The Results of Making a Bad Hire

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The toughest decisions a manager makes are the decisions about people—hiring, firing, and promoting people. Often, those decisions don’t get enough attention and are difficult to undo. In fact, most managers simply resign themself to the idea that every company has to tolerate some sub-par employees. But that’s not necessarily the case. And making a… Read more »

Ways to Improve Your Relationship With Your Employees

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Your employees don’t have to be your best friends, but it does help If you can have a positive, friendly relationship with them. They’ll work harder for you, show more loyalty, and have an easier time being upfront and honest with you. Not to mention that workplace friendships can increase employee satisfaction by 50%. Here… Read more »

Ways to Avoid Major Pitfalls as a Manager

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Being a manager is exciting, but it can also be pretty intimidating. You want to lead your team to success, yet there are so many personalities to manage and so many obstacles to overcome. And you’re worried about making a bad first impression and getting off on the wrong foot, which just paralyzes you with… Read more »

Signs Your Employees Are Burnt Out

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It’s near the end of the year, and you’ve come in for a typical Thursday at work. But halfway through the morning, one of your managers has a meltdown and yells at his team for a minor mistake, then begins madly drinking Maalox right out of the bottle. When you pull him aside to ask… Read more »

Promoting Employee Wellness

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It happens at this time of year: As the holidays approach and flu season sets in, employees start to look a little less rested, call in sick, don’t have their usual motivation because their bodies are being pushed too hard by illness and stress. As an employer, you want those who work for you to… Read more »

Diversity in the Workplace

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We all know what diversity means; usually age, race, gender, culture and the like. Yet creating a diverse workplace covers more than that, and the more diverse it is, the more benefits everyone will receive. When looking at hiring, you want to look beyond the usual markers and create a team filled with different personalities… Read more »

The Benefits of Having Remote Employees

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In a global economy where companies have clients and customers in many time zones, smart companies find ways to accommodate all of them. Add to that the desire to cut down on costs and overhead, and you’ve got a great recipe for adding remote employees to your ranks. In fact, 43 percent of Americans claim… Read more »

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

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Can managers lead? Can leaders manage? What’s the difference between the two? Which one are you, and which one do you want to be? One may think they’re interchangeable, but each has different qualities. And a good manager has the qualities of a good leader. Handling mistakes. Managers tend to criticize errors, while leaders point… Read more »

How to Motivate Your Team

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Even though we like to think of our employees as busy bees, always on the move and ready to do their work, sometimes people get unmotivated and morale gets low. While sometimes it has to do with something personal, the workplace atmosphere can have a negative effect. So, what can you do to get everyone… Read more »

Can You Spot the Signs of a Bad Hire?

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You went through the hiring process, narrowed down your list of candidates, and thought you hired the best one for the position. Yet after going through all the paperwork, and doing what you felt was due diligence, this person seems like a disaster of a hire. Where did you go wrong? What signs might you… Read more »