I founded www.workplacecoachblog.com (still active) & ran for 39 years a nationally respected management consulting firm; authored four books, Beating the Workplace Bully, AMACOM 2016 & Solutions (both rated 4.8 stars out of 5 on amazon.com). I've written a "dear Abby for the workplace" weekly newspaper column for 38 years, love answering coach questions.

Lynne Curry

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Laying Off Employees Who Don’t Expect It: consider the alternatives & don’t destroy morale | Workplace Coach Blog

Laying off employees who don't expect it: consider the alternatives; how to do it without destroying morale

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If You Want Your Business to Live, Consider This–And Get Your Father On Board | Workplace Coach Blog

Question I grew up working in our family’s business under my dad’s mentorship. I’ve learned a lot from him and …

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    Romance 2022: 3 Real-life potential hot messes | Workplace Coach Blog

    Romance 2022: 3 real-life potential hot messages, the new workplace dynamics and the rules for employers and employees

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    Love Contracts: Help for Hot Messes | Workplace Coach Blog

    Love contracts: help for hot messes & a tool to handle perceived or potential sexual harassment situations

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    A Crucial First Step Many Managers Forget To Take | Workplace Coach Blog

    onboarding: a crucial first step many managers forget to take

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    Accountability in the Workplace: a 1 hour session on how to create a thriving accountability culture | Workplace Coach Blog

    Law Office Manager & Medical Office Manager have teamed together to sponsor this fast-paced 1-hour manager/leader briefing. Here’s what the …

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    Recruiting Gen Z Employees? Employers, Change Your Ways. | Workplace Coach Blog

    Recruiting Gen Z Employees? Employers Change Your Ways; here's what you need to realize & the changes you'll want to make in your recruiting

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      Roe v. Wade in the Workplace | Workplace Coach Blog

      Roe v. Wade in the Workplace, what to do when the discussion turns ugly

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      CEO Tells the Truth About Why He Fired Two Senior Managers | Workplace Coach Blog

      CEO tells the truth about what he learned about his company during the pandemic--that employees were the lifeblood

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      We Just Fired Our CEO | Workplace Coach Blog

      We just fired our CEO: five action steps; why CEO's become corrupt

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      Caregiver Wipeout: Caught in a Vise Between My Employer’s Expectations and My Family’s Needs | Workplace Coach Blog

      Caregiver Wipeout: Caught in a Vise Between My Employer’s Expectations and My Family’s Needs: what the laws say

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        Betrayed by My Employer — How Can I Fight Back? | Workplace Coach Blog

        Employer rolling back vaccine mandates. How you can fight back. The leverage you have.

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        Employer/Contractor Win/Win Turns into a Lose | Workplace Coach Blog

        Making employees into independent contractors poses risks -- here's how to understand the regulations

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        It Isn’t the Pay; It’s What You Won’t Fix | Workplace Coach Blog

        it isn't the pay that costing you employees in the great resignation; it's what you won't deal with

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        Emoji Harassment | Workplace Coach Blog

        Emoji harassment: what you didn't know; what it could mean to you

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        Fallout Against Russian-born Employees | Workplace Coach Blog

        Ukraine invasion fallout against Russian-born employees

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        Remote employee moonlighting: opportunity for employees; challenge for employers | Workplace Coach Blog

        Remote employee moonlighting: opportunity for employees; challenge for employers

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        Restoring Trust in the Workplace: What managers can do to restore mutual trust that lasts for the long haul | Workplace Coach Blog

        Restoring trust in the workplace: what managers can do to return mutual trust that lasts for the long haul

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        Pay Attention to Internal Warning Signals & Red Flags | Workplace Coach Blog

        New job landmines; pay attention to internal warning signals & red flags

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        Fired For Using My Company’s Email During Non-Work Hours: Or Was There More to the Story? | Workplace Coach Blog

        Fired for using my company's email during non-work hours, or was there more to the story?

