Employee Management

Employee Management articles explore management topics from hiring to team-building. Get the information you need to be able to address common employee concerns.


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Do Diversity Training Programs Work?

Companies often have their employees undergo anti-bias or diversity training to improve internal relations and hiring practices. But do these programs work?

How Much Can You Get In Unemployment Benefits?

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in huge increases of Americans filing for unemployment benefits. But why do the amounts given vary so much across states? And can states run out of money?

Should You Ever Discuss Politics at Work?

The easiest thing is probably not to do it, but it's almost impossible. Can a company forbid those discussions? We talk with an expert on how to have a civil political discussion at work.

What's the Best Way to Figure Out if Employees Are Happy?

The annual employee engagement survey seems pretty useless. So what are some alternatives?

How Does Your Boss Compare to Optimus Prime?

You can learn about leadership in the darnedest of places. Like the 1980s television program "The Transformers."

Is Anyone Really Using the Foosball Table? Office Perks Employees Actually Want

Rooftop gardens and nap pods sound cool, but that's not what employees really value, nor do they help the bottom line, say experts.

Does working from home make you less productive?

In February 2013, Yahoo employees found a surprising e-mail in their inboxes –- no more teleworking. Remaining Yahoo folks will start being "physically together" in the office come June. Was decreased productivity behind this now infamous move?

How to Make an Employee Schedule

When making an employee schedule, find out who's available when, have employees fill in their preferred hours and then you fill in the rest. Learn how to make an employee schedule in this article.

Do we work harder when we're paid hourly?

Most workers in the United States are paid by the hour, which means if they work more than 40 hours in a week, they get paid overtime. Does that make them work harder?

How Unemployment Works

Even in a wealthy nation like the United States, unemployment is an unavoidable fact of life. What makes the rate high and what should you do if you lose your job?

How Wages Work

Wages are much more than a paycheck. Learn about everything you need to know about wages, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, types of pay, the minimum wage debate, payroll taxes and what FICA is.

How Workers Compensation Works

Workers compensation helps millions of workers who suffer on the job illness or injury. Learn how workers compensation pays for medical care and rehabilitation.

How Hiring Works

In this article, we'll investigate what it really takes to hire the right person for the job. We'll take you through the steps of the hiring process and explain some of the decisions you'll make along the way.

How Employee Compensation Works

There’s no company without employees. How can you attract the best job candidates? Offer the best compensation and benefits package, of course. Find out how to set up an effective reward system.