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Management Strategies for Training, Motivating and Retaining Employees

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5 Simple Things That Will Make Your Employees Happier

Unhappy employees are unproductive employees, and that costs you money. Here are five things you can do to make your employees happier.

Help Employees Think for Themselves

You have to be a good problem-solver when you run a business. But it’s also important to help the people around you learn this skill so you don’t have to do the thinking for them. Help employees solve problems on their own and get the monkey off your back with this solution.

7 Mistakes that Could Drive Your Star Employees Out the Door

Your best employees are worth their weight in gold. The last thing you want is for them to quit and go to work for the competition. Be sure you aren't making one of these mistakes.

How to Avoid the Peter Principle in Your Company

Don't let your company be a victim of the Peter Principle. Use these tips to nurture top talent and avoid promoting people into positions they can't handle.

Tips for Successful Sales Training

Most people decide whether or not they like something within the first few minutes. This holds true with employee training as well. The success or failure of your training sessions may depend on the experience your trainees have in the first five or ten minutes. Here is what you can do to be sure your training is a positive experience from start to finish.

What Really Motivates People

Are you motivating your employees or manipulating them? Incentive programs can be effective, but only if they incorporate what employees really want to receive when they've done a good job.

What Next Generation Leaders Want and Need from the Workplace

Where and how Millennials fit into the workplace is often a mystery to their managers. Read this article to learn what makes them tick, and to find out how to attract, retain and grow your millennial workforce.

5 Ways to Give Your Employees an Attitude of Ownership

Close your eyes for a moment and imagine if every time your customers dealt with your company they felt valued, appreciated and treated as if they were your company’s only customer. That's the kind of experience they can have when your employees have an attitude of ownership.

Motivate Your Employees Without Spending a Dime

Retaining employees and motivating them to perform their best is a constant challenge for small businesses. These simple, low-cost motivation techniques can reduce turnover and energize your staff.

How to Inspire Employees through Recognition

Build your company's culture on the foundation of rewarding and recognizing hard workers and you'll create a fertile work environment where resiliency, high standards, high retention, loyalty, innovation, positive risk taking, and high morale are all present. Here are 8 time-tested ways leaders can inspire employees to do their best.

Love 'Em or Lose 'Em

They're your talented, committed employees, critical to your success. And they are the ones your competitors are trying to steal from you. Read these excerpts to find out how to get them to stay!

Keep Your Best Employees from Flying the Coop

There is not lack of jobs for good talent today and the best way to keep your best employees around is to provide them with incentives to stay on. Here are some ideas to keep your employees happy and loyal.

The Power of Job Titles

The right job titles provide status and self-esteem and can help you reduce turnover and improve pride. People care about their job titles. Sometimes they will even choose the better title over more pay.

Gen X and Y Employees: Slackers or Stars?

Managing younger employees can be a challenge, especially for Baby Boomer bosses. If you want to recruit, retain and motivate Generation Xers and Ys, you need to understand their attitudes about their careers.

Why Training Programs Don't Always Work

The goal of employee training programs is usually to improve your business's bottom line. But all too often, a few weeks or months after the training is over, employees have gone back to doing things the same as before. Learn where the problem lies and what you can do about it here.

10 Ways to Slash Your Training Costs

Has your training budget been cut, perhaps more than once? Don't know how you'll keep your organization's employees at their best with so few resources? Here are ten things you can do to reduce your training expenses without compromising quality.

Motivating Your Workforce

Money may attract employees to the front door, but something else has to keep them from going out the back. Reward and recognition programs can help you keep your workforce motivated. And, they don't have to break your budget to be effective.

5 Ways to Build Morale

Working with the public can be a thankless job. But complaining to customers and coworkers is not the best way to deal with it. Use these 5 tips to keep your employees' morale high and good customer service will follow.

 

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