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Susan M. Heathfield

Updated Articles and Resources

By Susan M. Heathfield

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How to Interview Created: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Need a checklist for your team to interview potential employees? If you follow these steps you will maximize your chances of hiring a good employee.
    • Health Insurance Is the Foundation of a Comprehensive Employee Benefits Package Created: Tuesday, January 04, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      What benefit do prospective employees seek and current employees value most? Health insurance is the foundation of your employee benefits package. Learn more.
    • Retirement Recognition Letter Created: Sunday, January 09, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Need a sample letter to congratulate a coworker on her upcoming retirement? This sample will guide you as you offer your warmest wishes and appreciation.
    • 10 Tips for Dealing With Difficult People at Work Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Want tips for dealing with difficult coworkers? They do exist at work and the better you get at dealing with them, the happier you'll be. Learn how.
    • Sample Human Resources Policies, Checklists, Forms, and Procedures Created: Saturday, August 12, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Looking for sample policies, checklists, procedures, and forms to use in your Human Resources processes and programs? Here's a comprehensive resource.
    • How to Accommodate Nursing Mothers Created: Saturday, April 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Want to understand how to accommodate nursing mothers and comply with the Affordable Care Act in your workplace? Hopefully, you already are. Learn more.
    • How to Deal With a Bully at Work Created: Friday, August 28, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Need to deal with a bully at work? You have lots of company. 54 million Americans, 37% of the workforce, have been bullied at work. Here's what to do.
    • How Managers Motivate Employees Created: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      The reality, when you talk about employee motivation, is that employees are motivated. Learn how managers can tap into their employees' existing motivation.
    • Top 10 Mistakes Managers Make Managing People Created: Monday, July 11, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Mistakes managers make managing people tend to fall into a similar pattern - all bad. Here are ten common mistakes that managers should avoid.
    • 10 Tips for Dealing With Everyday People at Work Created: Sunday, February 13, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Want to improve your skill in dealing with everyday people? Use these 10 tips to make your work with people like your coworkers and boss even more successful.
    • Termination Created: Saturday, July 02, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Interested in employment termination? Employees land in hot water for many reasons, but, termination is a serious action that requires a documented process.
    • Wrongful Termination Created: Sunday, October 10, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Understand wrongful employment termination? Do you think that your firing was legal? Here's what you need to know to avoid or review wrongful termination.
    • 10 Tips for Dealing With Difficult People at Work Created: Sunday, October 25, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Want tips for dealing with difficult coworkers? They do exist at work and the better you get at dealing with them, the happier you'll be. Learn how.
    • Job Interview Tips for Employers: How to Interview Potential Employees Created: Thursday, October 26, 2006 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Need job interview tips that will help you hire superior employees? These tips will help you conduct powerfully positive interviews.
    • 10 Tools Your Employees Will Need to Make Working from Home Successful Created: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Interested in allowing your employees to work at home or to hire new employees who must work remotely? These are the tools you need to make them successful.
    • Envision Your Ideal Life: An Exercise for Coaches Created: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Many people live lives of fear. When they decide to work with a life coach, here's a suggested exercise to help them shift into possibility thinking.
    • 4 Tips for Effective Exit Interviews Created: Sunday, October 06, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Want feedback from an employee who gave notice, about what your organization can improve? Here are four key recommendations about exit interviews.
    • Written Reprimand Sample Created: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Need a sample written reprimand? This written reprimand is provided to an employee so that they understand that coming to work late is failing to perform.
    • Communicating with Candidates for Your Job Created: Saturday, June 08, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Need tips about communicating with candidates for your job? They deserve respectful communication at each step of your hiring and selection process. Find out when.
    • 7 Steps to Hire an Employee Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Want to hire outstanding employees? Here are seven critical steps that you must accomplish, as a business owner, to hire the people you need to flourish.
    • Does Wearing Panty Hose Matter? Created: Friday, May 23, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Do you think employees need to wear panty hose to work? It's a long term debate in HR. Find out.
    • 10 Step Hiring Process: How Employers Hire Employees Created: Saturday, May 10, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Need to know the ten critical steps that must occur in your hiring process for you to successfully hire superior employees? Use these ten recommended steps.
    • How to Deal With Difficult People at Work Created: Friday, March 11, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Difficult people exist in every workplace. They have one thing in common. You must address them. These tips will help you deal with difficult coworkers.
    • How to Create a Workplace Culture of Wellness Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Want to develop a workplace culture that supports employee health and wellness? Use these three tips to embrace a culture that fosters wellness for employees.
    • Dr. Deborah Teplow, CEO, Institute for Wellness Education: Biography Created: Monday, July 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Dr. Deborah Teplow is CEO and co-founder of the Institute for Wellness Education. See her complete biography.
    • What Does a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Do? Created: Thursday, February 03, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      What does a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) do? He or she is the highest ranking executive manager in a corporation or organization. Learn more.
    • How to Ask for a Pay Raise Created: Friday, May 12, 2006 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Do you want to make more money for your job? If so, you need to know how to ask for a pay raise. Follow these steps for your best chance for a raise.
    • What Is Business Casual? Created: Saturday, May 19, 2012 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Interested in what an employer means when he or she tells you that their workplace is business casual? In this workplace: No suits. No ties. Find out more.
    • 5 Ways Employers Can Support Their Sandwich Generation Employees Created: Friday, July 18, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Want to support the needs of your employees who have responsibility for childcare and eldercare? These five tips will help your sandwich generation employees.
    • Chris Duchesne: Biography Created: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014
      Interested in the work and biography of Chris Duchesne? Find out about him here and see his contributed article on the sandwich generation and employers.
    • 3 Tips for Business Blogs Created: Friday, August 12, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      A business blog can help you tell your company story, recruit employees, and answer customer questions. Here are three tips for making your blog successful.
    • Top 10 Reasons to Quit Your Job Created: Saturday, June 10, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Increasingly unhappy about your job? If so, it may be time for you to quit. Take a look at these 10 best reasons to decide whether it's time to resign.

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