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Communication

8 ways to say ‘No’ to employees without damaging morale

01/29/2017
As a supervisor, you have many opportunities to affirm the ideas and actions of your employees. But sometimes, you need to say “no.” The challenge is to learn to say “no” without losing the goodwill and enthusiasm of your employees.

More employers opening their books to employees

12/14/2016

A new survey shows that private U.S. employers have become much more comfortable about sharing their finanical information with employees. Here are four tips for opening your books to staff …

Take steps to ease conflict over election results

11/18/2016
If pro-Trump/anti-Trump debates are simmering among your employees, don’t ignore them.

Managing is a matter of trust

11/06/2016
How to get your employees to believe in you, the organization and its mission.

2016 election takes toll on civility, productivity at work

10/12/2016
This year’s extraordinary presidential campaign is taking a toll on American workers.

Manage your ‘unofficial’ bulletin board, too

09/22/2016

You need two bulletin boards: One for official wage-and-hour posters and notices of employee rights, and another for employees to use as the organization’s “community” center.

Keep a civil workplace: 7 tips

09/08/2016
When managers treat employees professionally and with courtesy, bullying will never become an issue. Here are seven do’s and don’ts.

3 online tools for grabbing instant feedback

08/29/2016
Don’t just guess at which benefits your employees want or where they’d like to hold the holiday party this year. Several free web-based survey tools let HR instantly take the pulse of their employees.

Build a foundation of trust

08/19/2016
Building trust is a lot like building a house of cards: It takes a long time to create, but doesn’t take long for it to come tumbling down. A broken promise or betrayed confidence can erode trust very quickly.

Discussing politics at work: Cast a vote for civility

08/05/2016
A recent survey by the Society for Human Resource Management reported a sharp uptick in political volatility in their workplaces this year.