Managing Employees

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An Open-Handed Vacation Policy is a Great Perk for Employers
Managing Employees

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.
Matt Straz
15 Behaviors and Traits of Great Leaders
Leadership Qualities

15 Behaviors and Traits of Great Leaders

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

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?
Joel Basgall
Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns
Internships

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.
Kate Taylor
How Much Value Do Your Employees Bring to the Bottom Line?
Managing Employees

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.
Tom Borg
Don't Overestimate the Motivational Potential of a Salary Raise
Employee Motivation

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.
Pratik Dholakiya
Here is How to Make Your International Team Feel Like Part of the Family
Team Management

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.
Paul Mandell
Pay People for Commitment, Not for Time or Results
Compensation and benefits

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.
Jurgen Appelo
5 Lessons a Boss Should Learn From Employees
Managing Employees

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.
Andre Lavoie
Consider These 10 Strategies When Preparing to Grow Your Company
Growth Strategies

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.
Ron Yekutiel
Early to Work, Early Back Home Banishes the Wintertime Blues
Schedules

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.
Chuck Longanecker
24 People, No Managers: Our Experiment in Getting Work Done
Productivity

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
Leadership

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.
Steve Tobak
5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics
Entrepreneurship

5 Lessons That Business Leaders Could Learn From Academics

Researchers frame questions, recognize solutions and structure teams in ways that businesses could profitably emulate.
Jake Wobbrock