As a leader, you always need people to understand your HR messages – and accept what you propose. Yet many HR leaders fail to get their point across and gain quick credibility because they muddy the message. “Telling a compelling story is how you build credibility for yourself and your ideas,” says Jeff Gothelf, a […]
Some employees bring tough personalities to work – and make the day more difficult than anyone could expect. Whether it’s an employee, colleague or your boss, a difficult person – or someone with a very different approach to work – can stop you and others in your tracks. Or one difficult personality might just slow […]
Joy at work. Does it sound more like an oxymoron, a thing of the past or a new goal? Many HR pros want joy to be part of the company culture. Most employees hope they find joy – either at their current workplace or the next one. But it’s probably never been more difficult to […]
We don’t have a “new norm” for work yet. But it’s probably time to build your post-COVID-19 company culture. Why now? Culture took a backseat to reality since the coronavirus pandemic hit. Most HR leaders and front-line managers did what they could to help employees adapt. Everyone from the CEO to the customer service reps […]
The irony looms large for HR pros: Employees need to disconnect from work more than ever. Yet they need to connect with colleagues like never before. The pandemic caused employees to work longer hours and become burned out. It also forced them to be separated from co-workers – who are often the relief they need […]
Is your hybrid work model set up to fail? It’s a question most HR leaders haven’t considered. In a rush to transition to work from home – and then to a hybrid model – many organizations didn’t have the time to consider what could go wrong. Part of the problem is a hybrid work model […]
Here’s how a no-meeting policy can boost productivity and improve engagement, collaboration and accountability.
Leader accountability is the key to more effective anti-sexual harassment training, says Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames. Here’s Hames, who advises corporate ethics and compliance programs, explaining why it’s so critical today — and how to build it into your company culture.————————————————————Where lies power, lies increased risk. Business leaders have the power – and responsibility – to […]
As an HR leader, you want to create a positive company culture, but some people’s behavior works against it. You know who we mean: Corey never backs down. Janice gossips all the time. Frances skirts responsibility. Nick bullies. You might not have a Corey, Janice, Frances or Nick. But you and your front-line managers probably […]
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) was a “nice to have” a few years ago. Today, DEI is a top priority. HR is hyper-focused to improve and sustain the DEI equation in a hybrid workplace. Diversity, equity and inclusion jumped up four spots on HR’s top priorities this year, according to the McLean & Company’s 2021 […]
Nice job on improving diversity, HR leaders! Now it’s time to improve inclusion. Researchers found many companies recently prioritized diversity and inclusion (D&I) efforts – even when much of the workforce moved home. For the most part, diversity improved – and helped companies become more innovative, progressive and profitable, McKinsey researchers found. But efforts to […]
Some employees work from home. Some exist on-site. Others settled in-between. One thing they have in common: new expectations. Employees have different work experience expectations – ranging from where and when they work to how and why they communicate. And they all still hope for the best. But their ideas of what the best is […]
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