Their Names Liveth Forever, Just Not on Latest Firms

What’s in a name? Plenty. Just ask people who have to compete against their own names. These entrepreneurs can face uncertain, confused customers, as well as harsh competition from businesses they no longer own that still bear their monikers. Consider what happened to executive recruiter Russell S. Reynolds Jr. at a recent cocktail party in

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3 Proven Ways to Succeed in a New Job

Congratulations – you’ve landed a new job! It’s easy to think that after having aced the interview, negotiated a great package and set your start date that the hard work is done. Of course you should celebrate your victory, but don’t spend too long basking in the glory of your success because there is still

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5 Common Management Mistakes

Even the Most Well-Intentioned Managers Commit These Cardinal Sins Are You Guilty Of Any of These? Contrary to popular belief, most managers aren’t ineffective because they’re monsters lording their power over underlings. Most of the time, it’s because they’re making mistakes — just like the rest of us. It’s true that for every mistake you

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3 Tips to Give a Negative Performance Review

How to Handle Giving an Employee a Poor Performance Review Make Sure You Do It Right Having a positive employee review is easy. You applaud your employee’s accomplishments, discuss plans for the future, and (hopefully) give him a handsome raise. Sadly, the same does not apply when you have to give a not-so-glowing review to

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5 Ways to Handle Disrespectful Employees

Handled the Right Way, Problem Employees Can Become Valuable Contributors Fix the Problem the Right Way For the most part, your team is great. They like to collaborate and share ideas, they’re supportive, and they’re (fairly) punctual. (They even got you a Happy Birthday Colossal Crumbs cupcake for your birthday!) But there is one employee

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5 Reasons Remote Workers are Better Than In-Office Employees

Hiring Work-at-Home Employees Might be the More Productive (and Cheaper) Option Work From Home Employees Have Advantages If you think all employees are created equal, think again. There are major differences between telecommuting employees in comparison to their in-office peers. Here are ways remote workers can shine brighter than that awful fluorescent lighting that’s currently

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How to Get Your Employees to Stop Bickering

Conflicting Personality Styles Could be the Cause of Workplace Strife Managers, Not Babysitters Research shows that 60-80% of trouble in the workplace is due to strained relationships among employees, not from issues with their skills or motivation. Not surprisingly, as a result, typical managers spend 25-40% of their time dealing with conflicts. No one wants

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Option Grant Practices in High-Tech Companies

Until it became common practice in the last decade to offer stock options to a relatively broad spectrum of employees, most people were content to receive stock options at all. Now, more savvy about compensation if bruised by the market downturn, employees more typically wonder whether the options they are offered are competitive with what

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What Is Your Company’s Personality Style?

Creating & Honing a Company Culture Engages Employees & Attracts the Right Kind of Talent All Businesses Have a Personality Style Just as people have different personality styles, organizations have different styles, too. An organization’s style or culture is influenced by many factors — by the person or people who started it, by its current

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7 Tips for Everyone to Get More from the Process

Performance Review Myths & Tips: Your Employees Don’t Always “Get It” It’s Performance Review Season. Is Your Process Working? Insight from Employees on Performance Reviews and Seven Tips for Everyone to Get More from the Process EMPLOYER MYTH #1:  Your employees “Get It.” FACT:  Many employees don’t understand how the performance review impacts their compensation.

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5 Universal Skills Every Employer Should Value

No Matter the Job, Employers Should Hire Workers with These Universal Skills Which Skills Are Always Valued? Every job in every field at each individual company is different. But while each job has a unique set of skill requirements, there are several skills which are required in all jobs. Apart from the specific technical skills, each

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10 Easy Ways to Reward Employees

A Little Recognition Can Go a Long Way Towards Satisfied Employees 10 Easy Ways to Reward Employees Some bosses feel a paycheck is the only reward an employee needs. But employees want to feel that their hard work is appreciated, whether they are paid minimum wage or a six-figure salary. Rewards like gift cards and

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