You want to do more than manage your remote work team. You want them to thrive. It’ll be nearly impossible to replicate the on-site work experience. But you can come close by making employees feel cared about, engaged and successful. For Facebook, which has moved to a mostly remote workforce since the beginning of COVID-19, […]
Do employees struggle to get things done? Or worse, do you have productivity problems throughout the company? The problems may not be where we tend to point fingers – people, processes and policies that seem to be slacking. Instead, researchers find the problems with getting quality work done on time aren’t in how or when […]
Most leaders want to give feedback that helps employees do better. Unfortunately, many give feedback that makes employees feel worse about themselves and their work. In fact, feedback – even if you call it “constructive” – almost always reduces employee engagement, according to Peter Bregman and Howie Jacobson, coauthors of You Can Change Other People. […]
You want to help all employees who don’t perform up to par. But it’s most difficult to manage know-it-alls who don’t recognize they need help. You know them – the ones who say, “I don’t see the problem.” Or “You’re just being picky.” Or “No worries, boss, I got this.” Whether it’s HR or a […]
Everyone works differently than they did before the coronavirus. In these new conditions, many old work rules look and feel outdated. Formal or informal, they don’t work because they fit circumstances that don’t exist anymore. “It’s critical to take a hard look at how things used to be, what’s changed since then, and most important, how […]
Performance reviews are a stressful event for both managers and employees. They can range from awkward conversations to pointless feedback to ugly HR nightmares.
And a bad review system doesn’t just hurt employee performance. It can have serious consequences for morale and turnover too.
As HR pros, you obviously get the importance of thoroughly (and carefully) documenting employee performance problems. You know who doesn’t? A lot of managers who oversee employees.
Employees still struggle with stress – despite the supposed return to normal. In fact, some mental health experts say it’s staggering. According to Mental Health America’s Mind in the Workplace report: 83% of employees experience early signs of burnout 25% of employees experience the most severe signs of burnout, which include poorer performance, cynicism toward […]
Now that you’ve mastered working and managing from home, here’s the next challenge: remote performance reviews. Under normal circumstances, performance reviews are stressful for both sides. Now leaders have to take stock of people they haven’t seen in months and review work they’ve only witnessed from afar. Fortunately, leaders can do it effectively and fairly […]
Civility at work is in danger. Unfortunately, there will be rudeness, no matter where you work. Even in remote settings, incivility is on the rise, according to University of Michigan and Dalhousie University researchers. What’s worse, minority, LGBTQIA and other marginalized employees experience it even more. Incivility looks and feels the same whether it happens […]
The key to employee engagement is a feeling of fulfillment, says 25-year HR vet Maria Robare. She outlines a plan to reach employees through their own inner motivations.
It’s important to treat this lockdown, enforced isolation and remote work as an opportunity to save creativity, not a threat.
Consistency may be “the hobgoblin of little minds,” as Ralph Waldo Emerson said. But inconsistency is likely the quickest route to an employee lawsuit.
You’ve no doubt heard about the recent surge in wage-and-hour lawsuits filed by employees who feel they’ve been cheated by their employer’s allegedly improper pay practices. A growing number of companies are taking steps to protect themselves from these potentially disastrous claims.
Here’s a benchmark for you: According to recent research, the average raise in 2015 will be 3%. Are you in that ballpark?
What are your biggest HR concerns for the coming year? See if they match up with this recent study.
Get up to date with our Blueprints.