Heads up, HR leaders: Your front-line managers have tough questions about leadership, and they’re afraid to ask. Why wouldn’t they ask, you wonder? It’s often because they fear the questions are insensitive, complaint-like or naïve. Liz Uram, trainer, speaker and author of four books, including Communicate Like a Boss: Every Day Leadership Skills That Produce […]
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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 […]
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 […]
It can take a lot of energy to maintain positive employee morale, especially if your staffers are going through coronavirus-related challenges at work or home. But there’s more you can do besides limiting negativity, encouraging gratitude among your employees or acknowledging the pervasive anxiety that’s out there. Empower your people by … 1. Regularly checking […]
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 […]
HR teams have to get creative in curating holiday and New Year experiences for their teams that may look a little different than normal.
Find it difficult to collaborate with a remote team? You aren’t alone. About 40% of managers don’t feel confident in their ability to manage and collaborate with their remote team, a Harvard Business School study found. And almost 20% of employees in a Buffer study say collaborating and communicating with their fellow team members is […]
Managers who are effective at achieving meaningful increases in productivity have been able to build something called “social capital,” positive connections among individuals through social networks.
The global pandemic has sent most employees home, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t working hard. Business has kept carrying on, and employees are toughing it out. But working through a pandemic is extremely draining, and your staff needs a supportive work culture now more than ever. The right direction If employers want to boost […]