Employee Performance

4 tips to increase upskilling and career advancement

December 2, 2022
Job openings are still at an all-time high, but as we stare down a possible recession, managers will likely level off hiring as more businesses are using mass layoffs to cut costs. The LinkedIn Global Talent Trends October 2022 survey finds that opportunities for upskilling and career advancement are two of people’s top priorities right now, coming in only behind compensation, work-life balance and flexibility.

Managers will cite lack of attendance in performance reviews

November 11, 2022
According to a new study by business software firm Capterra, workers who do not return to the office will be penalized.

Build a resilient team

October 26, 2022
Depression, stress and anxiety, according to a global study, now account for 82.6% of all emotional health cases. But resilient employers view a difficulty as a challenge, not a paralyzing event.

Coach, don’t punish, if progress is possible

October 25, 2022
Progressive discipline, or a system of graduating threats, is a common strategy to address employee misbehavior or performance problems. “The whole process is doomed to fail,” writes Sue Bingham, founder of HWCP Group.

Advancing hourly workers

October 25, 2022
Hourly workers have long hovered on the bottom rung of the career ladder. But since the pandemic, they are more important than ever as companies struggle to attract and retain talent.

Why performance reviews made a comeback

October 7, 2022
Paused during the pandemic while employees scattered to the wind, managers are once again reviving that heart-stopping, stomach-wrenching practice: the performance review, a process not unlike being called into the principal’s office.

Trend alert: Zoom zone-out

October 4, 2022
We’ve all heard about Zoom fatigue, but there’s a new worry for employers: Zoom zone-out. The State of Selling Survey analyzed employees from U.S. organizations and found that one in four say they get more distracted when on video calls vs. in-person meetings.

Keep It Legal: Can bossware cure quiet quitting?

September 30, 2022
We’ve all been inundated with the new buzzword “quiet quitting,” doing just the bare minimum to meet expectations. But coasting on the job is nothing new. What is new is spying on workers to make sure they are working, not surfing Facebook, playing Minecraft or tweeting away on Twitter.

Where to work: Office, home or in the middle?

September 29, 2022
Due to inflation and gas prices, employees spend twice as much going to the office than working from home, a recent pulse check on the current state of work by videoconferencing firm Owl Labs found.

Creating an employee performance improvement plan

September 28, 2022
With all involved holding an optimistic mindset, an effective performance improvement plan can help struggling employees take corrective action to rectify work performance issues.