The dreaded Performance Improvement Plan is something workers want to avoid, but employees do have ways to protect themselves. Ewan gives some great advice on how to respond to PIPs, as they're known, and ensure that your voice is heard. On the management side, Ewan explains what companies should do to make sure their PIPs are air-tight.
Then Cam dives into the sexting and extra-marital affair scandal that has engulfed North Carolina Senate candidate Cal Cunningham. Politicians cheating on their spouses is a story as old as time, but the expectations are changing and so have PR approaches. Cam makes the case that Cunningham has only made the situation worse, and provides some advice on how to approach these thorny issues in a more advantageous way.
Plus: Mental Health Day and the crazy story of eBay executives stalking bloggers.
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Links and Show Notes
- North Carolina Senate Candidate's Sex Scandals Renews GOP Hopes of Keeping Majority Despite Trump's Drag on the Ticket - CNN
- Cal Cunningham Gives Weak Response to Questions of his Adultery - NationalFile
- Episode #19 - McDonald's Plunged into Crisis over Serial-Dating CEO - PR & Law Podcast
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Ewan Christie is an employment lawyer and partner at Duntrune LLP in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Cam MacMurchy is a corporate communications executive with a multinational technology company listed in Hong Kong and curator of the Digital Bits PR and Communications newsletter. He also contributes to Apple news website 9to5Mac and shares his thoughts on PR, media, travel, and technology on his website.