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 […]
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 […]
What’s the best way to ensure a better remote work experience and maintain a positive company culture? Survey remote employees. Early. Often. Consistently. Then respond to what they say, feel and request. “Getting the voice of the employee is not just a check in on them,” says Jeff Cates, CEO of Achievers. “It needs to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Nine months in – and we still need better ways to work from home. Most companies and HR leaders thought working from home would be temporary – a few weeks, a month or two. Now we’re closing in on a year and many people accept that work from home (WFH) as the new normal. Leaders […]
Smart HR pros know the importance of continually questioning conventional wisdom. So here are a couple of intriguing arguments: Hiring only the brightest people is a bad idea. And firing your most successful performer is a good one.
HR pros: Your nightmares have finally turned into dreams. After a year when everything seemed down, employee productivity went up. While we all might have thought – at least, on instinct – that employees couldn’t have possibly kept up with their usual rigor, we find the opposite is true. More than 80% of employers say […]
“Work from home” isn’t just a perk anymore. It’s the future of work. And HR leaders will want to create or adapt remote work policies that fit the new reality. Nearly 60% of CFOs say they’re ready to make – or already have made – remote work a permanent option for employees, a recent PwC […]
The dust has barely settled after the move from office to home. And the complaints are already piling up! Welcome to the new challenges of managing a remote workforce. Some issues are related to HR policy and procedure. Many are an extension of the personal conflicts and office dynamics that already existed. But all of […]
Performance management theory and practice is among the fastest-evolving areas of human resources. New research from corporate performance think tanks reflects recent psychological insights into the power – and drawbacks – of how we provide performance feedback to employees. Fight or flee? Most of us are familiar with the concept of the “flight or fight” […]
As we move into 2019, organizations of all sizes are once again reviewing employee performance management strategies. In a field as dynamic and fast-changing as HR, the new year is seeing HR teams trying new approaches that include recent scientific insights, productivity research and technology developments. The traditional annual review is on its way out […]
While developing a diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiative might already be part of your company policies, it’s now front and center for many firms. This is due to recent news events that have sparked a conversation on racial injustice. Developing a diversity plan What makes for an effective D&I plan? Here’s how an employer can […]
Does your incentive program bolster company culture or diminish it? Guest poster Catherine Spence explores how companies can design incentives that strengthen engagement and reinforce organizational values.
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