Month: July 2014

How to Curb Negativity in the Workplace Workplace negativity can have more than a few bad consequences. From reduced productivity to problems with retention, any environment where pessimism, complaining, derision or worse are regularly given reign can wreak a weedy and hard-to-counter havoc. Whether you’re the boss or just another employee trying to keep your […]

Why Your Best Employees Are Eyeing Greener Pastures Hiring an excellent employee who is well-suited to her job is every boss’s dream. Learning curves are softer and handled more expediently. Work is more efficient and more pleasant. Everyone on the team becomes more productive, and you’re free to focus on more pressing matters like running […]

Is Your Corporate Culture Toxic? Everyone wants to work for a company with a fun, positive corporate culture. But a toxic corporate culture can drive your best employees away and crush the spirits of those who remain. It’s not always easy to tell when your corporate culture has soured, but it’s always important to identify […]

How to Incentivize Employees — Without Blowing Your Budget Employees love to be recognized for their hard work and effort on behalf of your company. Incentives help your employees feel appreciated, and give them something to work for. But when money’s tight, it can be hard to bestow traditional rewards like pay raises and bonuses. […]

How to Get a Handle on Excessive Absenteeism If you’ve ever had an employee call in sick, there’s a pretty good chance that employee wasn’t actually sick. According to one survey from Harris Interactive, 52 percent of American employees admit to having called in sick when they weren’t actually sick. What do employees do when […]

5 Things Millennials Can Teach You About Management The generation born between 1980 and the year 2000 may have a reputation for being lazy, entitled and hard to manage, but by 2025, millennials will make up at least 75 percent of the world’s workforce. Many companies already employ more millennials than they do gen-Xers or […]