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I can’t work in the office … and you can’t make me!

October 20, 2020
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that many employees are just as productive when they’re working from home as they are in the office. Which raises the question: Can you make employees come back to the office?
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Make sure you’re not a toxic boss

August 19, 2020
Some managers, let’s face it, are toxic. They alienate employees with their bad attitudes. You’re not one of them—are you? Make sure by checking out this list of toxic behaviors that managers should avoid, from Psychology Today.
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8 questions office managers must address before return-to-work

May 19, 2020
Before a possible influx of employees back into the office, make sure you’ve begun to explore solutions to the following dilemmas.
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Formalize remote work with telecommuting guidelines and agreement

May 8, 2020
Now is the time to start bringing order to the telecommuting process. Here are some guidelines, including a sample telecommuting agreement.
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Maintain productivity by helping managers address employee fears

May 5, 2020
Many people who have kept their jobs during the coronavirus turmoil are grateful just to still be employed. But don’t for a moment think health, safety, financial security and other COVID-19 concerns aren’t on their minds—and affecting their performance.
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Coronavirus tactics: Managing a remote staff

March 13, 2020
Want to get the most from your remote staff? Showing that out of sight does not mean out of mind encourages them to step up their game and contribute to the company’s development.
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7 things not to say when firing

January 2, 2020
It’s inevitable: At some point in your career, you are going to have to fire someone, and it’s up to you to lead the termination meeting. When you do, make the situation less horrible for both of you by avoiding the following seven phrases.
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Before you discipline …

October 14, 2019
Whether you’re giving an oral warning to a probationary worker or issuing a final warning to a veteran employee who is on thin ice, the concept of due process applies. The best way to meet this requirement is through proper planning before the discipline interview.
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4 ways managers can cultivate intrinsic motivation

August 14, 2019
Intrinsically motivated employees want to succeed because of the internal benefit they experience—like pride or perhaps the internal satisfaction of simply feeling they’ve been productive.
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How to document employee infractions: 4 ‘musts’ to include

July 27, 2019
In his recent Business Management Daily webinar, Documenting Employee Performance, author and HR executive Paul Falcone explained how much (and what kind) of details should be included when documenting employee performance and behavior problems.
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