10 Steps to a Smoother Termination


Terminating an employee is never a pleasant task. However terminations are a necessary part of managing a business. Before you act to discharge an employee, you need to take into account legal considerations under federal and state law. In Massachusetts state law defines “at-will” employment status. This concept frequently is misconstrued to mean that an …

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Documenting Employee Relations Issues

documenting employee relations issues

Employee relations issues are a daily occurrence in business.  Every individual shares a certain relationship with his co-workers in the workplace. The relationship is either great – luke-warm, or bad. The relationship can be between anyone in the organization – between co-workers, between an employee and his/her superior, between two members of management, etc. It …

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Remove Bad Habits with an HR Audit

Remove Bad Habits with an HR Audit

Do you have a few bad habits to fix? Perhaps you started off your business without any: policies or procedures; onboarding or termination systems; job descriptions or hiring practices; disciplinary or performance guidelines. Sound familiar? We offer a tool to help you remove these few bad habits.  It is called an HR Audit. “When you don’t know, what you …

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment

Allegations of sexual harassment are on the news daily.  Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Roger Ailes, Roy Moore, Mario Batali are just a few of the names we heard. The call comes in, the employee knocks on your door . . . “I have a situation.”  This is a typical call that Consultants, Business Owners, and Human Resource …

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Discipline – Guidance for Business Owners & Managers

Discipline is one of the hardest parts of a Manager or Supervisors job. Why do you ask? Because many Managers or Supervisors don’t know how to handle the confrontation. In my vast HR Career, I have been asked how to handle the employee attendance, the tardiness, and the day-to-day infractions over and over again. In …

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Drinking at Work

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“Drinking at Work” is a Big No, No! Drinking at work is a Big NO, NO, says Nancy Dube of Dube Consulting in MA. A Human Resources Outsourcing Company that can assist your business growth! Did you find someone drinking at work? I received a call from a company, similar to yours, asking me what to …

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