do you want this eviction to show on your credit report? Please understand that once an eviction is filed it is put in...

Dealing with Roommates: 3br house, me, my partners and our son.... and our roommate, trash service, electric water
trash service, electric water, roommate: As there are four of you in the house utilities should be split equally between the four people. Therefore for utilities you should be asking her for $100 a month and your family should pay the remaining $300 a month since there are three of you. Hope this...

Dealing with Roommates: 4 bedroom rent by 6 people, bedroom apartment, 2 girls
bedroom apartment, 2 girls, kitchen bathroom: Hi Yes it is normal for rent to be by the room rather than per person. However if the rooms being shared are bigger than the rooms that will be occupied by a single person then it would be normal to charge more for the bigger rooms. A certain portion...

Dealing with Roommates: 4 roommates and 3 are pigs...what do i do?, brita, bedspread
brita, bedspread, slob: Hi Meaghan This is a major problem among roommates, so don t feel like this is a unique situation. You have it worse because three are slobs and only two of you see the problem. And in every household there is always one who ends up doing most of the cleaning...

Dealing with Roommates: 97 yr. young lady needs roommate or assistance:), senior citizen center, liberty hill texas
senior citizen center, liberty hill texas, share expenses: Hi Ronnie, Bless you for wanting to help out your grandmother. She is probably still grieving for her old roommate also. I do think getting her another roommate is your solution. Here are a couple of places you might try. Does your city or county...

Dealing with Roommates: abandoned property, sylvia bergthold, room mate
sylvia bergthold, room mate, abandoned property: Hi Beverly Check with your local library or on-line. Your library should have the form and you just need to make a copy of it and re-type it. Make sure you fill it out properly, crossing all the t s and dotting all the i s. The name of the form is: Notice...

Dealing with Roommates: alcoholic roomy!, room mates, room mate
room mates, room mate, home balance: Hi Nichole, Do you know any of the people he might have been in AA with? For instance, did he have a sponsor in the group? If so, the sponsor, or one of the other members might be able to help talk to him. Or maybe there are family members who could step...

Dealing with Roommates: apartment renting in California, renting in california, eviction proceedings
renting in california, eviction proceedings, construction problems: Hi Mike Under no circumstances do you want to stay for another month. Your contract with the landlord was for you to be out on the 10th. He has renters already coming in a few days later. IF you don t move out, the landlord would have to start eviction...

Dealing with Roommates: Bad Roomate Situation (California), problem roommate, roommate agreement
problem roommate, roommate agreement, legal recourse: Hi Mike Technically the other three people are considered subletters (including the problem roommate). You have the lease with the landlord and therefore are authorized to give the offending roommate a WRITTEN 30 day notice to vacate. Give a copy of the...

Dealing with Roommates: Bad Roommate...How do I get out of lease?, time college student, violent temper
time college student, violent temper, cosigner: Hi Gina You should move back in with your parents or make other arrangements for awhile. You stated in your first sentence that you moved in with your boyfriend as a last resort . You obviously didn t think it out too well and you certainly should NEVER...

Dealing with Roommates: Bad Roommate, bedroom apartment, lisence
bedroom apartment, lisence, free reign: Hi Laura I think you really already know what you have to do. But I am going to tell you anyway and then some. Give Tony a WRITTEN 30 day notice to vacate. Please do not think this is harsh treatment. He absolutely has no incentive to do anything...

Dealing with Roommates: Bad roomate, roommate survival guide, roommate agreement
roommate survival guide, roommate agreement, gross things: Hi Selene How does A pay the rent and utilities? Does he buy his own food? Clean up the place? And the next time he says something sexist or inappropriate, both you and B really light into him. Tell him you will NOT tolerate this type of sexual harassment...

Dealing with Roommates: Bad roommate, compatible roommate, roommate agreement
compatible roommate, roommate agreement, liquor supply: Hi Kathleen Why should you feel guilty for wanting a responsible and compatible roommate? It is your right, isn t it? Stop it already. And drinking up all your liquor? I would have given him a 30 day notice the minute I say my empty liquor cabinet. ...

