Is Terminating an Employee a Good Thing?

“Making an employment change is a big deal. It’s hard, even when it’s voluntary, because we have so much of our identities wrapped up in what we do.” - Heather Bussing
 

One Little Secret about Writing Great Contracts

On July 13, 2020, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
“So why are contracts so long and convoluted? I’m not sure. But I think the lawyers are uncomfortable because they don’t really understand the work. So they put in a bunch of stuff to manage risk and cover their butts.” - Heather Bussing
 

Small Scenarios 2: The benefit that is rarely used is about to get used a lot

You need to develop an image of what happens the day that all of the critical people are busy grieving or at funerals. The 2-page paper on bereavement leave gives you a point of departure for addressing the issue in your organization. There are no answers here, just really good questions.
 

Quick Guide to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 19, 2020, in Benefits, Editorial Advisory Board, Employment Law, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
The Families First Corona Response Act (HR 6201) goes into effect on April 2nd. Here’s a quick guide to the employment-related sections of the law from Heather Bussing.
 

When Best Practices Don’t Work

If you want to do what other people were doing last year, spend a lot of time navel-gazing, and define success according to conventional standards.
 

When is Termination a Good Thing?

“Making an employment change is a big deal. It’s hard, even when it’s voluntary, because we have so much of our identities wrapped up in what we do.” – Heather Bussing
 

How to Deal with Unexpected Truth

“Dealing with uncomfortable truths is part of business and life. Own your part in them. Do what you can to fix and prevent them. And make your word count.” – Heather Bussing
 

Good Contracts

On August 21, 2018, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Policies, by Heather Bussing
“Contracts don’t have to be pages of incomprehensible legal mumbo-jumbo. They can be clean and simple and understandable.” – Heather Bussing
 

Don’t Assume: Find Out What Is Real

Susan LaMotte discusses the cost of HR policies that rely on leadership assumptions that are out of touch or based on outdated employment experience.
 

Why WeWork’s Vegetarian Policy Won’t Work

“WeWork recently announced a new policy saying that it would not serve meat at its events. I just don’t think that policies that force employees to eat a certain way are either the right way to treat employees or an effective way to save the planet.” – Heather Bussing