Dealing with Disgruntled Employees
- Feeding Monkeys. Oncken III, William // Executive Excellence;Apr2001, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p18
Advises managers on how to handle employees who are unable to solve their own work problems or employees who have monkeys on their backs. Assertion that monkeys should be fed face to face whenever possible; Description of an employee who has a monkey on his back; Examples of effective dialogues...
- Companies save money by salvaging problem employees. Penson, Peta G. // Business Journal Serving Fresno & the Central San Joaquin Valley;12/29/97, Issue 322244, p23
Advises businesses on retaining competent employees with attitudinal or behavioral problems. Cost of replacing a manager or producer; Terms used to describe problem employees; Using outside consultants in salvaging problem employees.
- Managing negative employees and other energy-suckers. Smith // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);09/13/99, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p9
Offers advice on how managers should manage problems employees in the United States. Managers' hesitation in terminating productive problem employees; Need for the discussion of the situation with the employee; Need for focus on the behavior to be changed.
- Rethinking the virtues of being nice. McCormack, Mark // New Zealand Management;May98, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p24
Advises executives to exercise more tolerance and appreciation for people with robust personalities. Bias against combative people in businesses; Need to be skeptic about people who are always nice.
- Do you have a problem employee? Have you talked with him? That's the problem. Stuller, Terry // Wenatchee Business Journal;May2001, Vol. 15 Issue 5, pC11
Gives advice on dealing with problem employee in the United States. Importance of calling the attention of employee; Choices of employer on dealing with misbehavior; Reluctance of employer on addressing issues.
- Caught in the middle: How to talk to the top brass when a staffer is in trouble. // Legal Alert for Supervisors;4/27/2012, Vol. 7 Issue 167, p3
The article offers tips for supervisors on how to bring an employee problem to upper management including letting their managers know what they what to discuss, going into a conversation with two or three possible solutions, and taking down some notes from the meeting.
- How serious is serious? Leap, Terry L.; Crino, Michael D. // HR Magazine;May98, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p43
Describes a consequence-oriented model for managers to assess the seriousness of problem behaviors in employees. Twelve criteria; Steps in gathering information and using the system; Benefits of the system.
- When Employees Have a 'Tude. Falcone, Paul // HR Magazine;Jun2001, Vol. 46 Issue 6, p189
Presents tips on handling problem employees in organizations. Purpose of a face-to-face private meeting between the employee and the manager concerned; Example of a verbal counseling meeting; Description of an objective writing style used for written warnings to the employee, in documenting the...
- Dealing with difficult employees. Ajango, Deb // Alaska Business Monthly;Jul95, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p49
Presents practical advice from human-resource experts on how to manage, motivate and communicate with difficult employees. Miracle of managing; Keep on communicating; Sparking team spirit; Benefits to bosses.