Disciplining and Firing

Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips
Leadership

Keep Your Promises and Other Must-Read Business Tips

A look at how to be a better leader, communicate with potential clients, keep your customers happy and more advice for business owners.
Brian Patrick Eha
10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go
Growth Strategies

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Letting an Employee Go

Every time you are tempted to fire an employee, use it as an opportunity to look in the mirror and learn. The fact that an employee isn't performing according to your expectations may not be his problem, but yours.
Lisa Girard
Nightmare on Main Street: Workers That Can Sap Your Soul
Growth Strategies

Nightmare on Main Street: Workers That Can Sap Your Soul

A horror-story employee can turn a high-performing team into zombies. Here's how to recognize this familiar plot line.
Chris McIntyre
How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee
Growth Strategies

How to Protect Your Business from a Rogue Employee

As movie studios go after those who've illegally uploaded their content to the Internet, business owners should determine their recourse should an employee cross the line on your dime.
Mikal E. Belicove
Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them
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Five Problem Employees and What You Can Do About Them

Small companies aren't immune from workplace behavior problems. Here's what to do about them.
Gwen Moran
7 Steps to Defuse Workplace Tension
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7 Steps to Defuse Workplace Tension

Don't let unresolved conflict poison your office.
In Search of the Truth
Leadership

In Search of the Truth

What should you do if an employee is lying to you?
Jennifer Wang
Motivating Gen X, Gen Y Workers
Leadership

Motivating Gen X, Gen Y Workers

A primer on how to get the most out of younger employees
Growth Strategies

Layoffs: Who Stays, and Who Goes?

Assess what makes your company profitable, and who makes it happen.
Growth Strategies

The Right Way to Fire Someone

Firing an employee may be the hardest thing you'll have to do, but if you follow these tips, you can get the job done right.
Growth Strategies

Appraising Employee Performance

Taking time to review your employees is important to their success and the success of your company. Follow these tips for developing effective appraisals.
Growth Strategies

Your Guide to Terminating Employees

It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it. Our expert tells you how to professionally--and legally--fire an employee.
Growth Strategies

When and How to Discipline Employees

This HR expert offers advice on how to handle employee misconduct.
Growth Strategies

Establishing an Employee Review System

By setting clear standards and involving employees in the review process, your entire company can benefit from formal appraisals.
Disciplining and Firing

Firing an employee or giving an underperforming employee a negative review are some of the toughest things you'll ever have to do as a business owner. It can be as difficult for person giving the bad news as it is on the person receiving it. These articles will help you navigate how to handle these tough decisions.

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