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        Are Remote Employees Second-class Citizens? | Workplace Coach Blog

        Remote work can hurt your career -- here's how to fix that

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        Omicron and the Supervisor as Duct Tape | Workplace Coach Blog

        Omicron hits the workplace and supervisors have to duct tape the workplace together

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        U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on OSHA Vaccine-or-testing Rule: What employers need to know/do | Workplace Coach Blog

        U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on OSHA vaccine mandate: what employers need to know and do now

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        Winning the Talent War: What Employers Need to Understand | Workplace Coach Blog

        winning the war for talent; solutions and strategies that enable employers to win

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        Zoom and Doom CEO fires 900 Employees over Zoom . . . When Senior Managers Lie & What to Do ABout it | Workplace Coach Blog

        Doom and Zoom CEO fires 900 employees in a 3 minute Zoom, what to do if you work for a senior manager who lies

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        When Work Ethic Goes Too Far: An Important Story Hidden in the Mayfield Candle Factory Disaster | Workplace Coach Blog

        workplace safety: an important story hidden in the mayfield candle factory disaster

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        Is Your Harassment Policy Out-of-date?: Does it protect your remote workers? Does it ban trolling, doxing, and dogpiling? | Workplace Coach Blog

        Online harassment. Hate speech. Doxing. Trolling. Is your harassment policy out of date? Does it protect your employees and your company?

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        Religious Exemptions: A way out for employees or a tricky challenge for employers? | Workplace Coach Blog

        Question: If I’m to believe the stack of religious exemptions on my desk, a miracle unfolded in our company last …

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        Don’t Lose Your New Employees Their 1st Week: The Reality & Drama of New Job Remorse | Workplace Coach Blog

        How to retain employees: don't lost your new employees their first week: the reality and drama of new employee job remorse

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        A Surprising New View on the Risk Employers Take When Terminating Employees for Refusing Vaccines - Workplace Coach Blog

        A surprising new view from an attorney on the risk employers take when terminating employees that refuse vaccinations

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        How Employers Can Lure Employees Back to the Office - Workplace Coach Blog

        How employers can lure back to the workplace; pragmatic suggestions employers & HR can implement today

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        The Reality of Vaccine Mandates in the Workplace - Workplace Coach Blog

        The reality of vaccine mandates in the workplace: the facts, the pros, the hows.

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        Is It True? Will Employees Resign Rather Than Get Vaccinated? - Workplace Coach Blog

        Will employees resign rather than get vaccinated? Here's the truth and here's how you can find out the truth in your workplace.

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        You Worked Remotely During the Pandemic…But Your Employer Says You Have to Come into the Office? Not So Fast. - Workplace Coach Blog

        If you worked remotely during the pandemic, you may have grounds to insist you should still be allowed

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        Can Employers Ask Applicants "Are You Vaccinated?" - Workplace Coach Blog

        Can employers ask applicants "are you vaccinated?"--not before making the job offer

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        When Your Daughter is Also Your Employee and About to Get Fired - Workplace Coach Blog

        How do you fire you child in the family business, when you want her to inherit the business?

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        You Worked Remotely During the Pandemic…But Your Employer Says You Have to Come into the Office? Not So Fast. - Workplace Coach Blog

        If you worked remotely during the pandemic, you may have grounds to insist you should still be allowed

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        Find Out What Your Employees Want—Before You Lose Them - Workplace Coach Blog

        Escape the great resignation, find out what your employees want before you lose them.

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        My Employer is Strong-arming Me to Get Vaccinated with a Pay Cut - Workplace Coach Blog

        Are employer's insurance surcharges on unvaccinated employees fair?

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        The #1 Mistake Managers Make When Disciplining Employees - Workplace Coach Blog

        The most effective way to start a disciplinary meeting; IMPACT, make the employee care

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        Fired Because I Won't Get Vaccinated - Workplace Coach Blog

        firing unvaccinated employees: an employer's right

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        That Glowing Reference? It's Fake. - Workplace Coach Blog

        Fake resumes & fake references; the reality & the consequences

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        Sneak Preview (free): Here's Managing for Accountability: A Business Leader's Toolbox: Chapter 1 - Workplace Coach Blog

        Please let me know what you think.

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        We Suspect Our Employees Provided Us Fake Vaccination Cards - Workplace Coach Blog

        Suspect you've received a fake vaccine card? How to tell & what to do.

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        Smoking Gun: can I ignore it? - Workplace Coach Blog

        If you investigate anonymous rumors you unload a smoking gun

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        Time for a Game Change - Workplace Coach Blog

        Game-changer: accountability: tools, tactics, and strategies

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        Are We Making a Mistake to Require Employee Vaccinations? - Workplace Coach Blog

        Can employers require employees to get vaccinated?

