It’s not always the employee’s fault when things go bad for an employer. Sometimes the employer has no one to blame but itself. Here are six of the most common ways employers sink their own ships.
No. 1: Pointless workplace rules that just make employees mad. I can’t take credit for this one — I got the idea from this article that recently appeared in Forbes. I don’t agree with the author 100 percent, but I adamantly agree with her on some of them, especially requiring an employee to bring a doctor’s note whenever he is out sick (not requesting leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, not requesting a reasonable accommodation for a disability, but just “out sick”). Also, amen to No. 5 in the Forbes article.