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Dealing with Employees/Employee drinking before/during work?


Mike wrote at 2010-11-19 06:32:09
I would say let the guy have a few beers before he comes into work as long as hes not drinking AT work. You gotta understand hes just a regular worker stressed out from getting payed low wages. He does all the work and your just a manager you get to tell people what to do and get payed more money. This is his only reason for drinking and it's ok.

HRProfUK wrote at 2012-10-26 07:58:39
Kirstine are you a HR professional or lawyer? Because quite frankly your answer could open a whole load of other problems ie setting precident, the person bringing the company into disrepute, a whole series of H&S implecations.

If you have doubt be honest and ask the employee, it can be done tactfully honesty is the best policy not working along side blah blah this is giving the person totally the wrong idea.

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I can answer questions regarding how to effectively mentor, coach or counsel employees and managers, when you should terminate an employee or put them on a performance plan, discuss performance management reviews and what should be included in those reviews, how to improve communication amongst managers and employees and share effective "teambuilding" ideas. I have 11 1/2 years experience as a Human Resources Manager and truly enjoy working with all levels of employees and helping to resolve conflict, help all levels of employees embrace change in an organization or position employees and managers for promotions or pay increases within their company.


I have 14 years of Human Resources Management experience in several different industries such as retail, financial services, insurance and legal. I have provided HR support for over 300 employees and also provided HR support to external clients with one of my previous law firms. I am an expert in the areas of hiring, recruiting, conflict resolution, change management, executive management and employee compensation, performance management evaluations and policy and procedure implementation. I have provided employee relations support to managers and employees, conducted complaint and compliance investigations, coached managers in employee conflict management and counseled employees toward problem resolution.

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Augustana College; B.A. in English and Journalism as well as several courses in Psychology. Colorado State University; M.A. in Speech Communication. Currently studying for the SPHR certification exam through SHRM

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