A manager frustrated with an employee who frequently complains wonders if the problem lies with their management style, the team or the employee. Evil HR Lady offers perspective and potential solutions.
When a hybrid schedule creates an odd split with two people managing the entire staff half the time, one manager wonders how to deal with the difference in styles.
For an employer tired of paying for the unemployment benefits of “bad employees” they let go, Evil HR Lady prescribes getting to the root of the termination problem.
When remote workers encounter power outages, can employers require verification? What’s a fair amount of time for employees to be on standby?
An employer seeks answers about the ethics and boundaries of commenting on an employee’s personal life.
An employer seeks out ways to offer staff members flexibility when working from home isn’t an option.
An employer struggles with how to attract entry-level applicants without being able to increase their wages.
A department head feels undermined by a direct report. What’s the
next step: discipline, take responsibility or simply move on?
Yes, employers can ask employees to come back to the office or
face termination — but should they?
Managers should be involved in writing job descriptions, hiring
employees and evaluating performance — shouldn’t