Tag: HR

Demotion is never easy

We’re worried about how one of our supervisors is going to react. We don’t want to lose him, but we’re going to have to bring in a manager over him. This employee is clearly our star technical person. But…

Pats On the Back Can Pay Off

Acknowledging contributions is a great way to build rapport. Start a dialogue with someone about what they’ve done well, in order to find out how they’re really doing. In an environment of tight budgets and limited pay increases, appreciation can help boost morale.

Consider Bonuses Instead of Raises

There are lingering questions and disagreements about what to tie our employees’ bonuses to. Historically, we’ve given out raises, not bonuses. A suggestion was made to give one-time bonuses tied to profits for this year. How do we figure…