How to Keep Your Employees Motivated and Productive Through The Holiday Season

Ready or not, here it comes. No, it’s not a hideous end-of-October monster. It’s…the Holiday Season. It’s that special time…

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7 Tips for Helping Employees That Are Burnt Out

Employee burnout is a real problem. Just ask the World Health Organization which recently said that employee burnout consists of three…

5 Ways to Promote Work-Life Integration Among Your Employees

The boundaries between your personal life and your work life have been blurring for years. You can thank technology for…

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16 Helpful Ways to Deal with Stress At Work

40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful. That’s a problem. Regardless of what kind of work…

11 Team Management Skills You Need To Lead Your Team

Did you know? Employees who are dissatisfied with their manager’s performance are four times as likely to be job hunting. Your…

7 Best Practices for an Effective Employee Performance Review

An employee performance review is a formal assessment of an employee’s work performance. These reviews help foster open communication between…

5 Ways to Handle Employee No-Call, No-Shows

A no-call, no-show is an instance when an employee doesn’t get prior approval for missing a day off and then…

5 Steps To Build An Effective On-The-Job Training Program

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

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7 Great Employee Retention Strategies

Unemployment is at record low levels. Great news for employees, but rough water for employers trying to hang onto a…

Restaurant Management Tips: What Every New Manager Needs to Know

Managing a restaurant is like watching over the gears of a complicated machine. Not only do you have the usual…

20 Ways to Keep Your Employees Engaged Through the Summer

Sitting in the office or sitting at the beach. Riding in their car to work or riding a roller coaster…

18 Actionable Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover at Your Business

18 Actionable Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover at Your Business Good help is hard to find—and even harder to lose….

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…

How to Improve Company Culture to Build a Better Hourly Workforce

When people think about company culture, they probably think of ping pong tables, open-space offices, and a company masseuse. They…

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How to Manage Time Off Requests Fairly

Today, workers view benefits and perks of the job as important as the actual wage they’ll receive. The way you…

The Perfect Shift: How to Boost Happiness Among Hourly Employees

“I need more hours.” “I can’t come in today.” “Can I swap this shift with my friend?” “I have to…

Creative Ways to Hire Hourly Employees for Summer 2017

Competition for seasonal workers is already heating up! How do you make sure you have the right people, in the…

8 Employer Interview Techniques to Find the Best Employees

Interviewing job candidates: Every small business owner has to do it. It’s rarely a favorite task. The big question in everyone’s…

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…

18 Simple Ways to Keep a Positive Attitude at Work

A positive attitude is an optimistic mindset that focuses on the good, while a negative attitude promotes fear and a…

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…

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,…

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…

How to Improve Your Team’s Work Ethic

Determining work ethic seems a bit arbitrary. Since the average U.S. worker is working longer hours, surely that means the…

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…

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

Employee discipline isn’t a matter of dominance or punishment. It’s about making the work environment safe and pleasant for both…

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…

18 Genius Ways to Attract New Part-Time Employees

Most job recruitment focuses on finding and keeping full-time employees, but the part-time workforce is increasing each year. How do…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

10 Creative Tips to Improve Employee Morale

Employee morale is a key factor in determining whether an employee stays or quits. This is why improving the team…

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…

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…

6 Tips to Handle Employee Conflict in the Workplace

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

70 Awesome Ways to Motivate Employees

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

16 Simple Ways to Invest in Your Employees and Reduce Turnover

Good help is hard to find—and even harder to lose. As a business owner, employee turnover doesn’t just eat into…

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…

32 Team Building Games Your Whole Team Will Love

Team building games are a fun and creative way to get your team connecting and working together. Finding the right exercise…

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…

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:…

How to Be a Good Leader at Work: The Mini-Guide

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

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?…

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…

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…

How To Measure & Boost Employee Satisfaction

As a leader or manager, you want satisfied employees: people who are excited to come to work, motivated to do…

Epic Guide To Managing Millennials In The Workplace

The Millennial generation’s particular challenge is a new set of workplace expectations that demand value in a very real way….

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…

The 12-Step Process to Improve Your People Management Skills

As a manager, it isn’t easy to manage a group of people. Sometimes, it feels like you’re team isn’t listening,…