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Productivity / Performance

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How to shift from managing performance to developing it

05/25/2018
In the current workforce—where talent is in shorter supply, and the nature of work has undergone significant changes—organizations must focus on developing people, rather than rating them. This requires a shift to performance development.

5 signs employees are ready to bolt

05/17/2018
People rarely leave their jobs unannounced. They may not use words, but in one way or another, they typically signal their intention to leave. Watch for these key indicators—and then be ready to sit down with the employee to discuss future work plans.

Willingness to go above & beyond hits all-time low

05/01/2018
Employee performance and effort are now at the lowest levels seen since 2010, according to surveys conducted by the Gartner business research firm.

Snapshot: Give yourself a break!

04/24/2018
Taking a break from work every 90 minutes produces measurable gains.

Documented facts, not mere allegations, are what it takes to win cases

04/03/2018
Employers that take the time to document poor performance with solid, objective facts rarely lose discrimination cases. That’s because being able to explain exactly why you had to terminate a worker for poor performance tends to show that discrimination probably wasn’t a factor.

Employers explore new performance assessments

03/20/2018

Pay for performance is as popular as ever, according to new research by the WorldatWork association and Korn Ferry, but how employers measure performance is changing.

Uncover the real reason for poor performance

03/08/2018

Whether you’re giving an oral warning to a new hire or issuing a last chance to a veteran employee who is on thin ice, there’s one step you must take before you discipline: Pinpoint exactly why the employee isn’t performing appropriately.

Calling a time-out on the real March Madness

03/06/2018

Working professionals surveyed for a recent OfficeTeam poll said they spend an average of 25.5 minutes per day on sports-related activities in the office during the college basketball playoffs.

Annual reviews: Most popular, least effective

02/22/2018

The most common frequency for performance reviews continues to be annually.  However, HR professionals say that reviews offer a more accurate appraisal of an employees’ performance when those reviews are conducted more frequently.

Ultimate lawsuit preventive: Proof of poor performance

02/21/2018

Employers that track poor performance and can clearly justify reasons for discharge rarely lose lawsuits. That’s because, unless there is solid proof of bias, poor performance will always trump spurious arguments about alleged discrimination.

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