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Employee Management

Employment: How to Deal with Employee Misconduct

Thomas Buus Madsen | Posted 11.09.2016 | Business
Thomas Buus Madsen

The best way to deal with employee misconduct is to prevent it. However, that's not always possible, even if you have implemented extensive measures t...

Can You Monitor Your Employees' Time Without Insulting Them?

Dan Steiner | Posted 01.15.2017 | Business
Dan Steiner

As an employer, it is well within your rights to monitor employees to make sure they're earning the money you're paying them, but should you? Here are a few things you need to keep in mind before you put measures in place to track the hours your employees actually work in a given week.

5 Eye-Opening Questions to Ask Your Employees

Mitch Causey | Posted 09.11.2016 | Business
Mitch Causey

How often do we overlook details in our business because we're too busy barking orders rather than asking questions? My absolute favorite way to uncover little-known tidbits of new knowledge that can drive our business forward is by asking our team questions.

5 Human Resource Management Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Margaret Jacoby

It is imperative that you make sure your company avoids these common, costly mistakes.

She Learned the Hard Way to Appreciate Her Employees

Karin Kamp | Posted 10.08.2013 | Small Business
Karin Kamp

When Harvard Law graduate, Sheela Murthy, started her own law firm specializing in immigration law she was putting in 16-hour days and expected her small team of paralegals to do the same.

Video Will Save Your Customer Service Department

Yaniv Masjedi | Posted 09.01.2013 | Small Business
Yaniv Masjedi

It reminded me of the last time I was video chatting with a family member or a friend and how much closer I had felt to that person versus if we had been just talking over the phone, text or instant messaging. Video builds bonds. Seeing someone's mannerisms and face-to-face eye contact can make a huge impact.

My Tweets Represent the Views of My Employer

Blake Landau | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Blake Landau

"These tweets do not represent the views of my employer." What does it say about companies who require employees to post this on their Twitter? What does it say about the employees who think this will make them look good at work?

Managing Well: 7 Steps to Upgrade Your Approachability

David Peck | Posted 03.17.2013 | Business
David Peck

Personable and professional are not mutually exclusive -- rather, they are complementary. If you are frustrated with not getting important information on a timely basis from your people, it helps to suspect your own level of approachability.

Innovation in America

John Bronson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Impact
John Bronson

Where is the innovation in America's workforce? The answer is in the question. American history is replete with examples of people with great potential who have been overlooked or under-challenged by their managers.

Man Fired For Drug Addiction, Now Helps Addicts

Posted 12.12.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Former addict, Justin Hewitt joined HuffPost Live Thursday to discuss his past addictions with host Janet Varney. "What, at first, was a running j...

One Task These CEOs Refuse to Delegate

Melody Stevens | Posted 09.01.2012 | Small Business
Melody Stevens

I'm constantly seeking ways to help business owners and corporate leaders free themselves of certain day-to-day duties so they can grow their companies. Hence, delegation and having great teamwork are crucial.

Managing in the Age of Gaga

Paul Gorrell, Ph.D. | Posted 01.26.2012 | Business
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.

If we really believe that we are on the "Edge of Glory," most of what we experience at work will end up seeming like the edge of mediocrity. This is the challenge of managing people in a time of extreme narcissism.

He Was Abusive But the Company Didn't Want to Let Him Go

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 09.20.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Machiavelli's theory of "the end justifies the means" may sound interesting when you're sitting in a college lecture hall, but it has a hollow ring when you have to spend 8-10 hours a day around an employee that is bullying everyone.

When Star Employees Quit

Fortune | Hank Gilman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

I know this will come as a shocker -- well, to some of you -- but eventually new and/or better jobs will come along for your more talented people. Or ...

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 13: Should I Find A Partner? | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz helps a seasonal business diversify and advises a disgruntled employee. Plus, Barry impostors!...