EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

How to effectively manage workaholic employees

08/29/2014
Suspect you’re managing a workaholic? Here are tips to help the employee find balance, and the organization cut costs and liability.

How to do appraisals for flex-job holders

08/27/2014
What’s the best way to evaluate the work of someone who’s working where you can’t see them? Here’s good advice to pass along to your organization’s managers.

Sitting is the new smoking

08/22/2014
A new University of Southern California study says brain processing speed increases from 5% to 20% when people are standing compared to sitting.

Stay out of court: 6 steps to setting up an in-house dispute resolution process

08/20/2014
An alternative dispute-resolution program lets you identify and address problems while they’re still manageable and before they land in court. Here’s a six-step process for establishing an ADR program.

Four questions every manager should answer

08/19/2014
Employee engagement starts with an engaged manager. It’s important to know the general “wants” of employees, but it’s better for supervisors to connect with the specific needs of each worker. Consultant Mel Kleiman suggests managers need to regularly ask themselves these four questions about each of their employees.

Teach employees to ask for feedback from reluctant bosses

08/19/2014
Why is employer-to-employee feedback in such short supply? The answer is simple: Managers rank it among their most difficult duties.

Track problems as soon as troublemaking starts

08/18/2014

Sometimes, employees who sense they are skating on thin ice at work will decide they want to keep their jobs, improve their output and adjust their attitudes to comply with your expectations. And sometimes they won’t. Determine which path such an employee has chosen by tracking both work performance and behavior over time.

How employers support employee career development

08/15/2014
Most employers are willing to pay for these kinds of professional and career development activities, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2014 Employee Benefits survey.

Summer 'blahs' or burned out? Find out and fix it

08/12/2014
Burnout can lead to depression and diminished performance. Plus, it’s contagious, spreading through the team unless you act early and decisively to head it off. Here’s how.

Handling common employee gripes about pay

08/07/2014
What do you do when workers complain about their pay? Try these responses to common kvetching.

Simple idea for boosting productivity: Interdepartmental job swapping

08/05/2014
Do you think productivity gains come only from grand transformations? Sometimes, small, no-cost changes generate the greatest impact.

Big business finds big benefit in tuition assistance

08/04/2014
A Who’s Who of U.S. companies have embraced tuition assistance as a core component of their benefits packages.

How to discuss employee's medical condition

08/04/2014
Employees often fear that disclosing a health issue to management may change others’ perceptions and limit career opportunities. Providing a supportive environment in which such matters can be discussed, however, is vital to maintaining productivity and reaching solutions.

Outrageous employee behavior? Don't fear quick-trigger discipline

07/30/2014

When faced with misbehaving employees, HR people are always counseled to avoid quick firings and hold tight to the three D’s—document, deliberate and decide. But some workplace behavior is so outrageous that employers must take immediate action.

BYOD programs create risks beyond information security

07/28/2014
BYOD programs have taken off, but they come with greater information security concerns and legal issues.
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