How to Make Employees Into Rock Stars

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You’ve got some great employees who have the skills to do well. Yet when you look at the actual work produced, you see some stagnation in what they have produced versus what they could produce. Rather than treating them like wayward kids who won’t do their homework, what strategies can you use to get them… Read more »

Four Ways to Identify Micromanagement

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You’ve brought on a new manager and he seems to fit in well. But after a few months, you begin to hear through the grapevine his employees feel constantly frustrated. When you watch him in a team meeting, you see that he’s taking over the project and not allowing his perfectly competent employees to each… Read more »

Three Reasons You’re Losing Top Talent

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Last year, we gave you some suggestions as to why you may be losing your top talent. Read on for a few more reasons why talent may want to leave and more ways to get them to stay. After all, you hired the best, so you need to do what you can to keep them… Read more »

Millennials vs. Generation Z

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As the next generation moves into the workplace, as an employer, you should be aware of the differences and needs so you can work with them effectively. Trust that millennials (born between 1980-1995) and Generation Z (born between 1995-2010) may not have the same focuses, but you can use that to your advantage. Generation Z… Read more »

Lead Employees to Change

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While many of us have difficulty with change, as a leader in a company, you must help your employees deal with change by your example. Consciously or not, they will follow what you do, and your acceptance of such matters will determine whether they accept that change willingly or grudgingly. Keep the channels of communication… Read more »

Three Strategies to Make Great Employees Even Better

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We all want employees to improve, and sometimes a little boost from the boss can help. So, what can you do to help your employees improve their skills–which, in turn, will allow them to do better work for you? Encourage them to develop their skills. When you create a culture of learning, of acquired knowledge,… Read more »

Is Your Top Talent Getting Ready to Leave?

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It takes time to get your teams just the way you want them, with all moving parts working together cohesively. So, what do you do when you hear rumors, or flat-out receive notifications, telling you your top talent plans to go elsewhere? If this is happening more than you’d like, learn the warning signs and… Read more »

Is Your Team’s Productivity Taking a Hit?

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Did the holidays last year find you overstressed and understaffed as employees took (legitimate) time off during November and December? The work had to get done, but you had a tough time juggling everyone’s schedules and the holes missing employees left. It ended up more stressful for everyone left behind as the year ended and… Read more »

Should You Promote Employee Wellness?

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Flu season has come, and your overworked employees have begun dropping like flies. What’s more, you’ve noticed most stay fairly chained to their desks, and while they like watching The Amazing Race, none of them would ever consider doing it themselves. The company has unwittingly created an atmosphere of all work and no play/exercise, making… Read more »

Remove These Workplace Hurdles to Productivity

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You take a walk through the office to observe your employees in action, eager to see what projects they have going, what tasks they’ve got going on. Yet what you see is…inaction. Employees stand at each others’ cubicles gossiping. Others not-so-sneakily check their smartphones or social media on their computers. Some simply try to multitask… Read more »