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Productivity / Performance

How to accommodate Muslim employees in the workplace

11/25/2015
Minnesota is home to North America’s largest Somali immigrant community, most of whom are Muslims. For Minnesota employers, this means becoming familiar with Islamic practices and the ways employers often must accommodate them.

What (or who) keeps telework from working?

10/30/2015
Resistance from senior executives is the primary reason more employers don’t institute a regular telework plan, in which employees work remotely at least once a week.

‘I got stuck under my bed’ and more priceless absenteeism excuses

10/28/2015
CareerBuilder has learned that some employees take their excuses to the next level, from claims of poisoning at grandma’s hands to the urgent need to dumpster dive. Real-life bosses no doubt cringed when they heard that a subordinate missed work because he or she …

Analysis paralysis? 4 tips for making better decisions

10/26/2015
Your ability to make sound business decisions swiftly—even when they involve ambiguity and risk—is a major factor in your ability to guide and manage a successful team. Here are some simple ways to help you make better decisions.

In praise of praise

10/25/2015
New leaders tend to get tripped up on praise because they worry that it will seem unprofessional or that people will get overconfident and complacent. It isn’t … and they won’t.

3 types of underperformers who taint your workplace

10/23/2015
Underperformers really come in only three varieties, and most of them can be repaired, but more easily, prevented from becoming one in the first place.

Sobering statistic: The hidden business cost of hangovers

10/22/2015
Binge drinking and the resulting hangovers cost U.S. employers $77 million in lost productivity at work, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The employee, not the job, is what makes telecommuting work

10/14/2015
What should the rules of telecommuting be—and who is it really working for?

Should you swap performance reviews for a feedback app?

10/09/2015
Some companies, including General Electric, have begun replacing traditional performance reviews with web- and mobile-based apps that let employees provide real-time, 360-degree feedback of one another.

Mentorship: Take the time to pay it forward

10/08/2015
Tania Basheer of Blue Sky Coaching recommends a number of actions you can take to help a new employee grow in his or her career.