Sep 28 2012

The idea of firing your boss and becoming an entrepreneur is certainly a welcomed thought for most people, but building and managing your own startup business isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There’s more to being an entrepreneur than just getting rid of the people above the corporate ladder. View Details

Sep 24 2012

The biggest reason young, talented workers leave for new jobs? They’re not learning enough, writes Diane Stafford of the Kansas City Star:  “Hirers often complain that their young workers jump ship quickly. A study published this summer in the Harvard Business Review confirmed that young top performers—the workers that organizations would most like to stick around—are leaving in droves. View Details

Sep 20 2012

Negative, disruptive employees have a way of multiplying in the workplace, creating a toxic environment. Therefore, it’s important to identify and deal with these employees quickly.   When an employee is not performing on the job, is chronically late, or is repeatedly insubordinate, the consequences are obvious and well defined. Most companies maintain protocols to deal with employees who are clearly violating company policy. View Details

Sep 13 2012

The average American worker today stays at his or her job a mere 4. 4 years, according to a recent Forbes article, while Gen Y’ers (those born between 1977 and 1997) are leaving in a fraction of that time—91 percent expect to stay in a job fewer than three years. View Details

Aug 1 2012

Letting go of an employee is one of the hardest things a manager can do. But there’s no use making excuses.   You know it’s time to do something about that employee whose performance is consistently lacking. But, well, dealing with it feels like more trouble than it’s worth.   If this sounds familiar, I have a challenge for you. View Details

Jul 30 2012

You can’t make every worker happy, surely, and should a business even try? Evidence from our recent research suggests, actually, that the answer is yes. Or rather, our evidence shows that managers are giving up far too soon on their disgruntled employees, making them less productive than they could be, exposing their companies to unnecessary risks from thefts and leaks in the process, and inflating turnover costs. View Details

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