Managing People at Work

Is your staff suffering from FORTO?

December 23, 2021
Make them see the office as an inviting place to come back to.

There’s inspiration in futility!

December 23, 2021
Author Hugh McLeod has some wisdom to share with employees who might be deterred by supposedly futile business endeavors.

How to manage projects, not just people

December 23, 2021
Many fine managers are good at interfacing with people and coaching them up, but behind their backs, you’ll hear whispers. In his book Project Management for Non-Project Managers, author Jack Ferraro outlines what a good project plan does.

Power rankings—for managerial skills

December 20, 2021
Here are the top 10 qualities they all must have.

‘National Donut Day? Sure, take it off!’

December 10, 2021
Let’s face it, no matter how generous your paid holiday schedule is, you’ll never be able to cover all of the holidays celebrated by every culture or religion. Floating holidays help employers bridge the gaps in their holiday schedule.

Are you a good boss… who still lies?

November 24, 2021
“I won’t call you on your day off.” Have you ever fed an employee this line? And did it, at some point, prove to be a bit of a lie? Writer Jason Notte identifies some more frequently-heard managerial fibs for Cheapism. Here are a few to watch yourself for.

5 tips to get the most out of employees’ annual evaluations

October 28, 2021
How do you handle a performance review that involves some news employees won’t necessarily welcome?

6 ways to break toxicity’s grip

October 22, 2021
Here is a basic roadmap of steps to take if you’re seeing signs that you’re running a toxic environment, before it turns from toxic to downright hostile.

Lights, gifts, food … this is gonna work!

October 8, 2021
While likely not as packed as your pre-pandemic social calendar, look for the 2021 holiday season to include some invitations to on-site gatherings. Obviously, these holiday events might look and feel different than in the past. With forethought about safety and commitment to making it work, however, they still can be very enjoyable.

Are you ghosting applicants?

September 10, 2021
Hiring policies are worth examining, because gaining a passive-aggressive reputation isn’t doing your company any favors.