5 Ways to Keep Employees Motivated

A motivated employee is a valuable employee–and also among the toughest to find. According to a study conducted by Dale Carnegie Training, disengaged workers outnumber engaged workers by a pretty significant margin. Only 45 percent of managers and supervisors and 23 percent of people at other levels qualify as “engaged,” meaning they feel enthusiastic, empowered, … Continue reading

How to avoid working for a Bad Boss

How to avoid working for a Bad Boss

When you’re interviewing with your potential manager, keep in mind that you should assess her just as much as she assesses you. Too often, people don’t pay attention to the danger signs that could have warned them during the hiring process that they’d be signing up to work forĀ a nightmare of a manager. Here are … Continue reading

Why Employees Aren’t Telling You the Truth

Why Employees Aren’t Telling You the Truth

Feel like you’re always the last one to know about problems in the company? You’re at least partly to blame. “How long has this been going on?” “Why am I only hearing about it now?” If you ever find yourself asking questions like these, there’s a reason. You likely–and perhaps unintentionally–are discouraging employees from coming … Continue reading