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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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.
It happens all the time: A supervisor gets wind that one of her employees is looking for a new job—on company time!
What may be obvious to an adult employee may not be so clear to a teen tackling a task for the first time.
Town hall meetings become rote and boring because the presenters believe they are there to inform, instruct and then send people back to their desks. Too often people shuffle in, listen half-heartedly and shuffle out again knowing not much more than an hour before. Consider these tips before you stage another snore-fest.
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