People Management

With some employees, it isn’t a matter of ability, it’s a matter of attitude. And while you can’t control someone’s horrible personality, you can decide how you’re going to respond. Use these scripts and strategies to confront problem employees and effectively manage employee discipline so you can bring motivating back to the forefront of your workday.

The first rule of people management is not to let one bad apple spoil your whole bunch. Difficult people can put a strain on the productive members of your team.

Make the most of your human capital. Browse our articles on the good, the bad and the ugly of People Management…

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Plenty of employees have lots of legal savvy—enough to believe that filing a complaint might amount to a “get out of jail free” card.
Another day, another disgruntled worker vents some frustration by sneaking insults onto customer receipts.
Could incentives work to raise your company's productivity?
Some say they would sell ... for the right price.
Make sure you equally and consistently punish all employees who break the same rules.
In 16 years at the Daily Show, Jon Stewart helped launch the careers of many comedians.
Perhaps you noticed an employee surfing a job website or overheard the person scheduling an interview. Or maybe you caught wind that an employee is actively searching for a job in some other way.
How to find the right words for those tense conversations with employees.
Got a suspicion that an employee is about to quit? Here are some signs that an employee is prepping to leave for good.
The ability to give instructions is a vital skill for an HR pro or manager. And it is a skill—one you can learn and improve on. Here are some guidelines.
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