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Employee Management

Tracking performance, handling disputes, ensuring wellbeing – read our advice on staff management

Employee management can be challenging, and as a small business owner you probably don't have the same time or resources of a large employer to be as effective as you'd like. Yet it's essential to productivity that you track employee performance, offer training and know how to handle sensitive issues. Another key aspect is ensuring people are happy – this defines how well they work and how long they stay. Read our advice to help you develop crucial employee management skills.

Does Challenging Work Really Motivate Staff?

Does Challenging Work Really Motivate Staff?

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Does Challenging Work Really Motivate Staff?

Challenging work is said to be a great motivator for staff, but it could end up having the reverse effect if they haven't got the correct tools to do it

Stress and Fear: Do They Boost or Kill Motivation?

Stress and Fear: Do They Boost or Kill Motivation?

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Stress and Fear: Do They Boost or Kill Motivation?

There are many ways to motivate staff, and one of the most common tactics is by using stress and fear. But, psychologically, is this really a good idea?

Managing Employee Medical Issues

Managing Employee Medical Issues

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Managing Employee Medical Issues

Dealing with medical conditions in the workplace - when you can terminate contracts and handling personal data.

How to Hush a Loud Colleague

How to Hush a Loud Colleague

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How to Hush a Loud Colleague

A loud employee may need addressing if they're affecting the team performance but it's key to approach them with care. We share some possible solutions

Do Deadlines Motivate Staff?

Do Deadlines Motivate Staff?

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Do Deadlines Motivate Staff?

Setting deadlines can motivate staff but they need to align with business needs and avoid stressing people out.

Reviewing Staff Performance

Reviewing Staff Performance

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Reviewing Staff Performance

Reviewing staff performance is a process undertaken by many companies of all sizes, but do you really know what you're looking for?