EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

Relocating your office? Steps for success

12/18/2014

At some point, your office will likely need to pull up stakes and head out to unexplored territory, moving the staff and everything else. Your preparations will fall into two categories: (1) ticking off the absolutely-must-do’s and (2) solving the hidden issues that can trip up an otherwise orderly relocation. Here are steps to make sure you're covering ...

How to set up a mentorship program to drive career development

12/18/2014
Sure, it's a great tool that gives employees a proactive boost—but it can also thwart career-ending mistakes.

Yet another argument against Monday morning meetings

12/15/2014
For 90 days, Google analyzed the relative search volume for “hangover cure.”

Just say it: I'm going home at 5:30!

12/12/2014
The best way to restore sanity to your schedule, see more of your family and still get your work done is simple, says Cal Newport, a Georgetown University business professor and author who also takes seriously being a good parent and partner.

'Sign, sign, everybody sign!'

12/11/2014

What’s one of HR’s most annoying tasks? No doubt it’s getting all employees to sign, date and return a simple document of acknowledgment, policy change or benefits choice. If you feel like you’re herding cats, make things easier on yourself by trying some of these tricks.

4 principles for creating a progressive discipline system

12/11/2014
No state or federal law requires a company to establish a progressive discipline policy. But if you put one in place, make sure you follow it.

Suspicious minds: Bosses check up on absent staff

12/10/2014
Workers who call in sick usually get the benefit of the doubt, but 31% of managers polled by CareerBuilder.com say they have checked to see if an absent employee was telling the truth.

Retain older employees by maintaining work flexibility

12/08/2014
Two-thirds of organizations responding to a new survey consider the potential loss of older worker talent over the coming six to 10 years, through retirement or other reasons, a “problem” or “potential problem.” Here’s what they’re doing about it.

Employee theft costs retail sector more than shoplifting

12/05/2014
Employees swipe more from retailers than shoplifters do, according to a new study. The annual Global Retail Theft Barometer reports that dishonest employees cost retailers $18 billion in revenue last year, more than the $15.7 billion taken by light-fingered shoppers.

Light their fire: How to get your employees to think like owners

12/04/2014

You’ve heard so much about the need for employees to be “en­­gaged” and “empowered” that your eyes glaze over those words. Sure, it’s vital. But how do you actually make the culture shift to build that spirit?

College president enlists staff to inspire student volunteers

12/01/2014
When Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels wanted students to get more involved in the Baltimore community, he got the school’s employees involved first.

Where time gets wasted at work

11/26/2014
Today’s knowledge workers spend only 45% of their time on primary job duties. The other 55% is squandered on meetings, email and administrivia. Here’s what workers say causes lost productivity.

Meet the new boss: How to approach an existing team

11/25/2014
Whether you’re managing a new team as a result of a promotion, job change or an organizational restructure, stepping in to lead a pre-existing team—and the established dynamics, group norms and expectations they tend to possess—demands a thoughtful management strategy. Here are some tips on how to manage a new staff.

Liar, liar, pants on fire! That's what happens when you try to microwave them

11/24/2014
As has become an annual tradition, CareerBuilder.com asked more than 2,000 bosses to share their employees’ most dubious excuses for calling in sick.

What employers need to know about domestic violence

11/17/2014
Em­­ploy­­ers often struggle with how to react to sensitive and highly personal situations. Here are some of the considerations to weigh when confronted with a domestic violence case involving an employee.
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