Employee Performance

‘Altar’ egos: The two-sided coin of ‘work spouses’

December 30, 2017

Good things result when people have friends at the office. But are such pairings good for the company? Consider these pros and cons.

How to evaluate ‘Joe Average’

December 18, 2017

Performance reviews are relatively easy to do for outstanding performers. Ditto for those who need improvement. Your trouble is with Joe Average.

When employees abuse work time

December 1, 2017

As a manager, you must hold employees accountable if they abuse workplace policies. Follow this advice.

Handle a workaholic

December 1, 2017

Workaholics can be overly demanding, expect you to pull the same long hours, or make you feel like you aren’t doing enough—even when you are. If you work with one, follow this advice.

It’s an epidemic! More workers fake being sick

November 28, 2017

Just don’t feel like going into work today? You’re not alone, but be careful what you tell the boss. They’ve heard all the excuses.

How to properly train a new employee

November 21, 2017

Good training doesn’t just happen. It’s the result of careful preparation and a well-developed supervisory system.

4 ways to inject more oversight into flexible work arrangements

November 21, 2017
Employers may perceive flex schedules as a key retention tool, but they’re no longer shy about insisting that day-to-day productivity can’t suffer because of an employee’s altered schedule.

Yule school: Handling workplace distractions during the holidays

November 10, 2017

No manager wants to come across as Scrooge, but all of the interruptions to “business as usual” during the holiday season can make any leader not so jolly.

When it’s time to train, follow these 8 tips

October 16, 2017

An important part of supervising is training employees to do the work—or to do it better. Here are some ways to make the training process easier and more effective for all concerned.

Consider the ramifications of denying a good worker a small pay raise

October 13, 2017
Q. Our organization seems to have an unofficial policy that in order to get a raise, you have to show you’ve been doing more work than usual. But what do I tell a worker who’s just looking for a 3% cost-of-living raise after four years of steady but unspectacular output?