As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and looks to continue well into 2021, employers and employees are getting used to remote work arrangements, at least in workplaces and industries where they’re feasible.
Managers generally assume their team members have a clear understanding of the expectations set for them; however, there is often a surprising gap between those expectations and employees’ understanding of them.
Many experts and HR practitioners lauded the value of flexible and remote work situations for their employees, based on years of research. The primary argument against implementing these measures from leadership was “but what about their productivity?” Now the largest remote work experiment has been forced upon us, and the results are in. Take a […]
Anyone who has dealt with payroll can probably attest to how easy it is to end up with similar employees who are paid different amounts. It can happen for lots of reasons.
When most of us were children, we probably didn’t dream about having a solid block of 8, 4, or even 2 hours to sit down and really focus on some work. But in today’s modern workplace, such uninterrupted work time truly is a luxury for many people.
Employee morale and engagement are difficult to measure, but they can be a huge boost to an organization’s productivity, not to mention retention. Fostering strong relationships among teams is a great way to boost morale and engagement, which includes the boss and peer-level team members. But can bosses be too friendly with their staff? Research suggests they […]
COVID-19 has changed the way we work for the foreseeable future. This pandemic has forced a temporary shift away from the physical office, but the need for collaboration and personal interaction has not gone away—people miss their incidental hallway interactions with coworkers and the connection that comes from being part of a physical team.
Currently, huge numbers of American workers are working remotely as a way to promote social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers’ mind-set has been that the current situation is a necessary temporary measure as we ride out the worst of the pandemic. However, as the virus is rebounding in many states where social […]
Ask your CEO how successful his or her company culture is. Now ask your employees what they think of their company culture. Odds are you’ll find very different results. The truth is, the employer perspective rarely aligns with the employee perspective. The closer those two are together, the healthier an organization will be. But the […]
If you have asked your employee to do more with less, you are not alone. As organizations laid off and furloughed workers, they also struggled to keep revenue streams open. That meant doing as much work as possible with as few resources as possible. Recent research shows that the effect on employees has been stacking […]