Managing Employees

Become a Master Delegator in 7 Simple Steps
Managing Employees

Become a Master Delegator in 7 Simple Steps

As your ability to delegate improves so will you productivity.
Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses
Motivation and Retention

Small-Business Owners Cautious of Going Overboard on Holiday Gifts, Bonuses

Expecting weaker-than-usual holiday sales, a new survey says some owners are cutting back on end-of-year bonuses and parties.
Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley
Managing Employees

Bosslessness: What It Is and Why It's All the Rage in Silicon Valley

Want to attract stellar employees? Don't boss them around. Here’s how to manage without, well, managing.
4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program
Managing Employees

4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program

Educate employees and inspire innovation by incorporating your own version of the job-swap techniques big companies use.
Google Employees Confess the Worst Things About Working at Google
Managing Employees

Google Employees Confess the Worst Things About Working at Google

Apparently working at Google isn't as heavenly as it's cracked up to be.
How to Run a Productive Internship Program and Stay Out of Legal Trouble
Managing Employees

How to Run a Productive Internship Program and Stay Out of Legal Trouble

A student internship program can be a great asset for your company, but if not run properly, it can jeopardize the wellbeing of your entire business.
Reality Check: Not Everyone Deserves a Bonus
Motivation and Retention

Reality Check: Not Everyone Deserves a Bonus

If you reward an employee's subpar performance, you're only hurting your business. Here are four tips on how to handle the bonus process the right way.
Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet
Motivation and Retention

Raising the Minimum Wage Isn't a Magic Bullet

The claim that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 would slash poverty rates in half is overly simplistic.
3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team
Managing Employees

3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team

You may have a great idea, but your company's fate depends in large part on the strength of your team.
Bring Your Parents to Work Day Is a Good Thing. No, Really.
Managing Employees

Bring Your Parents to Work Day Is a Good Thing. No, Really.

LinkedIn thinks you should encourage employees to bring their parents to work tomorrow. Here's why that's not as crazy as you think.
How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes
Managing Employees

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.
Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters
Managing Employees

Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters

From enhancing daily interactions to finding more efficient ways of accomplishing tasks, the right office seating approach can make a big difference in your business.
The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails
Managing Employees

The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

From being rude to Mark Zuckerberg's wife, to burning down an office building, to inadvertently disabling the internet across large stretches of the Ukraine, these interns messed up in style.
5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority
Leadership

5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority

Are these habits hurting your influence in the workplace? An expert tells you how to identify and correct them.
How to Run a Socially Responsible Business That's Not Phony
Managing Employees

How to Run a Socially Responsible Business That's Not Phony

Doing good just for the sake of saying you are won't help you run a more socially responsible business. Here are three key considerations.
Unlocking the Power of Accountability With Your Employees
Leadership

Unlocking the Power of Accountability With Your Employees

Employees with ownership and clear expectations from above always perform better. Here's how to foster accountability.
The Motivation Secrets of 8 Successful Business Leaders
Motivation and Retention

The Motivation Secrets of 8 Successful Business Leaders

We spoke with leaders of eight successful companies to find out their secrets for galvanizing their staffs, clients and even themselves. Get ready to be inspired.
4 Ways to Manage Working Relationships With Toxic Family Members
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Manage Working Relationships With Toxic Family Members

Strategies for dealing with family employees who've become too much to bear.
17 Startups You Should Bet Your Career On
Motivation and Retention

17 Startups You Should Bet Your Career On

Anyone who's ready to quit their corporate job and join a startup should give these innovative, growing companies a look.
Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?
Training

Should You Have a 'Shadow' Like Jeff Bezos Does?

Letting an employee follow you around can be a great way to groom up-and-coming talent.
How to Protect Corporate Culture in a Telecommuting World
Managing Employees

How to Protect Corporate Culture in a Telecommuting World

If office culture is important to you, ask yourself these questions when mulling a telecommuting policy.
Give Performance Reviews More Than Once a Year and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Managing Employees

Give Performance Reviews More Than Once a Year and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at why you shouldn't wait till the end of the year to do a performance review, why you should engage friends in your business and more advice for business owners.
5 Steps to Better Performance Reviews
Managing Employees

5 Steps to Better Performance Reviews

How to conduct year-end reviews that are practical, meaningful and motivational for employees.
How to Get The Most Out of Employees Who Work From Home
Business Management

How to Get The Most Out of Employees Who Work From Home

More and more companies are spread far and wide with employees working virtually. Here are five ways to make the model work for your business.
A Soundtrack to Start Up By
Productivity

A Soundtrack to Start Up By

Don't let Pandora tell you what to listen to. Here, we asked the co-founders of startup phenom Back to the Roots to give us the skinny on which songs keep them going strong.
Tools to Keep Remote Employees Motivated and Productive
Apps & Software

Tools to Keep Remote Employees Motivated and Productive

As more employees work from home or places other than your office, consider these services to help you keep everyone on the same page.
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