Managing Employees

10 Reasons to Hire Overqualified Candidates
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10 Reasons to Hire Overqualified Candidates

It's counterintuitive, but sometimes bringing onboard a job seeker with more skills than required results in a win-win.
6 Secrets to Getting Employees to Do What You Want
Leadership

6 Secrets to Getting Employees to Do What You Want

To succeed, leaders must effectively set, measure and evaluate goals.
4 Signs Your Employer Knows You're Looking to Leave
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4 Signs Your Employer Knows You're Looking to Leave

Employees are more hopeful that they will find a new job than they have been in years. But they're tipping off their employers without even realizing it.
How the Epidemic of Bad Behavior Affects Your Business
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How the Epidemic of Bad Behavior Affects Your Business

Learn about actions your company can take to return to civility in the workplace and minimize rudeness with customers.
The Art of Courting Candidates: Creating a Stellar Startup Interview Experience
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The Art of Courting Candidates: Creating a Stellar Startup Interview Experience

The benchmark of recruitment isn't the number of high-caliber candidates who get a job but the number of unsuccessful candidates who would recommend your company to friends.
4 Reasons Sharing Performance Metrics Will Accelerate Your Business
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4 Reasons Sharing Performance Metrics Will Accelerate Your Business

An entrepreneur makes his case for the efficiency of dashboards to inspire engagement, productivity and results.
How to Be the Best Boss (Infographic)
Leadership

How to Be the Best Boss (Infographic)

The most important thing you can do as a boss to keep talented staffers on board is to make sure they are enjoying their days and feel appreciated.
To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic)
Leadership

To Be a Brilliant Leader, Mindset Is Everything (Infographic)

Successful executives may have vastly different leadership styles, but they share very similar mindsets.
The Seesaw of Social and Analytical Skills -- 5 Ways to Build Both
Leadership

The Seesaw of Social and Analytical Skills -- 5 Ways to Build Both

Having strong social and analytical skills is crucial for both leaders and their employees. They promote problem-solving ability and the ability to work together as a group.
The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets
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The 'George Costanza Defense' to Stealing Trade Secrets

When an employee is caught red-handed taking proprietary secrets, some feign ignorance to noncompete agreements. Here's how to handle it.
It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture [Infographic]
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It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture [Infographic]

They say that money can't buy you happiness, but according to the data, employee happiness sure can buy you money, so to speak.
Faith at Work Is About the Practice, Not the Preaching
Leadership

Faith at Work Is About the Practice, Not the Preaching

Practicing faith at work doesn't mean converting people. It is about being the best colleague possible.
Inspire Performance by Providing Optimum Feedback
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Inspire Performance by Providing Optimum Feedback

Aim for for the gold standard when conducting individual reviews. Create an environment where ongoing evaluation is a welcomed aspect of workplace culture not a loathsome ritual.
The CEO's Checklist to Keeping Employees Happy and Fulfilled
Leadership

The CEO's Checklist to Keeping Employees Happy and Fulfilled

As a business owner, it's your job to establish procedures that will keep your employees happy and motivated.
Why Stressed-Out Control Freaks Make Insanely Great Entrepreneurs
Leadership

Why Stressed-Out Control Freaks Make Insanely Great Entrepreneurs

You either want to accomplish great things or you don't. If you don't expect and push for it, you don't get it.
Revamp Your Approach to Monthly One-to-One Meetings
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Revamp Your Approach to Monthly One-to-One Meetings

During those regular gatherings to discuss individual employee performance and goals, vary the setting, format and agenda for better results.
Starbucks Baristas Get a Pay Raise and Permission to Show Off Tattoos
Leadership

Starbucks Baristas Get a Pay Raise and Permission to Show Off Tattoos

The coffee company announced an updated dress code, raises across the board and free snacks while working.
The Secret to Building a Successful Startup? Finding the Right Team.
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The Secret to Building a Successful Startup? Finding the Right Team.

Entrepreneurs know the secret to success is hiring the right team to execute their vision. Here are five tips to keep in mind during the hiring process.
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.
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