Jul

17

2018

Developing an Effective Email Monitoring Policy

While email and the internet affectively revolutionized business, employees use them for some very unproductive purposes. Employers monitor employees’ email and internet usage for any number of legitimate reasons. However, beyond personal productivity issues, you risk significant loss should an employee download a virus or other damaging software or engage in illegal activity conducted on company computers. Creating an Effective Email/Internet Policy Many employees consider emails confidential, but you should dispel that myth by clearly communicating your organization's policy on email/internet use. Your policy should: State the purpose of electronic mail....
Posted by:Don Swift
Filed Under:Blogs
Jul

10

2018

How to Scare Away a Good Job Candidate

Countless tips and how-tos exist online to help job candidates shine in an interview.  However, very limited help tips for guiding the hiring manager can be found. As a manager, it is assumed that you already know what you’re doing.  After all, you sift through the résumés and narrow down the choices to a top ten.  Later, you choose the best five from your top ten list. Then, you schedule face-to-face meetings where you question, prod, poke, and analyze the candidate. You want to hire the best possible candidate but,...
Posted by:Don Swift
Filed Under:Blogs
Jul

03

2018

Bullying Leads to Criminal Charges

Having trouble persuading employees that workplace bullying yields dire consequences?  Unable to convince managers to take the problem seriously?  Then add this warning to your next training session:  Employees who harass and abuse co-workers – and supervisors who turn a blind eye to such bullying – may face jail time. Consider this recent example of workplace bullying.  It resulted in an employee’s suicide and the arrest of a Dairy Queen manager who now faces manslaughter charges. Recent Case Kenneth, a 17-year-old high school student, worked part time at a Dairy...
Posted by:Don Swift
Filed Under:Blogs