In This Issue: HR Hot Tip for November 2017 and our Featured Article: The Effective Supervisor by E. Jake Gamble, Founder & President – Leadership Support Services, LLC.

HR Hot Tip for November 2017


Six Steps to Handle an HR Harassment Investigation

By: Ann Fisher, President – HR Alternative Consulting, Inc.

When harassment or other violations are brought to your attention, you must investigate. It is extremely important to know what is going on in your organization.

–Do Them – Quickly! Don’t hesitate to investigate, or ignore a complaint. In fact, investigations are required, in some states, where sexual harassment is involved. Timing of an investigation, about a complaint is a major factor in protecting your organization, so don’t delay. HR Alternative Consulting suggests you investigate within 24 hours. If not quickly commenced, document the reason for delay.

–Choose Your Investigator Wisely. You may work with an internal executive or an outside expert, such as a professional HR consultant. Whoever you choose, the person should be neutral in outlook and willing to gather and consider all the evidence and testimony, objectively.

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Our Featured Article

The Effective Supervisor

by: E. Jake Gamble, Founder & President – Leadership Support Services, LLC.

A few years ago, I received a phone call from a close friend. She was obviously distraught. When she began to calm down, she explained that she was in her employer’s parking lot. It was the middle of winter and she was standing outside, in the brutal cold. She had left the building in a tearful panic, confused and frustrated over the “abuse” received at the hands of her supervisor. She didn’t know if she could go back to work. She would eventually calm down and return to her station. However, and despite and heart-to-heart with her supervisor, things didn’t change much. She left within a few months and secured a position with a competitor. She is happy today and serving her new employer well.

In my line of work, it’s not uncommon to hear similar stories. Sure, few employees will stand outside in the brutal cold, but there are many who enter their place of employment with nothing left to offer but a physical presence. They are defeated and discouraged, unable to find any passion or purpose in the daily grind.

Every time an employee enters a building, they are walking into an organizational culture. That culture can be created, or it can be tolerated. Either way, it will exist.

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