A Top Employee Quit: 5 Lessons Learned

Spend time recruiting the right people. Then spend just as much time making sure you keep them. iStock When an employee leaves Beryl Health–voluntarily or involuntarily–I generally believe it’s the right thing for both parties. But when we recently lost one of our top project managers–a stand-out employee, and someone I thought would stay much…

Looking good, performing better

The advantages of certain physical attributes in the workplace are well known. The most common traits that have been shown to provide advantages to those blessed with them are height and good looks. For some years, researchers have been trying to measure how much truth is in this commonly accepted belief. For example, according to…

How to Break Up with Employees

Now, more than ever, departing employees should be treated with care and respect. Serial entrepreneur Dave Balter explains why. To Kim N.: I’m sorry you were dismissed with anger and haste.  To David S.:  I wish I’d told you that even though you worked with us just 89 days, I don’t regret that we gave…