The “future of work” has been the topic of much conversation of late. It’s not surprising—after all, forewarned is forearmed. With that hunger for credible and actionable predictions in mind, Gallup has identified some “disruptive workplace trends” that employers should take heed of, and begin preparing for, sooner rather than later:
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Employee appearance presents a thorny issue. You don’t want to make an employee self-conscious or hurt feelings, but at the same time, there’s no denying a person’s appearance can affect his or her success in the workplace.
Riaz Khadem, founder and CEO of Infotrac, thinks every employer should be using a scorecard system. In his book Total Alignment, Khadem asserts that the scorecard connects individuals with your company’s vision and strategy—and, when all the employees have a scorecard, the entire company is aligned, people are focused on the most important activities, and […]
An employee continues to make mistakes that cost the company money. You meet with her and place her on a performance improvement plan (PIP). After the 60-day PIP period ends, you conclude that her performance did not improve adequately and terminate her employment.
Employers often place the burden of recording hours worked on employees. Employee handbooks may contain provisions that require employees to record and report all their time worked, and employers may require employees to verify their hours by reviewing and signing their time cards. Policies may prohibit off-the-clock work and notify employees that they must report […]
Employee turnover is disruptive and costly. Fortunately, Mike Kappel on Forbes.com has some tips on how employers can reduce turnover among their staffs:
In order to attract the best possible team of engaged, digitally savvy employees, and keep them around, CEOs and owners will now need to learn how to play to a variety of generational nuances.
There seems to be a similar haunting refrain in many of today’s headlines: Leaders who have spiraled out of control – victimizing employees, abusing power, and generally reproving the time-tested principle that “absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
We often hear of violence in the workplace. Employers should also be aware that employees are not always the source of such violence. Domestic abuse can, and has spilled into the workplace, sometimes with tragic consequences. It’s a situation all too familiar to Lynn Fairweather, MSW, president of Presage Consulting and Training, LLC.
Giving back to the community can reap multiple benefits for employers, not the least of which is warm feelings from employees. In a recent Boston Globe article, Sara Salinas writes that research shows employees value companies that give back to the community. One increasingly popular way to do so—community gardens—also helps employees’ own well-being.