Leadership & Career

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.

How to get your boss to sign off on training

February 17, 2023
Your job is to convince those at the top that the training expenses will pay off in the future. There are a few ways you can go about getting your boss to sign off on training programs.

4 ways to navigate dotted-line reporting

February 17, 2023
Being part of an organizational structure in which employees serve more than one boss can make these staff members feel like a confused spider caught in a tangled web. Companies often employ such “dotted line” arrangements to use employees efficiently and reduce budgetary expenses. As a manager, attempt to reduce the stress for your employees by taking these actions.