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    Your Employees Are Not Criminals . . . So Why Treat Them That Way?

    Teresa A Daniel, JD, PhD Dean & Professor-Human Resource Leadership Program at Sullivan University Originally published on linkedIn Every company has work rules and expected standards of conduct. Unfortunately, employees do not always live up to those standards resulting in a unilateral decision to part ways. Adding to the stress and emotion that an employee is likely to feel when notified of the termination decision, all too often employers also put them through a somewhat barbaric and humiliating “walk of shame”. You know what I am talking about (and no, it is not the morning after a college fraternity party). You have likely seen it happen at work or even…

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    Executive Sexual Advances

    A senior executive of a regional firm viewed the small workforce as his own personal dating pool. Female employees felt uncomfortable accepting his requests for dinner dates, but were also conflicted about making him mad (which might impact their employment). Following an interConnectionsLLC investigation and after reviewing our recommendation, the executive was removed by the firm’s board of directions. After he was terminated, the females who had been subject to this harassment for many years sent us a dozen yellow roses in appreciation of our investigative efforts.