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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At some point, you will need to step in and mediate a conflict between two employees. When that time comes, follow this advice.
Turn your workforce into a bunch of disengaged zombies who dread every minute they are on the job by committing the following employee engagement sins.
It's hard enough to pass off a task without being physically disconnected from someone. But in the modern age, you don't always get to delegate face to face.
Here’s one of the most powerful tools to influence others’ behavior: Remember what they say.
If your employees are disengaged, quality, productivity and customer service are going to decrease, while mistakes, absenteeism and turnover increase.
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.
For Brian Walker, leadership and inspiration go hand in hand. The CEO of Herman Miller wants the company’s roughly 5,700 employees to love their jobs, so he reminds his staff that the company’s goal is “to create a better world around you.”
Two valued employees apply for a promotion. Both show promise, but one employee simply outshines the other. How do you break the news to the employee you aren’t promoting without demoralizing him or her?
A potential star walks in the door, looks at the entry-level work, and balks. You don’t want to damper the newcomer’s enthusiasm, but you can’t assign work that is above the person’s skill level. What do you do?

Surveys show that employees actually value negative feedback when it’s delivered constructively. But a poor approach can cause resentment and further job disengagement. Here are 7 tips to follow when giving your next review:

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