PRODUCTIVITY / PERFORMANCE

How to keep new employees productive & engaged

07/22/2015

When employees quit shortly after being hired, the departure is a gut punch to productivity and adds unnecessary costs. Plus, it can send unsettling shock waves to employees. Managers set the foundation for good employee relationships during the hiring process and in those first weeks on the job. Here are tips to keep newbies onboard, productive and engaged

Tips to help bosses manage 3 kinds of problem employees

06/26/2015
There’s no shortage of negative employee behaviors that can have an ill effect on the entire workplace. The problem is when the behavior is not so bad where discipline or termination is in order, but managers must do something. And that something isn’t to drop the problem employee in HR’s lap! Help managers overcome some of the most griped about employee behaviors themselves with these tricks of the managerial trade.

6 tips for turning your slugs into sprinters

06/15/2015
Dealing with underachievers requires using your judgment and some knowledge of human psychology. Here are some ways to get your underachieving employees moving in the right direction.

Employees more engaged when the boss is a woman

05/27/2015
Only one-third of U.S. workers have a female boss, but they are the nation’s most engaged employees. It could be some companies’ hidden advantage.

6 tactics to light a fire under work teams

05/26/2015
Management consultant Laurence Haughton offers this advice to managers who want to turn ordinary groups into what he calls “hot teams.” Pass it along to managers and other leaders who direct team activities in your organization.

Just the 'blahs' or is staff burned out? Find out and fix it

05/25/2015
With today’s workers feeling the strains caused by higher performance requirements and greater responsibilities, it’s important for managers to be able to identify and deal with burnout—the loss of interest and motivation that can result from workplace pressures.

The 4 essential skills of a master manager

04/29/2015
Studies of top managers have found it’s hard to be an effective team leader without having some mastery of these skill sets.

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.

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.

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
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