Progressive discipline should be viewed as teaching as much as it is discipline. Unfortunately, what passes for progressive discipline is really a Regressive Discipline process that frustrates leaders and angers employees because it punishes rather than coaches employees to improve.
Recent surveys demonstrate that nearly 92% of employers use criminal background checks for employment decisions. Public employers often have prescribed statutory background check requirements. Because a criminal background check (CBC) conducted by private companies are most often used by employers, employers need to be aware of their responsibility to obtain prior authorization from the prospective […]
NO SURPRISES It is no surprise that a problem employee’s performance issues are not the sole source of angst for an employer. Sometimes that problem employee seeks to protect their deficient performance by filing claims for a host of other issues that give the errant employee protected status. Perhaps they claim to be harassed by […]
Just Cuz Or Just Cause Discipline? Just Cuz’ I want to is a sufficient reason for discharge in an at-will employment situation. In the public sector, “Just Cause” is a very common element of employment and is becoming more prominent in private sector employment. Some states integrate just cause into the fabric of […]