What to do when an employee quits without notice

September 23, 2015
Though you can’t control the actions of the employee or force him to stay in a job, you can mitigate the aftermath with a few smart steps.
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Brainstorming for true creative gladiators

September 14, 2015
Amazing ideas don’t come easy, and the process of emboldening a staff to achieve brilliance shouldn’t be pretty. If you want to be known as a real brainstorming gladiator, you’ve got to take some chances and go above and beyond the ordinary. Ready to get serious about it?
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Back to school: 4 teacher tactics to use with your staff

August 28, 2015

Teachers are some of the first “managers” that people ever encounter. Teachers organize each day to get maximum results from their charges, and they must deal with a wide variety of skills levels, motivation levels and communication challenges along the way. Here are four ideas worth borrowing from teachers to bring to the workplace.

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How to keep new employees productive & engaged

July 22, 2015

When employees quit shortly after being hired, the departure is a gut punch to productivity and adds unnecessary costs. Plus, it can send unsettling shock waves to employees. Managers set the foundation for good employee relationships during the hiring process and in those first weeks on the job. Here are tips to keep newbies onboard, productive and engaged.

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Discipline and discharge: 5 do’s and don’ts

July 6, 2015
We live in an era when employees have more power than ever—which has made it more legally tricky to come down on them when you need to send a message.
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How to manage your staff through a crisis

July 1, 2015
Staff morale is a key factor in how engaged and accountable employees feel in their roles. But how do you keep spirits high when business waters are clearly troubled?
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How to avoid making legally binding promises when hiring

June 1, 2015
Employee lawsuits can erupt when promises made in interviews aren’t kept or job offer letters inadvertently oversell the potential for monetary rewards. Here are four key questions to ­consider.
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3 main components of engagement

May 13, 2015
If you want to be the type of manager who engages employees, motivates them to go the extra mile and keeps them on board, focus on these areas.
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Does your workplace pass the freshness test?

May 13, 2015
In the day-to-day grind just to keep up, it’s easy to let the workplace grow stale, and that’s how good ideas get stifled and employees get burned out. Take this self-audit to find out if your organization is pushing hard enough to keep the experience of working there fresh and open to innovation, both on a professional and personal level. Note your answers and score yourself afterward.
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Documenting performance: 3 most common mistakes

December 22, 2014
In court, clear and specific documentation about an employee’s performance or behavior can mean the difference between a quick employer victory and an expensive defeat.
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