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Burnout! Four main causes of employee stress, and what you can do about it

08/24/2018
You’ve put in the long hours to build a relationship with your team, and to better understand their strengths, weaknesses, motivators and goals for the future. While these are all key components to a successful relationship with your staff, it’s for naught if you can’t proactively prevent employee burnout.

Yes, You Need a Crisis Plan! Here’s What it Should Say

07/20/2018
It’s every company’s worst fear: A horrible employee decision leads to front page news and a PR crisis. In many cases, HR is on the front lines of such responses. Having a crisis plan ahead of time can literally save the company—and your career. Some recent examples: Starbucks faced protests and lots of negative press […]

Say ‘no’ to no-shows: 8 steps to ‘pre-boarding’

07/03/2018
More employers are launching formal “pre-boarding” programs. The goal: engage new hires between the time they accept an employment offer and the first day. Here are eight ideas to keep your new hires committed and interested.

Best holiday gift for employees could be a simple ‘thank you’

11/28/2017

A little appreciation can go a long way with employees. This holiday season, remind supervisors to stuff their employees’ stockings with a simple “thank you” for a year of loyal service.

The opposite of ‘Because I said so’

10/26/2017
“People are more likely to do what we ask them to if we give them a reason why,” says Nancy Harbut, chief creative officer at HBT Marketing.

The easy way to keep employees ‘in the know’

10/26/2017
Don’t have the time to produce a fancy company newsletter? You can still keep your employees informed about goings-on both big and small through a regular email blast .

Help employees connect with their work & workplace

10/26/2017

Gallup has found that just a third of U.S. employees are fully engaged in their jobs. At the other end, 16% of workers are “actively disengaged” in their work.

Meet the new boss: How to approach an existing team

09/09/2017
Whether you’re managing a new team as a result of a promotion, job change or an organizational restructure, stepping in to lead a pre-existing team—and the established dynamics, group norms and expectations they tend to possess—demands a thoughtful management strategy. Here are some tips on how to manage a new staff.

Is HR your ‘manager complaint department’?

08/13/2017
HR people realize it’s part of their roles to help supervisors deal with employee issues. But what should HR do with managers who go overboard, reflexively dumping even the smallest of their employee concerns and complaints onto HR?

7 things leaders should never say

08/13/2017
Dave Kerpen, the author of Likeable Leadership, suggests what top managers (including execs and HR professionals) should never say in the workplace.
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