"The importance of documentation" is an axiomatic, and almost trite, battle cry that human resource professionals constantly beat into the psyches of their supervisors - quite often to no avail. But what, really, is "documentation?" When do you do it? How do you do it? And, what, exactly, are you supposed to document? More importantly, have you ever conveyed this information to your supervisors?
The Golden Rule about Promises in an Employee Handbook...When you consider what to promise your employees, hold back on any and all promises unless you really feel a certain promise is absolutely essential and you are 100% certain you can always deliver on the promise. If you can't, delete it from your Employee Handbook unless it is required by law.
The National Labor Relations Board, the primary government agency entrusted with the responsibility to "control and oversee" labor management relationships, is undergoing a 21st century makeover. With the substantial decrease in private sector unionization (set, by some surveys, at less than 7% of the nation's private sector workforce), the NLRB has seen fit to extend its regulatory authority to protect and promote the Section 7 rights of individuals arising under the Act into the social media venue.