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Memos to Managers

7 ways to get the most out of Millennial employees

02/01/2008
In today’s workplace, many supervisors have to manage people from four different generations, all of which respond to different kinds of carrots, sticks and management styles. The breakdown: Traditional workers: born before 1946 Baby Boomers: 1946–1964 Generation X: 1965–1979 Millennials: 1980–1995 According to anecdotal information and research (see box below), managers in U.S. organizations are […]

6 ways to help employees do their best each day

01/16/2008
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How to counsel employees who have personal problems

01/15/2008
At one time or another, most employees you manage will have personal problems that hinder their job performance. Often, the problems aren’t serious and employees can quickly return to normal productivity. But in some cases, deeper personal problems can cause long-time, productive employees to suddenly underperform, become tardy or react differently to co-workers. This is […]

How to counsel employees with attitude problems

01/15/2008

With some employees, the problem isn’t a matter of ability, it’s a matter of attitude. This can manifest itself in everything from quiet disobedience to outright insubordination. How should you respond?

25 good interview questions … and 8 to avoid

12/01/2007
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Pre-interview phone calls: 6 do’s and don’ts

11/19/2007
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8 little things managers can do to retain the best

11/01/2007
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How to identify (and reverse) employee disengagement

10/01/2007
A recent Gallup Poll says less than one-third of U.S. employees are actively engaged in their jobs. That’s why it’s important for managers to watch for the early signs of employee disengagement and try to pull those employees back from the edge. How can you see the slide? Employees stop offering suggestions. They contribute less […]

5 simple ways to salvage a ‘below-standard’ employee

09/01/2007
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4 steps to help employees reach their peak performance

08/01/2007
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