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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Alternative dispute resolution—or ADR—has many proponents and detractors, but one Indiana attorney has devoted his practice exclusively to a biblically based ADR. Bill Blew, based in Fishers, uses a dispute resolution system developed by Montana-based Peacemaker AE Ministries ...

In 2001, Accenture and Carnegie Mellon studied the specific characteristics of top-performing outsourcing relationships. How well do your outsourcers stand up against these nine criteria?
You can't expect to keep political talk out of the workplace, and you likely wouldn't want to. But the wrong kind of talk--on any number of sensitive topics--can cause tension and hard feelings.
Talented, high-energy employees can deliver spectacular results. They can also irritate other employees, be generally disruptive, and undermine your authority.

Are you overpaid, underpaid or in the right ballpark? A new survey of 88,000 HR professionals provides average compensation levels for dozens of HR positions. Plus, it highlights an important trend--incentive compensation is growing more common in the HR world.

William Filene was born into a poor family in Poland in 1830. He started out in America with a store the size of a small bedroom. But he kept building until he had one of the most successful retail chains in American history.
If you're responsible for hiring, you're bound to find yourself trying to choose the best candidate from two strong applicants.
With fall rolling around, many of us have new employees fresh out of school joining our teams, and we're learning firsthand the joys and challenges of being an employee's first boss.
It can be tricky to come up with the right formula that matches what temps can do (their skills) with what they should do (your expectations).
What do you do when workers complain about their pay? Try our solutions to some common problems.
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