Tips for Managers

Guarantee a smooth first day

June 1, 2014
If you’ve hired the perfect candidate, you want to make sure the person sticks around for a while. Start off on the best foot by creating a smooth and informative orientation.

Hold a positive feedback meeting

June 1, 2014
To ensure a positive feedback session, do not hand out your evaluation ahead of time. Instead, hold it until the meeting and go over each section with the employee.

Encourage ethical behavior

June 1, 2014
Is your organization truly ethical from the ground up? If employees are acting unethically, it can lead to drains on your budget, employee morale and team productivity.

Managing passive aggressive behavior

June 1, 2014
People exhibit passive aggressive behavior in many ways—for example, muttering during meetings, doing things behind others’ backs, or not adhering to deadlines or commitments. Managing those behaviors can be challenging, as they are often not presented directly to you.

360-degree feedback

June 1, 2014
The 360-degree feedback method is a popular way to provide both positive and negative feedback to employees. Follow these tips to use the strategy effectively.

Boost morale with appreciation

June 1, 2014
Organizations spend lots of time and money trying to boost employee morale. A simple dose of recognition is often all you need to keep employees’ spirits up.

Raise team spirit with ‘bio’ book

May 1, 2014
Improve the cohesiveness of your staff by creating a “Who’s Who” book about your team.

Shorten meetings

May 1, 2014
If your meetings have become too lengthy, borrow a tip from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

3 tips for managers

May 1, 2014
Manage your staff more effectively with these tips.

Why leaders fail

May 1, 2014
Everyone agrees that leadership is vital. But what is it, and why does it sometimes fail?