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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.

Snapshot: How is remote work affecting productivity?

07/21/2020
Although 67% of employers plan on remote work continuing indefinitely, most say they don’t expect productivity to decline.

Employee tests positive? How to notify staff

07/16/2020
Millions of Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus, so odds are that one or more of your employees will test positive in the coming months. But there is a smart (and legal) way to communicate this news to your employees.

How to manage remote teams

07/14/2020
Amy Leschke-Kahle, VP of Performance Acceleration at The Marcus Buckingham Company—an ADP company—and a keynote speaker at the American Payroll Association’s recent virtual Congress, provided attendees with some advice on engaging employees who work remotely.

How to discipline despite ‘protected’ activity

07/02/2020
Employees who know they are about to be disciplined sometimes think the best defense is going on offense, filing internal discrimination, harassment or whistleblower complaints. If you follow your usual disciplinary rules, treat the employee just like other similarly situated workers and keep detailed, dated records, it’s unlikely a court will find retaliation.

Be smooth when altering a decision

06/24/2020
Be careful to take employees’ reactions into consideration when announcing your change of course. Here’s how to switch gears smoothly.

Off-duty worker ignores social distancing: How to respond

06/18/2020
If you discover that employees have flaunted local COVID-19 guidelines outside of work, can you place them on an unpaid leave of absence to quarantine before they return to work?

Due to COVID, some firms detach pay from performance

06/18/2020
Last year, a great majority of employers (85%) said they link employees’ pay directly to performance, according to a Mercer study. But the consulting firm says some companies are now incorporating a “compassion factor” in how they calculate goals and performance.