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.

Reprimands and demotions are a normal part of managing people. But don't let supervisors take it a step further by broadcasting a reprimand to those with no reason to know.
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If your company has fewer than 50 workers, yet is somehow linked to another employer or location, you may incorrectly believe that you don't need to comply with ...
If your workplace still allows smoking, consider this: A New York jury awarded $5.27 million to a sales director of a modeling firm who claimed that secondhand smoke subjected her ...

THE LAW. Maintaining personnel files can be a chore, but it's the most important element in defending against claims from employees, ex-employees and regulators ...

Issue: New research helps you focus on boosting HR's standing within the organization.
Benefit: Improve your worth within the company and marketability ...
Issue: Interviewers often have one pet question they use to test an applicant's quality.
Benefit: The right question can separate the contenders from the pretenders ...
Issue: Even if it employs fewer than 50 people, your organization could be subject to FMLA compliance.
Risk: Being affiliated with another organization could mean that, together, the two organizations ...
Issue: How to stay calm and collected while handling complaints from angry employees.
Benefit: Deflect anger without taking the blame ... or adding stress to your day ...
Last month's blackout in the Northeast proved that company emergency-response plans must prepare for all types of disasters. Here are some online sources to help you review your plan: the Society ...
Knowing why employees leave is crucial to finding the cause for turnover. And exit interviews can be a great tool to obtain that feedback. Use these tips to make the most of those meetings: Schedule it in advance. This sends the message that you take the exit interview seriously. Don’t squeeze it in as the [...]