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In the current workforce—where talent is in shorter supply, and the nature of work has undergone significant changes—organizations must focus on developing people, rather than rating them. This requires a shift to performance development.
Every manager knows the importance of disciplinary documentation. But what happens if an employee refuses to sign his disciplinary memo?
Many people who work in nonprofit organizations find themselves working alongside and supervising volunteers. When working with volunteers, keep these five suggestions in mind.
Make it a priority to ask for feedback as you go throughout your day. Just make sure you choose the right people to evaluate you.
Conflict happens in all corners of the workplace. If issues aren't settled, bad things can happen. But supervisors and managers don't need to become certified mediators to settle disputes.
Taking minutes wasn’t getting any easier for Terri Michaels, even after years of practice. Finally, she enrolled in a workshop, and things changed. Now she uses these 10 best practices.
The summer slump doesn’t have to be inevitable. Your team can remain productive all summer long, if you follow this advice.
One-third of U.S. employees report wanting to quit their jobs due to poor communication at work. Here’s what you can do to improve conditions in your workplace.
Giving feedback is an important management task but certainly not an easy one—especially when the feedback isn’t all sunshine. Fortunately, it’s a skill that can be learned.
For a long time, I have facilitated team problem-solving sessions in the same way. It always feels like a triumph of team process and alignment. Until it suddenly didn’t.
Bias plays a part in all discrimination, ranging from race relations to gender and disability stereotypes. Training on implicit or unconscious bias training—if poorly implemented—may backfire, leaving the workplace more divided than it was before.
A bad attitude that starts with one employee can quickly infect co-workers if you don’t rein it in. Here are the top 10 tips for confronting employees whose negative behavior has begun to affect the workplace.
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the right of employers to require terms that include barring employees from filing class-action lawsuits.
As a leader, you need your employees to accept your guidance and follow your rules, so address the behavior immediately, following this advice.
If you are in the habit of hiring workers who lack proper work authorization, beware! Employers have become one of the federal government’s key targets in the effort to curb illegal immigration.
The U.S. Department of Labor plans to wait until 2019 to release new proposed overtime rules for white-collar employees. The announcement, buried deep inside the Trump administration's spring regulatory agenda document, merely states that the DOL will issue a notice of proposed rulemaking on "01/00/2019"—in other words, sometime next year.
Regardless of your profession, role or level within an organization, the most critical skill you can hone is your ability to listen. To be an exceptional listener, you must break these habits.
Is your HR department understaffed or overstaffed? Here's a formula to correctly calculate your organization HR-to-employee ratio.
Rhonda Finniss, who leads workshops on handling anger in the workplace, offers these suggestions to help you manage your emotions.
Here are some tips all managers with remote teams can use to build a collaborative, supportive and enthusiastic team—even if interactions rarely take place in person.
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