This year something that had once been an academic exercise became a reality. Myself and a few other managers in our building were asked to come to a conference room and we did not know why. A very senior manager in another department gave us a “heads up” that one of her employees, a medical trainee, was being stalked and threatened. This behavior was also exhibited towards another one of her employees.
On January 30 @shrmnextchat chatted with HR professionals from around the country - and world - about the State of the Workplace in advance of SHRM's virtual #SHRMLive - State of the Workplace conference event on February 1.
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All Things Work
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Welcome to our special series on Diversity and Inclusion. It isn’t my area of expertise, but obviously a very important topic in the world of business culture. I gathered 6 experts to close out 2018 to share their perspectives. This is part 3.
Q: I was very unhappy with the “meets expectations” rating I received on my performance evaluation for 2018. I don’t think my supervisor has a good idea of what I do. He thinks he does, but I actually do a lot more than what he’s aware of. I’m trying to figure out how to reply to the evaluation without sounding defensive. Do you have any suggestions for what I should write in the “employee comments” section?
Dr. Woody chats with Ernie Anastos about the new reality of managing remote workers and how to maximize working from home.
Hackathons are often seen as a tool for creating new software products, but did you realize that they could be used to create a more engaged workforce as well?
In today’s show, Ben interviews Toni Eberhart, Executive Director for Urban Engine. In the show, they talk about how things like coworking nights, hackathons, and other social activities can help to crosspollinate ideas and create more satisfaction for technical talent.
Every company is a tech company these days. With the rise of e-commerce, cloud computing, big data, machine learning and mobile devices, companies are realizing the value of, not just a presence on the web, but the advantages of empowering their customers and partners to do business directly over the internet.
I admit it. I have been one of those HR people reluctant to hire ex-offenders under the assumption that once trouble – always trouble.
Historically, the only support available to working parents has come in the form of benefits and policies. This is helpful, but it isn’t enough. Organizations need to create a culture of support around leave — and that requires helping both managers and employees change their mindsets.
Do you know someone with a criminal record?
On January 23, @shrmnextchat chatted with Ben Eubanks (@beneubanks) about the Future of AI in HR.
If you missed this excellent #Nextchat, you can read all the tweets here or below:
AI is penetrating into every aspect of HCM, including learning and development. In many briefings with technology providers I’m hearing the same thing over and over again: we designed this experience to be like the Netflix of learning content.
You can’t get to performance without people.
Often, we seek out new leadership models, new approaches to innovation, new decision-making frameworks in organizations in hopes that we will help our people do their work smarter, faster, more effectively. Often, we do so at great expense, and at great risk.
What we tend to overlook, however, is the role people play in performance.
In Reinventing Jobs: A 4-Step Approach for Applying Automation to Work (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018), co-authors Ravin Jesuthasan and John Boudreau make the case that the right leadership can optimize human-automation combinations to get great results. When designed thoughtfully, these arrangements boost efficiency and performance within an organization.
SHRM has enjoyed a strategic partnership with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) for more than a decade, helping advance the organization’s mission, leadership development and educational services programs for emerging student leaders.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world of work, but what does this mean for HR in practice and how can it add value?
HR professionals can stay ahead of the curve—and the competition—by understanding the ever-changing technology landscape and how AI developments fit into it.
The Job Market in 2019 is drastically different than the one we all became accustomed to for so many years. The unemployment rate is two percent for college graduates, and an even tighter market in the growth areas of Digital Strategy and Data. The result is more and more companies going after a seemingly shrinking talent pool of available candidates. What is a Recruiter to do?
Develop a Relationship
A few months ago, at the 2018 ATD Austin Applied Learning Summit, a panelist, Dr. Ryan Schoenbeck, asked the audience whether anyone had heard of Frederic Laloux’s research on Teal organizations. I hadn’t. He went on to make comments that positioned the world of work as so exciting that, by the end of the panel, I wanted to know: What’s a Teal organization?
As written before on the SHRM blog, here and here, I believe trust is a critical component of successful teams and organizations. Matt Paknis has written a great new book, “Successful Leaders Aren’t Bullies” and I wanted to get his perspective on the importance of trust – in organizations, on teams, and in life.
