While the growth of technology in the workplace makes distance a non-issue, a new issue businesses are facing is being able to manage remote employees. You trust your employees, but any good business has to be able to keep up with progress and keep everyone on track. If you're managing remote employees, here are some ways to keep tabs on them.
How to Make Your Company More Attractive to Gen Y Employees
April 18, 2016 | Jennifer Goodwyn
Gen Y employees have grown up in a different world than Gen X employees, and therefore have different workplace expectations and goals. The 9-to-5 can no longer be the standard as we see the growth of coworking, virtual offices, and other flexible working options.
People come to positions of leadership in different ways. Some work for years climbing the corporate ladder, putting in time and hoping they'll get the chance to contribute in a more meaningful way. Others take a leap of faith based on little more than an idea and an opportunity and start their own company. Regardless of the circumstances, when people find themselves in a position of leadership for the very first time they often wonder what qualities make an effective leader.
Few are natural born leaders. For most people, becoming a powerful business leader takes practice and a willingness to learn from others. Experience is easy enough to come by and can be gained over time, but learning valuable lessons from successful people of varying fields can enrich you with insights that will set you apart from others. If you aspire to lead and not follow, check out the five books on this list for inspiration.
Whether you refer to them as Generation Y, echo boomers, or millennials, the bottom line is that millennials are becoming more prevalent in today's business world. Here are some tips for managing, leading, and directing the most connected generation in history.
While being able to assemble a team is the first step towards successful leadership, the ability to effectively lead that team is what separates the dreamers from the entrepreneurs. Here are the top qualities that every successful leader should possess and emphasize.
Whether you own a start-up, are a member of the corporate world, or work in a virtual office environment, failures in teamwork can cause a business to fail. Here's how to build an effective and focused work environment for teams both large and small.
Increase Employee Loyalty with These Unusual Perks
October 23, 2014 | Jennifer Goodwyn
In order to attract (and keep) the best talent, companies are getting more and more creative with the benefits they provide. Here's some nique job perks that encourage employee loyalty, better health, and overall job satisfaction.