When you are faced with a difficult workplace issue, you know that your staff is watching you; waiting for you to take a stand. They want, no, they need for you to lead. You also know deep down that taking charge and leading; taking back control of an out of control situation is what they […]
Looming deadlines, mountains of paperwork and schedules crammed with stressful meetings can make even the best employee break a sweat. Understandable. But what do you do in situations where your employee is chronically… well, smelly? Talking to your employee about such a personal issue will arguably be one of the most awkward and dreaded conversations […]
Employee turnover is a data point that every manager wants to be conscious of no matter the size of your company.
After all, who wants to spend the time energy, and money that it takes to hire the right candidates only to see them walk out the door a short time later.
Can you fire an employee who makes a derogatory comment about his or her work environment on Facebook or other social media site? The answer, it turns out, depends on the circumstances. In some cases, the National Labor Relations Board has held that an employer has the right to…
What do you do when a vendor who is on your premises to provide a service, such as a vendor that delivers office supplies, or a training consultant hired to provide services to your organization, causes problems in your workplace? Most employers may take the position that because the vendor…
Your former co-worker just congratulated you on your promotion to manager.
You’re excited and proud of your achievement. And why shouldn’t you be. You deserve it based on all of the hard work that you have put in- day in and day out. But as you shake hands, you have a sense that all is not well.
Your ex-peer is angry and seems to resent the fact that you have been promoted over her.
It stands to reason that employees who are high performers – those employees who take pride in their work, meet deadlines and are team players – would be your happiest employees. Not according to a study conducted by Leadership IQ.
42% of the companies surveyed found that their worst performing employees felt more motivated…
The article’s premise is based on the author’s response to a question from a “Struggling Manager” who is reluctant to fire difficult employees for the fear that he’d have no one at all working for him.
How should you manage difficult employees? What steps can and should employers take to mitigate the chances of hiring problem employees?
Workplace bullying seems to be a growing trend. There are scores of extremely informative, but sobering articles on the topic:
Managers make decisions everyday that affect their staff in ways that may lead to anger and resentment from employees. The simple managerial act of addressing a missed deadline or refusing a time off request can put you in the cross hairs of an employee who feels that they just can’t catch a break from you.