Employee Management

An Employee Evaluation Form that’s Darned Near Perfect

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An employee evaluation form can strike fear in your employees because they know it will likely have a direct effect on their jobs. It can also cause dread for you and managers because of the time required to create a form, and then use it during time-consuming evaluation conferences with employees. As an employer, you can alleviate some of the fear and dread by promoting the positive benefits of the evaluation process and finding a form that includes five critical sections.

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Motivated Employees Is a Major Success Factor

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Motivated employees come in two basic groups: The few that that are self-motivated, needing little or no direction. They seem always ready to dive into their jobs and focus on efficiency and productivity. The remaining employees represent a descending scale of motivation from average to below-average to poor. As an employer, you must be constantly motivating your employees because that�s a critical factor in your success formula.

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Employee Burnout: How to Recognize and Prevent the Danger

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Employee burnout is a growing issue in the modern workplace, where fewer employees can accomplish much more work with the help of computerization, the Internet and mobile technology. You, as an employer, must know how to recognize and prevent employee burnout; otherwise, your highly productive employees can be overwhelmed by the stress of their fast-paced jobs and your business can suffer from less productivity.

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Employers can Resolve Employee Attitude Issues if they Stay Focused on the Issues

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Often, employees develop a “bad attitude” at times during their service to a company, often for personal reasons that have nothing to do with their job. At other times, changes within the company can cause attitude changes in otherwise satisfied workers. Companies should develop policies to help these employees counter their problems and work within the culture of the company.

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Employee Absenteeism Is Best Managed with a Clear Policy

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As with all labor management issues, absenteeism can be legally and more easily managed when employers start with a clearly documented policy in their employee handbooks. In most workplaces, employee absenteeism has a direct effect on the bottom line. Productivity can be hindered, so workflow doesn’t move at a required rate, and employers are faced with paying more overtime and possibly hiring temporary workers. The following details are what make an absenteeism policy clear and consistent. State exactly how much absenteeism is allowed before it affects employees’ wages and/or...

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New OSHA-Proposed Rule Aims to Reduce Employee Deaths and Injuries from Falls

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently announced revisions to its walking-working surfaces and personal protective equipment standards to reduce employees’ workplace falls that could result in injuries and deaths. OSHA claims the new rule will be more logical and make compliance more flexible. It also aims to increases consistency between construction, maritime and general industry standards, and eliminates duplication. Since the specifics of this rule (essentially replacing 1990 proposed rules to revise subparts D and I) are quite complex, employers that...

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