Supervising Problem Employees
How to Manage a Deadbeat Employee
A deadbeat employee is an employer's nightmare. You know the occasional employee I am talking about. He doesn't show up for work, calls in sick, and milks the time off policy, always walking on the edge, but never falling off. He walks the edge of the work policies and processes, too. He does just enough to stay employed but doesn't grow...
How to Hold a Difficult Conversation
Employees dress inappropriately and unprofessionally for work. Sometimes, personal hygiene needs improvement. As a manager or supervisor, you cannot avoid difficult conversations with people. Here are tips to make them easier.
Performance Improvement Strategies
Are you responsible for supervising the work of other employees? If so, you have a challenge to help the employees continue to improve their performance. Find out how to approach performance coaching with problem employees.
Improving Employee Performance
Your daily conversations and interaction with your reporting staff can head off problem employee behavior. Learn more.
Role of the Supervisor in Managing Absenteeism
Did you know that almost two out of three employees who are absent from work are not ill? Managing these problem employees and their absenteeism is the responsibility of front line supervisors. Find out how to manage absenteeism more effectively.
How to Encourage Attendance at Work
Attendance is critical in many jobs. The supervisor's role in managing employee attendance is the critical factor in managing absenteeism. Poor attendance takes supervisory time and attention and, unfortunately, can result in disciplinary action. You can manage employee attendance to reduce attendance problems. Here's how.
Tips for Dealing With Deadbeat Employees
Deadbeat employees exist in every workplace. No matter how you define a deadbeat employee, it's not pleasant to work for or with a deadbeat employee. Supervising a deadbeat employee is the worst. Do you have tips for working with deadbeat employees? Readers share their favorite tips for dealing with deadbeat employees.
Performance Improvement for Supervisors
You've worked hard to help a manager with performance improvement, but the manager is failing at your suggestions for performance improvement. At what point do you decide that you’ve had enough? The manager is not improving and, based on your coaching experience, you don’t have faith that they can or will. The manager’s potential to negatively impact other employees and your organization is…
Your Best Excuses From Tardy Employees
Have stories to tell about excuses employees make when they're tardy for work? I've heard lots of strange, fabricated, wild, crazy excuses about why employees are tardy for work. One of my best excuses ever was the afternoon shift employee who was tardy for work and claimed that her grandfather's funeral had run much longer than expected -...
Poll: Why Don't Employees Do What They Are Supposed to Do?
Poll asks your opinion about why employees don't do what you want them to do. What about the management system is allowing the employee to fail?
How to Communicate Disciplinary Action
Know how to communicate effectively to a problem employee in a disciplinary action situation? As the supervisor, you want to communicate disciplinary action in a straightforward, positive manner.