Dealing with Roommates: Bad roommates: Please advice how can we get out of the lease., apartment lease, lincoln nebraska
apartment lease, lincoln nebraska, bedroom apartment: Hi Jagdeep Boy what a mess. Have you talked to the landlord? Does he know about the 4th person living there? It might be against your lease agreement to sublet which is what #4 is. Or the landlord hasn t cleared him through his credit agency. Landlords...

Dealing with Roommates: Bad Situation, small claims court, money tomorrow
small claims court, money tomorrow, tomorrow tomorrow: Hi Bill Give your irresponsible roommate a 30 day notice to vacate. You can find a form on line....just make sure you follow the directions explicitly. Accept that you screwed up here and move on. You might try suing him in small claims court BUT....even...

Dealing with Roommates: Bills my roommate left behind, sylvia bergthold, compatible roommate
sylvia bergthold, compatible roommate, small claims court: Hi Janete I am sorry you had such a bad experience with your roommate. I think at this point Janete that you should be happy he is out of your life and you still have your health and life. Sometimes we have to learn things the hard way and perhaps you...

Dealing with Roommates: Black Plague Roomates, black plague, lazy butt
black plague, lazy butt, snide comments: Hi Mandy There are basically two types of people in the world...givers (that is you and your husband) and takers also known as leeches (your husbands friend and his girlfriend). You and your husband NEED to sit down just the two of you and discuss this...

Dealing with Roommates: Your Book, sylvia bergthold, caron
sylvia bergthold, caron, roommate: Hi Caron Thank you for the notification regarding accessing my site. I checked it out and it is working fine. And yes, I definitely feel reading my book BEFORE you get a roommate is a very good idea. go to: www.aroommatesurvivalguide.com if...

Dealing with Roommates: Bossy roommate, prospective landlord, foriegn country
prospective landlord, foriegn country, renters rights: Hi again Michael Okay, moving out is out! Here are a couple of suggestions. Don t know if they will work but what the heck, might as well try them. First I think you should sit down at the kitchen table with your roommate (lets call her Gina), make...

Dealing with Roommates: Boyfriend moves in, roommate contract, tresspasser
roommate contract, tresspasser, lease holder: Hi again Hanh If he is a trespasser (according to the landlord), then the landlord certainly should have the authority to have him removed. He should call the police and make a citizens arrest. Maybe he wants YOU to do it. But will the landlord back you...

Dealing with Roommates: Boyfriend/roomate abandoned lease and won't pay, leasing agreement, leasing office
leasing agreement, leasing office, part time work: Hi Sophia I am going to give you the same exact answer I gave someone else today with almost the EXACT same problem you have. Different name, same problem. Maybe you changed your name? You have gotten yourself into a financial bind here, that is for...

Dealing with Roommates: Boyfriend, squatters rights, coke
squatters rights, coke, locks: Just tell him to leave. has he been paying any rent at all? If not you may need to consult a lawyer to make sure he does not have any squatters rights to the property. unfortunately I cannot help with the legal side of things. If worst comes to worst arrange...

Dealing with Roommates: Break lease, roommate won't cooperate., sylvia bergthold, new roommate
sylvia bergthold, new roommate, poops: Hi Candy It will be up to you to move out, NOT your roommate. Start looking for a new place like yesterday. YOU are not on the lease which is a plus on your side. That is the GOOD NEWS! AND...What ever you do, DO NOT sign the lease on the place you are...

Dealing with Roommates: Breaking a Lease with a Roommate, prospective roommate, credit reporting agency
prospective roommate, credit reporting agency, breaking a lease: Hi Erin My suggestion is to talk to the landlord and see what your options are. I know in some places, you can pay an upfront fee to break your lease but that is not an option in all places. And it depends on of course how much the fee is. At this point...

