EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

6 steps for getting employees on your side during cost cuts

11/17/2014
Time and again, these cuts are poorly communicated to employees. Build a strategic process to do it well.

Follow 3 C's to deal with underperformers

11/14/2014

Productivity and morale are the main casualties when organizations retain people who clearly aren’t doing their jobs. The Harvard Business Review suggests managers follow these three C’s to deal with an underperformer.

Long employee tenure leads to higher construction revenue

11/14/2014
The average tenure of the 180 em­­ployees of Redwood City, Calif.-based W. Bradley Electric is 9.3 years—three times the national average in the construction industry.

Apple's new HR chief expands employee benefits

11/07/2014
Since Apple promoted a former retail executive to its top HR position in February, the company has added a slew of employee benefits.

What issues most concern working women?

11/07/2014
Equal pay is the most important issue working women face today, according to 42% of working women polled. Only 37% of men agree.

Caring about employees leads to more care about work, clients

10/30/2014
On their first day of work, employees of PEP Housing in South Petaluma, Calif., are greeted by a “welcome” sign on their office doors—the boss’s first effort to show the new staff member that he or she “belongs.”

A rock-star employee leaves: Now what?

10/28/2014

The hole left when an outstanding employee departs can seem big enough to swallow up the productivity of that person’s whole department. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are four tips to maintain order and productivity when a top employee moves on

5 principles for creating a culture of positivity at work

10/27/2014
Positivity is what keeps a workplace ticking. It all starts with supervisors. And all they have to do is treat employees better.

Disengaged at work? Probably a business major

10/24/2014
Recent college grads who majored in business are least likely to express strong interest in the work they do now, according to a recent Gallup survey.

Bullying: The workplace's equal opportunity problem

10/22/2014
Twenty-eight percent of workers responding to a new CareerBuilder.com poll say they have felt bullied at work. For 19%, the abuse was so bad they quit their jobs because of it.

Woo VIP sponsor as group champion

10/21/2014
No matter how productive your HR team’s performance, its real impact depends on whether higher-ups will listen. That’s why you need to recruit a team advisor to make sure your group’s work pays off.

DOL: Baby Vision tried to silence workers, thwart probe

10/15/2014
The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a restraining order against BabyVision Inc. in Poughkeepsie after workers reported being threatened and intimidated by the company’s two owners.

Discipline when dashed romance affects work

10/14/2014
Bad relationships can affect employees in surprising ways. When a romance ends, anger and frustration at home can wind up infecting the workplace. You can discipline employees if blow-back from love gone wrong harms your business.

Maybe at least the bagels and coffee are still free?

10/09/2014
Underperformers in IBM’s Global Technology Services strategic outsourcing group have been ordered to spend one day per week for the next six months in training—and take a 10% pay cut for the duration.

Employee's performance hit the skids? Find out why with this 6-step inquiry

10/06/2014

When an employee’s job performance suddenly declines, too often managers and HR wait and hope it gets better. Not smart. Whether it’s an issue with management, personal problems or a mismatch between the employee’s job and skills, it’s key to quickly find out why employees are struggling. Here are six tips for this discussion.

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