Managing Employees

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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.

The 16 Biggest Tech Intern Fails

From being rude to Mark Zuckerberg's wife, to burning down an office building, to inadvertently disabling the internet across large stretches of the Ukraine, these interns messed up in style.

5 Ways You Might be Undermining Your Authority

Are these habits hurting your influence in the workplace? An expert tells you how to identify and correct them.

Unlocking the Power of Accountability With Your Employees

Employees with ownership and clear expectations from above always perform better. Here's how to foster accountability.

4 Ways to Manage Working Relationships With Toxic Family Members

Strategies for dealing with family employees who've become too much to bear.

5 Steps to Better Performance Reviews

How to conduct year-end reviews that are practical, meaningful and motivational for employees.

How to Get The Most Out of Employees Who Work From Home

More and more companies are spread far and wide with employees working virtually. Here are five ways to make the model work for your business.

A Soundtrack to Start Up By

Don't let Pandora tell you what to listen to. Here, we asked the co-founders of startup phenom Back to the Roots to give us the skinny on which songs keep them going strong.

Tools to Keep Remote Employees Motivated and Productive

As more employees work from home or places other than your office, consider these services to help you keep everyone on the same page.

How Legal Is Your Employee Wellness Program?

When Pennsylvania State University's employees refused to fill out a wellness questionnaire and penalties set in, the uproar got national attention. Here's how to avoid a similar revolt among your staff.

Why Banning Facebook In Your Workplace Is a Stupid Move

One in five workplaces block access to Facebook, but does banning social media at work boost productivity or hurt morale and erode trust?

How Well Are Managers Really Evaluating Their Employees? (Infographic)

Most managers have some system of evaluating and rewarding employees, but are their systems consistent and do they work? This graphic shows where many managers are falling short.

Which of These 4 Types of Managers Are You?

The impact that different personality types have on leadership style.

Your Employees Are Lying to You. Here's How to Stop Them

You may be setting the wrong example for employees without even realizing it. Here's how to make them more honest and committed at work.

6 Easy Ways to Make Meetings Fun -- Or At Least, Not Suck

What if the dreaded meeting could actually be an event your team looked forward to? Here are six ways to revamp meetings to get employees engaged and interested.

Why It's Time to Rethink Who's Doing What at Your Company

Jacks of all trades can be a plus on a startup team. But as growth takes off, trying to fit a square peg into a round hole can be hazardous to your business.

4 Ways You Are Driving Your Employees Crazy

No one is telling you that you are making these management mistakes. Here are ways you could be trashing your culture and killing employee engagement.
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