Managing Employees

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How to Communicate With Your First Employee

How to Communicate With Your First Employee

This hire marks the beginning of your becoming a manager of staff. Here's how to do things right.
How to Manage Your Own Kids as Summer Employees

How to Manage Your Own Kids as Summer Employees

Hiring your own children can have a ton of advantages, provided you do it right.
Big Organizational Challenges Can Be Overcome With Transparency

Big Organizational Challenges Can Be Overcome With Transparency

Being open and honest with employees can solve issues such as low morale, poor engagement and turnover.
How to Handle Large Changes in Sales Volume

How to Handle Large Changes in Sales Volume

The easiest way to wrest back control over a roller-coaster sales cycle is by managing the pricing of your products or services.
Words Do Matter In Workplace Communication

Words Do Matter In Workplace Communication

Leaders must start paying more attention to the words they use to make their messages more powerful, inspirational and motivational.
Distracted and Overwhelmed Employees Are Costing You Big. Try These 3 Fixes.

Distracted and Overwhelmed Employees Are Costing You Big. Try These 3 Fixes.

Workers are checking their phones a staggering amount each day, according to a recent survey.
Why the Future of Work Is Already Here

Why the Future of Work Is Already Here

Skeptical of allowing employees to work remotely? Don't be. Here are five steps to getting started and getting more productivity from employees.
This Startup's Secret Sauce: Employees First, Customers Second

This Startup's Secret Sauce: Employees First, Customers Second

Dinner Lab, which hosts pop-up dinners in overlooked, underused spaces across the country, empowers its staff with an important sense of ownership.
Attention Entrepreneurs: Compromise, But Never Compromise Your Standards

Attention Entrepreneurs: Compromise, But Never Compromise Your Standards

A cautionary tale, and some questions to consider when collaborating and facing a major compromise.
How to Answer Questions Better Than Anyone Else

How to Answer Questions Better Than Anyone Else

Tips for providing answers and advice with confidence and without sounding like a jerk.
Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.

Want Your Business to Grow? Help Your Employees Succeed.

We’ve all heard the saying that 'a team is only as strong as its weakest link,' but the number of business leaders choosing to ignore this sentiment is staggering. Don't make this mistake.
Why Generations Clash at Work

Why Generations Clash at Work

Don't just blame the Millennials. The struggle between the status quo and young up-and-comers is ageless, and important.
How Would You Handle These 7 Situations? Would You Pass the 'Diaper Test'?

How Would You Handle These 7 Situations? Would You Pass the 'Diaper Test'?

There are many moral and ethical questions business owners face on a regular basis. Is there a right way to do things?
5 Ways HR Technology Can Improve Performance Reviews

5 Ways HR Technology Can Improve Performance Reviews

With many unsatisfied with the current setup for giving feedback, find out how software can step into the breach.
5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work

5 Reasons Why Zero-Hour Contracts Are the Future of Work

Zero hour contracts, already common in UK and Europe, are likely to catch on in the US.
Can Video Games in the Office Make Employees More Productive?

Can Video Games in the Office Make Employees More Productive?

Hip startup employees have been known to enjoy digital entertainment at work, but does it actually have a positive effect on employees?
Rampant Bullying Found Across Workplaces

Rampant Bullying Found Across Workplaces

Physical or emotional harassment persists when no one speaks up or sets boundaries.
4 Management Traps to Avoid at All Costs

4 Management Traps to Avoid at All Costs

While every leadership style is different, every boss should steer clear of these negative traits.
Great CEOs Don't Whine … or Coddle

Great CEOs Don't Whine … or Coddle

If you want to lead a successful company, you need to teach by example and focus on the best traits, not the worst.
Should You Offer Time Off to Fathers of Newborns?

Should You Offer Time Off to Fathers of Newborns?

Here are four questions to consider as you debate instituting a paternity leave policy.
Why Do People Actually Quit Their Jobs? (Infographic)

Why Do People Actually Quit Their Jobs? (Infographic)

Lack of advancement, poor work-life balance and economics – here are the real deal breakers for employees.
Getting the Most From Your Interns -- and Giving Back in Return

Getting the Most From Your Interns -- and Giving Back in Return

The arrangement can result in a true learning experience on both sides.
6 Alternatives to Micromanaging Employees

6 Alternatives to Micromanaging Employees

Communicating goals and letting everyone know how their work contributes reduces the need to micromanage.
The 10 Questions Startups Need to Be Asking Potential Hires

The 10 Questions Startups Need to Be Asking Potential Hires

We asked entrepreneurs in the community for the best questions that they thought were not only interesting and creative, but also revealing.
5 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

5 Things Great Leaders Do Every Day

These tips can help you lead effectively -- no matter what your management style.
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