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Employee Relations

Activate your approaches to mental health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports heightened stress and anxiety levels. Rather than wait for employees to reach out when problems are severe, HR can be proactive.

8 tips for keeping workplace messages from turning toxic

The best time to address negative issues is before they become a major plague—or a lawsuit. Here are eight strategies for us all to employ.

Build a resilient team

Depression, stress and anxiety, according to a global study, now account for 82.6% of all emotional health cases. But resilient employers view a difficulty as a challenge, not a paralyzing event.

Employers who encourage connections will like the results

A small nugget in a recent survey regarding workplace connections should be music to employers’ ears. Half of the respondents who feel connected said they strongly agree their job motivates them to go above and beyond.

To spur excellence, communicate differently

Two tips to try.

Re-recruit your employees

Focus on keeping the best employees by “re-recruiting” them. Here are three ways to increase retention.

Coach, don’t punish, if progress is possible

Progressive discipline, or a system of graduating threats, is a common strategy to address employee misbehavior or performance problems. “The whole process is doomed to fail,” writes Sue Bingham, founder of HWCP Group.

Advancing hourly workers

Hourly workers have long hovered on the bottom rung of the career ladder. But since the pandemic, they are more important than ever as companies struggle to attract and retain talent.

The case for behavioral rules

If you don’t have behavioral rules to guide employees or don’t enforce the current ones, you are missing an opportunity to discipline workers appropriately when they cross behavioral lines.

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.