EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

The art of giving good instructions to employees

04/13/2015
The ability to give instructions is a vital skill for an HR pro or manager. And it is a skill—one you can learn and improve on. Here are some guidelines.

What's the single greatest benefit of allowing telecommuting?

04/03/2015
Letting employees work from home improves work/life balance and reduces the stress of commuting, according to CFOs. The result is better retention and greater productivity.

6 keys to coaxing better work from employees

03/31/2015
When a manager says, “I wish I could motivate Alex,” that usually means “I wish I could get Alex to do the job better.” Pass along these tips to bosses who want to boost their employees’ performance.

How to motivate your 'It's just a job' workers

03/30/2015
Despite all of our in-house engagement programs, mentoring retreats and conferences hosted by professional motivators, employee engagement today stands at roughly less than 50%. And the percentage of employees actively disengaged from their jobs is close to 20%, according to Gallup’s Global Workplace Engagement Survey. What's to be done?

5 ways to encourage constructive dissent

03/24/2015
Innovative companies these days are doing more to snuff out their yes men cultures.

Spur innovation: 3 tips from NASA HR

03/23/2015
NASA aims to create a “culture of innovation,” Jeri Buchholz, NASA’s assistant administrator for human capital management, told Federal News Radio. To that end, the space agency focuses on three strategies.

Last-chance agreement can salvage employee

03/23/2015
If immediate termination isn’t wanted or warranted, use a last-chance agreement to retain a marginal worker who shows some promise. It will show a court that you acted in good faith before ultimately pulling the termination trigger.

4 ways to ruin a performance evaluation

03/19/2015
Give your best employee evaluations by avoiding these common mistakes suggested in a recent CBSnews.com report.

Employee promotions increase nationwide

03/17/2015
The percentage of employees receiving promotions increased to 9% in 2014, up from 7% in 2010 according to a new “Promotional Guidelines” survey released by the total rewards nonprofit WorldatWork.

Workplace lexicon update

03/13/2015
Sadly, these buzz phrases have recently entered the vocational vocabulary, according to Forbes.

Tenure in the 21st century: Employees are staying put

03/13/2015
Employee tenure—the average length of time someone has spent working continuously for the same employer—has risen steadily since the turn of the century.

Employee of Philly nonprofit confesses to killing boss

03/11/2015
A co-worker has confessed to shooting and killing the executive director of a Philadelphia nonprofit while she waited for her morning bus.

Manager quiz: How effective is your team?

03/03/2015
Genuine teamwork in most organizations is as elusive as it’s ever been, says Patrick Lencioni in his book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Take this quiz to see what is holding your team back from being in perfect harmony

Better late than never--if you have a good excuse

02/27/2015
Getting to work on time can be hard enough without the added obstacles imposed by bathroom mishaps, gas station stick-ups and, of course, bands of roving deer. The pollsters at CareerBuilder recently asked more than 2,100 hiring and HR managers for the most ridiculous excuses for tardiness they have heard.

Bright idea: Think outside the suggestion box

02/23/2015
Often, employees do have some great ideas. They just need the right way to deliver them to you.
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