Managing Employees

When Does Switching to a Remote Workplace Make Sense?
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When Does Switching to a Remote Workplace Make Sense?

Having your employees telecommute can bring many benefits to your company, but the risks must also be weighed.
Stop Being So Laid-Back In the Workplace
Leadership

Stop Being So Laid-Back In the Workplace

Executives who are too permissive in the office run the risk of sacrificing productivity.
Mid-Market Businesses Grow With the Right Hiring
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Mid-Market Businesses Grow With the Right Hiring

The nation's 200,000 mid-sized business are an engine of economic growth fueled by talent nurtured to innovate.
Why Restaurants Have Rules Against Really Big Tips
Franchises

Why Restaurants Have Rules Against Really Big Tips

A Waffle House waitress nearly lost a $1,000 tip due to company policy, raising the question: how should restaurants deal with unexpected windfalls?
12 Personality Traits That Make You a Rock-Star Boss (Infographic)
Leadership

12 Personality Traits That Make You a Rock-Star Boss (Infographic)

A team is only ever as powerful as its captain. If your staff seems to be drifting, then take a good hard look in the mirror.
5 Signs You're Not Leadership Material
Leadership

5 Signs You're Not Leadership Material

If you think you are a true leader then these are the behaviors you'll need to avoid.
A Day in the Life of a Staffing Agency Owner
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A Day in the Life of a Staffing Agency Owner

To help you figure out if this is the type of business you'd like to start, let's take a behind-the-scenes look at how a staffing service operates on a daily basis.
Smarten Your Employees' Work Styles -- 5 Ways to Coax Productivity
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Smarten Your Employees' Work Styles -- 5 Ways to Coax Productivity

By creating a goal-oriented culture and focusing more on quality work, managers can help their staff save time while bettering the results.
4 Smart Ways to Increase Employee Retention
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4 Smart Ways to Increase Employee Retention

When you've got good workers, you want them to stick around. Here are four ways to make working for your business something employees enjoy.
Why Midyear Is a Marvelous Time for a Meaningful Review
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Why Midyear Is a Marvelous Time for a Meaningful Review

No great coach would forgo the opportunity for a motivating half-time huddle. Review employees' progress and challenge and inspire them as well as celebrate some.
10 Insights on Building, Motivating and Managing an Exceptional Team
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10 Insights on Building, Motivating and Managing an Exceptional Team

Is team building an art or a science? Fortunately, academic research on group dynamics sheds some much needed light on creating and motivating the perfect staff.
The Leadership Style That Will Bring a Startup Long-Term Success
Leadership

The Leadership Style That Will Bring a Startup Long-Term Success

This leadership approach is the secret to beating the 'founders can’t scale' curse.
SBA Chief: The Secret to Being a Good Boss Is Being a Good Cheerleader
Leadership

SBA Chief: The Secret to Being a Good Boss Is Being a Good Cheerleader

Maria Contreras-Sweet became head of the Small Business Administration just about two months ago, but managing employees is hardly new territory for her.
The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning
Franchises

The No. 1 Thing Restaurants Must Do to Stop Food Poisoning

Want to have happy customers? Don't let this practice go on within your restaurant's walls.
7 Secrets of the Most Productive Meetings
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7 Secrets of the Most Productive Meetings

Convening the right crew for a well-defined planning session can result in an efficient exchange, providing you stick to these rules.
The Quiet Obamacare Change That Could Save Businesses Thousands
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The Quiet Obamacare Change That Could Save Businesses Thousands

Because of a shift in how Obamacare affects laid-off employees, businesses might see some COBRA-related savings.
13 Signs of a Disengaged Employee (Infographic)
Leadership

13 Signs of a Disengaged Employee (Infographic)

Can you pick out which employees have no intention of helping your company grow? Use this guide to help.
Getting People to Say Yes When Everyone Isn't on Board
The 'Treps

Getting People to Say Yes When Everyone Isn't on Board

Here are a few pointers on how to help a group reach a consensus when they simply don’t agree.
What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Worker Safety
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What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Worker Safety

Many business owners wrongly assume that accidents and injuries on the job won't happen in their operations.
3 Things You Must Do Before Becoming Your Own Boss
Starting a Business

3 Things You Must Do Before Becoming Your Own Boss

Before deciding to go into business for yourself, take a deep look at your financial state and personality traits.
3 Savvy Tips to Help You Better Connect With (and Oversee) Your Staff
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3 Savvy Tips to Help You Better Connect With (and Oversee) Your Staff

Find out how to truly be in touch with your staff so you'll be able to identify and prevent potential problems.
Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.
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Managing People Is an Art: 32 Ways to Do it Right.

Some of the small-business owners honored during National Small Business Week share their best strategies for running a cohesive and efficient staff.
Taming Your Inner Control Freak
Leadership

Taming Your Inner Control Freak

When everything is spinning out of control, letting go is more necessary than ever.
No Wizard Needed -- 3 Ways to Give Employees Courage
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No Wizard Needed -- 3 Ways to Give Employees Courage

When people fall back on the same tired ideas, your company can stagnate. Do these things to strengthen their backbones.
How to Be a Better, Stronger, More Engaging and Respected Leader
Leadership

How to Be a Better, Stronger, More Engaging and Respected Leader

Technical skills are important, but they're only a fraction of what makes someone a great leader. Here are some practical ways to improve the skills that really count.
Choosing the Best Office Space for Your Startup
Starting a Business

Choosing the Best Office Space for Your Startup

Finding the right office space can be one of the biggest challenges for any business, but it is especially tricky for young startups. Here are a few tips to make it easier.
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