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Busy managers treat employees less fairly, new research shows

Available Online https://www.hrdive.com/news/busy-managers-treat...
Publication Date June 7, 2018
Author Valerie Bolden-Barrett
Source HRDive
Source Type Online News Article

This article focuses on how to help busy managers treat employees more fairly. According to research, overworked managers are less likely to be fair. The article states that fairness means ensuring all decisions are applied consistently to all employees, suppressing bias in decision making, and allowing employees to express concerns. Research shows employees who are treated fairly perform better, whereas unfair treatment can lead to employees feeling overworked and underappreciated. The article concludes by stating that managerial training may help reduce biases and employee turnover, and HR should work with managers to ensure they are not too busy to prioritize their employees.

Keywords Fairness, employee engagement, human resources, turnover

Bolden-Barrett, V. (2018, June 7). Busy managers treat employees less fairly, new research shows. HRDive. Retrieved June 14, 2018, from https://www.hrdive.com/

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