Corporate theft can happen in any workplace. What type of employee is most likely to steal from the company or its customers? What can companies do to combat this? Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs chatted with Troutman Pepper Partner Chris Willis about the popular movie Office Space, employee misconduct and creative uses of technology to protect against corporate theft.Continue Reading How to Combat Corporate Theft: Office Space

High performers are crucial to organizational success but often are accompanied by challenges and sometimes even legal risks. Listen in as Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs chat with Shiftsmart Senior Vice President of Operations Kyle Smialek about the popular movie Top Gun Maverick and creative ways to get the best out of high performers.Continue Reading Managing High Performers: Top Gun Maverick

What effects can employee burnout have on your company? Does your productivity, work product, and overall employee morale suffer when there is employee burnout? Can employee burnout lead to safety issues and a potential lawsuit? Listen in as partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs chat with Southern Company Associate General Counsel Kristie Klein to talk about the popular Netflix TV show Beef, the soothing effects of puppies, and creative ways to avoid employee burnout.Continue Reading Managing Employee Burnout: Netflix’s Beef

What does your management style say about you? Do you demand perfection from your team? Is perfectionism a double-edged sword? Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sit down with Elise Holtzman, founder of The Lawyer’s Edge, to talk about the classic movie, The Devil Wears Prada, and the difference between pursuing perfectionism and pursuing excellence.Continue Reading Managing Perfectionism: The Devil Wears Prada

Sometimes it’s not what you say, but how you say it. What’s the best approach to managing and getting the most out of your employees? Are there gender and generational challenges to administering performance management effectively?  Is communication and training the answer? Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sat down with Laura Yehuda, a Principal with Ernst & Young LLP’s People Advisory Services, to talk about the popular TV show, The Bear, hoagies versus subs, and best practices when delivering performance messages.Continue Reading Making Sandwiches and Managing Employees: Hulu’s The Bear

How do you determine when an employee is impaired at work? How do you detect drug use in a remote work environment? When can you ask an employee to take a drug test? Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sat down with Squarespace Senior Counsel Larissa Boz to talk about the popular Max series Industry and managing employee performance and drug use.Continue Reading Max TV Series Industry and Drugs in the Workplace

Most companies know that they can’t demote or fire an employee because of their race or religion. But how can companies avoid making decisions based on unconscious bias? Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sat down with CyberRisk Alliance VP of People Ying Wong to talk about the popular Netflix show Partner Track, workplace diversity, and unconscious bias.Continue Reading Unconscious Bias and Netflix’s Partner Track

What risks do companies face for failing to timely and sometimes appropriately investigate workplace complaints? In the first video recording of the Hiring to Firing Podcast, Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sit down with DS Smith General Counsel for North America Josh Burnette to talk about the popular Netflix show Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and workplace whistleblowing complaints.Continue Reading Workplace Whistleblowing Complaints and Netflix’s Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

Published in Law360 on March 28, 2023. © Copyright 2023, Portfolio Media, Inc., publisher of Law360. Reprinted here with permission.

George Costanza, a character from the classic sitcom “Seinfeld,” is the original “quiet quitter,” a term used for employees who do the bare minimum at work. Hear from the master himself:Continue Reading Water Cooler Talk: Quiet Quitting Insights From ‘Seinfeld’

What responsibilities do managers and coworkers have to prevent or stop harassment in the workplace? Is silence just as bad as the harassment itself? Partners Tracey Diamond and Evan Gibbs sit down with Megan Bigelow, assistant general counsel at Sonesta Hotels, to talk about the popular Apple TV series The Morning Show and harassment in the workplace. Hear all this and more in Episode 13 of the Hiring to Firing Podcast!Continue Reading Bystander Responsibility in the Era of #MeToo: Lessons Learned From Apple TV’s The Morning Show