Be the Manager People WANT to Work For

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Be prepared to lose your employees if you don’t treat them right. A bad boss or immediate supervisor is the number-one reason people quit their jobs, according to a Gallup poll of more than 1 million workers. Your behavior directly impacts your subordinates. Not only do you have the power to brighten — or ruin… Read more »

Why Giving Feedback Leads to Happier Employees

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None of your employees are perfect. Even the best people on your team have room for improvement — and that’s okay. As a manager, it can be very nerve-wracking to give your staff feedback, but if done right, it can actually lead to a much happier workforce. Your best employees are always eager to learn…. Read more »

Your HR Department Needs Help – How (and When) to Outsource Your Recruiting

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Finding quality candidates is difficult no matter how the economy is faring. When the economy is weak, you can waste time weeding through dozens of resumes or more that are just not a good fit. When the economy is stronger, getting even a few candidates is tough, so a more proactive approach must be taken…. Read more »

Management Habits That May be (Negatively) Impacting Your Employee’s Performance

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On Sunday evenings, how do you feel? Are you anxious about the coming work week? Are you melancholy about the weekend coming to a close? If you find your level of stress at an all-time high and your motivation at an all-time low, your problem may be the daunting specter of burnout–and if your employees… Read more »

Increase Productivity and Motivate Your Team

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Burnout, characterized by a period of long-term exhaustion and diminished interest, is at its peak for employees at the end of the year. The change of seasons and shortened opportunity for sunshine, along with family stress and a perpetual breakneck pace are all factors that contribute to burnout, and burnout is a contributing factor in… Read more »

Your Temporary Employees Rock—Short-term incentives to show them how much you appreciate them!

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Short-term employees may be on your staff only temporarily, but their contribution to your team should be as important as your permanent employees. All parts of a team are important, and it is an excellent managerial strategy to incentivize hard work and productivity from short-term staff. If all of your employees are eligible for some… Read more »