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Dealing with Staff Discipline Issues

December 10, 2014 | 1,155 views

Dealing with Staff Discipline Issues

Dealing with Staff Discipline Issues

The one thing that can mar your management efforts are discipline issues from your employees. You can be the best manager in the world, but sometimes your staff will still act out. How you handle it will determine how much these issues affect your business.

 

Prevention is the Best Measure

While you can’t completely prevent discipline issues, you can circumvent many of them simply by having firm and clear rules in place. While you don’t need to overwhelm new hires with a long list of do’s and don’ts, you should cover the basics:

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10 Tips For Managing Summer Employees

July 16, 2014 | 1,380 views

10 Tips For Managing Summer Employees

10 Tips For Managing Summer Employees

Summer is here, which means, for many small businesses, it’s time to hire part-time seasonal staff or interns. Managing temporary seasonal help can be tough without a game plan, so let’s look at some best practices for managing summer employees.

 

1. Be Ready

Make sure you’re ready for summer employees to work by setting up a functional work station, email address, and passwords before their first day. Prepare to introduce them around the office and explain your company’s mission and vision, a particularly powerful motivating force if you’ve hired Millennials.

 

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Why Business Owners Don’t Make Good Managers

July 9, 2014 | 2,676 views

Why Business Owners Don’t Make Good Managers

Why Business Owners Don’t Make Good Managers

If you’re a small business owner, you know what it’s like to wear multiple hats and juggle multiple tasks at the same time. Running a business requires managing everything from finding customers to making investment decisions to managing employees. All of these tasks require vastly different skills and, some would argue, different people to perform them, so it’s no wonder that so many business owners don’t make good managers.

 

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