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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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One of the most intense employee stressors often goes unmentioned. What sort of toll is divorce taking on someone who works for you?
When Teresa Walsh started looking for a new job, she spent five minutes a day meditating. Mindfulness practices keep people in the moment, engaged in the activity at hand, and able to approach demands with greater clarity.
Employees are leaving their jobs in droves. These 3 actions can keep your team intact.
An employee with a history of poor performance is transferred to your department. What do you do? Here are four steps to provide a positive transition.
Struggling with worker retention? Turn to an often untapped group for insight—people who remain with a company throughout their career.
Here are some of the common contributors to employee burnout, and how you can work to prevent it.
When we watch a puppy push its head forward eagerly at the promise of being scratched by a caring hand, guess what? We're watching ourselves. Walking around in a $400 suit doesn't make us want that gentle head scratch any less.
Turnover rates are expected to continue rising to record-high rates fueled by a number of economic, demographic and social factors. The good news for businesses is that most turnover is preventable.
Getting applicants to sign on the dotted line requires commitment and creativity. Here’s a look at measures companies can take to boost their appeal to prospective workers.
A hand-written note wishing co-workers or employees congratulations is a powerful way to recognize the achievements or milestones in their lives. Follow these tips to write a truly meaningful one.
To be both fair and professional at work, you must strip away your biases and preconceived notions and look at all situations objectively. Murray Nossel recommends using the “What happened?” method to do just that. Here’s the gist of it.
If you feel your employees are lacking accountability, you could very well be to blame. It’s not a problem you can just ignore, so take these steps to boost accountability among all your employees.
Now is the perfect time to sit down with employees, assess how far they’ve come—and determine how far they still need to go.
Listening to your employees involves more than running staff meetings and taking a few questions at the end. To maximize each encounter at work, try these four things.
Here are some simple ways you can inspire employees to embrace their roles and think more like leaders regardless of their level of experience or responsibilities.
You invest a good bit of time and money on learning and development opportunities for employees at work. Make sure that the training sticks by following these rules.
When companies expand, very often positions are created that never existed before. Those may be a little tricky to fill because the procedures have not been fine-tuned yet by any employee. Here is some advice in trying to fill the newly minted job.
Use these tips to boost employees’ ability to think critically, for the times you’re not around.
Workplace rules seem to relax as days warm up: Here’s how to handle it all.
You may want to be the anti-micromanager, but that doesn’t mean you can avoid holding employees accountable. Here are some rules you must follow.
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