The office party is so last year! In 2020, we need new ways to celebrate holidays with remote employees. Socially distanced. Remote. Virtual. Masked. Separated. Whatever your work circumstances are, HR leaders and front-line managers will need to rethink and redo holiday celebrations this year. And it could be more important than ever: More than […]
HR leaders need to continue to communicate important messages to employees so they can adapt through the changes that lie ahead. Sure, some fear and uncertainty have passed since the pandemic hit. But the importance of communicating increasingly complex information hasn’t. It’s as critical as ever for HR leaders. “Words matter, because people are scared […]
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 […]
Human Resources is at the front lines of employers’ response to the COVID-19 crisis. The crisis is forcing almost every business to immediately develop, adapt or improve remote work policies and procedures. As HR pros struggle to keep employees safe and informed, it helps to think about what changes will be more permanent and how […]
When employees moved home to work, everything changed. But now some remote practices belong in the office, too. Most adjustments to our work habits were necessary. Some were more practical. And others were genius! While the year of remote work was challenging for many reasons, it gave employees and companies opportunities to evolve. So we […]
Here are seven key steps to help nurture each employee’s natural ability to think through problems and come up with solutions.
Change is almost the only certain thing in businesses today. So HR pros need to continually help employees navigate change. In fact, your guidance to managers and front-line employees is critical. “Employees may feel unsure and fearful about any new direction … or change they are forced to deal with,” says Kate Zabriskie, president of […]
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 […]
HR can leverage artificial intelligent to evaluate applicants in an unbiased way, and make hiring recommendations that workout.
You made serious strides in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). But do your employees think it’s good enough? Probably not, unfortunately. More than 95% of employers say they’ve introduced new DEI measures this past year, according to a Lever study. But just a quarter of employees believe their company has done anything! “While the survey […]
Can work just go back to the way it was? Nope, because COVID changed everything – especially work. Managers need to lead differently. We all need to communicate differently. And companies need to do business differently. But different can be good – even better, say Harvard Business School experts. Here are five keys to creating […]
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 […]
The pandemic forced employees apart – and worsened an existing HR issue: Employee trust is painfully low. Seventy percent of employees don’t trust management in their organizations, a Blind study found. On the surface, you might be OK with a certain level of distrust between employees and management – after all, a little friction can […]
Firms are poised to offer programs and redesign workplace policies that uphold their employees’ values and demonstrate care for employees’ well-being.
If it was a struggle to get people engaged in meetings before the coronavirus, it’s probably a Herculean effort to get them engaged in virtual meetings. “Most still see online as ‘less than,’” says Stephanie Scotti, a communication and presentation advisor at Professionally Speaking and the author of Talk on Water. “It doesn’t have to […]
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