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You have worked hard to get that job in management. Now, how do
you keep it? What makes an employee work harder for one boss than
for another? Is it the leader's charisma or because they're so
"nice"? Hardly. Smart managers on the rise in any organization know
that it takes far more than the right vibrations between manager
and subordinates to create a highly productive working
Description: Setting up your company's first-ever pre-employment
background check policy? Use these tips to map out the most
effective system possible for screening applicants.
So you need to set up a pre-employment background check process
at your company, and you're not sure where to start. Perhaps you
are an entrepreneur whose start-up venture has now grown to a point
where it requires a few ne...
Status, power and control. These three brass rings are what
American employees have been after for decades; and they have
grabbed the prize when they were promoted to management.
The language of control is liberally sprinkled throughout the
corporate vocabulary. For example, "span of control" describes the
number of "subordinates" who "report" to a "supervisor" or
"manager." Even the word "...
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Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure,
determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend
much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something
breaks, and so it goes with organizations.
How an organization is structured basically means how the
reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a
great deal about the culture, function a...
With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why
they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a
complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work,
then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult,
and something to be suffered.
While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is
not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...
What questions can employers legally ask? When
dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back
they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or
misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I
am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12
years ago that was a false charge to begin with.
This is a great question that a lot o...
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While leafing through the New York Times last weekend, I came
upon a disturbing article. Not surprising, I know. Today’s
papers are filled with stories of death, destruction and general
gloom and doom. This particular article was actually more subtle
than all that. On some level, in fact, it was a tale of success. It
was the story of a group of bright, motivated youngsters gearing up
A good Performance Review is a
great opportunity if done correctly, to motivate your staff.
If it is not motivating them, then both you and they are missing
out. To motivate your staff you need to give an accurate
review of their strengths and weaknesses, recognising their value
to the organisation, as well as their shortcomings.
As a Manager, you will have to
In a recent survey of 120 people who are dissatisfied with
their work, the number one thing that was identified as a missing
ingredient is “meaning.” The difficulty with trying to
find meaning in your work is that it can be hard to know exactly
what it is that would make you feel as if meaning exists. It is
easier to recognize that it isn’t there anymore or perhaps