Party scene from The Office

Stop trying to make me have fun

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 10, 2015 02:23 pm

An employees willingness or unwillingness to have fun shouldn’t affect their chances of advancement or your opinion of their performance.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management
Woman berating someone in a meeting

Five things managers do (or don’t do) that make good employees leave

Elizabeth Bromstein| November 3, 2015 02:29 pm

If you’re not sure what it means to appreciate employees, challenge them, and treat them well, you probably shouldn’t be in management. But here we are. So, here are some ways in which management contributes to employee attrition.

Category: Management
Team of women working

The secret formula for getting the best out of your employees

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 22, 2015 02:41 pm

A new study has found the magic formula for increasing productivity and decreasing errors.

Category: Management
Happy family in a pumpkin patch

Sweden is switching to a six-hour workday. Maybe you should too

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 03:43 pm

Employees seem down and disengaged? Maybe you should consider a six-hour workday. It’s catching on in Sweden and for good reason: it works.

Category: Human Resources, Management
Gerod Roth

Would you have fired this guy over his social media post?

Elizabeth Bromstein| October 7, 2015 02:39 pm

Another day, another cautionary tale about social media use. This time it comes courtesy of Atlanta, GA, where one Gerod Roth has lost his job at a marketing firm after posting a picture on Facebook of himself and a co-worker’s three-year-old black child

Category: Human Resources, Management
Woman yawning at her desk

Science says you’re basically a self-sabotaging tyrant if you make your staff start work before 10 a.m.

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 17, 2015 01:03 pm

A new study suggests that people under the age of 55 are not cut out for 9-5 work hours, and that businesses who force it are costing themselves and harming their employees.

Category: Management
Happy team

Six steps to inspiring loyalty in your employees

Elizabeth Bromstein| September 15, 2015 01:11 pm

Retaining talent can be a challenge these days. Here are six ways to get your employees to stay.

Category: Human Resources, Industry News & Insights, Management
Two men making a deal in a dark parking garage

Don’t trust anyone. New study shows a third of your employees would sell your data

Elizabeth Bromstein| August 25, 2015 04:41 pm

In the aftermath of the recent Ashley Madison debacle people are probably wondering how safe their information is with any given organization. And if you think your data is safe with your employees, you might be kidding yourself.

Category: Industry News & Insights, Management
Happy team working together

How to fix a management team that sucks

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 23, 2015 10:43 am

In the last two articles I talked about the signs you management sucks, and why your management sucks, and now we’re going to talk about what to do if your management sucks.

Category: Management
Skeptical woman looking at an employee

Why your management team sucks (and who to promote instead)

Elizabeth Bromstein| July 22, 2015 02:52 pm

So, we looked at the signs your management team sucks. Now let’s talk about why that is, and the type of person you should be promoting instead.

Category: Management