In the old days, a background check consisted of a couple phone calls to a former employer and a reference check. Modern background checks involve a comprehensive investigation. But the law draws some clear limitations on what can be considered valid criteria and what crosses the line into unfair discrimination.
“Association discrimination” claims arise when an employee claims he or she has been discriminated or retaliated against because of an association or relationship with a disabled person. Employers need to tread carefully in this area.
So what do you do if you really want to be a hands-on manager but
you just have too many employees to manage? I’ll have managers say to me, “I
have 72 people; how do you manage 72 people?”
The first question I ask is: Do you have a chain of
command? Or are you really managing 72 people?
When President Bush signed the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Amendments Act of 2008 into law, it signaled major changes in the legislation that prohibits workplace discrimination against people with disabilities. When the law becomes effective on Jan. 1, employers need to be prepared for those changes.
According to a recently released survey by Pew Research Center, women are the key household decision-makers. When it comes to deciding on major home purchases, managing household finances, and other decisions, women are very much involved and often are in charge.
It’s the type of phone call no manager wants to get - there has been an accident at a work site that involves someone else. In such cases, a lawsuit can follow, and you may be called to give a deposition and possibly testify in court. If you should ever be deposed, here are 10 tips to remember.
As an HVAC contractor, the most important brand that you sell is not the product brand. It is your company name. If customers do not know about your company, they will not buy from you. It’s as simple as that. You are the company that sells and installs the product. You have to build brand awareness for your company.
Employee monitoring can offer advantages to both employees and employers, including more efficiency, better work product, and mitigating risk for all parties involved. At the same time, managers should be aware of legal restrictions and also need to be sensitive to employees’ concerns.
Many service managers move into the position without a great deal of opportunity for training and preparation in the areas of communication skills, customer service, dealing with different personalities, or managing people. This excerpt from a new E-book discusses how to be an effective manager.