Managing Employees

Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive
Managing Employees

Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive

Managing startup employees is a whole different animal. When employees wear multiple hats, it can be a challenge to keep them on task. Here are some tips.
8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead
Growth Strategies

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

In order to grow your business, consider these questions and determine where you can make important improvements.
Avoid These Off-Site Work Party Mistakes
Managing Employees

Avoid These Off-Site Work Party Mistakes

Even when you hold your holiday party off-site, you’re still the host and a successful party relies on your good planning. Here are four mistakes to avoid.
Simple Solutions for Better In-Office Parties
Managing Employees

Simple Solutions for Better In-Office Parties

For a fun, morale boosting office party, keep these tips in mind.
5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity
Growth Strategies

5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity

Interruptions destroy many entrepreneurs' productivity. Follow these five strategies to end the unnecessary interruptions and increase the amount of work you get done on a regular basis.
4 Ways to Avoid Holiday-Party Mishaps
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Avoid Holiday-Party Mishaps

Holiday parties can be a minefield. But, with a few simple tweaks, you can have fun and curb potentially bad behavior.
How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving
Managing Employees

How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving

One day off for holiday shopping isn't enough. Here's how to show key members of your team and other stakeholders that you care.
Office Etiquette: The Rules of Saying Thank You
Networking

Office Etiquette: The Rules of Saying Thank You

A look at when it's appropriate to send a thank-you note and other ways of showing appreciation to your clients, business partners and employees.
5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business
Managing Employees

5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business

They are young, eager and ready to pitch in. Used correctly, interns can be the key to building an efficient, effective and stable workforce.
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.
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