Performance Review On Yourself

The number one complaint we hear from employees is they don’t receive enough feedback from their boss.

Many bosses are too busy, or aren’t aware that feedback – positive or negative – is what employees crave from them.

If you’re the boss – make sure to provide frequent feedback.

If you have a boss – now is a good time to review yourself.

Unauthorized to Work? They’re still protected!

Although federal law prohibits the employment of aliens unauthorized to work in the United States, California law still protects them.

Make sure every employee hired since 1986 has a valid I-9 on file. Now’s the time to do a self-audit – the likelihood of being audit by the INS (now Bureau of Citizenship) is increasing daily.

(Thanks to our friends at Shaw Valenza LLP)

Recommended Reading

The Tallahasee Democrat poses a question – why is sexual harrasment is prevelent?
(Answer is – because there’s still ignorant people out there, and businesses aren’t doing enough to prevent it).

Gannett News Service interviews the former Chairman of Lee Hecht Harrison, who believes that there are lots of lousy bosses out there.
(He’s right!)

The Risks of E-mails

E-mail is a positive and negative. What’s surprising is how many businesses have not taken steps to adopt a policy regarding e-mails. (Hint: Business use ONLY!)

This article is a little too legal in style, but it does a good job of presenting the perils of e-mails in the workplace.