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Survey: Coronavirus could trigger retention problems

09/15/2020
An overwhelming majority of executives surveyed by staffing firm Robert Half—88%—say they have grown concerned about retention since the pandemic began, and 47% say they are very worried.

After layoffs, address employees’ survivor’s guilt

09/01/2020
U.S. employers announced nearly 1.6 million permanent job cuts in the first half of 2020, according to tracking by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. It’s a staggering number, and those who are left working almost certainly feel the strain of survivor’s guilt.

How to manage grieving staff: Compassion, not silence

08/27/2020
It’s tempting for supervisors to take a hands-off approach to an employee’s grief. However, silently waiting for the employee’s emotional recovery and viewing grief as a “problem to be solved” isn’t the right strategy.

Work competition heats up even as teams are dispersed

08/18/2020
While many teams may be dispersed right now, a sense of workplace competition is alive and well, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows.

Discipline looming? Expect complaints to be filed

08/13/2020
Employees sometimes try to head off a suspected firing by filing internal complaints. They hope their employers will be so afraid of a retaliation claim that they put the termination on hold. It doesn’t always work.

EEOC opioid advice focuses on job retention

08/13/2020
The EEOC has issued two new publications designed to address issues related to employing people who legally use or illegally abuse opioid drugs.

‘Windowed work’ driving pandemic-era productivity

07/28/2020
To an unprecedented degree, white-collar employees working from home are free to decide when they perform their jobs. A significant percentage are choosing to break their workdays into two or more discrete blocks instead of plowing straight through a standard eight-hour shift.

Google extends work-from-home, others could follow

07/28/2020
News that Google will allow most employees to work from home for 12 more months has other employers reconsidering their own plans to reopen workplaces this year.

4 ways you might unintentionally be adding to employee anxiety

07/24/2020
While you can’t solve many of the challenges your employees now face, you can help manage workplace anxiety by checking in with some of your own managerial habits. Here are four ways managers accidentally add stress to their employees’ lives, and how to adjust your style to be a more supportive leader.

Conduct a solid employee survey

07/22/2020
Employee surveys that help you understand your employees better can help you manage them more effectively. But you need to approach them carefully. Keep these suggestions in mind.