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Internal Communications: A 101 Guide for New Managers

Think your employees are engaged at work? You’re probably wrong. A recent Gallup poll showed that nearly 70% of employees were…

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8 Interview Techniques to Find the Best Employees

Interviewing job candidates: Every small business owner has to do it It’s rarely a favorite task. What’s the best way to…

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Can Your Team Love AND Respect You?

Love is in the air…on February 14th and all year round. How do you build a work team that loves you…

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18 Simple Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude at Work

What if there was a way you could easily expand your mind and see greater possibilities in life? What if…

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Motivating Employees: A New Guide for Managers

Get to work. Do your job. Sell more. These might be what you want employees to do, but brusque commands…

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Human Resource Planning: 17 Tips for Scaling Your Business

What’s your most important asset? Your employees, of course. They are your human resources, your human capital. And, without planning,…

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Why Being a Good Boss Might Make You a Bad Friend

I moved into my first managerial position when I was really young. I went from being a salesperson to leading a…

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How to Develop a Strong Work Ethic Among Your Team

Strong work ethic. Reliable work ethic. The yeti and the unicorn. Fairy tales, all of them? Sometimes it seems that…

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The Managerial Skills Your Team Leaders Need to be Successful

Half of employees who quit do so because of a bad boss. Team leaders aren’t off the hook even if…

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How to Manage Stress At Work: An Epic Guide

It’’s not the job, but the worker. You might appreciate lists of which jobs are most stressful so you know…

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The Quick Guide to Employee Discipline: What Every Manager Needs to Know

Out of the blue, an employee gets fired. Or, tensions among employees increase because there’s a problem that isn’t being…

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What Effective Management is All About: A Guide for Managers of Hourly Employees

Hourly employees sometimes feel as if they’re invisible. They aren’t salaried. They don’t have the “serious” benefits. They might not…

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8 Best Practices for Building an Effective Employee Performance Review Program at Your Business

You can thank the government for employee performance reviews. Reviews weren’t all that common until the Performance Rating Act of…

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18 Genius Ways to Attract New Part-Time Employees This Fall

It’s a new school year, and that often means you find yourself looking for new or replacement part-time employees for…

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Free Printable Weekly Work Schedule Template For Employee Scheduling

If you’re still making the work schedule by hand using a pencil and a piece of paper, you’re wasting valuable…

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35 Awesome Rewards You Can Offer Your Employees for Under $35

I like to think of myself as a student of employee engagement. At SnackNation, the company I co-founded and where…

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8 Ways to Motivate Teenage Employees to Do Great Work

Managing teenage employees is one thing. Motivating them is quite another. It seems like you’re always trying to get them…

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8-Part Checklist For Creating a Winning Employee Information Form

As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to collect and store important information about your new employees as soon as they…

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12 Best Employee Morale Tactics For Part-Time Workers

Why should you care about morale? Well, the related question is: How do you keep employees from quitting? Employee morale matters. Boosting…

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Everything You Need to Know About Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity is one of those buzzwords that make employers nervous. It seems wrapped up in legalities and current events, making…

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Why You Need to Invest in More Employee Training

On the budget-cutting block, employee training is a prime target. It’s expensive, it’s time-consuming (and time is money, after all), and…

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How to Eliminate Employee Turnover by Dealing with Conflict

Conflict is expensive. It leads to employees who, instead of working, are participating, avoiding, or trying to manage pointless conflicts…

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70 Simple Ways to Motivate Employees

When it comes to growing your business, you can use all the fancy tools and systems you want, but if…

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25 Employee Incentive Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

The most expensive thing you can do is to lose valuable employees. Yet you are in a competitive workforce with…

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Employee Management: The Tools, Tips, and Processes You Need to Build a Better Team in 2016

Employee management. Piece of cake, right? Absolutely not–it’s probably the most challenging aspect of your business. Employees are your most valuable…

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7 Tips for Reducing Employee Churn At Your Restaurant

You work hard to hire the right people at your restaurant, so it’s frustrating when you are constantly losing good…

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Everything You Need to Know to Boost Employee Productivity

