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Managing Employees

You're Too 'Busy'? No You're Not. Here's Why.

Gene Marks | Posted 01.26.2017 | Business
Gene Marks

You're working on a new project or putting together that important proposal. You're following up on your emails and trying to squeeze in lunch. And you've got to pick up your kids at daycare soon! You're busy, busy, busy. Too busy to get to everything. Except you're not.

Can You Bring Out The Strengths In Others?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

Let's face it helping people to realize their potential can be hard work. The truth is most of us lack the knowledge and skills to support someone in making lasting changes when it comes to the way they think, feel or act at work.

4 Ways to Discourage New Employees

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Poor orientation or on-boarding results in employee burnout and, as a result, a lack of productivity in your small business. What can you do to prevent this problem? Avoid making the following employee on-boarding mistakes.

Communicating: Making Your Case to Employees

Jeffrey Sharlach | Posted 02.09.2017 | Business
Jeffrey Sharlach

Whether you're the President of the United States making an address to the nation or a business manager writing an announcement to his employees, when you have news to deliver there's one key choice at the outset: should you state the decision first and then explain the reasoning or build up to your decision, making the case as you go along?

Are Millennials the Crazy Ones?

Jamee Tenzer | Posted 01.31.2017 | Business
Jamee Tenzer

Boy there's a lot of conversation out there in the Google-sphere about Millennials in the Workplace! You can barely send a Snap or post to Instagram ...

Federal Agencies Are Failing When it Comes to Managing Employees Throughout Their Careers

Tom Fox | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Tom Fox

The management of the federal workforce--effectively using talent, providing training, creating opportunities for promotions--can have a profound effect on employee performance and job satisfaction.

5 Tips for Managing Remote Workers

Margaret Jacoby | Posted 06.08.2016 | Business
Margaret Jacoby

Remote workers are an increasingly important part of daily operations for modern businesses. Even so, many companies struggle with how to properly manage their virtual staff. Here are five tips to help you get things back under control and maximize your productivity--and that of your remote workers.

To Increase Productivity: Work Less, Get Happy

Beth Kuhel | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Beth Kuhel

Focusing on happiness rather than on 'working harder' could give employers the advantage they need to become more engaged and productive at work. It's a science that seems intuitive yet not one that's traditionally considered a concern for management.

What Employees Want and How to Give It to Them

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

You want to be generous and flexible with your employees. Why wouldn't you? Everybody is working harder. Everybody is under more pressure. Everybody needs more than what they are getting.

The How, Where and Why of Managing Gen Y

David Halliday | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
David Halliday

With their laid back attitude and multitasking approach, the tech-savvy Gen Y might be the hardest generation yet to manage in a corporate environment. Organizational psychologist Kathy Turner offers insight on how to optimize the performance of your Gen Y workers.

Scheduling Fireworks: Five Ways to Prepare for Summer Vacation Season

Joyce Maroney | Posted 09.22.2014 | Small Business
Joyce Maroney

Finding the right formula for managing employee time off during the warmer months -- especially in northern cities -- is like a favorite summertime cocktail: one part planned vacation, one part ad hoc request, with a dash of playing hooky.

How to Manage Unmanageable Employees

Anne Loehr | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

As a manager, you have to work with diverse personae on an even closer level. And let's face it, some of those characters are difficult to deal with. Some may even seem, ahem, unmanageable.

How to Be an Effective Manager

Bruce Tulgan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Bruce Tulgan

Remember the old rule when it comes to school teachers? Start off very strict and then, after the students come to expect, accept, and adapt to the strict regime, you can relax a bit. The same basic rule applies to managing employees, but you have to do it one person at a time

How to Deal With an Employee Who Needs to Leave

Heather Huhman | Posted 10.02.2013 | Business
Heather Huhman

It's never an ideal situation when you're stuck with an employee you cannot stand working with. Whether it's because of their work ethic or their character, sometimes you will realize you have an employee who you wish would just quit.

About Leadership: One Management System

Bernie Bulkin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Bernie Bulkin

Merging of two companies means sorting out how the company is going to be managed, who is going to manage it of course, but more importantly how.

A Framework for Turning Individuals' Strengths Into Team Synergies

George Bradt | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business
George Bradt

Employees perform at different levels, when on different teams, in different situations with different people. Why do so many leaders spend so little time looking for synergies on their teams and so much time looking at individual performance?

How Do Entrepreneurs Tame the Red Tide of Employee Turnover?

Frank Farwell | Posted 04.16.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

What's it going to take to do Human Resources right and make employees, and yourself, happy? The answer: More than you think, especially if you're an H.R. klutz like me.

What to Expect If You Sue Your Employer

Janice Harper | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
Janice Harper

Suing an employer is the last thing a worker should ever do if the aim is a successful career.

Your Employees Don't Have to Like You, But They Have to Love You

Robert Levin | Posted 01.07.2012 | Small Business
Robert Levin

There are times when an employee will not agree with a decision that you have made. If the employee is not thinking to him or herself, "well I don't agree with her, but I do believe in her so I will respect the decision," the employee's relationship is doomed to fail and until it does, it will be a painful one.

Are Mobile Devices Killing Employee Productivity?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 10.22.2011 | Small Business

Do mobile devices make your employees more productive or give them an excuse to goof off all day? Would a glass of wine at lunch make them happier? An...

Survey Says: What Really Makes Employees Happy?

The Huffington Post | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 10.13.2011 | Small Business

How much do people love working from home? How stressed are small-business owners? And how much do today's teens care about jobs? The answers might su...

Writing An Employee Handbook: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.06.2011 | Small Business

When you're launching a startup, writing an employee handbook probably isn't the first thing on your mind. But once you start hiring, and have enough ...

It's Summer. Do You Know Where Your Employees Are?

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Rieva Lesonsky | Posted 09.20.2011 | Small Business

Do you feel like it's harder to get more out of your employees this time of year? Turns out, it's not your imagination. If you're feeling less product...

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.

Hiring Your First Employee: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

If you do everything right during the startup phase, eventually you'll need to hire additional help. Simply put, you can't go it alone forever. And th...