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Productivity / Performance

HR supports work flexibility even after vaccine is deployed

12/28/2020
Ninety percent of HR leaders surveyed Dec. 9 said they plan to allow employees to work remotely at least part of the time even after covid-19 vaccines are widely available. Plus, 65% told the Gartner business advisory firm their organizations would continue offering employees flexibility on when they do their work.

How to raise employee engagement by 300%

11/24/2020
When goals and accountability are clearly communicated to employees, they are 2.8 times more likely to be highly engaged in their jobs, according to a Quantum Workplace review of 1.2 million employee engagement surveys at 12,000 companies.

Zoom fatigue starting to take a toll on workers

11/24/2020
Seventy-six percent of professionals surveyed said they participate in virtual meetings, and a full 30% said they spend one-third of their workday on camera with business contacts or colleagues.

Improve productivity in and out of the office: 5 tips

10/29/2020
It’s more important than ever to create an environment that engenders engagement and improves productivity for all of your staff. These five tips can help you do just that.

Do they just have the ‘blahs’ or is staff burned out?

10/20/2020
Today’s workers feel the strain of maintaining high performance in an environment that makes success decidedly more difficult. It’s important for managers to be able to identify and deal with burnout—the loss of interest and motivation that can result from workplace pressures.

Document performance problems to justify RIF list

09/24/2020
Use objective criteria when deciding who will keep or lose their job during a reduction in force. Then be sure to document your specific, business-related reasons for handing out pink slips. That will help you prevail in court if an employee sues, alleging a RIF was based on discrimination.

After layoffs, address employees’ survivor’s guilt

09/01/2020
U.S. employers announced nearly 1.6 million permanent job cuts in the first half of 2020, according to tracking by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. It’s a staggering number, and those who are left working almost certainly feel the strain of survivor’s guilt.

Don’t forget the overnighters

08/28/2020
Shift work is the norm in some industries, and if you’re responsible for employees on the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift, or something similar, you need to manage them with extra care. Keep this advice in mind.

Get staff to own your plan

08/26/2020
You’ve probably found yourself in this predicament: You have what you think is a good plan to achieve a goal or solve a problem. How can you cross the ownership gap between “the boss’s idea” and “our plan”?

Work competition heats up even as teams are dispersed

08/18/2020
While many teams may be dispersed right now, a sense of workplace competition is alive and well, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows.