Managing Employees

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Don't Be a Turkey in How You Communicate Appreciation to Your Staff
Thanksgiving

Don't Be a Turkey in How You Communicate Appreciation to Your Staff

Clueless managers might fall short in expressing their thanks on the eve of Thanksgiving. Here's what to do.
Paul White
To Boost Productivity, Encourage Employees to Encourage Each Other
Employee Feedback

To Boost Productivity, Encourage Employees to Encourage Each Other

How team members interact, and the settings in which interactions occur, dramatically impact the workplace.
Matt Straz
How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)
Infographics

How Much Time Do Your Employees Spend Doing Real Work? The Answer May Surprise You. (Infographic)

A survey of more than 2,000 employees found that only 45 percent of time at the office is spent on primary job duties.
Catherine Clifford
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Does Your Staff Dislike You?
Managing Employees

Does Your Staff Dislike You?

Grade yourself on this checklist of managerial behaviors. Spot leadership mistakes that elicit less-than-desirable results.
John Stoker
The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done
Employees

The 7 Attributes of People Who Get Things Done

As a leader, you want these go-getters on your team. As an employee, you should aspire to be like them.
Martin Zwilling
Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price
Running a business

Small-Business Owners Who Aren't Experts in Their Fields Will End Up Paying a Hefty Price

If you want to stay relevant, much less open, you should know your product or service in and out, and make sure you employees are well trained.
Jim Joseph
Enlist the Power of Suggestion to Boost Your Startup's Performance
Motivation

Enlist the Power of Suggestion to Boost Your Startup's Performance

Setting employee expectations is critical enough that it can mean the difference between success and failure.
Peter S. Cohan
Multiply the Trust Factor Inside Your Organization
Managing Employees

Multiply the Trust Factor Inside Your Organization

These 10 principles will go a long way toward enhancing employees' commitment to the company.
Heather R. Huhman
6 Tips for a Fun, Affordable Holiday Party
Holiday Parties

6 Tips for a Fun, Affordable Holiday Party

An end-of-year celebration can boost employees spirits and raise their morale for next year.
David Allerby
Promote Your All-Stars Without Throwing Off the Team Dynamic
Promotion

Promote Your All-Stars Without Throwing Off the Team Dynamic

Recognizing when an employee is ready for advancement and helping the rest of the staff navigate the transition smoothly can mean the difference between a dream team and a disaster.
Zeynep Ilgaz
What Do Your Employees Really Cost You?
Management

What Do Your Employees Really Cost You?

Here's how to figure out the true cost of an employee, according to one business expert.
Dan S. Kennedy
How Perfection Can Ruin Your Business
Perfection

How Perfection Can Ruin Your Business

Very often, perfection is the enemy of success. Don't let it be.
Lisa Evans
5 Essential Keys to Leading a Remote Workforce
Managing Remote Teams

5 Essential Keys to Leading a Remote Workforce

Modern technology has freed employees from the constraints of a central office. Here's how managers can ensure they're productive but not micromanaged.
Marty Fukuda
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