Small Biz Tip: Employees: How to Handle Them

Tips originally broadcast on December 1, 2008

The Small Business tips today will be about handling your employees.

  1. Initiate frequent and frank discussions regarding performance expectations, teamwork, leadership styles and company performance.
  2. Ignoring workplace challenges can cause an employee to lose their commitment to performance. Ignorance is NOT bliss.
  3. Most important: tell your employees often if they do something well. A simple "good job" goes a long way towards a boost in morale.
  4. Offer perks. In my office we have Free Pizza Friday and leave early on Fridays. If you can, give a bonus for exceptional work.

Daily Overview: If you take care of your employees, they'll take care of you and stick with you for long haul.

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I post small business tips on my Twitter account each day, Monday through Friday. This is a reposting of those tips.