Managing Employees

At Jimmy John's, Sandwich Makers Have to Sign a Noncompete Agreement
Franchises

At Jimmy John's, Sandwich Makers Have to Sign a Noncompete Agreement

Noncompete agreements are often reserved for executives. Why, then, does this sandwich chain ban entry-level workers from working for competitors for two years?
How Office Friendships Could Affect Your Bottom Line
Leadership

How Office Friendships Could Affect Your Bottom Line

We spend so much time at work, we see co-workers more often than friends and family. How do you gauge workplace relationships to make sure everyone gets along?
4 Reasons Telecommuting Is Good for Employees and Better for the Company
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4 Reasons Telecommuting Is Good for Employees and Better for the Company

Workers increasingly want the option to work from home, or wherever, and the savings for the company are substantial.
What to Do When Your Employees Want to Start Their Own Business
Leadership

What to Do When Your Employees Want to Start Their Own Business

If you think your top talent is a flight risk, here is how to confront the situation.
Want to Avoid Buyer's Remorse? Here Are 4 Tips for Hiring Top Talent.
Leadership

Want to Avoid Buyer's Remorse? Here Are 4 Tips for Hiring Top Talent.

To cut through the hiring noise, here are four techniques that will help reinforce or debunk the feelings you have towards a candidate.
Richard Branson on Why Hiring Should Always Be the Top Priority
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Richard Branson on Why Hiring Should Always Be the Top Priority

Your employees can make or break you, no matter how big your company is.
Banish 'Annual' From Your Performance Review Vocabulary
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Banish 'Annual' From Your Performance Review Vocabulary

Companies are innovating by giving their employees more ongoing and supportive feedback to foster better results. Think of it as workplace coaching.
Normal CEO: Culture Isn't Defined by How Much Green Juice You Stock
Leadership

Normal CEO: Culture Isn't Defined by How Much Green Juice You Stock

Before launching the 3-D printed earphone startup Normal, Nikki Kaufman was in charge of people and culture at product invention company Quirky. Watch for her best advice on pulling a team together.
Ensure Your New Employee's Success With These 5 Steps
Leadership

Ensure Your New Employee's Success With These 5 Steps

If you're hired the right person, following these tips will help make sure your new hire performs to your expectations.
5 Ways to Turn Employee Turnover Into Opportunity
Leadership

5 Ways to Turn Employee Turnover Into Opportunity

Identify great talent, onboard, develop, lose talent, repeat. It doesn't always have to be a negative cycle.
The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)
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The 10 Biggest Motivation Killers and How to Fix Them (Infographic)

Here's what's slowing your team down at work.
7 Traits to Turn Good Managers Into Great Managers
Leadership

7 Traits to Turn Good Managers Into Great Managers

At my core I believe that great managers have one job: to get the very best out of the people they manage. While that premise sounds simple, the execution is hard.
 10 Stupid Things Bosses Say When They Fire People
Leadership

10 Stupid Things Bosses Say When They Fire People

If you unfortunately find yourself having to fire someone, steer clear of saying these unfortaunte things.
4 Unexpected Benefits of a Company Retreat
Leadership

4 Unexpected Benefits of a Company Retreat

Whether you're running a company of five or 500, changing pace with a retreat will re-energize your team, encourage cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal bonds.
How Watching the Movie 'Frozen' 1,000 Times Helped Me Build My Business
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How Watching the Movie 'Frozen' 1,000 Times Helped Me Build My Business

Inspiration to take a new tack comes from a fanciful source.
5 Unforgettable Leadership Qualities for Successful Entrepreneurs
Leadership

5 Unforgettable Leadership Qualities for Successful Entrepreneurs

Even the unpredictable, renegade entrepreneur needs to keep these fundamentals in mind in his or her journey for success.
Prepare for Family Leave Laws and Avoid Litigation Later
Leadership

Prepare for Family Leave Laws and Avoid Litigation Later

Laws mandating extended paid leaves are increasingly common and already prompting a surge in employee lawsuits.
4 Reasons Outsourcing Is No Longer a Dirty Word
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4 Reasons Outsourcing Is No Longer a Dirty Word

Hiring freelancers and part-timers can be cost effective, efficient and less stressful that taking on full-time staff.
4 Tips on Managing Your Business Communications
Leadership

4 Tips on Managing Your Business Communications

Communication is deeply intertwined in an organization's culture, which is why it's crucial to keep good communication practices at the center of your business, no matter what industry you're in.
Angry Birds Maker Rovio to Cut Up to 130 Jobs
Business News

Angry Birds Maker Rovio to Cut Up to 130 Jobs

Company CEO: 'We have been building our team on assumptions of faster growth than have materialized.'
7 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into High Performers
Leadership

7 Ways to Turn Your Employees Into High Performers

Professional growth implies, yes--more money--but encompasses so much more. Here is how to help your employees grow and turn them into leaders.
How Gender Affects Team-Based Brainstorming Sessions
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How Gender Affects Team-Based Brainstorming Sessions

A news study suggests that making brainstorming activities competitive spurs men, but makes women less engaged.
The Secret to Happiness at Work Is the Right Job for Enough Money
Leadership

The Secret to Happiness at Work Is the Right Job for Enough Money

Research reveals job turnover is immensely costly and people are more likely to quit over general dissatisfaction than pay.
3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant
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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Working With a Virtual Assistant

Even though virtual assistants are meant to make an entrepreneur's life easier, founders can make mistakes working with them -- causing more headaches than good.
What the NFL's Toxic Achievers Can Teach You About the Workplace
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What the NFL's Toxic Achievers Can Teach You About the Workplace

Some talented and skilled individuals succeed in their area of expertise but create all kinds of problems due to their distorted view of themselves and others.
Being an Entrepreneur Means That Sometimes, You Just Have to Say No
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Being an Entrepreneur Means That Sometimes, You Just Have to Say No

It can be hard. But it's a necessary evil.
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