5 Ways You Can Better Manage a Remote Team

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When COVID-19 was classified as a global pandemic, many companies decided to have their employees work from home. At first, you thought this might last for a few weeks or even months but more than half a year later, you’ve accepted this as — at least temporarily — the new normal.   Overall, managing a remote team is going pretty… Read more »

Promoted Over Friends — How to Successfully Manage Former Co-Workers

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You’ve just been promoted and you couldn’t be more excited. This is something you’ve wanted for a while and worked hard for so it feels great to finally climb up the ladder.   However, being the boss means you’re now in charge of your former colleagues. This is undeniably awkward if you’re not quite sure how… Read more »

Should I Hire Right Now — 3 Signs It’s Time to Build Your Workforce

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented economic crisis — but your company has been able to weather the storm. In fact, your business is doing so well, you’re considering hiring.   Rightfully so, the thought of hiring makes you nervous, considering the current state of the world. However, you’re starting to realize that not taking… Read more »

How to Deliver an Engaging Performance Review

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If you’re like most managers, giving performance reviews is far from your favorite part of the job. Whether you consider them a mere formality or just plain awkward, having these meetings with your employees never feels particularly productive.  What you might not realize, is performance reviews can actually be valuable to both you and your… Read more »

5 Ways You Can Keep Politics Out Of the Workplace

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Politics are always a hot topic, but even more so right now, since 2020 is an election year. You know the havoc political battles can wreak on your workforce, and you’re not interested in it.  It’s almost inevitable that your employees don’t all share the same viewpoints and will not be voting for the same… Read more »

Confronting Employee Theft — What You Need to Know

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You want to think the best of every person on your team, but right now, something just isn’t adding up. Whether inventory or cash keeps mysteriously disappearing, your gut feeling is screaming something is up. It’s important to nip theft in the bud quickly, but wisely. Here’s some advice to help you take control of… Read more »

How Are You Going To Find Your Candidate of Choice This Year?

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Your employees are your company’s most important asset. Therefore, when it’s time to add a new person to your team, it’s important to choose wisely.  Knowing where to look to find the best fit can be a challenge. Sometimes the right person for the job is actively seeking new opportunities, but that isn’t always the… Read more »