December 2015

most popular posts of 2015

Ask a Manager’s traffic continued to increase this year, with 12.5 million unique visitors, nearly 22 million visits, and more than 39 million page views. Thanks for your part in that! Looking at the site’s growth over time is fun: Here are the posts that interested people the most this year, via two lists: the most commented on […]

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5 more updates from letter-writers

Here are five updates from letter-writers who had their questions answered here this year. 1. My assistant won’t tell me when she’s going to be out sick I ended up having to fire her four months later. After you answered my question, I spoke with her and made it clear what my expectations were. As previously, […]

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8 new year’s resolutions for employers

Employers at this time of year might be hoping that their employees are making new year’s resolutions to set clearer goals, work more efficiently, or stop spending so much work time hanging out on Facebook. But what about new year’s resolutions for the employers themselves? Here are eight resolutions for employers that could significantly improve […]

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4 workplace trends to watch in 2016

At Intuit QuickBase’s Fast Track blog today, I talk about four workplace trends that we’re likely to see in 2016 and how they might affect your job and your team (including a discussion of that possible new overtime rule). My crystal ball is right this way…  

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my employee plays games and uses his phone during downtime

A reader writes: I have a business analyst on my team that spends a lot of his time working on very large spreadsheets, consolidating, and analyzing information. Due to the size and nature of the work, a lot of times he will need to set the spreadsheet to do a specific job and then will […]

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