Government, Politics and the Economy
Jobless Claims Rise
There was an unexpected jump in first-time unemployment claims even as continuing claims drop. FoxBusiness.com
Management and Operations
The Most Annoying People to Work With: The Top 13 Irritations
Wherever you work, even in your own business, you find people who have turned the merely annoying into high art. Now that art has been classified and here are the top 13 offenders. ManageSmarter.com
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Tips from August 5, 2009 The Small Business tips today discuss people management: handling problem employees.
Document the behavior. Specify nonverbal, verbal, & physical behaviors & actions that cause concern or damage to others.
Sit down & meet with the employee. Discuss attitude problems. Agree a problem exists. Determine a reason for the behavior.
Describe the behaviors you will not tolerate & tell them firmly they must stop. Tell them the preferred behavior you want to see.
Give the employee an opportunity to speak, but don't leave your problems up for discussion.
Daily Overview: Problem employees don't always have an issue with ability but attitude. Make them aware & change it. [Read Full Article]