Managing Employees

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.
Don't Overestimate the Motivational Potential of a Salary Raise
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Don't Overestimate the Motivational Potential of a Salary Raise

The prospect of an annual pay hike is just too abstract to keep employees operating with enthusiasm every day. That requires personal engagement.
Here is How to Make Your International Team Feel Like Part of the Family
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Here is How to Make Your International Team Feel Like Part of the Family

Developing and managing an international team is not a trivial endeavor and any founders considering such an effort should heed this advice.
Pay People for Commitment, Not for Time or Results
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Pay People for Commitment, Not for Time or Results

With flexible work schedules and performance metrics, a business network CEO suggests a different approach to gauging employees.
5 Lessons a Boss Should Learn From Employees
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5 Lessons a Boss Should Learn From Employees

Often employers are removed from employees. Leaders often feel responsible for teaching employees, but the opposite has many benefits as well.
Consider These 10 Strategies When Preparing to Grow Your Company
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Consider These 10 Strategies When Preparing to Grow Your Company

There are concrete steps you can take as your progress your startup to the next level.
Early to Work, Early Back Home Banishes the Wintertime Blues
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Early to Work, Early Back Home Banishes the Wintertime Blues

Who says you need to "fall back'' when the clocks change? One company is ignoring the clock to give employees an hour of sunlight.
24 People, No Managers: Our Experiment in Getting Work Done
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24 People, No Managers: Our Experiment in Getting Work Done

Instead of higher-ups making decisions, often far removed from the real problems that team members face, you give the decision making power to those that are closest to the problem.
Why True Leaders Are So Rare
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Why True Leaders Are So Rare

It takes courage, strength and discipline to break from the herd and become a successful entrepreneur or business leader.
5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics
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5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics

Researchers frame questions, recognize solutions and structure teams in ways that businesses could profitably emulate.
 7 Concepts Every CEO Has to Nail
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7 Concepts Every CEO Has to Nail

Being a CEO isn't like playing a game. Don't call yourself one if you can't handle these concepts.
Employee Wellness Programs Need to Get Personal to Succeed
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Employee Wellness Programs Need to Get Personal to Succeed

The traditional carrot-and-stick approach is not very effective at getting people to take their health seriously.
Reward Your Employees With Time Off for Volunteer Work
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Reward Your Employees With Time Off for Volunteer Work

Sure, giving back will help your team feel good, but it can also help your bottom line.
Why I Want My Employees to Sleep on the Job
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Why I Want My Employees to Sleep on the Job

Burning the midnight oil and skipping sleep to gain a competitive advantage is something a lot of entrepreneurs and other professionals are tempted to do.
Ditch These 4 Bad Habits to Free a Closed Mind
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Ditch These 4 Bad Habits to Free a Closed Mind

Do you often assume there's a need to take sides? Rid yourself of the propensity for making snap judgments and instead try to understand the players on both sides.
The Most Cost-Effective Cyber-Security Initiative You Can Employ
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The Most Cost-Effective Cyber-Security Initiative You Can Employ

Hint: It's not technology that will deliver the biggest boon.
Measure These 5 Talent Metrics for Greater Success in Hiring and Managing Employees
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Measure These 5 Talent Metrics for Greater Success in Hiring and Managing Employees

Human-resource teams worldwide are still failing to use data to make decisions as well as evaluate business performance.
The Harsh Truth: Your Employees Don't Care About Your Business the Way You Do
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The Harsh Truth: Your Employees Don't Care About Your Business the Way You Do

Find out why this management expert doesn't believe in the 'ownership mentality.'
Think Like A Startup: Look for Ideas Everywhere, Be Decisive.
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Think Like A Startup: Look for Ideas Everywhere, Be Decisive.

There is no time for bureaucracy in a young company looking to innovate in a legacy industry. Normal CEO and founder Nikki Kaufman explains her philosophy of accepting ideas from everywhere.
 7 Payroll Items to Check Off Your List Before the Year Ends
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7 Payroll Items to Check Off Your List Before the Year Ends

From preparing for performance reviews to organizing receipts for taxes, an early start now will avoid headaches later.
Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think
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Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think

Employees at the burrito chain are suing for wage theft in two states.
5 Rules for Promoting Managers at a Fast-Growing Startup
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5 Rules for Promoting Managers at a Fast-Growing Startup

The move from team member to management is both a thrill and a shock. Sensible steps to ease the transition make success more likely for everybody.
10 Reasons to Hire Overqualified Candidates
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10 Reasons to Hire Overqualified Candidates

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

To succeed, leaders must effectively set, measure and evaluate goals.
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