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Google joins trend toward more frequent feedback

Google is nixing its twice-a-year formal review process in favor of more regular check-ins and feedback, the tech giant has announced.

What is quiet quitting… and how many of your staff are doing it?

“Quiet quitting” is a trend no manager was asking for: a way for workers to justify why they’re not doing more than the bare minimum to stay employed.

Better benefits emerge as keys to retention

The number of employees willing to pay for more generous benefits has rebounded following a dip during the pandemic. Those are among the key findings of a recent survey of more than 9,600 U.S. employees by the Willis Towers Watson consulting firm.

The best (and worst) things about working at home

According to a new survey by the Myers-Briggs Company, remote workers say that not having to commute is the number one best thing about working from home, with freedom/flexibility second.

Counter ‘Big Quit’ with counteroffer strategy

Surprisingly, more than 90% of organizations don’t have a policy or strategy on how (or whether) to propose counteroffers, according to Tom McMullen, senior partner at consulting firm Korn Ferry.

Investigate all harassment complaints ASAP

Act fast as soon as you learn an employee has complained about harassment. If you don’t, you may lose the only defense your organization has.

5 trends revealed by the shift to remote work

A survey of more than 2,400 professionals by outplacement firm Robert Half reveals five productivity trends that have emerged since the shift to remote work began in 2020.

Monitoring remote workers can backfire

Managers trying to electronically monitor their remote employees might want to rethink their snooping strategy. Even as online searches for “how to monitor employees working from home” have increased dramatically since the pandemic began, being Big Brother can backfire.

Training is key to retention, especially for people of color

Fifty-eight percent of employees surveyed said they are likely to leave their company unless they receive training and education opportunities to develop new skills, stay up to date on current trends and drive career advancement. This likelihood to leave holds especially true among people of color.

Could lax discipline trigger public outcry?

What should you do when an employee with no prior disciplinary problems is caught behaving in ways most of the public would consider unacceptable? You might be tempted to go easy on the employee. But that could backfire if word gets out and the public wants to know why the employee wasn’t fired.