Leadership & Career

How to strengthen your empathy muscle—crucial for managers

March 3, 2023
Being a good manager isn’t easy. It takes a lot of time and effort to develop the skills and abilities necessary to effectively lead a team. Valuable lessons are learned through trial and error, and the constantly changing work landscape necessitates the development of new methods and approaches to ensure your people-first intent is received as such.

Managers: Encourage employees to take vacation time

March 3, 2023
When was the last time you used your PTO to take a vacation? If you’re like most Americans, it’s likely been a while, as 55% of workers don’t use all their paid time off. But encouraging your employees to use their time off is a win for you and for them.

5 actions managers must take regarding political expression in the workplace

March 3, 2023
When it comes to political and social issues, managers walk a sometimes-delicate line between respecting freedom of expression and keeping the workplace on task and civil. Make navigating this potentially rocky terrain easier by doing the following.

Are your employees happy?

March 2, 2023
Tomorrow is Employee Appreciation Day! So it’s a good time to assess whether employees are happy. Not skipping down a rainbow happy, but happy at work and with their work. Maybe happy-ish would be a better description. If you want to know whether employees are happy, ask them.

5 musts for new managers

February 24, 2023
Looking for ways to start your new position on the right foot? The following actions will serve you well from day one and beyond.

How to climb to the top of the “favorite managers” list

February 24, 2023
As managers, it’s our responsibility to deliver results and openly communicate with and support our teams, especially when the going gets tough. Managers who stick by their employees through thick and thin win their team members’ hearts and boast better retention rates.

7 things employees want you to say more often

February 24, 2023
Sure, it would be nice to tell your workers they are all getting raises or that they can take the rest of the day off. Unfortunately, managers do not get to utter these words very often. There are some phrases, however, that you can employ on a more regular basis to perk up ears and boost morale. Try saying these things.

The great manager checklist: How do you stack up?

February 24, 2023
How do you know what excellent management looks like? We’ve compiled a checklist that contains all the attributes of a great manager. By improving your management skills, you’ll enjoy increased employee retention rates, lower turnover, higher levels of engagement and better employee performance.

How managers can prepare employees for their first 90 days

February 24, 2023
Nailing the onboarding process is crucial for retaining top talent and securing a low turnover rate at your organization, so implementing a 90-day plan for all new hires is essential. Here’s a detailed framework you can use to develop 90-day onboarding plans at your organization.

4 steps toward more flexible time-off benefits

February 21, 2023
Work flexibility and time off are more important to employees than ever before. Many employers made changes on the fly to their time-off programs during the pandemic. Now is a good time to take stock of your programs and policies and look for opportunities to improve competitiveness and ensure compliance. Here are four things employers can do to add flexibility to their time-off policies right now.