Tips for Managers

Retention in 2015? Pay them more

February 19, 2015
Holding on to your top employees this year may be harder than you think. A recent Harris Interactive and Glassdoor survey indicates that employee confidence is higher than it has been in six years.

Foster a collaborative workplace

February 12, 2015
When people work to­­gether, they bring different strengths, perceptions and experiences to the table. That leads to stronger ideas, better decisions and faster problem solving. Use these tips to foster more collaboration among your employees

Manage remote workers: 5 tips

January 28, 2015
We reached out to companies with remote staffs to get some of their best advice for assisting remote teams. Here’s what they had to say.

Brush up on your employees

January 28, 2015
After a year or more of working with someone you hired, you don’t remember much about how he presented himself on his résumé. Now’s the time to dig it out of the files.

Rumors rampant? You can control them

January 28, 2015
Take these steps to control the rumor mill in your company.

Is that employee lying? Here are the signs

January 28, 2015
Pamela Meyer, author of Lie­­spot­­ting: Proven Techniques to De­­tect De­cep­­tion, says to look for these common tip-offs that someone is lying.

From a stinging email, enlightenment

January 28, 2015

About 10 years ago, Jim McCann sent a memo to his technology staff. He wrote about corporate news and some online strategies for the business he founded, 1-800-Flowers.com. Minutes after emailing his memo, he noticed that one of the recipients had already replied. Opening the email, McCann was surprised to see that a newly hired tech employee had sent the memo back to the CEO with reams of corrections …

5 phrases that turn a boss into a jerk

January 23, 2015

You’re human. You’re entitled to say some obnoxious things now and then. But your employees absorb and weigh your words, and they’ll give you a pass on annoying expressions for only so long. Spew these at your peril.

How to handle an angry worker

January 22, 2015
When one of your people is angry, how do the two of you commu­nicate and resolve the underly­ing problem? Here’s some expert advice.

Identify problem employees

January 1, 2015
In most cases with some patience, coaching and training, you can turn most employees into high performers. That said, some employees are incorrigible, and nothing you can do will turn their behavior around.