Why giving your team feedback is so important

Why giving your team feedback is so important

Make no mistake: regular feedback is the glue that holds a productive, engaged team together. The numbers back this up, too. Turnover rates drop by almost 15% when employees are the on the receiving end of regular feedback.

How much should you train your employees?

How much should you train your employees?

From a manager’s perspective, employee training can be a difficult investment to plan, but it is also vital to keeping your workforce up-to-date and your business thriving.

5 Millennials explain how they want to be managed

5 Millennials explain how they want to be managed

The Millennial workforce–that nebulous population group that celebrate a birthday anywhere from 1980 to the late 90s–are now 80 million strong (and counting). The most connected generation in history (hello, Snapchat and Periscope!), they are also fickle when it comes to jobs. In fact, the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey found that 44% of the Millennials surveyed were already itching to leave their current positions.

Everything you need to know about employee happiness and retention

Everything you need to know about employee happiness and retention

It’s a situation every manager a dreads: A key employee decides it’s time to move on, leaving some big shoes for your business to fill. This stressful scenario is one that more employers have been facing recently.

How to handle an unhappy employee

How to handle an unhappy employee

If your business follows the general pattern of the U.S. workforce, more than 17% of your employees are what researchers call “actively disengaged.” Active disengagement is one step further than an employee just not caring about their job. As Newsweek puts it, they’re so bent out of shape that they’re actively trying to hurt your business.

This is why you should care about employee engagement

This is why you should care about employee engagement

Employee engagement has been a hot topic among HR experts for years. Yet studies by Gallup have all concluded that only about 30% of employees are fully engaged. It’s tempting  to conclude that plenty of companies must be thriving without it, and, thus, consider it low priority for business.

4 Easy ways to maximize employee satisfaction

4 Easy ways to maximize employee satisfaction

Even though the sustained success of most businesses depends on employee satisfaction, the more human aspects of team management are often deprioritized in favor of tangible business costs and day-to-day operations.

How to fire someone: A six-step action plan

How to fire someone: A six-step action plan

You became a manager because you enjoy working with people. Employees flourish under your leadership. It’s encouraging to help others become successful.

4 Easy ways to motivate your employees

4 Easy ways to motivate your employees

It’s a no brainer that working among colleagues who enjoy their jobs and truly value your business is a primary goal when you approach staffing decisions. Motivated employees are also key to your bottom line.

How to show your team some love: 6 Tips to successful people management

How to show your team some love: 6 Tips to successful people management

Have you ever been served by someone who isn’t happy and still felt you had a good experience? Unlikely.