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How to stop “job polygamists”

Some enterprising workers are logging into more than one employer’s remote work system simultaneously. Others are casually “sharing” jobs and splitting pay without employers knowing. But whether they work multiple jobs or share one, their unwitting employers face legal risk. Here are some signs you may have a cheater.

Keep It Legal: Internal investigations—get them right or pay the price

“Investigations are becoming a new and independent source of risk,” attorney Christopher Ward with Foley & Lardner told Business Management Daily during their HR Specialist Summit. “And it’s not simply whether you did an investigation, but whether you did it right. A good investigation usually means a good process.”

Hybrid work: Can we turn back the clock?

Two years or more into hybrid work, and not everyone agrees on whether it’s the future. How can we put the toothpaste back into the tube?

Ease talent struggles via internal recruitment

Your organization’s most robust talent pool may already be working for you.

Trend alert: Zoom zone-out

We’ve all heard about Zoom fatigue, but there’s a new worry for employers: Zoom zone-out. The State of Selling Survey analyzed employees from U.S. organizations and found that one in four say they get more distracted when on video calls vs. in-person meetings.

Where to work: Office, home or in the middle?

Due to inflation and gas prices, employees spend twice as much going to the office than working from home, a recent pulse check on the current state of work by videoconferencing firm Owl Labs found.

Creating an employee performance improvement plan

With all involved holding an optimistic mindset, an effective performance improvement plan can help struggling employees take corrective action to rectify work performance issues.

Why onboarding is crucial and how to do it right

Recruitment and hiring are hard enough. The last thing you need is to lose a new hire within their first few weeks or months on the job. The secret to keeping them is to provide an exceptional onboarding process.

Returning to the office: Is the honeymoon over?

The flexibility of telecommuting has become the top benefit employees seek, more than salary or health care. Gallup found that six in ten exclusively remote employees are “extremely likely to change companies” if not offered remote flexibility. Here are a few of Gallup’s recommendations to help leaders stay focused on what’s important.

Keep remote workers engaged through creativity

Telecommuting is a great perk, but employees still need to be engaged. You have a great team you’ve hired and trained to work remotely, but employees still need to feel a sense of belonging to your organization. So, are weekly Zoom meetings enough? Probably not.