How to get started coaching your employees rather than lecturing them

How to get started coaching your employees rather than lecturing them

As a manager, it can be tough when an employee makes a mistake. Sometimes these are small offenses like constantly showing up five minutes late, and sometimes there are bigger issues like consistently not meeting goals or being rude to coworkers. You know your employees are only human and that humans make mistakes. So, you’re not looking to fire your employees, but you know you must address the issues that are causing a problem in the workplace.

Team dynamics: How to solve the 4 most common team conflicts

Team dynamics: How to solve the 4 most common team conflicts

Effective managers must possess several key leadership skills. One of the most crucial is the ability to manage team conflicts.

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.

Student employees? Here’s how to work with their schedules

Student employees? Here’s how to work with their schedules

Savvy employers know they can gain significant advantages by employing high school and college-age students.

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.