MANAGING REMOTE EMPLOYEES

3 WAYS TO MANAGE REMOTE EMPLOYEES — PAINLESSLY Remote working is getting more and more popular as technology has advanced to the point where it’s easy to stay in touch and share data with staff members around the country and the world. But even though the 2010 census report indicated that 13.4 million Americans work remotely at…

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MANAGING CREATIVE EMPLOYEES

5 TIPS FOR MANAGING CREATIVE EMPLOYEES Creative employees, and the innovation they foster, are the lifeblood of many organizations. But it’s not easy to manage creative types, especially when they happen to also be difficult types. Creative employees need the space and freedom required for experimentation and risk-taking, but at the same time, they need…

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BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE

HOW TO KEEP BULLYING OUT OF YOUR WORKPLACE Workplace bullying is a serious issue in the U.S., one that 13.7 million Americans are currently dealing with. One survey, which asked 2,283 people about their experiences with workplace bullying, found that a shocking 96 percent of workers have experienced bullying at work. Eighty-nine percent of workplace bullies have…

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WAYS TO BOOST EMPLOYEE MORALE

5 (ALMOST) FREE AND UNUSUAL WAYS TO BOOST EMPLOYEE MORALE You know when office morale is low. There’s a feeling of discontent in the air, which usually fuels poor performance, office gossip, and high turnover. Some managers try to boost morale via peppy slogans or incentive programs. The problem is that posters don’t usually work,…

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PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL MISTAKES

THE 7 MOST COMMON PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL MISTAKES For many companies, the end of the year brings holiday hours, a break room full of treats, and the dreaded annual performance review period. Employees are generally anxious to hear whether their performance has earned them a raise (and maybe a bonus) while bosses usually dread the paperwork…

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