Monthly Archives: November 2014

This one is for the job seekers

After many years of screening, interviewing and hiring job applicants, I have a few suggestions for those of you who are looking for a job. 1. When filling out an application or preparing a resume, focus on what you can … Continue reading

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When domestic violence comes to work

Pro football stars Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson have been in the news lately, accused of domestic violence. Their situations made me remember in vivid detail several times when employees’ domestic violence problems followed them to the workplace, and at … Continue reading

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Dealing with poor performance

Here are several steps you can take to help employees meet their minimum performance standards: First, make sure employees understand the minimum performance standards, and the consequences of not meeting those standards. Include performance standards in job descriptions. Beginning with … Continue reading

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Should we forgive criminal history?

I once interviewed for a second shift factory job, a man who had a six year gap in his work history. When I refused to continue the interview until he filled in that gap, he said, “But if I tell … Continue reading

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Welcome to Management Matters

We’re blogging about Human Resources–how-to, step-by-step–as well as opinions, best practices and current events. We’re also blogging general management and leadership topics, including morale, motivation, productivity, peak performance and so on. We would love to hear from you, so feel … Continue reading

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