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It's no secret that Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) don't work. As a business, you’ve likely implemented PIPs when an employee’s behavior didn't meet your expectations. For instance, take an employee who has been consistently late to work. You've talked to them about their late arrivals multiple times. You've told them in no uncertain terms how their job impacts the work of others and how they need to be there on time in order to effectively meet the needs of the customer. You’ve left those meetings believing that they understood, but then they show up late once again.

Published in Employee Performance
Monday, 26 October 2020 11:30

Fighting Fire With Snow

Colorado is burning.  This year, our state has experienced its three largest wildfires in recorded history, with two of those fires still active as of this writing.  Last week, one of the wildfires grew 100,000 acres overnight.  Towns were evacuated.  National Parks were closed.  Houses were lost.  People died.  

Published in Employee Performance
Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:06

Goal Setting

SET THE GOAL TO GOAL SET!

It’s the beginning of the year and many people are taking time to write down their goals for the coming year. I’ve always been the brunt of many jokes from my friends and family because I live by my planner. I write down my goals, have quarterly and monthly benchmarks and daily task lists. If I don’t get something done, I move it to the next day and make sure it gets done. I evaluate my goals regularly and change them as the world throws me the usual curve balls.

Published in Management
Monday, 17 December 2012 14:58

Happy Holidays! But Who Has The Time?

“I know I need to do that but when can I find the time?” That is the mantra I keep hearing from the small business owners I run into. Does it sound familiar? I have even said it on occasion. I am finding time for the things I know I need to do, to be shorter and shorter in comparison with the day-to-day fires that have to be put out. So how do we do it? Business development, sales, product/service delivery, billing...the list goes on and on. And now the holidays are upon us! How can we keep up with it all? Well, here are a few simple tips that can help:

Published in Management
Friday, 29 July 2016 12:27

How To Fire An Employee – Part II

Last week I talked about how to terminate an employee in my blog How To Fire An Employee.  This week, I want to cover the logistical steps to take after you have had the termination conversation with the employee.

Published in Management
Monday, 29 August 2016 12:20

How To Document Employee Performance Problems

Many times when managers come to HR professionals and say they want to terminate an employee, HR asks if they have any documentation about the issue.  That is typically when management rolls their eyes and grumbles something under their breath about HR being difficult and always saying “no”.

Published in HR Consulting
Thursday, 29 September 2016 12:12

How To Fire An Employee

“You’re fired!”  Those words became a joke when they were shouted on a popular reality TV show.  The reality is, however, that when you fire an employee, it has enormous impact.  Firing someone cannot be taken lightly.  Not only does it have a financial and emotional impact on the employee and their

Published in Management
Friday, 18 November 2016 11:00

Management and Mini-Golf

I’ve never been much of a golfer. I remember my dad telling me he wished he had played more golf. So a few years ago when I drove past a mini-golf course on the way to pick up him from summer camp, I decided I was going to surprise my son with a quick 18 holes.

Published in Management