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Write memos that people will read

08/28/2019
If a subject is important enough for you to write a memo, take the time to write it in a way that people will read it through. Deliver effective messages with these actions.

Dropping ratings doesn’t mean better feedback

08/22/2019
While the number of companies that don’t use performance ratings and rankings has doubled in the past six years, only 15% of companies globally have eliminated them, says a new Mercer report.

Track every disciplinary action in detail

08/14/2019
Document all the details when you discipline or terminate. That way, you can review past discipline and compare it with currently proposed action. Similar conduct should result in similar punishment.

4 ways managers can cultivate intrinsic motivation

08/14/2019
Intrinsically motivated employees want to succeed because of the internal benefit they experience—like pride or perhaps the internal satisfaction of simply feeling they’ve been productive.

Heck yes it’s Monday! Let’s get to work!

08/06/2019
Some workers go to bed Sunday nights dreading the workweek to come, but Mondays and Tuesdays—especially in the morning—are when employees are most productive, suggests new research from staffing firm Accountemps.

It was just a meeting, not false imprisonment

08/02/2019
An employee whose supervisor ordered her to take a seat in a conference room has lost her request for a trial on charges of false imprisonment.

How to deliver bad news to employees

07/30/2019
Even when business is good, HR occasionally must do the organization’s dirty work by delivering bad news. The next time you have to pass along bad news to employees, remember these pointers.

Out of the doldrums: How to reignite your employees’ passion

07/29/2019
Just as partners benefit from checking with one another to gauge fulfillment levels and figure out how to grow together, managers who take an interest in maintaining a passionate staff reap great rewards.

How to document employee infractions: 4 ‘musts’ to include

07/27/2019
In his recent Business Management Daily webinar, Documenting Employee Performance, author and HR executive Paul Falcone explained how much (and what kind) of details should be included when documenting employee performance and behavior problems.

Document problems that justify discipline

07/18/2019
Some employees are more difficult to manage than others. Be sure to document exactly what errors the employee makes and the rules he breaks. Then discipline strictly by the rules.