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HR Confidential: Help! My employee is always on the phone

Humans are complicated, but the resourcing of humans doesn't have to be. Looking for managerial or career advice? All sources will be kept confidential. Email your questions to Heather Krentler at hrconfidential@crain.com or call our advice line at 313-327-2209. 

Q: My employee is always on the phone, and it’s making me crazy. What should I do?

If an employee is in the habit of posting on Facebook or yakking away during work hours, it can make managers want to scream. But before you sit down for an awkward scolding, identify the real problem. Is it distracting or affecting productivity? Does your employee simply have too much time on their hands? We map out the conversation for you.

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March 27, 2017 - 3:27pm