Employee Performance

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.

Why onboarding is crucial and how to do it right

September 28, 2022
Recruitment and hiring are hard enough. The last thing you need is to lose a new hire within their first few weeks or months on the job. The secret to keeping them is to provide an exceptional onboarding process.

Returning to the office: Is the honeymoon over?

September 28, 2022
The flexibility of telecommuting has become the top benefit employees seek, more than salary or health care. Gallup found that six in ten exclusively remote employees are “extremely likely to change companies” if not offered remote flexibility. Here are a few of Gallup’s recommendations to help leaders stay focused on what’s important.

Why we can’t stop talking about quiet quitting

September 23, 2022
Unless you’ve been living in an alternate universe, you’re probably sick of “quiet quitting.” But taking your foot off the gas doesn’t actually involve quitting. Instead, it describes what some call “acting your wage”—that is, doing precisely what your job requires of you.

Twin perils: ‘Quiet quitting’ and ‘quiet firing’

September 15, 2022
Two buzzwords have been making the rounds in HR. “Quiet quitting” describes the practice of employees doing the bare minimum required of their jobs, not caring if they get fired. Then there’s “quiet firing,” which describes the flip-side—when employers passively try to push employees out the door Both practices carry huge risks for employers.

SHRM lawsuit puts spotlight on evaluations

September 15, 2022
The best way to defend against a surprise discrimination lawsuit is to conduct accurate, regular reviews that assess a worker’s performance using as many objective standards as possible. Those evaluations then serve to back up any disciplinary action you take, even if the employee files an internal bias complaint and follows up with a lawsuit claiming subsequent discipline amounted to retaliation.

Why you need to implement the buddy system for new hires

September 2, 2022
A March report from recruiting firm Employ Inc. came to the conclusion that one in three new hires will leave a job within the first 90 days. That means employers must engage employees quickly and solidify their trust and confidence in the company’s culture and core values—areas in which the onboarding process often falls short.