Cell phones are extremely handy, and they can dramatically increase employee productivity. But if your employees use them after work hours, they could be a legal nightmare.
Do your managers know how to spot the signs of employee burnout?
Got to hand it to CareerBuilder — its regular surveys are a great morale booster for harried HR pros. This edition: Employees’ excuses for being late to work. Check it out and be happy these folks don’t work for you.
Even if you offer generous vacation benefits, there’s always going to be that one person who refuses to take time off and burns out because of it. But not at this company. It’s created a clever way of preventing employees from burning the candle at both ends.
Another sign the economy’s crawling back: A substantial number of workers feel better about taking vacation this year than they did in Summer 2010.
Authors Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson provide their take on what’s wrong with the American workplace. If you’re one of the working hamsters who runs the daily wheel, you’re probably going to agree with them.
It’s Valentine’s Day, when romance blooms in the hearts of workers — and employers worry about sexual harassment claims.
According to a recent report, about 40% of U.S. companies enforce workplace bans on employees’ using social-media Web sites — and the number of bans is growing. Should your organization jump on the bandwagon? Or is there another choice?
It’s a hard thing to admit … that your work culture may be toxic. But identifying the symptoms and finding the antidotes for them can quickly improve morale, engagement, retention and productivity. Let’s get started. Here to help is Ross Kimbarovsky, founder and CEO of crowdspring, who has some unique insights into the signs of […]
Think you know the signs when someone’s about to quit — having lots of doctor appointments, showing up in a suit, etc.? Well, according to new research, the cues that someone is about to jump ship are much subtler.
In an ideal world, you’d motivate your firm’s employees and boost their morale and productivity with sizable financial rewards. But how many companies are giving HR pros the money to make that a reality? We’re going to go out on a limb and say none.
Performance reviews are a sticky subject — and no one knows that better than Samuel Culbert, a management professor at UCLA. Check out his set of cogent questions in this Guest Post and see if your answers change the way you look at your organization’s review procedures. It’s that time of year again: Time for […]
Many older employees now plan to work years past the traditional retirement age to recoup lost savings. And as the age of your workforce increases, so do workers’ health problems. Two ways to keep costs under control:
Long commutes can be dangerous to your health.
The problem, of course, is that salary and bonus increase budgets have gone dry — so employers can’t motivate with money. The good news:
It’s swine flu season, and many companies are facing a great challenge: allowing people time off to prevent disease from spreading — without putting too big a dent in productivity.
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