Employee Performance

Address lack of follow-through

April 25, 2019
You provided an employee with what you thought were explicit instructions, but days later the employee hasn’t followed through. Here’s how to respond.

Give them money or awards?

April 18, 2019
When evaluating possible award systems for your team, consider these factors.

March Madness means camaraderie, at a cost

March 19, 2019
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10 hard questions to ask remote workers

February 22, 2019
Before you agree to any telecommuting arrangement, sit down with the employee and go over the basic ground rules, but then dig deeper. To avoid unpleasant surprises, ask these 10 questions.

Do you judge workers fairly?

February 18, 2019
All managers form opinions of their team members, just as teachers assess their students. And those opinions tend to stick. But problems erupt when you mark certain employees as “bad” or “unreliable” or “scatterbrained.”

Banish workers’ selfishness

February 8, 2019
Apply these strategies to suppress employees’ selfish sides and encourage them to make personal sacrifices for the greater good of the team.

The gentle art of nagging

February 8, 2019
Here’s a questions many managers struggle with: How do I get my employees to follow instructions without having to keep nagging them?

Employers rethinking performance appraisals

January 20, 2019
The performance review is getting a makeover, suggests new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam.

Make staff training pay off

January 11, 2019
Just because you send your staff to training courses doesn’t mean they’ll instantly be smarter and ready to double their productivity. But if you show interest in their learning curve, they may try harder to put new tools to work.

It’s a conference, not a vacation

January 10, 2019
Q. Our company is liberal with sending its people to various conferences around the country. They all come back seemingly rejuvenated and flush with new ideas. Some of it is useful; most of it is not. What can I do to ensure that these costly training trips don’t turn into junkets?