On January 16, @shrmnextchat chatted with LaSalle Network CEO Tom Gimbel (@TomGimbel) about Hiring Millennial Talent in 2019.
If you missed this excellent chat filled with great advice, you can read all the tweets here:
What'll You Have...What'll You Have? is chanted across the counter if you visit the iconic Varsity in Atlanta. Your response will most likely be a chili dog or two and a Varsity frosted orange.
How is it we can step up to the counter and tell the staff what we want to order, however, asking for what we want in life is so much more difficult?
One of the highlights of 2018 was seeing the attention that the subject of mental health received globally. This awareness of mental health issues has shown us the importance of creating environments that support the mental well-being of people.
We’ve all been there. Someone on our team or in our organization is behaving in a manner that would not exactly motivate us to want to help…may cause us to want to react defensively or simply ask “why should I help them when they are being so difficult?”
I read a bunch of articles about what’s the next greatest benefit to offer employees. I read one the other day that tried to make it seem like now offering food at work is normal, like everyone is giving away breakfast and lunches, like you give away health insurance.
With a sub-four percent unemployment rate and one of the highest quit rates we’ve seen in decades, we are currently experiencing a very tight labor market. Companies across all industries, and of all sizes, are finding it challenging to attract and retain top talent.
Year one of anything is new and exciting. Whether it’s freshman year of college, a new relationship or marriage, or the first year of a job at any stage of someone’s career. Then year two hits, and what was once new starts getting repetitive. Things start to get stale and aren’t as exciting. This is known as a sophomore slump.
Reader Question: Can an employee be docked on a yearly/scored performance evaluation for using their paid sick leave benefit for legitimate medical appointments?
The Purpose of Employer Paid Leave
Welcome to our special series on Diversity and Inclusion. It isn’t my area of expertise, but obviously a very important topic in the world of business culture. I gathered 6 experts to close out 2018 to share their perspectives. This is part 2.
I’m a calendar junky. There, I said it. I believed that in order to feel accomplished and important, I needed to fill my calendar, every day, every moment. I filled it with meetings, calls, appointments, lunch dates, product reviews, sales pitches, networking meetings, board meetings.
Q: I’m the office manager for a company with about 30 employees. Every year I am responsible for updating the employee handbook and I was wondering if you have any suggestions for what I should be looking for in 2019.
On January 9, @shrmnextchat chatted with President of Humareso and Tri-State HR, John Baldino (@jbalive) about New Year. New You.
If you missed this amazing chat filled with tips about how to get yourself and your teams motivated for the new year ahead, you can read all the tweets here or below:
I have always been fascinated by the variety of dress codes at work. My early years at work were predominately suites and ties, and most recently, jeans and casual button downs. My thirty-five-year career has seen every type of dress code. And once I started working in HR, I had a say in what was acceptable.
Like many of you, I’ve witnessed my fair share of employee turnover over the course of my career. Sometimes the departing employee was a manager, worked alongside me or was a member of my team. Although some resignations were a blessing, in most cases, the person was highly valued and greatly missed.
The first few weeks of January are traditionally a popular time to set goals for self-improvement. The new year symbolizes a starting point, a new day to remind yourself:“You got this!”
Welcome to our special series on Diversity and Inclusion. It isn’t my area of expertise, but obviously a very important topic in the world of business culture. I gathered six experts to close out 2018 to share their perspectives. This is part 2.
Open, efficient communication drives innovation in the modern workplace, where it can facilitate knowledge transfer and problem-solving, reduce uncertainty, and break down geographic and managerial hierarchies.
Welcome to 2019! With the whole new year ahead of us, it’s a great time to take a look at ourselves, and how we are going to approach this year. If you, like me, have been in HR for quite some time, you may have more to give than you think.
So, another year down and another begins. Big deal. Isn’t it just another day? Can’t I just make my mind up to be something more and someone better on any other day of the year? Well, yes.
On January 2, @shrmnextchat had a lightning round conversation on What's Out, What's In and What's Next for 2019.
If you missed this fast-moving chat, you can read all the tweets here or below:
Effective December 31, 2018, the minimum salaries to be exempt from overtime under New York State law under the executive and administrative exemptions were increased to the following amounts: