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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At a time when it seems everything has changed, so much hasn’t. Many workplaces are still toxic. A quarter of employees say there’s a high level of toxicity in their workplace. A third of employees say it’s moderately toxic, according to a Skynova survey. What’s more, HR experts and researchers say the problem with toxic […]
Civility at work is in danger. Unfortunately, there will be rudeness, no matter where you work. Even in remote settings, incivility is on the rise, according to University of Michigan and Dalhousie University researchers. What’s worse, minority, LGBTQIA and other marginalized employees experience it even more. Incivility looks and feels the same whether it happens […]
Can your team do remote work forever? Employers continue to struggle with this question – and HR professionals continue to figure out if it’s possible. Truth is, many employees don’t want to come back to the physical workplace. About 60% would like to work remotely all the time, according to research from FlexJobs. Another third […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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