Employee Performance

Prepare to stop remote worker moonlighting

December 9, 2021
Many remote moonlighters have figured out the best way to pull off simultaneous employment: Fire up two laptops at the same time and toggle back and forth between jobs. Employers aren’t powerless in cases like these. There are ways to prevent remote employees from splitting their labor, loyalty and attention

End-of-year reviews, 2021-style

November 24, 2021
Annual performance chats should probably look a little different this year.

5 tips to get the most out of employees’ annual evaluations

October 28, 2021
How do you handle a performance review that involves some news employees won’t necessarily welcome?

Why your staff should stop waiting for that next miracle tool

July 23, 2021
Don’t wait for the optimal working conditions to come along.

Encourage healthy team competition

April 14, 2021
A little competition in the workplace can increase productivity and enhance employee motivation. Just make sure it doesn’t create needless divisions. Follow these guidelines to help employees and teams focus more closely on their objectives.

Criticizing? Focus on facts

April 9, 2021
When you criticize employees in formal performance evaluations, your comments should be written so they’re informative for the employee and objective enough to stand up to legal scrutiny. You can meet both standards if you base your comments on observable and measurable behavior.

Cure the workflow blues

March 26, 2021
You’re probably familiar with a frustrating problem that can occur when your employees work at several tasks simultaneously. They work a reasonable number of hours on each task, yet they have trouble making their deadlines. When times are busy, try these three tactics to improve the workflow.

Fix performance: 3 steps

February 12, 2021
How you deal with employee performance problems says a lot about your skills as a manager. Take a positive approach with these three steps.

The ABC’s of documentation

February 12, 2021
Many managers don’t enjoy documenting employee performance, but it’s crucial if you have to defend a decision to terminate an employee, or recommend him or her for promotion. Don’t take any chances with your record-keeping responsibilities. Here’s what to keep in mind.

Don’t let excuses slow you down

December 23, 2020
Excuses don’t get results. Though employees may occasionally have legitimate reasons for not successfully completing their assignments, be on the lookout for these common types of evasions.