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Dealing with difficult people at work: conflict, criticism and sensitive subjects
May 29, 2016
Have you ever had a disagreement with a co-worker blow up in your face? Or tolerated an employee performance problem because you weren't sure how to bring it up? Perhaps you've wanted to give your boss some constructive feedback, but you were concerned about the reaction you might get. We tend to avoid difficult conversations because talking about sensitive topics feels hazardous or uncomfortable. However, delaying these
discussions frequently makes the situation worse. The key to successfully addressing tough topics is knowing how to talk about them in the right way. Read More
5 rookie mistakes that can bury a new manager
May 30, 2016
No one is born knowing how to be a manager. And no other job can prepare you for this challenging assignment. Now, you not only have to worry about your performance, you have to worry about how others perform, too. As a new manager, you need to hit the ground running from day one. But maybe you're not ready to make tough personnel decisions, supervise difficult personalities, and, if necessary, come down hard on former peers and friends. Join us for this helpful
training webinar to get step-by-step guidance to make a successful transition into management … Read More
Key onboarding actions for the first day, first week, first 90 days and first year
May 31, 2016
It's Day One. Do you know where your new employee is? You work so hard to make a favorable impression on job candidates. But what happens when they show up for work? How are you handling the employee's first hour, first day, first week and first months on the job? The truth is, a "sink or swim" onboarding process doesn't work. Research shows that employees who are part of a structured onboarding program are 69% more likely to
remain with the company after three years than those who are not. Yet most employers devote less time to planning their onboarding procedures than they do their holiday party ... a mistake that costs greatly in your bottom line and reputation. Read More
Here comes the summer help!
June 1, 2016
In many industries, summer brings new faces to the workplace. Whether you're adding some college interns to the IT department or extra servers to the patio dining area, getting them comfortable and up to speed is critical. Get the most from these temporary team members with these six strategies … Read More
5 keys to designing a mission statement
June 2, 2016
In a long history of looking at mission statements, researchers and practitioners have almost universally acknowledged the value of a singular mission as a driving force for a company and, yet, have been inconsistent in advising what a great mission statement might look like. An effective mission statement needs to not only be specific to that organization; it must highlight and focus the energy of everyone in the organization in the direction that the top management
team believes is best for the business. Here is a five-point approach to creating an effective mission statement … Read More
Punching the clock, packing on the pounds
June 3, 2016
Feel like you're gaining weight sitting behind your desk? You're not alone. A new CareerBuilder survey shows a stressful work life may actually cause extra pounds to add up. The survey of 3,000 American workers found 55% feel they're overweight and 44% say they've gained weight at their present jobs. In fact, 25% say they've packed on 10 pounds or more. Read More
VIDEO TRAINING: 4 tips for handling tough talks
June 4, 2016
No manager can escape it. Sooner or later you're going to have to summon an employee into your office to address a performance problem or to have some other unpleasant conversation. Talking to employees about performance problems, attendance issues or an upcoming layoff can be awkward and difficult, but there are steps you can take to make those types of conversations easier for you and your employees. In this video, management editor Cal Butera provides four tips to
help you. Read More
The New Overtime Rules Are Here … What Now?
On May 18, the Department of Labor handed down new regulations that will greatly affect how you pay your employees. Your organization must fall into compliance with the new Fair Labor Standards Act regulations by December 1. You can be assured that the DOL, which has already increased its investigative force by 33% since 2010, will put employers under even more scrutiny in the months ahead.
You must comply with the FLSA's provisions if your organization is engaged in commerce, has annual gross income of $500,000, is a public agency or operates a hospital, health care facility or school.
Fortunately, we've created a FREE guide that will quickly bring you up to speed on the steps you must take now to comply with the FLSA's latest changes, and make sure you stay in compliance in the years ahead.
The 2016 Overtime Rules: How to Comply covers:
- Defining 'hours of work'
- Exempt vs. nonexempt status
- The duties tests and how to properly classify workers
- How to compute overtime
- Whether you should track exempt employees' hours
- And more!
This helpful guide also includes a classification audit to help you determine whether you've misclassified a worker as exempt.
Learn how to comply with these new overtime rules, so you can restructure your compensation in the most legally safe and financially sound way before the regulations take effect at the end of the year.
Download The 2016 Overtime Rules: How to Comply now!