Tips for Managers

Find time to celebrate

December 1, 2014
Never waste an opportunity to celebrate. “There is just not enough celebrating going on at work,” says renowned leader Jack Welch.

6 ways to engage a new employee

December 1, 2014
Successfully welcoming a new hire increases retention rates and can go a long way toward building employee engagement. Here are six ways that a company can successfully bring a new hire on board.

Head off unnecessary questions

December 1, 2014
Fielding employee questions is an unavoidable part of any manager’s role. However, a daily bombardment of questions could indicate poor leadership. Take these steps if you hear too many questions.

Hire that stellar candidate

December 1, 2014
When you want to hire that top prospect, seal the deal with one simple trick: Put the job offer in writing in addition to extending it verbally.

Keep decisions current

December 1, 2014
Your team’s decision can be out of date before it’s even made. Best bet: At each stage of the decision-making process, review the conclusions you have made thus far.

The cost of incivility at work

December 1, 2014
Twenty-five percent of employees have quit a job because of others’ rude behavior, according to a new report from communications firms Weber Shandwick and Powell Tate, in conjunction with KRC Research.

Draw out all ideas

December 1, 2014
Don’t let a handful of people dominate your next brainstorming session. Use a round-robin technique to ensure that everyone participates and no one wields too much influence.

4 ways not to respond to complaints

December 1, 2014
Employees are going to complain—even employees who work for top-notch organizations and outstanding managers. However, negative feedback isn’t something you should discourage because it allows you to make changes that increase innovation, productivity and morale.

Recruiting with technology

December 1, 2014
Technology can quicken the recruiting process and make hiring managers’ jobs much easier. However, remember these tips when using technology to attract your next superstar employee:

Time instructions just right

November 1, 2014
If you want to be effective, when you delegate can be as important as what you delegate. Follow this advice to time your directions just right.