Human Resources News & Insights

New study highlights power of performance management systems

A recent study out of the UK has great takeaways for HR pros across the globe on the use and effectiveness of performance management (PM) systems.

50% of employees leave because of their managers: 3 things that’ll get them to stay

Fewer than one-third of employees in the U.S. are engaged in their work, and a recent study links that low number directly to managers. 

FMLA lawsuit: 7 stupid words that could cost this employer big

Wells Fargo had mountains of well-documented evidence to back up its decision to fire a poorly performing employee, but a simple phrase by a clueless manager could wind up making all that evidence moot.

Poor performance, bad behavior: Handling 2 very different problem employees

Dealing with problem employees invariably involves one of two issues: Performance or behavior. And your managers need to know how to handle each. Here’s a primer. 

One thing companies, managers should stop doing to poor performers

Don’t be ambiguous with poor and underperforming employees when it comes to their standing with your company. 

You suspect an employee is using drugs: What now?

You can’t prove it, but the signs are there. So how do you deal with suspected drug abuse without violating privacy rights or making false accusations?

Do your managers know how to get the best from their people?

Leaner staffs have made individual employee performance priority No. 1 for today’s managers. So what’s the best way to deal with a worker who’s just not cutting it?

Are you on the same track to boost pay as these companies?

Nearly 75% of U.S. companies expected to reach or exceed their performance goals by the end of 2010. As a result, payroll projections stabilized heading into the New Year, according to recent studies.

Bonus pay: 3 guidelines when deciding who and how much

Whether you hand out year-end bonuses or give them to employees throughout the year, here are three things to think about before breaking out the company checkbook. 

A case for paying out employee bonuses early

Several temporary tax cuts are set to expire in 2011, and that means companies may want to consider dishing out bonuses early this year.