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Productivity / Performance

N.Y. labor law updates: State salary threshold, fantasy sports

11/29/2016
New York employers could be facing higher salary thresholds for exempt workers. They are also confronting a new workplace challenge: the distraction of legal fantasy sports betting.

8 tips for reviews that help employees & you

10/27/2016
A good performance review process benefits employees and employers alike.

When nagging is necessary

10/26/2016
Nobody wants to be deemed a nag, but sometimes you have to let your inner-nag come out to push people to act or move tasks along.

10 excuses for calling in sick when you really are not

10/25/2016
Calling in sick when you’re feeling just fine isn’t a new phenomenon, and the whacked-out rationales never get old.

Lawsuit-proof your processes: Document employee progress against goals

10/24/2016
Smart employers make sure they keep the focus on employee performance the whole time a worker is employed.

2016 election takes toll on civility, productivity at work

10/12/2016
This year’s extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers.

Snapshot: Percent of employees recently promoted

10/04/2016
As the economy has improved, hiring has increased and so have promotions.

Beware inflated performance reviews! They can come back to haunt you

09/26/2016
It can be uncomfortable to criticize a subordinate’s performance. As a result, some supervisors resort to writing generic, positive performance reviews. But that can come back to haunt the employer later.

Train managers to build resilient teams that can respond to change

09/20/2016
The team members all understand what’s expected of them. But the group isn’t home free yet. There’s one more piece of the puzzle left: responding to change.

When you can’t give a bonus

09/09/2016
Your star employee just learned that she won’t be getting a bonus this year, and she is furious. Here’s what to do and say to mitigate the damage.