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Productivity / Performance

Cite specifics to document poor performance

03/26/2019
When disciplining workers, consider the potential for lawsuits. Assume that anyone you terminate might sue.

March Madness means camaraderie, at a cost

03/19/2019
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Carefully document customer complaints if they might be used to justify termination

03/12/2019
If your employees can be terminated because of customer complaints, make sure you have a reliable method for tracking those complaints. Be sure to include as many details as possible.

The lighter side: Taking fun seriously

02/25/2019
Research increasingly supports the notion that some laughter and playfulness in the office corresponds to a myriad of positives: reduced employee turnover, improved well-being, better communication, higher creativity and greater productivity, to name a few.

6 college experiences turn students into engaged workers

02/19/2019
A survey released in January found that recent college grads who cited these six college experiences also ranked highest in measures of workplace engagement.

Hey, where is everyone the day after the Super Bowl?

01/29/2019
Employee absenteeism after major sports events like the Super Bowl is on the rise, suggests new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam.

Employers rethinking performance appraisals

01/20/2019
The performance review is getting a makeover, suggests new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam.

Out of the doldrums: How to reignite your employees’ passion

01/11/2019
Just as partners benefit from checking with one another to gauge fulfillment levels and figure out how to grow together, managers who take an interest in maintaining a passionate staff reap great rewards.

5 ways to stifle innovation

12/17/2018
The odds of a new product idea reaching full commercialization are less than 4%. And that is the best case. But, there are 5 sure-fire ways you can make certain innovation never sees the light of day at your company.

Years later, termination records still win cases

12/12/2018
There’s a good reason to retain the employment records of poor performers. In fact, the argument can be made that you should keep those records indefinitely.