HR: Avoid Bias in Evaluating Top Employees Who Backslide

Don’t be too lenient with talented employees with a history of strong performance but who decline in their work. Document every event in any downtrend of performance. Inevitably, many terminated employees will file claims accusing you of discrimination.

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Tips to Limit Employer Liability on Employee Cellphone Use

Smartphones should improve your employees’ performance and facilitate profits. But that’s not always the case because of some employees’ behavior. There are increasing risks to companies over the use of smartphones by their workers. So, it’s imperative to develop and train employees regarding a smartphone policy.

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Basics to Consider Before Writing Nondisclosure Agreements

If you have business secrets to protect you might want to use a confidentiality policy, a nondisclosure agreement and possibly a noncompete agreement. Here are the pros and cons.

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As Tech Disrupts, HR Strategies to Meet Future Staff Needs

Tech innovations such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing and driverless cars threaten businesses that already have challenges in human resources. It’s critical to identify the future skills and roles companies will need in their staffing, and to make needed changes. Here’s how.

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Tips to Avoid Legal Stress from Nonexempt Pay Errors

If your pay program for nonexempt employees isn’t kosher, you’ll likely be confronted with legal hassles. Such hassles will result in having to pay back wages, overtime, liquidated or double damages.

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Time Management Tips for New Bosses

New managers are naturally ambitious, but succumb to burnout because they try to do-it-all in performing their personal duties as well as in managing others. Here are better ways.

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Hiring Applicants: 5 Deadly Sins of Even Savvy Managers

In this competitive and litigious marketplace, small details in human resources can make or break a company. Even though an organization’s performance matters, many managers unfortunately take shortcuts in the hiring process.

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For Profits, Align Your HR Program with Your Business Strategy

For profits, a successful human-resources management strategy should complement your overall business strategy. Here’s how.

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Management Strategies for Productive Applicant Interviews

You must be assertive – ask the right questions and listen intently to cut through the morass of canned answers to get the answers you need to make good hiring decisions.

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7 Management Tips – Communication with Difficult Employees

Multiple problems including loss of profit results from ineffectively dealing with difficult employees. Here are seven Biz Coach tips.

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Seattle business consultant Terry Corbell provides high-performance management services and strategies.