How Do I: Manage a Remote Underperformer?

We all know that COVID is not going away any time soon.  Many people managers are evaluating performance remotely for the first time in their careers.  This blog post is intended to offer some practical suggestions to help managers address the challenge of managing difficult performance situations remotely. Are the Basics in Place Assure thatContinue reading “How Do I: Manage a Remote Underperformer?”

What Does it Really Mean to be a Strategic HR Business Partner?

Our introductory article laid out the foundation of today’s HR Business Partner role. In this post, we begin to identify and explain the critical capabilities an HR Business Partner needs in order to excel at the job.

The Human Resources Business Partner Revolution: Mirage or Unfinished Business?

As two long-time HR practitioners, we have spent a great deal of time reflecting on HR’s role in not only supporting an organization or a business, but its role in adding significant value as measured by business metrics.    This is the lens through which we are writing and sharing this series of blog posts.  InContinue reading “The Human Resources Business Partner Revolution: Mirage or Unfinished Business?”

How Do I: Conduct Effective Remote One to One Meetings?

We all know the world is different. Some employees are struggling with the challenges of balancing family and work life in ways they never expected.  This is especially true if your employees have children or others for whom they provide care at home.  Other employees are fine and will be perfectly happy to work remotelyContinue reading “How Do I: Conduct Effective Remote One to One Meetings?”

What Do I Do?

My employee refuses to return to work. This is the first article in a planned “What do I do” series.  Our objective is to provide practical “answers for real world” and to offer other considerations to address a variety of employment-related questions.  This is not legal guidance and readers should consult employment counsel before takingContinue reading “What Do I Do?”