Managing Employees

When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers
Managing Employees

When Facebook's 'Like' Pushes the Wrong Button with Employers

Clicking the 'Like' button on a business, brand, organization or person's official Facebook Page may be grounds for dismissal.
What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs
Managing Employees

What I Learned About Great Meetings from Steve Jobs

One principle that is key to Apple's success is keeping meetings small and attended by the smartest people.
Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime
Management & Operations

Seven Tech Tools for Fighting Retail Crime

Store owners can choose from a greater variety of tools to try to prevent theft by both shoplifters and employees.
Should You Be the Leader of Your Small Business?
Leadership

Should You Be the Leader of Your Small Business?

Some entrepreneurs are born to start businesses, but not all of them can inspire greatness in the ranks. Here's how to tell if you're really cut out for leadership.
The Five Things Employees Really Want
Human Resources

The Five Things Employees Really Want

The recent 'Undercover Boss' episode on Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen showed exactly what workers really want from their employer. Here's a hint: It's not a raise.
Seven Ways to Get Your Unmotivated Workers Off Their Butts
Motivation and Retention

Seven Ways to Get Your Unmotivated Workers Off Their Butts

Here are some tips for getting workers fired up and raring to achieve your company's goals.
The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office
Managing Employees

The Risks of Betting on Sports in Your Office

Here's how office pools may earn your company a major-league penalty.
10 Powerful Management Insights from Apple, P&G, Yum Brands and Gilt Groupe
Business Management

10 Powerful Management Insights from Apple, P&G, Yum Brands and Gilt Groupe

Here's a rundown on the management traits four solid-gold brands used to get their startups off the ground, and to keep driving their companies forward, as described in four new books:
Finding the Jeremy Lin on Your Team
Managing Employees

Finding the Jeremy Lin on Your Team

The basketball dynamo may have captured the nation's attention, but he's also giving business owners a vital lesson in how to unlock a team's hidden talent.
Seven Ways to Kill Your Meetings and Unleash Productivity
Training

Seven Ways to Kill Your Meetings and Unleash Productivity

Despite studies showing that meetings are a colossal waste of time, they remain common. Here's how to collaborate while cutting back on meetings.
The Best Ways to Praise Your Employees
Managing Employees

The Best Ways to Praise Your Employees

Praise in the workplace can be a powerful motivator. The Esquire Guy teaches us how to do it right. Hint: No bear hugs.
The Power of Praise in Business -- and How to Do it Right
Managing Employees

The Power of Praise in Business -- and How to Do it Right

The Esquire guy gives a nod to the power of praise in the workplace -- and makes it clear there are lessons to be learned in both giving and receiving the proverbial pat on the back
Why Social Media May Weaken the Moral Fiber of Your Workplace
Managing Employees

Why Social Media May Weaken the Moral Fiber of Your Workplace

Of all the benefits of social media, it could also lead to ethical woes in the workplace.
Tips to Manage a Successful Sales Team
Sales

Tips to Manage a Successful Sales Team

The traits that make top sales pros great also can lead to difficulties for managers. Here's how to adapt your managerial style so sales can soar.
Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss
Managing Employees

Seven Tips for Becoming a Better Boss

If you're resolving to do a better job as a boss this year year, consider this advice from the leaders of small companies known for their great workplace practices.
How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee
Managing Employees

How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

As movie studios go after those who've illegally uploaded their content to the Internet, business owners should determine their recourse should an employee cross the line on your dime.
Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?
Managing Employees

Should an Employer Allow an Employee to Work on a Side Business?

A professor of business ethics advises on if and when to allow employees to moonlight on startups of their own.
10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers
Managing Employees

10 Gifts Entrepreneurs Can Give to Staffers

Not sure what to buy for your hard working employees this holiday season? Check out these suggestions.
When to Let Employees Work from Home
Managing Employees

When to Let Employees Work from Home

Telecommuting can be a vital recruiting tool, if you plan ahead and create the right culture for your company. Here's how.
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO
Leadership

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Costco's CEO

Jim Sinegal, the CEO of the third-largest U.S. retailer is retiring next year. Here are five key lessons entrepreneurs can take away from his legacy.
Why Negativity Can Be Good for Your Business Blog
Branding

Why Negativity Can Be Good for Your Business Blog

Looking for a catalyst to boost visibility and engagement of your blog? Consider being critical.
How to Tap the Power of 'Thank You'
Growing Your Business

How to Tap the Power of 'Thank You'

Expressing gratitude can be good for business. Here are ways to make your appreciation more meaningful to your employees, vendors and customers.
How to Make Employee Training a Winning Investment
Training

How to Make Employee Training a Winning Investment

Entrepreneurs who help their team strengthen important skills, and add to them, can see a boost to their bottom line.
Seven Steps to Coaching Your Employees to Success
Training

Seven Steps to Coaching Your Employees to Success

Don't just rely on annual reviews. Create an ongoing communication with your employees to help them be their best.
Is an Office Vampire Draining Your Productivity?
Managing Employees

Is an Office Vampire Draining Your Productivity?

Workplace vampires can quickly diminish the energy and time you could be using to run your business. Here, three ways to ward them off and get your company back on track.
How to Start New Hires on the Right Track
Managing Employees

How to Start New Hires on the Right Track

Hiring an employee is just the first step. Create a development plan for all new hires so you can set them on the path to success in your company.
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