Consultant’s Corner: Dealing with a Chronically Late Employee

Q: I have an employee who constantly arrives late to work, even after being asked to come in on time multiple times. How do I handle this? Disciplinary Procedures Employers generally handle excessive tardiness in accordance with their employee attendance/absence policies and disciplinary policies and procedures when appropriate. If you lack written employee attendance/absence and […]

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Policies for Seasonal Employees

Seasonal workers can be found in many industries, as businesses add employees during predictably busy parts of the year. But even though a seasonal worker will not be with the company permanently, a company still has significant responsibilities toward them, and will need to establish key organizational policies to deal with hiring, training, and day-to-day […]

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Breach of an Implied Employment Contract

Can a simple handshake be an implied contract between employer and employee? Can an employee sue for breach of an implied contract rather than an actual written employment agreement? The answer to both of these questions may be yes. An implied employment contract is intended for all parties but is not explicitly in writing. A […]

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The Benefits of Conflict

Any time you bring a group of people together, there is a chance for conflict to arise. But while you may think of conflict as inherently bad, that’s not necessarily the case. Jim Boomer writes that relationship conflict, or interpersonal conflict, is a problem; it creates obstacles, tension, and animosity. But task conflict can actually […]

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Consultant’s Corner: Protecting Your Business from Employee Theft

Q: I’m looking to start a new mobile auto detailing business. My biggest concern is protecting my business, particularly from employee theft. What can I do in my hiring procedures? Effective hiring procedures are important for every employer; however, since you will have employees taking company assets off premise, handling customer cash payments, working on […]

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Keep the Organization Simple

Organizations of all kinds have a bad habit of growing more and more complex. But an important feature for an organization focused on growth is keeping things simple. Whenever a big business fails, we often hear about problems with their organizational structure. It’s a similar story almost every time: The organization grew so big, and […]

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Your Business’s 2017 New Year’s Resolutions

The New Year is the perfect time to get a fresh start and put some new ideas into action in your business. But what should you choose to do? The ADP Blog Team has put together some suggestions for your business’s New Year’s Resolutions in 2017, including reviewing your hiring procedures, creating or updating your […]

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