Q&A: Rewarding employees for picking up the slack

September 19, 2008

One of our office employees just resigned, and the rest of our staff will have to cover her duties until we replace her, which may take a while. What's the best way to compensate them?

Q:One of our office employees just resigned, and the rest of our staff will have to cover her duties until we replace her. What's the best way to compensate them?

A: Pay them overtime for any extra hours they work. If you feel they deserve greater recognition, you can give them a bonus or extra time off later. You can also hire a temp if your staff starts to feel burned out before the new staffer is hired.