Managing Employees

6 Epic Online Fails and How to Avoid Them
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6 Epic Online Fails and How to Avoid Them

Everyone makes mistakes, but the online world makes them a lot more visible. What not to do, if you want to keep your job.
When Does It Make Sense to Pay Employees Above the Average?
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When Does It Make Sense to Pay Employees Above the Average?

There are two criteria you must consider before seeking a highly skilled worker.
Letting Your Employees Review You Can Lead to Personal and Professional Growth
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Letting Your Employees Review You Can Lead to Personal and Professional Growth

Here are five reasons that you should seek feedback the next time performance reviews come up.
Why You Need Backup Employees
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Why You Need Backup Employees

You should have a replacement waiting in the wings, even for the star employee you love.
How to Turn an Underperformer Into an Ideal Employee
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How to Turn an Underperformer Into an Ideal Employee

A good leader will address problematic behaviors to give the person a chance to improve.
What I Learned in Making My Employees Build a Christmas Tree Out of Business Books
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What I Learned in Making My Employees Build a Christmas Tree Out of Business Books

I wanted to test whether team-building exercises are really good management and morale tools. Here's what I found.
3 Unorthodox Paths to Becoming a Better Boss
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3 Unorthodox Paths to Becoming a Better Boss

There is no handbook for being a good boss, so there is nothing wrong for seeking tips in unexpected places.
Make Holiday Shenanigans Work for Your Bottom Line
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Make Holiday Shenanigans Work for Your Bottom Line

Find out how some seasonal slacking behaviors can actually help your business.
Don't Be a Turkey in How You Communicate Appreciation to Your Staff
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Don't Be a Turkey in How You Communicate Appreciation to Your Staff

Clueless managers might fall short in expressing their thanks on the eve of Thanksgiving. Here's what to do.
To Boost Productivity, Encourage Employees to Encourage Each Other
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To Boost Productivity, Encourage Employees to Encourage Each Other

How team members interact, and the settings in which interactions occur, dramatically impact the workplace.
How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)
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How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

A survey of more than 2,000 employees found that only 45 percent of time at the office is spent on primary job duties.
Does Your Staff Dislike You?
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Does Your Staff Dislike You?

Grade yourself on this checklist of managerial behaviors. Spot leadership mistakes that elicit less-than-desirable results.
The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done
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The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done

As a leader, you want these go-getters on your team. As an employee, you should aspire to be like them.
Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price
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Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price

If you want to stay relevant, much less open, you should know your product or service in and out, and make sure you employees are well trained.
Enlist the Power of Suggestion to Boost Your Startup's Performance
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Enlist the Power of Suggestion to Boost Your Startup's Performance

Setting employee expectations is critical enough that it can mean the difference between success and failure.
Multiply the Trust Factor Inside Your Organization
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Multiply the Trust Factor Inside Your Organization

These 10 principles will go a long way toward enhancing employees' commitment to the company.
6 Tips for a Fun, Affordable Holiday Party
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6 Tips for a Fun, Affordable Holiday Party

An end-of-year celebration can boost employees spirits and raise their morale for next year.
Promote Your All-Stars Without Throwing Off the Team Dynamic
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Promote Your All-Stars Without Throwing Off the Team Dynamic

Recognizing when an employee is ready for advancement and helping the rest of the staff navigate the transition smoothly can mean the difference between a dream team and a disaster.
What Do Your Employees Really Cost You?
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What Do Your Employees Really Cost You?

Here's how to figure out the true cost of an employee, according to one business expert.
How Perfection Can Ruin Your Business
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How Perfection Can Ruin Your Business

Very often, perfection is the enemy of success. Don't let it be.
5 Essential Keys to Leading a Remote Workforce
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5 Essential Keys to Leading a Remote Workforce

Modern technology has freed employees from the constraints of a central office. Here's how managers can ensure they're productive but not micromanaged.
An Open-Handed Vacation Policy is a Great Perk for Employers
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An Open-Handed Vacation Policy is a Great Perk for Employers

Generous time off encourages employee loyalty and, since so many workers don't use all their vacation time, costs the company little.
15 Behaviors and Traits of Great Leaders
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15 Behaviors and Traits of Great Leaders

They have resolve and vision, but are humble about it.
The Real Reason the Castaways Never Escaped Gilligan's Island
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The Real Reason the Castaways Never Escaped Gilligan's Island

Are you creating incentives for specific behaviors, but motivating people to do something completely different?
Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns
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Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns

Interns triumphed over the publisher in a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns from magazines like Vogue and the New Yorker.
How Much Value Do Your Employees Bring to the Bottom Line?
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How Much Value Do Your Employees Bring to the Bottom Line?

You have to begin looking at each of your employees as a profit center.
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