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For good employee relations, ask ‘What would Ted Lasso do?’

08/26/2021
Ted Lasso is everything we need right now to help right the askew ships of our collective psyche. The following Ted-isms sum up the philosophy of Ted Lasso.

Looming post-pandemic battle: On-site vs. hybrid work

08/24/2021
Almost three-fourths of U.S. employers plan to require employees to work on-site once covid-19-related restrictions completely lift, according to a new survey by the Robert Half staffing firm.

Education perks become a key retention tool

08/13/2021
Employers aren’t just struggling to attract new workers; they’re scrambling to retain current employees, too. Enter the education benefit wars. Large employers are betting that paying employee tuition will be a key retention tool.

PIP: Offer chance to improve before firing

08/05/2021
Smart employers make it a standard practice to establish performance improvement plans before terminating employees who can’t do their jobs properly. PIPs can help turn around an underperforming worker. They also demonstrate your good faith to courts, assuring them that a subsequent firing was because of a performance problem, not discrimination.

Help teleworking parents remain productive

07/29/2021
The consensus seems to be that productivity did not take a big hit when employers sent workers home last spring in response to coronavirus-related lockdowns. However, one worker cohort reported struggling with working remotely: working mothers.

8 tips for having difficult conversations via videoconference

07/27/2021
Remote and hybrid work arrangements will almost certainly remain part of the management landscape in the months and years to come. That means it’s time to formalize ad hoc processes that emerged during the pandemic. Whether meeting with employees yourself or training supervisors how to interact with team members, these tips can make it easier to use Zoom for talking about matters that normally warrant face-to-face interactions.

How to keep remote workers engaged

07/22/2021
If you have any employees working remotely, it’s vital to take proactive steps to keep them engaged and connected to the organization. Here are steps that software provider Neocase implemented to help keep their remote employees engaged.

7 considerations for creating hybrid work environments

07/20/2021
After a year and a half of coronavirus compromises, forcing everybody to suddenly return full-time to the office is foolish. The next challenge leaders face in a post-covid world is creating functional, hybrid environments in which some employees work remotely, some work on site and some do both.

To retain employees, offer more time off

07/08/2021
As business emerges from coronavirus lockdowns, one surprising development is complicating a full recovery: Lots of workers are quitting their jobs. Smart employers are already looking for ways to stem the tide of departures.

Less than half asked about return to work

06/24/2021
As organizations open their doors again, more workers say their employer has not asked for their feedback about return-to-work policies and procedures than those whose companies actually have asked.