PRODUCTIVITY / PERFORMANCE

10 lame excuses for showing up late to work

02/15/2017
More than a quarter of workers (29%) admit they roll in late to work at least once per month.

Sloppy work heads list of senior execs' pet peeves

01/31/2017
Want to get on your manager’s good side? Don’t let the details slide.

OK to condition telecommuting on performance

01/31/2017
Employers often limit telecommuting to employees with high scores on their performance evaluations. That’s reasonable and likely will stand up in court.

How many 'work martyrs' do you have on staff?

01/27/2017
Almost 40% of employees want to be seen by their boss as a “work martyr.”

Let employee pick location for performance review

12/22/2016
When you set up performance review meetings, let employees choose the time and place.

How to identify promotable employees

12/22/2016

For many organizations, promotions are random decisions left to managers. That’s a mistake … and a common one. Use these tips to choose the right people for advancement.

Simple idea for boosting productivity: Interdepartmental job swapping

12/20/2016
Do you think productivity gains come only from grand transformations? Sometimes, small, no-cost changes generate the greatest impact.

N.Y. labor law updates: State salary threshold, fantasy sports

11/29/2016
New York employers could be facing higher salary thresholds for exempt workers. They are also confronting a new workplace challenge: the distraction of legal fantasy sports betting.

8 tips for reviews that help employees & you

10/27/2016
A good performance review process benefits employees and employers alike.

10 excuses for calling in sick when you really are not

10/25/2016
Calling in sick when you’re feeling just fine isn’t a new phenomenon, and the whacked-out rationales never get old.

Lawsuit-proof your processes: Document employee progress against goals

10/24/2016
Smart employers make sure they keep the focus on employee performance the whole time a worker is employed.

2016 election takes toll on civility, productivity at work

10/12/2016
This year’s extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers.

Snapshot: Percent of employees recently promoted

10/04/2016
As the economy has improved, hiring has increased and so have promotions.

Beware inflated performance reviews! They can come back to haunt you

09/26/2016
It can be uncomfortable to criticize a subordinate’s performance. As a result, some supervisors resort to writing generic, positive performance reviews. But that can come back to haunt the employer later.

Train managers to build resilient teams that can respond to change

09/20/2016
The team members all understand what’s expected of them. But the group isn’t home free yet. There’s one more piece of the puzzle left: responding to change.
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