Every employee needs a vacation now and then, whether it's a two-week trip to the Bahamas or a single day off for mental health. It's incredibly important for organizations to have a consistent vacation policy spelled out in their handbooks so their employees can have some well-deserved rest. But what exactly is vacation time in the workplace? Should it be paid? How does it accrue? And what's the difference between a vacation and other forms of leave?
Recruiters and HR leaders are under a lot of pressure to identify top talent to present to hiring managers. However, some traits and behaviors can slip past even the most rigorous screening process: recruiters can screen for skills, culture fit, and many personality traits, but without the ability to predict the future, they can’t always identify candidates who may turn out to be low performers.
As organizations take a closer look at how they utilize PIPs, it’s important to first ask why a PIP might be necessary. Is the employee in question failing to meet performance goals? Or is a behavior-related concern affecting the workplace? A performance improvement plan may be appropriate under these circumstances, as long as the intended result is an achievable improvement in a reasonable amount of time.
A key element of managing any workplace is making sure that workers are able to communicate with each other and work together effectively. This can be particularly tricky when employees aren’t all in the same physical location. Fortunately, implementing certain best practices can help managers navigate the challenges of promoting teamwork in a hybrid environment.