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How to handle an employee giving 2 weeks’ notice

September 29, 2016

How to Handle an Employee Giving 2 Weeks’ Notice It’s 4:30 on a Friday afternoon, and one of your employees knocks on your door asking to come in. They’re avoiding eye contact, they’re fidgety, nervous… This can’t be good news. You imagine accidentally shredded payroll reports, stolen laptops full of patient information, or something equally…

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When an Employee Makes an Exit: An HR Infographic

April 13, 2016

When an Employee Makes an Exit: An HR Infographic It’s never fun to lose an employee, whether it’s by your choice or theirs. But regardless of who instigated their departure, one thing remains the same: you should always attempt to conduct an exit interview with the employee. That said, there’s no need to hold an…

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Avoiding Workplace Violence

August 28, 2015

Avoiding Workplace Violence It’s been a couple weeks now since the tragic shooting of two television station employees in Virginia. First, let me say that we join everyone else in the country in extending our sympathy and shared grief to the families and coworkers of the victims, Alison Parker and Adam Ward. And we keep…

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You Live in a Fishbowl. Terminate Carefully!

September 23, 2014

You Live in a Fishbowl. Terminate Carefully! It’s time to accept it: You live in a fishbowl. All employers live in HR fishbowls, and we are one Facebook photograph away from disaster. This is why you want CEDR working on your behalf whenever you handle tough employee issues, and especially when you find you need…

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Employee No-Shows and Walkouts: What if an Employee Quits with No Notice?

May 20, 2014

Employee No-Shows and Walkouts: What if an Employee Quits with No Notice? Solving the no-show mystery really matters! Click ‘play’ to learn why. Even when everything goes smoothly, employee terminations can be stressful. But what about those more mysterious situations, when an employee just stops coming in to work, and no-shows for two or three…

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Terminations and Layoffs: They’re NOT Tomatoes and Tomahtoes!

May 5, 2014

Terminations and Layoffs: They’re NOT Tomatoes and Tomahtoes! New: We’ve added an audio-blog to this post! Check it out for a few quick facts about the differences between firing and laying off an employee. CEDR has a feature article up at DentistryIQ.com. Learn why employee terminations and layoffs are two very different beasts – and…

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This Way to the Exit: Using the Exit Interview to Support Terminations

April 10, 2014

This Way to the Exit: Using the Exit Interview to Support Terminations I think there is a fairly widespread misunderstanding as to the best way for small businesses to conduct exit interviews. There seems to be a feeling that you must meet with the terminated employee in person like they do in the movies. This…

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How to Handle a Problem Employee Who Does Not Respond to Coaching

March 12, 2014

How to Handle a Problem Employee Who Does Not Respond to Coaching Hint: Sometimes “marching to a different drummer” means they’re heading in the wrong direction. We’ve talked about employees who won’t follow procedures before – whether they fail to follow your policy for requesting disability accommodations, refuse to participate in team activities, or always…