Source | LinkedIn : By Liz Ryan
We got a call from our client Marco, a manufacturing company CEO. We know Marco’s company very well. Marco put us on speakerphone so he and his HR VP Stephanie could brainstorm with us.
“I have one of those employee problems that puts us in a tough spot,” said Marco. “I want to be fair. I want to do the right thing for my employee. I’m just not sure what the right thing is.”
“What’s going on?” we asked.
“Stephanie, can you explain?” said Marco. Stephanie filled us in.
“We have an employee named Gustavo,” said Stephanie. “I don’t think you’ve met him. He’s a great guy. He’s a team leader in our Quality group.
“Gustavo is in his early fifties or thereabouts. He is originally from Bolivia. A lot of his family is still there. Gustavo is having some personal issues. His only child, a daughter, and her husband are expecting their first child.