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    0 17 Ways to Hone Your Listening Skills with Employees

    Listening is often more effective than talking for establishing rapport with employees. A good manager must also be a good listener. When an employer listens to employees and demonstrates that they have heard and understood an employee's concerns, the employee feels more at ease and less anxious about the interview.

    Developing good listening skills can be a major challenge, but there are some guidelines you can follow to hone your skills and learn to really hear what your staff are saying.


    0 Can an Employee Sue Me Over a Work-Related Injury?

    In any workplace that employs a large number of employees or in a job that has certain hazardous elements (like construction, welding, mining, etc), it's a certainty that from time to time someone will be injured on the job. As the employer, it's your responsibility to provide your employees with a safe workplace and with the tools, equipment and training they need to reduce the likelihood of injury.

    0 The ABC's of Dealing with Underperforming Employees

    Being a leader is not easy work. You have to always be “on” and employees require an almost constant form of evaluation. So what happens when an employee is producing less than favorable results? How can you really tell and more important, how can you effectively nix the problem? Read on to discover the ABC’s of confronting and dealing with employee underperformance.

    0 13 Tips for Conducting an Employee Performance Review

    Every business, no matter the size, should conduct employee performance reviews at least once a year. This process gives employers a chance to let employees know that they are valued and that their efforts are appreciated, and it also affords an opportunity to address any areas that may need improvement.

    0 Want to Keep Great Employees? Cut Them In on the Profits

    Nothing inspires dedication, hard work and above-and-beyond effort than ownership of the company. When your future is tied to the future of the business, you do tend to feel a bit anxious over the bottom line.

    0 Your business could be at risk if you don't use a Non-Compete

    Your business' success, market share, and goodwill can be threatened by a departing employee who has intimate knowledge of your trade secrets, intellectual property, processes, and confidential data that could be used to the advantage of a competitor. That's why you should be using a Non-Competition Agreement (also called a Non-Compete Agreement).

    0 Don't Be Late! Why Having a Tardiness Policy is a Timely Idea

    We've all had one - an employee who just can't seem to get to work on time. Whatever the reason, chronic lateness attracts the attention of everyone in the workplace and affects productivity. That's why a tardiness policy is so important.

    0 Sweat Equity Plan: A Rewards Program for Your Employees

    Building a business is hard work, and building a successful business is even harder. It takes commitment, nerves of steel and a dedicated team. Every SMB owner can point to one or more employees who have gone the extra mile for the good of the business. These people are the backbone of your team, and their efforts, dedication and loyalty should be rewarded with something more than an extra couple hundred bucks in the Christmas card.

    0 Checking In With Your Employees is Key to Good Human Resource Management
    Orientation is a critical aspect of employee retention. Since the orientation process takes time and planning in order to be effective, this article will focus on the next critical aspect, which is following up with new employees.
    2 16 Questions for Determining Whether a Worker is an Employee or an Independent Contractor

    Here is a list of essential questions you need to answer in order to determine whether a person who works for you is an employee or an independent contractor.