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Is it Safe to hold a Holiday Party for Employees?

A holiday party is a common way to thank employees for their efforts throughout the year.  However, given the current legal climate, it’s important to plan these events carefully.  As an employer, you may be held legally responsible if an intoxicated employee gets into a car accident on the way home from the event.  Inappropriate employee behavior can result in harassment charges, worker’s compensation claims, and other legal liabilities for…

Office Parties: How to Avoid Disciplinary Actions the Morning After

Office parties are a highlight of the year for many; a chance to socialize, have fun, celebrate achievements, and share food and drink with colleagues. However, they also pose a potential recipe for an HR disaster. Alcohol, over excitement and being outside the office environment can lead to companies facing HR issues afterwards. How can a business plan ahead and minimize the risk of disciplinary actions, and even tribunal claims, the…

How Can I Resolve Interpersonal Communication Problems?

Improving communication involves a multifaceted approach depending on the situation and the people involved.  Given that communication is a two-way process, employers should establish ways for their workforce to communicate with them.  Never assume that you know what your employees are thinking.  Rather: Encourage employees to ask questions in company, small group, and individual meetings. When holding small group meetings, consider mixing employees at all levels to get a variety…

Four Behaviors for Effective Workplace Conflict Resolution

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When discussing workplace conflict, people often talk in terms of collaboration and relationships.  That is, how do we keep this problem from happening?  How do we identify who’s responsible for its occurrence?  How will relationships be affected?  How do we keep everyone else happy?  Who should be fired? The “How do we resolve conflicts effectively?” question affects everything from productivity to interpersonal interactions. Traditionally, organizations have viewed conflict as a…

The Cost of Unresolved Workplace Conflicts in the Manufacturing Sector

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It’s common for managers to neglect conflict resolution strategies within their workplace environment with a mindset that the conflict will eventually fade off. In most cases, this does not occur and conflict can lag within the workplace for several years, creating a continuous recycle of issues periodically. The resolution of conflict within manufacturing companies has focused largely on the levels of conflict that occur internally as well as in the…