Boosting employee productivity means boosting your bottom line. You could say that employee productivity was merely how much an employee…

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9 Simple Ways to Invest in Your Employees and Combat Turnover

Most leaders can agree that employee development is a critical part of creating a lasting business. But many leaders assume…

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8 Mistakes Most Restaurant Owners Make When It Comes to Hiring and Managing Employees

Restaurant owners wear a lot of hats: personnel manager, HR recruiter, marketing director, chef, bartender, and host. Depending on the…

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An Epic List of Great Team Building Games

Update: After over 100,000 people read our original team building games post, we decided to make an updated version that’s…

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Hire The Best People With This Customer Service Job Description [TEMPLATE]

Customer service is crucial to the success of your business because of two very good reasons: It’s more profitable to…

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New Book: The People Management Handbook

The best-kept secret and hardest lesson that no one tells you when you become a manager of people is this:…

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What Makes a Good Leader? The Mini-Guide

David had been passed over for two promotions. This, despite his efforts to continue his education and training, and despite…

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Employee Retention: How To Beat The Odds and Keep Your Best Employees Around Longer

If you’re like 63% of employers, your top priority isn’t increased sales or finding more customers. It’s employee retention. Surprised?…

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How and Why To Perform Effective Exit Interviews For Employees

Jim worked at Widgets, LLC for five years. He was hired with great excitement, having come with excellent recommendations and…

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Your Complete Guide To Team Management In 2016

You do not want to herd cats. Getting those independent and stubborn critters to go in the same direction towards…

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How To Measure & Boost Employee Satisfaction

Whether it’s with a summer vacation, a new dress, or a job, people care about having experiences that satisfy them….

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Epic Guide To Managing Millennials In The Workplace

Baby Boomers are the largest generation of active workers. Their workplace strengths are, according to Ivey Business Journal, their “organizational…

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How To Build An Effective On-The-Job Training Program

Let’s start with a terrifying fact for employers: 40 percent of employees who receive poor (or no) on-the-job training leave…

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How To Solve Your Biggest Employee Retention Problems

There are many reasons why employees leave a company. Most of them are avoidable. You may already be working to…

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The 12-Step Process For Improving Your People Management Skills

People aren’t easy to quantify and control. We all have our individual hopes and dreams, as well as our own…

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The Comprehensive List of Employee Engagement Activities

You want employees who are excited to come to work and ready to contribute. Engaged employees are good employees, and…

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Employee of the Month by When I Work [CONTEST]

Every employee deserves to be recognized for their hard work, but as a small business owner, it’s not always feasible….

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Where To Go To Find The Best Hourly Employees

Hourly employees are in demand across the nation. How do you find hourly employees that are motivated and committed to…

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The Complete Guide To Employee Development

Ever hear the phrase “if you’re not growing, you’re dying?” When it comes to our careers, this simple maxim is…

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How To Write An Effective Employee Handbook

What if there was one tool that could keep all of your employees on the same page, knowing exactly what…

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A Quick Guide To Effective Employee Engagement

You wouldn’t be a company if you didn’t have employees. And, if you want to be successful in business, you…

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How to Manage a Disgruntled Employee

We’ve all seen disgruntled employees. They’re unmotivated, decline to join in on team activities, and don’t seem to respect the…

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How To Battle Employee Turnover

If you believe that your employees are your biggest resource, then you know the damage high employee turnover does to…

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A Quick Guide To Managing Part-Time Summer Employees

Summer is more than a trip to the beach. For your business, it’s an opportunity to take advantage of seasonal…

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Employee Benefits: Everything You Need To know To Stay Competitive

Scrimping on employee benefits isn’t the way save a few bucks. Employee benefits are more than just the standard healthcare/retirement…

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Using Employee Recognition to Prevent Workers From Quitting

One of the worst feelings a manager can have is that sudden cold dread when a top-performing employee gives their…

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The Complete Guide To Human Resources For Small Business

Human resources is probably one of the more complicated aspects of running a small business. The complexities of working with…

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The Management Skills You Need To Lead Your Team

Leading a team is every kid’s dream. Who doesn’t want to be the hero that slays the enemy, gets the…