“Listen, Bill, if it were up to me you would have gotten a bigger raise.” Three cheers for the harmless fib! Where would we be without little white lies?
A lot of managers turn up their noses at the mention of “soft skills.” But they ignore that part of the supervisor’s role at their peril.
There’s good news and bad in a recent survey on how employees view their supervisors. Managers excel at acting ethically, but they’re not so hot at motivating their charges when things aren’t going well.
Many managers dread having those “difficult conversations” with employees because, well, they’re difficult. Here’s some advice that could help them navigate these uncomfortable waters.
Periodically, we ask three HR pros how they’d handle a difficult situation at work. Today’s problem: An senior manager who isn’t giving HR the time of day.
Intuitively, HR pros just know that managers are important. Now, a new study has been able to quantify how much supervisors affect performance.
Our team of experts fields real-life, everyday questions from HR managers and gives practical answers that can be applied by any HR pro in the same situation. Today’s issue: Managers making comments about their workplace on social networks.
Most companies have established a system of progressive discipline for dealing with employees with performance or behavior problems. Here’s a look at where managers often derail the process.
You’ve no doubt heard about the explosion in wage-and-hour lawsuits — and the culprits are usually well-meaning managers trying to keep payroll costs down.
Know how some supervisors seem determined to make employees’ lives as dismal as possible? Here’s a guide for managers that’ll guarantee that happy outcome.