Dealing with Roommates: Breaking a Lease, sylvia bergthold, roommate agreement
sylvia bergthold, roommate agreement, new roommate: Hi Dan You can replace yourself on the lease. Find another roommate for her that she approves of and that person takes over the remainder of your lease. Actually you sign the remainder of the lease to that person so you are no longer on it at all....

Dealing with Roommates: Breaking lease on my end, roomate wants to stay, sylvia bergthold, breaking lease
sylvia bergthold, breaking lease, lease payment: Hi Ty Why don t you take a copy of your lease agreement to the Fair Housing Agency in your city and have them look at it? I think they are in a better position to advise you as to what you should do. I don t want to tell you the wrong info. Besides,...

Dealing with Roommates: best-friend as roommate, roommate agreement, coffee mess
roommate agreement, coffee mess, kid gloves: Hi Jason I doubt she can talk to her best friend without compromising their friendship unless she puts on kid gloves to do it. The REAL problem is best friends moved in together and that is a BIG NO NO in my Roommate Survival Guide. Your friend (lets...

Dealing with Roommates: How to make my boyfriend move out., sylvia bergthold, household supplies
sylvia bergthold, household supplies, exboyfriend: Hi Lisa You need to give him a WRITTEN 30 day notice to vacate. If you have any questions about that, go to the Fair Housing Agency in your city and talk to them. They will explain why you need to do it this way. Also they know the latest rules and codes...

Dealing with Roommates: break of lease by roomate, lease fee, suitable replacement
lease fee, suitable replacement, sole reason: Hi Victim First, sorry for the delay in answering you but the sending page was not working all day yesterday. I wasn t aware that in some places you could break a lease for a fee, so I learned something today also. Since she is the one breaking the...

Dealing with Roommates: breaking a lease in an abusive relationship, small claims court, new roommate
small claims court, new roommate, breaking a lease: Hi Colleen This is much more than a roommate problem. Please find an attorney to assist you ASAP. Also make a copy of this letter that you sent me and take it with you. Also visit the Fair Housing Agency in your city, take this letter with you along with...

Dealing with Roommates: breaking a lease due to roomates, sylvia bergthold, alternate suggestions
sylvia bergthold, alternate suggestions, breaking a lease: Hi Jopie Go to the Fair Housing Agency in your city to see what your options are. Each city, county and state have different rules and codes governing housing. My information is generic only for obvious reasons. I think an idea that might work is if...

Dealing with Roommates: breaking the lease and our obligations, small claims court, contract states
small claims court, contract states, lease contract: Hi again Danielle I don t know the answer to that question because usually the lawsuits are under $5000, hence small claims court. Maybe the FHA can advise you. And of course the real problem is going to be collecting on the judgment if it goes in your...

Dealing with Roommates: breaking lease and replacement roommate, breaking lease, new roommate
breaking lease, new roommate, small apartment: Hi Valerie Well first I am sorry you got such a negative view of California but with the roommates you had, I certainly can understand that. You did many things wrong here, the first was NOT informing the landlord of what was going on or what you were...

Dealing with Roommates: breaking a lease with a roommate, roommate survival guide, heavy drinker
roommate survival guide, heavy drinker, school priorities: Hi Holly What a mess. First thing you should do is talk to the landlord. Explain the entire situation to him. You want to move out, your roommate drinks, parties, and worst of all, she has moved a THIRD party into this place without his knowledge. ...

Dealing with Roommates: breaking a lease, fair housing council, sylvia bergthold
fair housing council, sylvia bergthold, restraing order: Hi Katrina She should be able to be released from the lease agreement because of the restraining order. She needs to give a copy of it to the landlord. The law recognizes the doctrine of impossibility as grounds to void a contractual obligation. Her...

Dealing with Roommates: buying a parakeet, pet parakeet, sylvia bergthold
pet parakeet, sylvia bergthold, lease contract: Hi Christine How about just coming out and asking her if it is okay? Do you have a communication problem with each other? If you are living together, no subject should be off limits when talking to each other. What is the worst thing that can happen...she...