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        What 5 attorneys, 21 business leaders, 6 HR professionals, 13 non-profit organization leaders and 4 authors say about Managing for Accountability - Workplace Coach Blog

        Accountability in the workplace: a toolbox for managers, leaders and professionals

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        Delta Variant: What Employers/Employees Need to Do Today - Workplace Coach Blog

        You’ve heard. Now you need to act. If you had hoped the pandemic had faded away, you need to buckle …

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        Documentation That Makes the Case The Employee Deserved to be Fired - Workplace Coach Blog

        As an expert witness (qualified in Court in management best practices, HR, and workplace issues), I’m often handed documentation by …

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        What Do You Mean You Gave My Job Away? - Workplace Coach Blog

        When an employer gives away an employee's job after her daughter dies

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        Can Employers Ask Me If I'm Vaccinated? Can Employers Decide Who to Hire Based on Vaccination Status? - Workplace Coach Blog

        Can employers ask employee if they're vaccinated? Can they made employment decisions based on vaccination status?

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        Delta Variant Fears Further Split the Workplace - Workplace Coach Blog

        Delta variant feears create workplace tensions; employees need to intervene

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        What you can do today & every day. - Workplace Coach Blog

        Accountability is a choice for us and our leaders

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        The Difference Accountability Makes - Workplace Coach Blog

        Accountability and what it takes

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        Netflix Fired 3 Executives for Slack Chat: More to the Story - Workplace Coach Blog

        Netflix Fired 3 Executives for Slack Chat: Right? Wrong?

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        You Love Being Your Own Boss: Tips for Finding Higher Quality, Better Paying Freelance Work - Workplace Coach Blog

        Freelance success: tips for finding higher quality, better paying work

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        CELEBRATE!: Managing for Accountability - Workplace Coach Blog

        Leadership + managing for Accountability: the tools you need in one fast read

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          Guns In Cars in the Parking Lot - Workplace Coach Blog

          Can employers ban employees from having guns in their personal cars at work?

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          Surfside Condo Disaster Reminds Us: When You Serve on a Board, You Hold Lives and Livelihoods In Your Hands - Workplace Coach Blog

          Surfside Condo disaster reminds us when you serve on a board of directors, you hold people's lives in your hands

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          I Fired Her Because She's Slow, But Now She's Sued. Can She Win? - Workplace Coach Blog

          Can an employee who works slowly and has bad habits win a wrongful termination lawsuit?

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            They've Tasted Freedom & Betrayal: the pandemic changed employees; can employers adapt? - Workplace Coach Blog

            The pandemic changed employees; can managers adapt?

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              Performance Reviews: Dread Them? Ditch Them?Replace Them? - Workplace Coach Blog

              performance reviews: dread them? ditch them? replace them? Here's what you need to know.

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              My Employer Drew a Line in the Sand Against Remote Work - Workplace Coach Blog

              Employee options when an employer insists on a return to the company worksite

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              Who Misrepresented What? The Potential Cost of Leaving an Awful New Job - Workplace Coach Blog

              Did the employee or the employer misrepresent? The cost of leaving an awful new job.

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              Bullying and real and/or perceived retaliation compromises a community's vision - Workplace Coach Blog

              workplace bullying and real &/or perceived retaliation compromises health care and a community's vision

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              You Can Sue for Anything. Even When You're in the Wrong. - Workplace Coach Blog

              Ex-employee sues her employer for firing her for racism after she acts in a racist manner

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              No Love Lost: What Do Employers Need to Realize to Keep Employees Onboard? - Workplace Coach Blog

              Employees are heading for the doors in droves. What do employers need to realize & what can they do?

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              5 Steps for Addressing Workplace Bullying - Workplace Coach Blog

              Workplace bullying costs. Here are 5 steps that effectively tackle workplace bullying.

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              How Not to Hire a Narcissist - Workplace Coach Blog

              How not to hire a narcissist, Signs & signals. 5 key strategies.

