Managing People at Work

In the real world, it’s never quite that easy to perk up employees, is it? Here are five warning signs that they may be falling into a funk—and how to fix it.

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Here are three important things you can learn from the employees you don’t understand, whether due to a personality conflict, age gap, or a difference in professional experience.

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How do you handle a performance review that involves some news employees won’t necessarily welcome?

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Being asked to be someone’s mentor can be flattering—and perhaps a bit scary. When considering the prospect, think about these four issues.

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Lack of trust in management is one of the main reasons employees disengage from their work and seek jobs elsewhere. Here are 10 ways to keep them on board.

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The hole left when an outstanding worker departs can seem big enough to swallow up the productivity of your whole unit. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

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Relations between managers in their 20s and 30s and older team members can be tricky, as different attitudes and life experiences may keep them from seeing eye to eye.

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Talking to employees about performance problems, attendance issues, or an upcoming layoff can be awkward. Take these steps to make those conversations easier for you—and your employees.

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Employee conflict can be a healthy stimulus toward innovative solutions and a freer atmosphere in which to constructively disagree. David Roth, CEO of AppFirst, says there are five things he’s learned about it.

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Poorly conducted interviews can result in bad hiring decisions and lead to legal trouble. So how do you maximize their effectiveness and minimize potential biases?

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