Tears, fears & cheers: How did your workplace handle the post-election fallout?

November 18, 2016
The American workplace has had 10 days to absorb the most surprising presidential election in our lifetimes. Since then, the full range of human emotion, from grief to glee, has played out in offices, shops and warehouses—a volatile mix that caused arguments and some violence among co-workers. Here are four things that any supervisor or HR professional should remember when facing a highly charged emotional issue in the workplace …
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Conducting successful job interviews: A manager’s guide

September 22, 2016
While managers are typically a major part of the hiring and interview process, they’re often short on experience, confidence or time. Here are some tips to help managers get the most out of the process and possibly avoid litigation down the road.
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Off-site, but on task

August 24, 2016
Want to get the most from your remote staff? Showing that out of sight does not mean out of mind encourages them to step up their game and contribute to the company’s development.
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The 5-step plan for handling an employee’s 2-weeks’ notice

August 6, 2016
For a smooth exit that’s favorable to both employee and employer, follow these steps for any departure.
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10 common phrases that turn employees against you

August 3, 2016
Managers are human. You’re bound to make some unfortunate word choices now and then. But employees will give you a pass on those annoying expressions for only so long. Spew these 10 phrases at your peril.
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Here comes the summer help!

May 26, 2016
How to welcome, prep and manage those seasonal employees.
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NLRB says it’s OK to cuss out your boss

April 18, 2016
A company has been ordered to rehire workers fired for profane notes.
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Don’t add fuel when you fire: 6 tips for terminations

March 10, 2016
If you supervise employees in any capacity, there will come a time when you need to let someone go. Here are some tips for making the best of a bad situation.
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10 FBI tricks for effective persuasion

February 24, 2016
What can managers, executives and leaders learn from the FBI’s techniques?
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Where are we? How to write a status report

February 11, 2016
It happens to every manager: Someone above you asks for a status report on a project you’re leading. If you don’t have a model or template to work off of, gather up all those sticky notes and memos and follow these tips.
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