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              The Competent Jerk: Managing a Top Performer Who Alienates His Coworkers - Workplace Coach Blog

              Managing the competent jerk, getting him to change

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              Finding Out Why Your Best Employees Are Quitting - Workplace Coach Blog

              Finding out why your best employees are leaving: how to conduct a dynamite exit interview

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              Can My Employer Make Me Get Vaccinated - Workplace Coach Blog

              mandatory vaccination in the workplace, is it legal? what are the downsides?

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              Manipulative Employee Trapped Me - Workplace Coach Blog

              When a manipulative employee traps you, act to get out of the trap

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              Trouble Unleashed: How to Resolve Conflicts in a Virtual, Remote Work Environment - Workplace Coach Blog

              Virtual, remote workplaces can be petri dishes for conflict. Here's how to prevent/resolve virtual workplace conflict.

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              Exciting Opportunity...How a Mental Health Organization Took the Ball and Ran - Workplace Coach Blog

              Writing a stellar ad that attracts just the right applicant--and you can have free help too

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              5 Action Steps for Regaining Trust - Workplace Coach Blog

              When employees or coworkers no longer trust you, they don’t tell you. Why would they? They don’t trust how you …

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              No Love Lost: Employees Head for the Doors - Workplace Coach Blog

              Employees leaving their jobs in record numbers--employers need to "get it" and act fast?

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              Attract & Hire Outstanding, Accountable Employees - Workplace Coach Blog

              how to write ads that attract the best employees & 25% off coupon on Managing for Accountability

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              A Terrific Applicant; A Hard-to-fill Position and an Outstanding Warrant - Workplace Coach Blog

              When your #1 candidate has a warrant for her arrest AND you REALLY want to hire her

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              Combatting Employee Isolation with Virtual Team-building - Workplace Coach Blog

              Combatting employee isolation and disengagement with virtual team-building: 4 great options

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              A Major Change & Accountability - Workplace Coach Blog

              A major change and accountability; your 25% off coupon & why I'm posting 4 not 5 times weekly

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                Resume Fraud: increasingly prevalent in today's virtual environment - Workplace Coach Blog

                Resume fraud, increasingly common, and how you can protect yourself

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                  Vaccinated Employees Skirmish with Unvaccinated Coworkers - Workplace Coach Blog

                  Vaccinated v. nonvaccinated employees; what employers need to know

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                  Drunken Manager Shut Down Our Zoom Call - Workplace Coach Blog

                  Drinking Shut Down Our Zoom Call Question: We had to shut down our all-hands Zoom meeting three weeks ago when …

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                  Rule-breaking CEOs - Workplace Coach Blog

                  HR and CEO get into trouble when CEO doesn't follow company policy

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                  Conducting a Virtual Investigation: the landmines to avoid - Workplace Coach Blog

                  Conducting a virtual workplace investigation: what you need to know & landmines to watch for

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                  Mandatory COVID Vaccination: New Guidance & Update - Workplace Coach Blog

                  mandatory COVID vaccination: new guidance & update for employers & employees

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                    Managing Post-pandemic - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Managing post-pandemic, offer your employees location & schedule flexibility for their benefit and yours

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                    Performance Reviews: Dread Them? Ditch Them? Replace Them? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Performance reviews; why don't they work and what's a GREAT alternative?

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                    If Your Employee Won't Admit the Truth, You Need To - Workplace Coach Blog

                    You know your employee tells little white lies; the ball's in your court, what do you do?

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                    COVID Vaccination Update—in light of the vaccine’s “Emergency Use Authorization” status - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Will COVID vaccination be mandatory in light of the contradiction between EEOC and FDA guidance?

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                    Many of Our Employees Refuse Vaccinations - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Should we make COVID vaccination mandatory? Many of our employees plan to refuse it.

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                    Can a prospective employer ask for a W-2 as proof of salary history? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    If a prospective employer asks you for a W-2, is it legal? How do you handle the question?

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                    Want to be a Great Supervisor: Do a 180: Coach - Workplace Coach Blog

                    If you want to be a great supervisor, become a trusted coach who respects employees

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                    How HR Shoots Itself in the Foot - Workplace Coach Blog

                    HR can help employees and organizations; except when it doesn't; here's how to turn that around

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                    Retention Strategies a "Must" During a COVID-19 - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Employee retention strategies are a must during COVID-19. Here are 5 specific tactics leaders need, along with specific information.

