Managing Employees

Business Management

Why Being 'Good' Can Help You Build a Successful Startup

When you work for yourself, your reputation is your most important asset. Here's how to keep it looking shiny and new.
Why a Star Hire Isn't Your Ticket to Success
Managing Employees

Why a Star Hire Isn't Your Ticket to Success

Too many businesses suffer from 'Magic Person Syndrome' -- waiting for the perfect executive to fix their problems.
How to Build an Ethical Business Culture
Managing Employees

How to Build an Ethical Business Culture

Three steps to make sure your employees' behavior is above board.
How to Get Your Employees and Customers to Market for You
Marketing Ideas

How to Get Your Employees and Customers to Market for You

Two easy-to-implement, on-site marketing tactics that use your best assets: your employees and your customers.
Business Management

How to Handle Problem Employees -- And Fire Them if Needed

No one envy's an entrepreneur when it's time to let problem employees go. Here's how to make the process as smooth as possible.
4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Get New Employees Off on the Right Foot

Make the most of a new hire's first weeks with these tips to make them feel productive and welcome.
5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business
Managing Employees

5 Tips and Tools to Create a Company Culture When You Run a Virtual Business

How to foster team cohesion and run your business efficiently when everyone works remotely.
4 Ways to Manage the Perils of  'Friend-ployees'
Managing Employees

4 Ways to Manage the Perils of 'Friend-ployees'

How to maintain your authority when you become close with your employees.
3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges
Managing Employees

3 Teambuilding Exercises Tailored to Unique Business Challenges

How three entrepreneurs designed effective--and fun--ways to strengthen their teams.
5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option
Motivation and Retention

5 Ways to Reward Employees When Raises Aren't an Option

In these tough economic times, raises and bonus pay for deserving employees may be out of the question. Here are some alternative ways to keep your team happy and loyal.
How to Break Bad News to Employees
Managing Employees

How to Break Bad News to Employees

Seven steps for making tough conversations with employees less painful for everyone.
When a Tattoo Equals a Lawsuit
Managing Employees

When a Tattoo Equals a Lawsuit

T-shirts and tattoos might be more common in the workplace, but keep these four do's and don'ts in mind to avoid potential problems.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Team Training From NASA's Mission to Mars
Managing Employees

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Team Training From NASA's Mission to Mars

Four astronaut training techniques that can help you get the most out of your employees.
4 Ways to Prevent Office Bullies
Human Resources

4 Ways to Prevent Office Bullies

From conflict resolution to a healthy workplace policy, these tips will help you create a positive work environment.
7 Deadly Sins of Business Meetings
Growing Your Business

7 Deadly Sins of Business Meetings

Meetings can yield better results if company leaders provide focus -- and a little creativity.
How to Create Your Own Dream Team in Business
Managing Employees

How to Create Your Own Dream Team in Business

Before the 'Fab 5' there was the 'Magnificent 7.' Olympian Dominique Moceanu was part of that original team, which won the very first gold medal for U.S. Women Gymnastics. Here are her team-building tips.
Can You Be a Tough Boss Without Being a Jerk?
Leadership

Can You Be a Tough Boss Without Being a Jerk?

Four rules to avoid crossing the line from tough to mean.
How to Become a Better Leader
Leadership

How to Become a Better Leader

Four tips to help you better understand yourself and others in your business.
Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness
Managing Employees

Olympic Training Tips for Coaching Employees to Greatness

Just as Olympians need great coaches to reach their highest potential, your high-performing employees need coaching to do the same. Here's how to get started.
Are You Surrounded by
Leadership

Are You Surrounded by "Yes" People? 3 Steps to Straight Talk

Tips for making your team feel comfortable to tell you what you need to hear, instead of only what they think you want to hear.
Finally, Guidance on Employer Social-Media Policies
Managing Employees

Finally, Guidance on Employer Social-Media Policies

A federal agency for labor practices offers long-awaited guidance to employers on social-media guidelines at work.
Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That
Motivation and Retention

Need Help Retaining Employees? Some Apps for That

Social media-style programs give workers public kudos when they go above and beyond. Consider these employee rewards-and-recognition apps.
How to Give Employees Independence Without Losing Control
Managing Employees

How to Give Employees Independence Without Losing Control

Every business owner knows how to wear a lot of hats. But at some point you have to stop being a control freak. With a nod to Independence Day, here are three tips to empower your team's ideas.
Richard Branson on When Workers Rebel Against a New Manager
Training

Richard Branson on When Workers Rebel Against a New Manager

Second-guessing a newly hired manager can be tricky business. The British billionaire offers advice on how he works with managers.
Gordon Ramsay's Lessons for Motivating a Sales Team
Managing Employees

Gordon Ramsay's Lessons for Motivating a Sales Team

The celebrity chef knows how to rev up his staff to perform at their best. Here are seven lessons from the season premiere of Fox's 'MasterChef.'
3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time
Managing Employees

3 Employee Mistakes That Cost Businesses Big Time

Managing employees comes with hidden costs. Find out how to protect yourself from situations that can emotionally and financially devastate a business.
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