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Personnel Files: What the Records Show (Elevator Video Blog)

Posted by Timothy Carrington on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

The Truth about Employee Records

Does your Company have a "personnel file?"  By that, I mean one folder for keeping every important-looking piece of paper related to one of the employees.  Hey - as long as all the papers are (pretty much) in one place and able to be found, that's OK...right?

Employee record keeping is a serious matter.  Personnel files are to a seasoned HR Professional like a blood sample is to a Physician.  Regardless of what the Manager (or Patient) says, you can get to the truth by checking the sample...assuming you know what to look for.  Your employee records say a lot about your Company.  As unimportant as they may seem to some Managers, those dusty papers will either save you or hang you.

Respect the records!  Watch our Elevator Video Blog for a dose of truth re: personnel files.

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Tags: employee documentation, employee records, personnel files

Employee Documentation: Too Important to “Wing It”

Posted by Timothy Carrington on Tue, Feb 19, 2013 @ 12:25 PM

After all this time, I finally get it!  You worked hard for a long time to get to a leadership role.  Since you do such a great job of hiring good people, you don’t have to worry about documentation.  After all, you have so much faith in your organization’s “family environment.”  No employee would ever knowingly do the wrong thing.  If they make an honest mistake, documenting it would only communicate mistrust, ruining the family environment.  Did I get it right for your workplace?

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Tags: hr solutions, management 101, employee documentation

Do You Make These Common Employee Documentation Mistakes?

Posted by Timothy Carrington on Tue, Jan 08, 2013 @ 07:00 AM

Managers tend to have a lot of reasons for poor and missing documentation when it comes to employee actions.  Some of the common reasons actually sound … almost… valid.

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Tags: hr solutions, management 101, employee documentation