Dealing with Roommates: Charging rent, roommate survival guide, seperate bathrooms
roommate survival guide, seperate bathrooms, walkin closets: Hi Monique When you own property (as in a condo) it is actually okay to make a small profit when you rent out rooms in your place. You might be gaining equity but you as the mortgage holder have to pay property taxes and be responsible for the insurance...

Dealing with Roommates: Clingy Roommate, professional adults, telephone conversations
professional adults, telephone conversations, joy to my life: Hi Teresa I would say just from reading your letter that the two of you are not really very compatible psychologically. That said, perhaps you need to have a good sit down and chat session, just the two of you. You need to air out all these little...

Dealing with Roommates: Co-Signing Problems, property management company, proof of income
property management company, proof of income, frank ryan: Hi Ryan I haven t a clue as to how to make this work. I totally agree with your mother. I would NEVER co-sign a lease (or any other legal document) where I was made totally responsible if my partners bailed out on me. Wise woman your mother. The...

Dealing with Roommates: Controlling roommates, roommate survival guide, roommate agreement
roommate survival guide, roommate agreement, acceptable behavior: Hi Brandie NOW you know why the number one rule in my Roommate Survival Guide is NEVER NEVER move in with friends. Your letter has again demonstrated why this rule is so important and has confirmed again my feelings on the matter. What I don t understand...

Dealing with Roommates: Controlling/Unstable Roommate, problem roommate, sylvia bergthold
problem roommate, sylvia bergthold, mediation service: Hi again Ann Glad you talked to the landlord. Hopefully your problem roommate will move out and you can stay. There is always the possibility of her friends getting back at you verbally....just consider the source and move on or ignore them. Also,...

Dealing with Roommates: Cracked out roomate making life miserable, roommate agreement, cinder block
roommate agreement, cinder block, bell ringer: Hi Todd Go through an eviction service if necessary. Also check with them about filing an unlawful detainer against him. check on-line to download the form if you want to do it. Or go to the courthouse and pick one up. Also if he gets confrontational...

Dealing with Roommates: Creepy Roommate, leasing office, booby traps
leasing office, booby traps, life decisions: Hi Adam I fail to see why his parents are pissed that you are ending the lease....what business is it of theirs? You are BOTH adults for crying out loud. This is a decision that the two of you arranged and decided to break. Period. And your roommate (lets...

Dealing with Roommates: Can I change the locks on my roommates, sylvia bergthold, roommate agreement
sylvia bergthold, roommate agreement, new roommate: Hi Tan There is a lot of controversy about this. Have they moved all their stuff out? And can I assume the 30 day notice was in writing? If the written notice was served to them legally, then your mother should take all their stuff out of the apartment...

Dealing with Roommates: clarifications about a 30-day notice to vacate, main objective, clarifications
main objective, clarifications, gist: Hi Jennifer Well, the good news is he is moving out and will be out of your space. You should be happy that is happening. He will owe you rent after the first of April if he is still there. As you state, you prorate the rent for a daily rate. His monthly...

Dealing with Roommates: cleaning problems, dollar figure, cleaning supplies
dollar figure, cleaning supplies, comforters: Hi Kristin This roommate arrangement is not healthy financially or emotionally. I feel it in your letter to me. Your roommate has a built in maid therefore does not lift a finger to do any cleaning....but that is the arrangement you made with her. I...

Dealing with Roommates: consulting?, roommate survival guide, sylvia bergthold
roommate survival guide, sylvia bergthold, hard of hearing: Hi Steve No, I don t. I am extremely hard of hearing and don t use the phone unless it is an emergency. After purchasing my Roommate Survival Guide, I can be contacted via my email address if you still require assistance. Sincerely Sylvia Bergthold...

Dealing with Roommates: No contract with Roommate, roommate survival guide, sylvia bergthold
roommate survival guide, sylvia bergthold, roommate agreement: Hi Megan Well implied or verbal contracts are frowned upon if you end up in front of a judge. Since nothing is in writing, it is one person s word against the other. He could say that you had both agreed that 15 days would be sufficient notice and you...