Managing Employees

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go
Managing Employees

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go

Every time you are tempted to fire an employee, use it as an opportunity to look in the mirror and learn. The fact that an employee isn't performing according to your expectations may not be his problem, but yours.
How to Give Great Advice
Leadership

How to Give Great Advice

Four tips to help you offer genuinely helpful advice that leads to good decisions.
The Esquire Guy's Guide to Swearing in the Office
Business Management

The Esquire Guy's Guide to Swearing in the Office

The Esquire guy can't shut the [bleep] up about profanity in the workplace.
Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In
Managing Employees

Change Is Good. Now, How to Get Employees to Buy In

Employees often resist change, but good leaders can win their buy-in. Here's how.
When the Axe Swings, Your Worst Employees Will Outperform
Motivation and Retention

When the Axe Swings, Your Worst Employees Will Outperform

Conventional wisdom suggests that companies have been able to maintain output with fewer employees because bosses took care to fire the worst workers and keep their stars. A new study is turning that logic on its head.
How Not to Fire Employees in the Social Media Age (We're Looking at You, Tim Armstrong)
Managing Employees

How Not to Fire Employees in the Social Media Age (We're Looking at You, Tim Armstrong)

In today's social-media dominated environment, a firing can have serious negative consequences on the reputations of both the employee and the employer.
Salary Review Season Is Coming. Who's Getting a Raise?
Managing Employees

Salary Review Season Is Coming. Who's Getting a Raise?

Are you paying your employees what they are worth? Here's what you should be thinking about when you size up employee pay.
4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem
Managing Employees

4 Steps to Deal with an Employee's Substance Abuse Problem

If you suspect that an employee has a drug or alcohol addiction, here are four steps to help protect your business.
Twitter's Latest Acqui-Hire Drives Continuing Education for Employees
Managing Employees

Twitter's Latest Acqui-Hire Drives Continuing Education for Employees

How far would you go to keep your employees' skills sharp? Twitter went ahead and bought a whole company.
Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?
Human Resources

Would You Fire an Employee for Broadcasting an Internal Meeting?

AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fired an employee in front of 1,000 coworkers when the employee tried to photograph the boss during a company meeting, reports say.
4 Ways to Destroy Toxic Office Politics
Human Resources

4 Ways to Destroy Toxic Office Politics

When the workplace is filled with drama, employees and productivity suffer. Here are four ways to stomp out the politics and get back to work.
After $2.3 Billion Sale, Entrepreneur Shares the Secret to Growing His Business
Business Management

After $2.3 Billion Sale, Entrepreneur Shares the Secret to Growing His Business

Clay Mathile started managing Iams pet food when it was a $500,000 company. He sold the company for $2.3 billion. In his new book, he talks about the importance of letting go of control.
The Esquire Guy's Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations
Business Management

The Esquire Guy's Guide to Uncomfortable Conversations

What annoying office behaviors need correcting and how to approach the subject delicately.
Managing Employees

3 Ways Teams Undermine Themselves

Make your teams more effective by avoiding these three common pitfalls.
Grow Your Business

Pushy Sales Reps and Unreliable Vendors: How to Survive in the Unpredictable World of Business

Green Bean salad-shop owner delves into how she handles dealing with unpredictable people.
Business Management

How to Avoid Getting Burned When Hiring Friends

Newbie founders do it all the time: hire their friends. While it may work out smashingly, it could also fail miserably. Here's how to prevent the latter.
Grow Your Business

What You Aren't Measuring Could be Killing Your Company

To know where you're going, it often helps to know where you've been. Here's how to measure your startup's performance.
Leadership

Owning Your Mistakes and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Read how to lead by example when you fail, how to benefit from stress, how to reinvigorate your team during the summer and more.
3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now
Managing Employees

3 Toxic Employees You Need to Fire Now

If you can't correct their bad behavior, there are three types of employees that have to go.
Why Tonight's All-Star Game Could Make You a Better Boss
Managing Employees

Why Tonight's All-Star Game Could Make You a Better Boss

Your employees often don't get the recognition they deserve. Here's how taking a single day to make them feel like an "all-star" can make all the difference.
Starting a Business

Trust, Fairness, Respect: Qualities of a Good Boss and a Great Leader (Infographic)

Leadership style comes in all forms. See how yours stacks up with employees.
8 Keys to Award Winning Startup Customer Service
Marketing Basics

8 Keys to Award Winning Startup Customer Service

It's a mistake to only consider customer service as an afterthought. Here are the keys to creating a world-class response system at your startup.
Starting a Business

Creative Octopus, Nervous Mouse, Compassionate Sloth: What's Your Inner-Office Animal? (Infographic)

Ever wondered what animal spirit best reflects your own? Check out this infographic.
Business Management

Managing Millennials: More Magic Than Myth

Working with and managing millennials isn’t something to fear. The energetic and tech-savvy bunch is the future, and here’s how to deal with them.
4 Steps for Handling a Key Employee's Departure
Human Resources

4 Steps for Handling a Key Employee's Departure

When a trusted member of your team decides to throw in the towel, here are four steps to ensure a positive departure.
The Esquire Guy's Guide to Making New Hires Feel Welcome
Hiring Center

The Esquire Guy's Guide to Making New Hires Feel Welcome

The first day on a new job can be awkward. Here are ways to make new hires feel like part of the team.
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