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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Employees changed in a year that was tough at work and in life. It might feel impossible to make them happy. Sure, Zoom meetings, socially distanced outings and masked meetups helped. But doesn’t everyone need more happiness now? Yes – and when it comes to work, front-line managers and supervisors can do a world of […]
“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 […]
Leadership made a tough decision. Employees need to know. And now HR has to communicate decisions everyone will hate. Communicating unpopular, yet important, decisions is a difficult job for new and veteran leaders. From budget cuts and plugs pulled on projects to wage freezes or extra workloads, “communicating unpopular decisions is a task that all […]
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 […]
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