Managing Employees

News and Articles About Managing Employees

Beware! Is a 9-to-5 Schedule Turning Employees Into Zombies?

Some employees suffer from social jetlag, causing them to not work to their fullest potential. Here are some ways to cure this aliment and get them back on track.

Leading as a Servant

Leading isn't a top-down exercise. Using the concept of Servant Leadership can help you better connect with your employees

5 Keys to Engaging Performance Reviews

Four hours of a manager's time can add value and improve engagement and performance.

The Holy Grail of Workplace Motivation

When lighting a spark under your employees, keep these two critical factors in mind.

The Art of Effective Feedback

You know you have to give feedback. Here's how to make it the most effective.

Is Codependency Hurting the Way You Lead Your Company?

For the sake of moral or team-building, we often let problems slide. But that attitude only causes more issues down the line.

8 Tasks You Should Delegate Today

While multitasking may be necessary in the early days of a startup, it's important to recognize when it's time to hand off nonessential tasks.

Dallas Police Chief Announces Firings on Twitter. Good Policy?

Every time police chief David Brown terminates an employee, he takes to Twitter and Facebook to share whom he fired and why.

Kidnapping by Goodyear Workers Union Proves It's No Fun Being the Boss in France

As if the French president's plan to make companies pay ultra-high taxes on millionaire salaries weren't bad enough, businesses have to worry about kidnapping and extortion -- by their own workers.

Stop Spending Time With Toxic People

The people around you rarely have a neutral effect on you -- they either facilitate your accomplishments or undermine them.

10 Reasons to Scrap Year-End Performance Reviews

Instead of checking in once a year, it is more effective to figure out a way to exchange feedback with your employees every week.

Managing a Growing Startup? 4 Ways to Keep Your Criticism Constructive

Managing startup employees is a whole different animal. When employees wear multiple hats, it can be a challenge to keep them on task. Here are some tips.

8 Questions to Ask Now and to Keep Asking in the Year Ahead

In order to grow your business, consider these questions and determine where you can make important improvements.

5 Ways to Decrease Interruptions and Increase Productivity

Interruptions destroy many entrepreneurs' productivity. Follow these five strategies to end the unnecessary interruptions and increase the amount of work you get done on a regular basis.

How to Give Thanks to Your Team, Customers and Vendors This Thanksgiving

One day off for holiday shopping isn't enough. Here's how to show key members of your team and other stakeholders that you care.

Office Etiquette: The Rules of Saying Thank You

A look at when it's appropriate to send a thank-you note and other ways of showing appreciation to your clients, business partners and employees.

5 Reasons You Need Interns to Build Your Business

They are young, eager and ready to pitch in. Used correctly, interns can be the key to building an efficient, effective and stable workforce.

Become a Master Delegator in 7 Simple Steps

As your ability to delegate improves so will you productivity.

4 Steps to Creating a Successful Job-Swapping Program

Educate employees and inspire innovation by incorporating your own version of the job-swap techniques big companies use.

How to Run a Productive Internship Program and Stay Out of Legal Trouble

A student internship program can be a great asset for your company, but if not run properly, it can jeopardize the wellbeing of your entire business.

3 Steps for Assembling a Startup Dream Team

You may have a great idea, but your company's fate depends in large part on the strength of your team.

Bring Your Parents to Work Day Is a Good Thing. No, Really.

LinkedIn thinks you should encourage employees to bring their parents to work tomorrow. Here's why that's not as crazy as you think.

How to Motivate Employees in Less Than 5 Minutes

Motivating your team can be more art than science, but here are four techniques that work.

Swap Seats, Change Your Company? Why Where You Sit Matters

From enhancing daily interactions to finding more efficient ways of accomplishing tasks, the right office seating approach can make a big difference in your business.
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