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Productivity / Performance

… a worker’s not ready for a job he wants

06/28/2016
Here are some guidelines on how to respond to an employee who wants to take on a job you believe he is not able to do.

New boss challenge: Balancing own, others’ work

06/13/2016
New managers face a number of challenges, but which is the most daunting?

5 legal ways you can monitor your employees

05/13/2016
There are fine legal lines to watch for when electronically monitoring employees.

Appraising workers in alternative job arrangements

04/28/2016
Alternative work arrangements—flextime, permanent part-time, job-sharing, telecommuting—require managers to adapt in many ways. One of these, often overlooked, is performance appraisal. What’s the best way to evaluate the work of someone who’s working where you can’t see them?

Snapshot: Where do we receive job-related training?

04/22/2016
There are a number of ways employers and employees pursue professional training.

Robots will take over … but my job will still exist

04/11/2016
Most believe robots will take over some jobs, just not theirs.

How to Wipe Out Fraud and Abuse Under FMLA

03/24/2016

The medical certification process is your most potent weapon for combating potential FMLA fraud. But obtaining a certification is only the first fraud-stopping step. Here are 10 more things you can do to keep employees from gaming the FMLA system.

Performance reviews: 20 questions for evaluating intangibles

03/16/2016
Make abstract qualities more concrete by answering “yes” or “no” to the following questions.

… on-the-job socializing gets out of hand

03/14/2016
Usually, it takes just a few employees to set the bar for over-socializing in the workplace. But such banter can seriously interfere with productivity.

Designing a Progressive Discipline Policy

03/07/2016
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