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 an HR leader, you’d like to have the right words at the right time all the time. But you know it’s impossible – especially in difficult situations. But having a few “power phrases” ready for difficult conversations or uncomfortable situations will have you hitting the right chord more often than not. “People who communicate […]
On March 9, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic grew clear, we made a plan to close Homes.com’s four locations. We had a week to prepare 40% of our staff to work from home full-time. That meant making sure they had all necessary equipment and access to any training they’d need on using that […]
The coronavirus pandemic hit a lot of employers and employees hard – but studies have found women workers are disproportionately negatively impacted. Between service job layoffs and the absence of many child care options, about two million women have been driven out of the workforce to stay home with the kids, according to the Bureau […]
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 […]
You’d think office politics fell by the wayside when no one was working in the office. But schmoozing, backstabbing and manipulation live on in these days dominated by remote work. Granted, it’s less less intense, researchers found. Regardless of where people work, HR leaders and front-line managers still need to handle office politics so everyone […]
As a one-person HR department you are constantly juggling demands for your time. So how can you stay on top of everything you need to do today, next week, sometime this quarter or before the end of the year? Schedule Everything! This is one of the most critical pieces of the puzzle. To succeed as […]
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