Category Archives: firing

What’s Likely in 2018

Well, if you’re like us, you’re probably glad 2017 is over. Five months on the binnacle list is enough, thank you. But, it’s on to 2018. What do we see? Continued easing of regulations at the federal level. And at … Continue reading

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A Caution on Sexual Harassement Claims

Over the last couple of weeks, we imagine that many of you are digging out your employment manuals to refresh what they say on handling sexual harrassement claims. We’ve noticed, starting with Judge Moore, that there’s a notable reported lack … Continue reading

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Clearing Off the Desk

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So, What Are Your New Year’s Resolutions?

No, we don’t mean lose 10 pounds. We mean, for you business owners and CEOs/Presidents out there, what are you going to resolve to do this year, and it doesn’t all have to do with more sales. Here are some … Continue reading

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What’re You Going to Do in 2017?

OK, forget the disasters of the Obama years, other than the fact that we suspect he’s going to be an annoying presence on the US and global stage for some years to come. Worse than Jimmy Carter. But on to … Continue reading

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Theranos: A Cautionary Tale

Our compliments to the Wall Street Journal for exposing the mess there is at what could be a blockbuster company. It appears Ms. Holmes ignored all or most of the tenets of starting a company, which we’ll repeat here, for the … Continue reading

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The Risk of Reviews

We’re in the 4th quarter of most companies’ fiscal year, to managers up and down the chain are thinking about doing or getting performance reviews. The Wall Street Journal had a useful article on this topic a few days ago, and we’ve … Continue reading

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Company Culture

company culture is often overlooked but critical to growth. Ya gotta have the right people on the bus. Continue reading

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Workplace Democracy Gets Ambushed

I was watching Gunslingers last night on the AHC, and it seems that Wild Bill Hickock has been reincarnated as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The title comes from the Wall Street Journal, which has outlined the latest ambush … Continue reading

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How Not to Treat Departing Employees

This post was inspired by my younger son, who is transitioning out of his job with one company and going out on his own in a profession. What’s interesting about the process is the shabby manner in which his former … Continue reading

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