July 2022

my employee is rude and combative

A reader writes: I manage a small group of long-term staff. One employee who has worked with me for years (“Jane”) is very talented, and I helped her develop professional skills beyond the typical level of someone in her position. I am now having a major problem with Jane’s attitude, which has deteriorated dramatically. She […]

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workers are running out of time off and companies don’t care

Nearly two and a half years into the pandemic, companies still haven’t figured out how to manage Covid-related sick leave. A single bout of Covid can knock out all of someone’s sick days for the year, leaving many more months to get through where other illness or injury might arise (to say nothing of time […]

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