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How to Manage and Motivate Teen Employeees July 8th, 2011 :: Rieva Lesonsky Tweet Share By Rieva Lesonsky I love working with young people—they’re inspiring and energizing. But when you’re a small business owner, they can also be frustrating and challenging to work with. In summertime, many small businesses turn to teenage employees to staff up for busy seasons. Other small businesses, such as fast food restaurants, rely on teen workers all year round. How can you get the most out of teen workers, capitalizing on their enthusiasm and energy? The Los Angeles Times recently took a look at the challenges of managing and motivating today’s teens. Some issues related to teens are age-old—they don’t always have the best judgment, since they’re still maturing. They may not be physically capable of jobs that older workers could do, such as lifting or moving heavy items. They can s...

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