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Memos to Managers

Conducting successful job interviews: A manager’s guide

09/22/2016
While managers are typically a major part of the hiring and interview process, they’re often short on experience, confidence or time. Here are some tips to help managers get the most out of the process and possibly avoid litigation down the road.

Off-site, but on task

08/24/2016
Want to get the most from your remote staff? Showing that out of sight does not mean out of mind encourages them to step up their game and contribute to the company’s development.

The 5-step plan for handling an employee’s 2-weeks’ notice

08/06/2016
For a smooth exit that’s favorable to both employee and employer, follow these steps for any departure.

10 common phrases that turn employees against you

08/03/2016
Managers are human. You’re bound to make some unfortunate word choices now and then. But employees will give you a pass on those annoying expressions for only so long. Spew these 10 phrases at your peril.

… a worker’s not ready for a job he wants

06/28/2016
Here are some guidelines on how to respond to an employee who wants to take on a job you believe he is not able to do.

Here comes the summer help!

05/26/2016
How to welcome, prep and manage those seasonal employees.

… on-the-job socializing gets out of hand

03/14/2016
Usually, it takes just a few employees to set the bar for over-socializing in the workplace. But such banter can seriously interfere with productivity.

Don’t add fuel when you fire: 6 tips for terminations

03/10/2016
If you supervise employees in any capacity, there will come a time when you need to let someone go. Here are some tips for making the best of a bad situation.

10 FBI tricks for effective persuasion

02/24/2016
What can managers, executives and leaders learn from the FBI’s techniques?

Tips to speed up slower workers

12/31/2015
There is sometimes only a thin line between diligence and delay—but you can always tell when employees have crossed it.