Tips for Managers

Motivate remote workers

February 1, 2014
If some employees work at home—even on a part-time basis—they may feel out of the loop and unmotivated at times. To keep those employees feeling connected and motivated, take these steps:

Dos and don’ts for harassment complaints

February 1, 2014
How would you respond if an employee raised a harassment complaint? Rely on these tips:

Sidestep 2 decision traps

February 1, 2014
Choosing the best solution calls for thoughtful discussion and judgment. Avoid these two potential traps:

Quick process for delegating tasks

February 1, 2014
Confused about what to delegate? Start with one basic principle: Delegate any task or responsibility that a subordinate can handle or can be trained to handle.

3 trends changing the workplace

February 1, 2014
Fierce, Inc., an award-winning leadership development company, predicts that many of the “old school” management practices will go by the wayside as organizations adopt new models for engaging employees.

Managing prima donnas on your team

February 1, 2014
If your work team includes a few prima donnas, you understand their unique problems. Prima donnas cannot grasp the possibility that they are not perfect. Use these tactics to manage those employees:

5 ways to reduce turnover

February 1, 2014
Can you afford to lose some of your best workers because you fail to engage them? You can keep employees satisfied with five simple tactics:

Set employees’ priorities straight

January 1, 2014
Some employees refuse to put their jobs first—even at work. Job duties take a backseat to personal obligations, and that is often a huge drain on other employees’ time and patience. Don’t let them get away with it.

Use infographics to convey messages

January 1, 2014
Infographics are becoming one of the hottest ways to engage customers and employees by providing information in a visually appealing graphic. Here are some great ways to use infographics at work:

Determine if employees are promotable

January 1, 2014
Grooming employees for bigger and better things in your organization is a key responsibility for managers. Here’s how to determine if employees are ready to advance within your organization: