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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Whatever label we give them--"Gen Ys," "Millennials" or just "kids"--young workers bring unique perspectives to the workplace.

Several states are debating legislation that would make “workplace bullying” an illegal practice, like discrimination or harassment. Passage of such bills would increase your liability risks and force you to referee personality disputes. Here's the status of the legislation, and how your organization should respond ...

“Motivation” is a hot property right now. The word literally means “moving,” but it’s come to mean moving toward a goal.
The bad news about burnout is that once a good employee has a serious case of it, the only thing that can help him recover is time away from the stress of the job. The good news is that managers can take many steps to be sure employees don't get a serious case of burnout.
Your job as coach is to help the worker make that change--it's not to reprimand, and a coaching discussion shouldn't be presented as one.

Have you ever wished you could have a verbatim record of an HR conversation, just as a hedge against a “he said, she said” dispute in court? Don’t hide a tape recorder under your desk until you’ve considered this ...

Employees at the pet products company PetSafe in Knoxville, Tenn., really like their wellness program. In fact, they created it ...

Want to foster an entrepreneurial spirit among your employees? Here are some steps that will help you get started.

f you think sexual harassment involves only those headline-grabbing actions like groping behind closed doors or demands for sex, you're wrong. The law also says that if your organization tolerates employees who single out co-workers of one gender for abusive (nonsexual) treatment, you could be liable for a sexual harassment lawsuit based on a hostile environment ...

We've all known people whose behav­ior, while not illegal or a firing offense, just isn't very nice, and we've all seen the damage such people can do to morale and productivity.
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