Rewarding Employees for a Job Well Done

Rewarding Employees for a Job Well Done

0:06 It’s always great when an employer is able to recognize an employee’s contributions. 0:42 While bonuses and raises are certainly popular and well-received, there are many other ways to show your appreciation. 0:50 Be creative and consider options such as a catered lunch, paid time off or an employee party. 0:56 Even the gesture […]

How to Conduct an Interview

How to Conduct and Interview

00:01 The most important tasks in conducting job interviews are preparing questions and evaluating candidates’ answers. However, there are other key things you can do to ensure successful interview process. 00:42 Create a comfortable environment for the candidate… 00:51 Offer the candidate a beverage, and minimize distractions…that means not taking or responding to calls, emails […]

5 Must-Do’s for Checking References

checking references

00:16 Reference checks play a key role in the hiring process. In addition to verifying information provided by the candidate about his or her work and performance history, reference checks can also help you gain additional knowledge that may better predict the candidate’s on-the-job success. 01:05 Have your candidate sign a written consent authorizing you […]

Pre-Employment Testing: Proceed With Caution

pre-employement testing

01:05 Pre-employment testing can be an effective means of determining which applicants are most qualified for a particular job. At the same time, employers must proceed with caution, because use of these tests may violate federal and state nondiscrimination laws. 01:33 Cognitive tests assess reasoning, memory, perceptual speed, and accuracy. They can also measure skills […]

Managing Employee Absenteeism

employee absenteeism

01:06 Employee absenteeism is generally defined as a circumstance in which an employee is habitually absent or not present during scheduled work hours. The absences can be either scheduled or unscheduled, and exceed the employee’s allotted time off as outlined by company policy and in the employee handbook. In some instances, excessive lateness can also […]

What Employers Need to Know About Disability and Religious Accommodations for Employees

employee acommodation

00:05 In all likelihood, your company or organization employs individuals of many different backgrounds and abilities. At times, these differences may require what is known as an accommodation–a change in the work environment (or in the way things are usually done) that enables an employee to perform the duties of his or her job while […]

Should You Poach Employees from Your Competitors?

poaching employees

00:58 According to an ethics study co-authored by a Vanderbilt graduate business school professor, poaching employees is indeed ethical–when it’s done correctly. The report contemplates that hiring from rivals is actually good, because it encourages competition in the marketplace. 01:16 The study authors note that there are several ethical issues surrounding poaching that must be […]

Tips for Having Difficult Conversations with Employees

difficult conversations

00:12 The ability to have difficult conversations, and to make those conversations both effective and productive, is an essential skill for any good manager. 00:49 Most of us instinctually avoid unpleasant situations and conflict, particularly in the workplace where we spend a large portion of our waking hours. Remember, though, that avoiding a tough conversation […]

Sick Workers Should Stay Home

sick employee

01:26 The office environment is the ideal conduit for germs to spread, even when only a single person is sick. Consider a study performed by researchers at the University of Arizona which tracked the progress of mock viruses from one individual in an office setting. 01:54 The study noted that germ hotspots included places such […]

The Benefits of Part-Time Employees and Job Shares

part-time employee

00:01 According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 25 million U.S. workers are considered part-time. While some of these individuals are unable to find full-time work, four out of five part-timers are doing so for non-economic reasons. 01:08 The federal government’s Office of Personnel Management, or OPM, outlines some of the benefits the agency sees […]