Leaders & Managers

From the nitty gritty of daily management to addressing your aspirations of leadership, this section for leaders & managers tells you how to make strong leadership decisions, build effective teams, delegate and stay above the everyday management muddle.

Get tips, strategies, tool and advice on: performance reviews, preventing workplace violence, best-practices leadership, team building, leadership skills, people management and management training.

Issue: What you don't say in a job-offer letter may be just as important as what you do say. Risk: Fired employees may try to use poorly written job-offer letters ...
You need to be careful when writing up employees for disciplinary reasons. That’s because how you document the problem can cause problems if an employee files a lawsuit. To protect yourself and the organization, follow these guidelines when documenting employee discipline: 1. Be consistent. Don’t write up one person for a behavior that you ignore [...]
It's not uncommon to realize that employees on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave aren't as productive as their temporary replacements. That puts you in the sticky situation of wishing you ...
Issue: Imaginative cash rewards are the key to successful employee-referral programs. Benefit: Employees hired through employee referrals have higher retention rates. Action: Read below to gauge whether your rewards ...
In January, a government panel approved the first major update of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations since 1991. That move revises the ADA's Accessibility Guidelines, which govern how organizations must ...
Issue: New managers need your help, especially in their first three months. Benefits: Smoother management transitions, and they'll see you as an asset rather than as a nuisance. Action: ...
Thorough background checks can help you defeat any negligent hiring claim.
But what if applicants' background checks come up clean, yet they begin displaying troublesome behavior at your workplace. In ...
HR spending often wildly varies from the senior management's priorities, says a new Watson Wyatt survey. Examples: While managers ranked staff selection second in terms of their priorities, it ranked 36th ...
Issue: Is pursuing a graduate degree worth the effort? If so, which one should you pursue? Benefits: An advanced degree can build your HR and business know-how, plus boost career ...

When meeting with your accountant this tax season, don't be surprised if he or she tries to sell you on a new benefit-
management program or other service.