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7 Ways Communication Builds a Stronger Organization and Brand


 

Better communication within an organization goes hand in hand with creating a stronger brand and operation. This can be difficult when the personalities of a large workplace are often very different. From the introverts to the extroverts, and those in between, the focus of a company is not merely to place great people within a new work environment, it is to help the company grow and become more profitable.  Therefore, placing emphasis on connecting people should become the staple by which the company operates.

Even if you have the best services...

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HR Technology Q & A with Jennifer Payne

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 


The following is a Q & A with Jennifer Payne, Manager, Talent Management & Engagement at Tops Markets and presenter at the 2016 HR Technology Conference & Exposition.

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How to Hire Caring People

 

In business, the term care is generally applied to the business-client relationship. It has given rise to unwieldy terms like customer care associate for the people formerly known as sales agents. 

High-character employees, however, care not only about their clients but about every relationship they have in and beyond the workplace. Their secret weapon is that they also care about, and for, themselves.

The following questions and suggestions may help HR managers evaluate a job candidate’s commitment to care.

Why do you want this job?

At a leadership institute I attended at the Gallup Organization in...

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3 Reasons to “Embrace Conflict”…Professionally and Personally

 

A conversation with Richard Fagerlin at the SHRM Leadership Development Forum


Admit it, so many of us are guilty of it. In our roles as leaders, managers, parents, and spouses. We avoid conflict. We leave the preverbal rocks unturned by taking the long route to the break room to avoid a co-worker, hold our tongues in meeting to keep the peace, and develop any number of excuses to avoid that “hard conversation” with the very people we are expected to lead. We do all of these things - and more - to avoid conflict.  That’s normal, and...

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SHRM Foundation Innovation Award - SHRM Long Island Chapter

by Kim Cottage

Kim Cottage, Foundation chair at SHRM-Long Island
 

The SHRM Foundation advances global human capital knowledge and practice by providing thought leadership and educational support; and sponsoring funding and driving the adoption of cutting edge, actionable, evidence –based research.

In 2015 I had the distinct honor on behalf of the SHRM –LI Chapter( which currently has over 1000 plus members) of winning the “Innovation Award” from the SHRM Foundation; the award recognizes chapters and state councils that “go above and beyond in exemplifying and fulfilling the SHRM Foundation’s mission...

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Millennials – A ‘Rue Rant’

I sure hope the tone of the following doesn’t upset you, but all this talk about Millennials is making me sick.

Every time I turn around, there’s some poll, survey, report, study, or whatever addressing the unique concerns of Millennials in the workplace. Look. It doesn’t matter when you were (or were not) born.  Show up. Do the job well. Try to get along. And on a more personal note, enjoy the fruit of your labor and work on your own life.

I have read far too many articles...

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3 Signs That Your New Hire Won’t Work Out

 

 

You‘re excited about a new employee you hired who came highly recommended.  They start, you introduce them to co-workers, clients, upper management, board members. 

Then a week or two or six go by and even though at first you don’t want to admit it, you realize you’re not seeing the progress or perhaps the skills, or maybe the work ethic you expected.  So how can you tell if you should try to save the new hire or just cut your losses? 

First, you should rule out that the problem is...

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HR Technology Q & A with Don Weinstein

The 2016 HR Technology Conference is October 4-7. Over the next month The SHRM Blog will feature a Q & A series with several HR technology experts who will offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today -- and their predictions for the future.
 


The following is a Q & A with Don Weinstein, Chief Strategy Officer at ADP:

 

Q.  What is the single most important piece of technology an HR pro can have in 2016?

People...

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HR Intel: Musings from a SHRM Event

 


 

I had the privilege of attending the 25th annual Garden State SHRM Conference and Expo over the weekend in Atlantic City, where some of the brightest minds in HR got together to talk about hot topics in employment law for 2016. With over 60(!) hour-long sessions on topics ranging from global HR compliance to tactical response for HR matters, it’s staggering to think about how much learning was accomplished in such a short period of time across such a huge group of attendees. But this is a blog and our...

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