When toxic talk infects an entire department, managers may be tempted to throw up their hands and just give in. They often feel powerless to counteract the damage caused by disparaging comments and persistent negativity, believing that "you can't change human nature." Read More
Only 33% of U.S. employees are engaged at work, according to a recent report from Gallup. Having disengaged staff on your team hinders performance and morale, and can damage your reputation.
Managers play a huge role in influencing the employee experience, and by extension, employee engagement. You want your staff members to love their work, enjoy the team, contribute ideas and believe in your company's mission.
Some employees engage in conduct or performance that, in isolation, may not warrant immediate termination, but his or her marginal performance leads to morale problems for others and often consumes an inordinate amount of the manager's time in managing workplace conflicts, poor quality of work, and complaints from co-workers to outside customers.
If your employee handbook hasn't been updated in the past six months, it's out of date.
The workplace-law changes coming from the Trump Administration demand constant compliance vigilance from HR. Plus, the National Labor Relations Board recently issued an important new ruling that forces employers to justify their handbook rules as lawful. Here are some current handbook trouble spots: Read More
Microsoft® Excel® dashboards are a powerful way to pull together different information in a single place to give a high-level overview of a business. A meaningful "big picture" view of business activities can drive the allocation of scarce resources.
Whether you're managing events or running your department, your tasks have a definite goal with a beginning and end date. It doesn't matter if you're flying solo or working with others, you need a good project management tool to stay on track. And you might already have one!