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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As the economy slowly rebounds, many managers are getting ready to do something they haven't done in a long time — hire new workers. Are you out of practice?
When you delegate, the task you see as a molehill may seem more like Mount Everest to the employee you ask to do it. Lack of confidence is just one of the reasons why employees can be daunted by the thought of delegation. Here's some sage advice from the pros that will help you help your team:
No managers like to enforce policies they don't support themselves. But doing so is an essential skill for team leaders.
Issue: A solid return-on-investment (ROI) analysis helps your organization buy more for its training dollar. Benefit: ROI can help you prove, or disprove, that training is improving the bottom line. ...
You know that you can't retaliate against employees who request accommodation under the Americans with Disabil-ities Act (ADA). But in addition to this anti-retaliation rule, the law includes a little-known "interference" ...
Issue: If managers "go public" about employee discipline, it could spark an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.
Risk: Jury awards and damaged employee morale, leading to turnover ...
Issue: Community colleges provide high-quality employee training at a reasonable cost.
Benefit: Employees learn new skills and feel more loyal to your organization ...
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is starting a new voluntary mediation pilot program in which private-sector discrimination charges filed ...
If Disgruntled Don in accounting sues your company, his lawyer can talk with other employees and, under most state laws, there's not much ...
What gets done in your workplace on Friday? Nothing? Here are some strategies to keep Fridays from becoming wasted days:
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