Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

How to Manage Your Boss

Manage my boss? Doesn’t my boss manage me? Of course she does. But if you want to get ahead and receive promotions and pay raises, you’ll need to learn how to manage your boss so that both of you will be successful. Read below for tips on how to properly manage your boss. You, of… Read More »

Starting Your New Employees Off Right

A new employee’s first experiences with you can make or break the worker’s success in the position and with your company. Most people who leave a company within a year of employment tend to do so not because they can’t do the job, but because they don’t fit in. Either they don’t like their coworkers… Read More »

Hiring and Keeping the Best People

An ongoing challenge for businesses is finding and retaining the best people. In the coming years, it will become ever more important. Moreover, a recent survey has revealed that about 25 percent of all new employees leave a company within one year of being hired. This really adds to the challenges that companies face. And… Read More »

On Being a Good Supervisor

As a supervisor, you have a lot on your plate. With all that you have to do, you may not have taken the time to stop and reflect on your performance as a boss. But it is important to do, because the relationship between employees and their bosses is key to worker morale and ultimately… Read More »

Religion in the Workplace

It’s no secret that today’s workforces are much more diverse than in the past. In fact, many companies are striving to establish workforces that are diverse because they see it as a way to improve the quantity and quality of new ideas and viewpoints that could help the bottom line. But this emphasis on diversity… Read More »

How to Motivate

An ongoing concern among managers is keeping their employees or their teams motivated. When you start a new project or venture, motivation and energy are usually high, and people are filled with anticipation and anxious to go. As the work continues, however, the initial surge of energy may begin to subside. What can managers do… Read More »

Making a List, Checking It Twice

Many people make to-do lists for everything from work to household tasks. If you are not one of those people, you might want to think about doing it because there are many benefits to list making. In fact, the act of writing a list itself is a source of pleasure for some. It helps people… Read More »

Finding the Right Person for the Job

You are looking to fill a position at your company and you have done an analysis of the skills that are needed. You have posted an advertisement for the job. But you have been having difficulty finding people who have the right skills. What can you do to improve your chances of hiring someone? You… Read More »

Interviewing the Downshifting Candidate

Have you been coming across more and more resumes of people who appear to be “overqualified” for your open positions? Before tossing them aside as a) people who are out of work who are desperate for any job and/or b) candidates who are willing to take work for which they’re overqualified until they can find… Read More »