What Do Employees Expect In 2021?

One of the most surprising aftereffects of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is that while unemployment is high, it’s still tough to get open positions full. In part, that’s because the crisis revealed weaknesses in systems we rely on, including healthcare, schools, employment, infrastructure. As a result, employees are questioning several aspects of their work lives. […]

Leading in Turbulent Times

This is a guest post by Richard Fagerlin. My wife and I have four boys: Christian, Preston, Jackson, and Lincoln. When they were little, the street in front of our house was completely off-limits. The risk was too great. But if they were still afraid to cross the street as thirteen-year-olds, or twenty-year-olds, we’d have […]

Successfully Leading During Protests and Civil Unrest

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By Kevin Eikenberry The events of the past few days have been emotional for everyone. A glance at the news will leave you horrified, hurt, angry, sad, or one of many other emotions. I am not qualified to offer solutions to the anger, protests, and violence. Rather, I write to you as a fellow leader […]

3 Ways to Tie Individual Goals to Business Goals

By Diane Strohfus Businesses are facing a dilemma when it comes to goals: according to Gallup, employee productivity increases by 56 percent when managers are involved in helping their reports align their goals with the needs of the organization. Despite this, only 44 percent of those employees felt they could connect their goals to those of […]

Meal Break Abuse – Is It Okay to Dock Pay?

By Daniel Kaplan How many readers have confronted the following scenario: Employer provides a paid meal break to its employees (for ease of application, we are going to suggest the paid meal break is 30 minutes in length); Employees are relieved of all work duties and responsibilities during the break; Employees are free to leave […]