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Productivity / Performance

Performance falling short? Offer second chance with new boss before terminating

03/22/2017
The employee will have a hard time winning any subsequent lawsuit, since he had an additional chance to prove himself.

After the honeymoon, how happy are your employees?

03/12/2017
Professionals with between one and two years on the job are less happy, less interested in their work and more stressed than those still in their first year.

10 lame excuses for showing up late to work

02/15/2017
More than a quarter of workers (29%) admit they roll in late to work at least once per month.

Employee motivation in one–yeah, just one–easy step

02/02/2017
Goal-setting focuses energies, opens lines of communication and keeps everyone on track. That’s where an IPP comes in.

Sloppy work heads list of senior execs’ pet peeves

01/31/2017
Want to get on your manager’s good side? Don’t let the details slide.

OK to condition telecommuting on performance

01/31/2017
Employers often limit telecommuting to employees with high scores on their performance evaluations. That’s reasonable and likely will stand up in court.

How many ‘work martyrs’ do you have on staff?

01/27/2017
Almost 40% of employees want to be seen by their boss as a “work martyr.”

Let employee pick location for performance review

12/22/2016
When you set up performance review meetings, let employees choose the time and place.

How to identify promotable employees

12/22/2016

For many organizations, promotions are random decisions left to managers. That’s a mistake … and a common one. Use these tips to choose the right people for advancement.

Simple idea for boosting productivity: Interdepartmental job swapping

12/20/2016
Do you think productivity gains come only from grand transformations? Sometimes, small, no-cost changes generate the greatest impact.