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Memos to Managers

Managing is a matter of trust

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

How to get the most from your exit interviews

10/27/2016
From both sides of the table, exit interviews are not a comfortable situation. But organizations can gain a lot of valuable information that can help improve the workplace culture and reduce turnover.

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.

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.

… 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.

… 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.

Do employees feel like they ‘belong’? 5 red flags

12/21/2015
When employees feel like they belong in an organization, they’ll give you their all. When they feel like outsiders, you’ll only get a half-hearted effort at best. Here are five red flags …