Managing Employees

Virtual Assistant Service Zirtual Abruptly Shuts Down
Failure

Virtual Assistant Service Zirtual Abruptly Shuts Down

The company surprised clients and employees Monday morning with an email announcing its closure.
Nina Zipkin
The Sad Saga of the $70,000 Minimum Salary Company
Managing Employees

The Sad Saga of the $70,000 Minimum Salary Company

The utopian vision of an entrepreneur who wanted to do his part for income inequality looks shortsighted in the cold light of reality.
Steve Tobak
The 4 Principles Needed to Achieve, or Deliver, Happiness
Happiness

The 4 Principles Needed to Achieve, or Deliver, Happiness

Different people have different ideas about what might make them happy, but one thing is for sure: money only works to certain point.
Tony Hsieh and Jenn Lim
Tell Us: Would You Let Employees Come in Late if They Had Spent the Morning Exercising?
Personal Health

Tell Us: Would You Let Employees Come in Late if They Had Spent the Morning Exercising?

Turkish government workers in one part of the country are allowed to clock in late, if they sign up for a new fitness plan.
Kate Taylor
How to Keep Your Remote Workers Connected
Remote Workers

How to Keep Your Remote Workers Connected

Closeness creates and sustains a drive to overachieve.
Becca Van Nederynen
5 Phrases You Need to Stop Saying to Your Employees
Managing Employees

5 Phrases You Need to Stop Saying to Your Employees

If you want people at your company to grow and be happy, be more direct and helpful.
Andre Lavoie
Why Are Leaders So Afraid of Change?
Control What You Can

Why Are Leaders So Afraid of Change?

To drive and inspire their teams through a transition, leaders must be open to feedback and criticism about themselves, too.
Gershon Mader
3 Phrases That Kill Intrapreneurship
Control What You Can

3 Phrases That Kill Intrapreneurship

As a manager, you want your employees to feel like owners. So avoid words that say the opposite.
Jill Schiefelbein
The Real Reason Not to Hire a Friend
Hiring Tips

The Real Reason Not to Hire a Friend

Stranger are often easier to manage and -- if needed -- fire.
How the 4 Ps of Marketing Can Help Employees Deal With Change
Managing Employees

How the 4 Ps of Marketing Can Help Employees Deal With Change

Like consumers, employees have the ultimate buying power, and their buy-in is what makes any change successful.
Martin Brooker
How the Gay Marriage Decision Affects Every Small Business
Managing Employees

How the Gay Marriage Decision Affects Every Small Business

The Supreme Court ruling means that every company that employs workers has to revisit some policies and benefits.
Susan Solovic
Reality Check: 5 Things You Need to Realize About Your Employees
Motivation and Retention

Reality Check: 5 Things You Need to Realize About Your Employees

Employers don't always get a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on within various departments and their employees, but it's time to remove the curtain.
Andre Lavoie
Everything You Need to Know About Leadership You Learned in Physics Class
Control What You Can

Everything You Need to Know About Leadership You Learned in Physics Class

The basic lessons we learned in physics class tell you everything you need to do to run a successful business. Hit the books.
Ray Hennessey
One Bad Apple Can Ruin the Barrel
Control What You Can

One Bad Apple Can Ruin the Barrel

A single bad employee with a poor attitude can infect a team, department and possibly an entire organization.
Brian Hamilton