High Cost of Keeping that Bad Apple

August 11, 2016 5:22 pm

High Cost of Keeping that Bad Apple 

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It has been said that a company’s culture is shaped by the worst behavior the leader is willing to tolerate (Gruenter and Whitaker). With this in mind, how are you as leaders shaping your workplace culture? Often, managers focus on pay, benefits and other tangibles to help drive the desired culture. While these pieces are important, it’s the daily interactions between employees, management and customers that define your culture. And, remember the lowest level of performance left unaddressed, becomes the highest level you can enforce with others.

Even the strongest leaders can struggle with managing a low performing or destructive employee. It’s human nature to believe that bad employees can get better over time. However; this is not always the case and it’s best to pull these bad apples from your bunch sooner than later.

As HR business partners, you have heard our consultants and attorneys say that bad employees never get better. We say that because it’s true, and we understand how weak employees can hurt your business and/or expose you to potential legal claims. Our consultants are available to guide and train you on effectively managing performance and behavior that aligns with your mission, vision and values.

Did you know?

The Department of Labor published two updated notices effective 8/1, informing employees of their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)?

Federal Minimum Wage Poster changes:

* Misclassifying employees as independent contractors

* Nursing mothers’ rights

* DOL enforcement

Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act Poster changes:

* Penalty amount

* Updated DOL contact information

Our consultants are available to advise you on which state and federal posters should be prominent in your workplace.

EEO-1 Reporting

If you employ 100+ employees or are a federal contractor, your EEO-1 Report is due to the EEOC by September 30th. You may click here for additional information on submission requirements.

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