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                    Prove You Respect Your Employees & Their Investment in Your Company - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Employee development boosts employee engagement, productivity, profits, morale, and retention--discover ten no-cost/low cost methods for providing employees development opportunities.

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                    Lead Us Through This Mess: COVID-19 Leadership Truths - Workplace Coach Blog

                    COVID-19 requires leadership to inspire, communicate transparently, provide crisis plans, create trust and team

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                    Your Employees Know the Truth; Ask Them - Workplace Coach Blog

                    You know your company has problems; conduct skip-level meetings to get to the truth.

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                    A Christmas/New Year’s Surprise - Workplace Coach Blog

                    What's a gift you can give your employees that costs 0 but matters hugely & produces amazing long-term benefits: impact & habit of gratitude and reognition

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                    Flexibility: What Employees Want & Need for Christmas 2020 (Part 2) - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Employers & employees benefit from flexible work hours--it's a benefit that costs nothing but significantly increases employee satisfaction

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                    Mandatory COVID Vaccinations: The Rules - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations: Here are the rules employers need to follow

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                    What Employees Really Want for Christmas - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Employee engagement and productivity; what employees really need during COVID-19

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                    When A Fired Employee Won't Move On, You Need To - Workplace Coach Blog

                    When a fired employee won't move on & continues to text your employees with lies, send her packing

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                    COVID-19 & First Responders: Work Comp: Justice or Injustice? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    COVID first responders & workers compensation: justice needed

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                    Suspect Telecommuting Employees of Passing Off Accidents as Covered Workers' Compensation Injuries - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Employer protection against fradulent workers' compensation claims by tele-commuting employees

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                    Zero-tolerance: Can You Afford It? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Zero-tolerance policies in employee handbooks--the benefits, the risks.

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                    The Job Applicant Scammed You: You Let It Happen - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Reference checking job applicants so you won't make hiring mistakes

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                    Suspect Our Employee of Lying to Get Extra Time Off; Can We Fire Him Without Proof? - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Your employee lies about COVID to get extra leave. Can you fire him or do you need proof?

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                    Don’t write a positive reference for a problem employee; instead... - Workplace Coach Blog

                    Question: After an investigation, we fired one of our employees for threatening and stalking two co-workers. He now demands a …

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                      Employees Stage a Thanksgiving Rebellion - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Employer policies & holiday celebrations

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                      Can We Use a Contact Tracing App to Protect Our Business & Employees? - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Using a contact tracing app; what you need to know as an employer or employee

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                      We Suspect Drug Addiction in a Top Producer - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Handing a senior manager who may be a drug addict

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                      Getting the Truth From Job Applicants - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: Every job applicant I’ve interviewed in the last ten days claims to be a “team player” and “motivated by …

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                      Dueling Managers Clash; Everyone Else Is Caught in the Cross-fire - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Mediating clashing supervisors

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                      We have two flawed managers, which one should we promote? - Workplace Coach Blog

                      You can't promote a flawed maanger unless you fix him/her

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                      Manager Secretly Works a 2nd Job During Paid Work Hours - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Manager secretly moonlights/daylights; can he be fired?

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                      Employee Political Dispute Escalates to Danger Level - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Political discussion in the workplace; employee rights & employer duty

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                      Tattoos are Us - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Tattoos and body art; do you want to discriminate against employees with tattoos?

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                      Can't Stand 2 More Weeks of This Supervisor - Workplace Coach Blog

                      How to get a great new job, when you suddenly quit.

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                      Meetings Are Us - Workplace Coach Blog

                      If you dread meetings–attending them, hosting them–and long for meetings to become more than a necessary evil, you can make …

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                      Twilight Ethics - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Ethical breaches. What do they cost? Can you afford yours?

