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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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When you decide an employee needs to attend training to improve performance or prepare for new responsibilities, are you doing everything to get the most from your training dollars?
Most employees begin a job with lots of energy and then disengage over the first four to six months. How can you prevent your employees from becoming disengaged at work?
The world of work is too complex, with too many variables outside our control, to reasonably expect perfect results every time. But we can, at the same time, strive for perfect performance.
"Treat her just like all the other employees," Mr. Bigg, the company CEO, told you when Sam came on board. "I don't want her getting special treatment because she's my daughter."
Are your people putting their heart into their work? If not, there's a good chance you can improve their productivity and motivation by setting and reinforcing meaningful performance goals.

HR Law 101: Workers' compensation insurance provides compensation to employees who are injured or disabled on the job. It pays for medical treatment, loss of wages during a period of disability and compensation for permanent disability or disfigurement ...

When you're thinking about discharging a problem employee, consider running a criminal background check. In many cases, discovering a serious crime conviction can provide additional justification ...

Employee discipline, above all else, must be consistent. When it's not, mistakes put employers at risk of messy discrimination claims ...

Don't write off employee training just because your training budget is somewhere between slim and none. You might think affordable (or free) training is hard to come by, but that's not true, says Linda Newell, director of learning and development for Policy Studies Inc. ...

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