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What Is the Definition of Employee Engagement? Employee engagement refers to the strategies, tactics, and methods used by an organization to ensure that an employee’s wellbeing is looked after. This can include but isn’t limited to: Helping employees feel attached and emotionally connected to the business they work for. Assisting employees in working well with […]

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What Does Punctual Mean? Punctual (or punctuality) refers to doing something or arriving at the expected time. It essentially means not being late. When Is Punctuality Important for Business? Being punctual is drilled into us from an early age, but many people suffer from poor punctuality, which can have an adverse effect on your business. […]

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What Is Merit Pay? Merit pay falls under the umbrella concept of “pay for performance.” It refers to pay raises based on an employee’s performance after being appraised, often by the line manager. The scale of the increased pay is often based on the quality of the appraisal. The better your appraisal, the higher the […]

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What Is a Notice Period? Notice period is the amount of time between when an employee notifies their organization that they will be leaving their job and when they actually leave. On the flip side, it’s the amount of time that an employer has to give their employee if they are terminating the contract – […]

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What Is Gross Misconduct? Gross misconduct is when an employee commits an action that is so bad it requires immediate dismissal. What Are Examples of Gross Misconduct? Theft or fraud – this could be stealing office equipment or stealing belongings of other colleagues. It can also include the theft of data, making fraudulent expense claims, […]

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What Is Turnover Rate? If you work in the restaurant business, you’ll probably know that turnover rate is related to how quickly your tables empty and fill back up in the shift duration. In the broader business sense, turnover rate has a slightly different definition. Turnover rate – or employee turnover rate – is defined […]

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What Is Employee Orientation? When you start a new job, you’ll likely have to go through some form of onboarding. In a nutshell, that’s employee orientation. Employee orientation is the process used by an organization to introduce new employees to their teams, colleagues, processes, responsibilities, and workplace. Why Is Orientation Important for New Employees? A […]

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