Pessimists, constant whiners, gossipers ... Negativity is a common challenge that employers must deal with on a regular basis. While negativity can take many forms, its main cause is the lack of job satisfaction. Here are strategies managers can use to encourage job satisfaction and discourage negativity among employees.
If we’ve learned anything from the recent GSA scandal involving a lavish Las Vegas convention and expensive gifts to employees, it’s that not every kind of incentive program is justifiable. Follow these eight steps to create an incentive program that appropriately promotes your performance goals:
Sooner or later, a manager must be the bearer of bad news. If it’s a termination or disciplinary notice, employees may react with anger. To help keep an irate employee under control, you must keep yourself under control. Here are six tips:
Pre-employment tests can help pinpoint ideal candidates for hiring. But they can also spark employee discrimination lawsuits if employers don't follow employment law guidelines laid down by state regulations and federal laws, including the ADA.
The effects of domestic violence don't wait for victims to get home from work. They follow them into the workplace every day. That's why it's imperative for employers and HR to prepare management staff should this issue arise in their workplaces.
Employers are increasing employees’ options for managing when and where they work, while reducing some options that affect how much they work, according a new study by researchers at the Families and Work Institute.
One of the best ways to tell if applicants have the skills to perform specific tasks is to directly ask how they’ve used those skills in the past. These sample questions can help hiring managers spot 10 important “soft” skills:
Not satisfied with your Twitter results? The solution could be what you're not doing with Twitter. Jeff Haden, Inc., offers eight apps that might help you take Twitter to the next level.
“There was a time, not so long ago, when I was busy, busy, busy,” says Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours. “At least I thought I was.” Then she began tracking her time and found she’d been kidding herself. Rather than complaining about your long to-do list, own up to how you’re really spending your time.
Reference checking should be part of every company's hiring process. Due to fear of lawsuits, though, many former employers may be reluctant to provide much information about candidates you're considering. Here are various techniques to use to elicit this important information from them.