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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Google’s head of human resources, Eileen Naughton, will step down later this year amid rising tensions between the company’s top executives and rank and file employees. The executive departure follows many months of highly public people issues at the company, including claims of pregnancy discrimination and an allegation of sexual misconduct by a senior executive […]
2020 changed work. The pandemic affected nearly everything – where, when, how and why we work. Now it’s time to adjust for 2021. Gallup researchers recently uncovered the biggest changes to work in 2020 – and how those will impact HR leaders and their organizations in the coming year. Of course, some insights won’t surprise […]
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