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Employee Relations

Snapshot: Remote work declined steadily throughout 2021

11/16/2021
The percentage of employees who work remotely at least some of the time has fallen by half since January.

5 tips to get the most out of employees’ annual evaluations

10/28/2021
How do you handle a performance review that involves some news employees won’t necessarily welcome?

The Great Resignation: What it means for you

10/21/2021
Every economic era comes with a label. In the 1930s, there was the Great Depression. The Great Recession followed the housing and stock crashes of 2008. Now we have a new moniker, this one tailored to the market-shaping power of the coronavirus.

6 recommendations to find and retain top-tier talent

10/19/2021
In today’s tight labor market, finding and keeping talent is a business imperative. The Conference Board offers these recommendations to recruit and retain the talent organizations need to succeed, especially in an environment of remote and hybrid work.

There’s no excuse to put off conducting ‘stay interviews’

10/19/2021
Stay interviews are a way for leaders to have open discussions about what may tempt team members to exit the organization. As simple and as effective as this practice is, it’s too often forgotten, overlooked or ignored. Don’t let any of these excuses keep you from conducting stay interviews.

Millennial bosses have highest rates of burnout

10/05/2021
Millennial managers, ages 26-40, are significantly more likely to say they are burned out than managers of any other generation, according to new research by MetLife.

EEOC test case argues for even more telework

09/30/2021
Last year, the EEOC endorsed remote work as an effective accommodation for disabled employees with pre-existing health conditions that made them more susceptible to infection. Now the EEOC has launched a lawsuit testing the argument that telework should be an accommodation even for workers who aren’t technically disabled but are at higher risk of covid-related complications.

5 tips to help employees combat burnout

09/23/2021
It’s hard to hold on to employees these days. Workers are leaving jobs at near record rates. One of the most frequently cited reasons for quitting is burnout or stress. To retain your current employees, find ways to reduce the degree to which burnout drives dissatisfaction. These five tips can help.

8 tips for having difficult conversations via videoconference

09/23/2021
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.

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.