Susan Milligan is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C.
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Articles by Susan Milligan
Supporting Transgender Employees
'Frat Boy' Mentality Can Keep Women Out of Tech Companies
Firing Federal Workers Presents HR Challenges
When a Toxic Worker Is Well-Liked by Managers
Netflix, Microsoft Paid Parental Leave Is Wave of the Future
For Corporate America, LGBT Inclusion Is Just Good Business
Engagement Is Important for Hourly Workers, Too
When a Highly Creative Worker Tends Toward Neuroticism
Political Debates in the Workplace: Where to Draw the Line
20 Years After First Equal Pay Day, Men Still Outpace Women
Do 'Flexible' Workplaces Lead to More Sexual Harassment?
Make assessments forward-looking, strength-based
Nearly everyone dreads year-end performance reviews. First, they coincide un-festively with the holiday season, when bad news is no fun to give or to receive. And as more employees are being asked to do self-assessments, there’s an added stress for workers. What documentation do they need to prove their worth at work? How do they navigate the process of rating themselves?
It’s the holidays, and employers naturally want to reward workers with a party: some finger food, alcoholic drinks, festive decorations and a chance to unwind with co-workers.
What could go wrong?
A lot, if HR managers don’t properly plan.
The new year can present an uncomfortable task for HR managers, who may find themselves having to say the following to underperforming employees: “Happy holidays; you’re doing a terrible job.”