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                      Do Employer Owe Employees Paid Sick Leave When They Self-Quarantine - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: After I spent a weekend bar hoping, I felt remorseful, and self-quarantined so I wouldn’t bring COVID into my …

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                      I've Been Told Never To Fire An Employee On A Friday; But I Really, Really Want to - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: I’ve been told to never to fire an employee on Friday, but I really don’t want this employee back …

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                      My Employer's Shenanigans Cost Me My Job - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: After coronavirus hit, my employer changed a dozen of us to contractor status. None of us understood why or …

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                      My Co-worker Cyberstalks Potential Hire, Looking for Dirt - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: According to rumor, one of my co-workers conducts unauthorized criminal background investigations on prospective employees without their knowledge or …

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                      Be a Coach, Not a Supervisor; Here's What It Takes - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Be a coach, not a supervisor What’s the difference between coaching and supervising? Most of us value those who coach …

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                      Managing a Team When You Have No Firing Authority - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: I supervise 15 employees, the largest crew in our company. I’m expected to handle employees who don’t show up …

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                      My Boss Refuses to Wear a Face Mask - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: In past weeks, it’s just been four or five us in the office. Two of us wear masks when …

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                      Are Post-Accident Painkillers Causing a Star Employee to Make Errors? - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: One of my top employees, “Mary,” was rear-ended at a stop light three months ago and suffered from whiplash …

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                      I Don't Want to Wear a Face Mask; Can My Employer Make Me? - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: My employer’s “back to the office” email informs us we’re required to wear face masks anytime we’re not at …

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                      Am I Safe When I Tell the Truth About My Manager’s Flaws on a Survey Monkey Survey - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: I raised allegedly confidential concerns about my former manager’s behavior last year. After that, I felt like I had …

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                      Does My Employer Have to Pay My Office Expenses? Are They Liable for My Safety? - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: COVID19 has caused employers large and small to require the employers work from home rather than their employer’s worksites. …

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                      Employees & Their Families Sue Employers Over COVID-19 Exposure - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: My partner and I have owned and operated our business for twenty-three years.  When the pandemic first hit, we …

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                      Employees Push Back Against Returning to Work, Choosing Unemployment - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: We didn’t expect the pushback we got from two of our furloughed employees when we called them back to …

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                      Your Company's Culture - Truth or Lie? - Workplace Coach Blog

                      You feel it the moment you enter the organization. Ask employees “what’s it like around here?” and they confirm the …

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                      Employees Could Take A Company Down During COVID - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: Our small business is hanging on by a shoestring. Three of our employees attended a fourth of July barbecue. None of them wore masks. Another barbeque guest was COVID-infected. One after another each of our employees became become ill, forcing m

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                      It's Official: Exciting news:) - Workplace Coach Blog

                      It’s official: I’ve agreed with the high-quality publisher Business Expert Press to write 3 books: Managing for Accountability: A tool box for business executives and owners; Reality-based Management: How to use five key performance tools to p

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                      6 ?s to Answer Before Returning Your Workplace to a "New Normal" - Workplace Coach Blog

                      You’ve been operating your company with a skeleton crew. In less than ten days, you plan to resume “new-normal” operations. Before you welcome your furloughed employees back to the workplace, make sure you can answer these six questions. Can you imp

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                      Can My Employer Fire Me For Going to a Bar or Do I Have Any Freedom Left? - Workplace Coach Blog

                      Question: My employer sent a two-part email to every employee last week. “As you know we’ve had a local spike in COVID-19 infections. The health department has provided a list of the establishments, primarily bars, where COVID-19 individuals spent ext

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                      Darth Vaders & Toxic Employees - Workplace Coach Blog

                      In the end, it may not be the pandemic, a bad economy or tough competition that takes your company down, it might be a handful of managers and employees who make everyone else miserable. You’ve met them. “Darth” who doesn’t hesitate to offer caust

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                        Employee Fakes COVID To Get 2 Weeks Off - Workplace Coach Blog

                        When your employee or coworker calls to let you know he tested positive for COVID, you respond immediately with sympathy and worry, and then spring into action and offer what help you can. If you are his employer, you tell your employee to take care of hi

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                        COVID-19: How to Create a New Normal | Workplace Coach Blog

                        Join Dr. Lynne Curry as she helps explain how to create a new normal in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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                        How to Make Layoffs with Heart: Three Questions | Workplace Coach Blog

                        Join Dr. Lynne Curry as she helps three different people understand how to make layoffs with heart.

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                        Who's the REAL person? - Workplace Coach Blog

                        You thought the job applicant knocked it out of the park with his resume and his answers to your interview questions. You interviewed the references he provided. Do you make the offer? Not so fast. Have you checked out the real person behind the resume an