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Productivity / Performance

Help staff tackle tough projects

04/07/2020
Working with your group on a kind of project you’ve never done before presents a special challenge. One way to cope is to use your project status meetings to speed up the learning process for you and your project team—to benefit from your learning as you learn it. Here’s how.

Performance measures steady despite coronavirus

04/07/2020
Only 5% of employers have eased the performance standards they expect employees to meet because of coronavirus-related workplace changes, according to a WorldatWork survey.

It’s your call: You decide which rules are critical

03/26/2020
A basic principle of employment law is that employers—not employees—get to decide how workers are supposed to do their jobs.

Make sure employees have the tools they need to work from home

03/24/2020
As concerns over the coronavirus continue to mount, many companies now require employees to work from home. To maximize productivity during this challenging time, employers must ensure that workers have what they need to function in a remote environment.

Poll: Coronavirus effect on work may depend on pay

03/24/2020
Highly paid employees feel the effects of the coronavirus crisis in very different ways than low-wage workers, according to a new Harris poll.

Work-life balance: The times they are a-changin’

02/14/2020
The current trends of work-life balance, and what managers can do to accommodate.

Thoroughly document poor performance

01/28/2020
Carefully document everything you do as soon as you start disciplining an employee for poor performance. You may need those records later if the employee claims some kind of discrimination.

Fewer than half have option to work remotely

01/28/2020
Before embracing remote work as an option in your organization, know what you’re getting into. You’ll need to manage three kinds of telecommuting risks: workplace safety, time tracking and compliance with local laws.

Tailor your engagement strategy to each generation

01/23/2020
Employers are wisely shifting their priorities and resources to improving engagement. However, most organizations fail to take generational differences into account.

…A worker falls into a prolonged funk

01/22/2020
For whatever reason, employees sometimes fall into a disgruntled funk. If the mood persists, it’s time for the talk. Here are four steps to take.