Archive

February 2020

 


 

Q: I’ve had plenty of experience managing employees and I’ve had my share of procrastinators. I know that it helps to motivate and support them. That using a carrot is often more effective than a stick. I’ve used bonuses and other incentives to reward meeting deadlines, as well as the implied “poor” performance evaluation if they don’t.

February 21, 2020
Tags:

Here are tips on how to prepare for an interview. An important aspect of how to prep for interview questions is knowing the 12 things to never say in an interview. Among these interview prep questions, I will tell you exactly what not to say in an interview and why these are the things to never say in a job interview. Most people don’t get this interview help, so you’ll stand out!

 

February 20, 2020

 


 

How can managers become measurably more effective? To answer this question, I studied crucial moments. I wondered in moments when the stakes are high, and the pressure is on, do managers remain calm, candid, direct, and willing to listen? Or do their direct reports describe them as angry, closed-minded, rejecting, even devious? And, how does either style affect results and relationships?

February 20, 2020

 


 

I’m a little late to the employment law blogger party where we fearmonger about Coronavirus and what employers should do about employee travel.

I planned to take a pass on that.

February 19, 2020

 


 

When we feel good about ourselves, our workplace performance and our career prospects, our work tends to thrive. That positive feeling is confidence. Although sometimes perceived as a fixed trait, confidence is actually a “soft,” or difficult-to-measure, skill that changes over time.

February 18, 2020

 

February 17, 2020


 

What’s your policy on workplace romance? Chances are, any rules or policies you put into place will be no match for the human heart.

As a CHRO with 30 years of experience in the field, I can assure you that rules do little to change human behavior when it comes to mutual attraction in the workplace.

February 14, 2020

 


 

We all know that the initial purpose of Valentine’s Day was for individuals to express their love to those whom they love in a non-platonic way. I was tempted to say romantic, but I once had a manager deny there was any romantic relationship because “it was only sex.”

February 14, 2020
February 11, 2020

 


 

There is a nasty rumor going around that recruiters and hiring managers do not read cover letters. The truth is, many large companies use software to scan resumes for keywords and then forward those candidates deemed qualified to the HR team. In this case, your stunning cover letter would not help you get to the first round.

February 11, 2020

Tim Sackett discusses why it's important for recruiters and hiring managers to maintain a symbiotic relationship, for the sake of both talent acquisition and retention.

 

See more HR Storytellers

 

 

February 10, 2020

 


 

Most of us have heard of the 80/20 Pareto Principle, which when applied to your workforce means that 80 percent of the responsibility and work are shouldered by only 20 percent of your employees. Those are today’s high performers.

February 5, 2020

 

#1 Nothing happens overnight.

The night I publicly announced the news of my resignation a small part of me was expecting a Hollywood ending. Stomach-churning, I went to bed knowing there would be no sleep and foolishly fantasized about the emails that would be waiting for me the next morning:

Dear Pubali: See attached offer letter. We have wanted you for years.

February 4, 2020

 

Deborah Rosales discusses self-confidence and the traits an effective HR professional needs to succeed.

 

Find more HR Storytellers here

 

 

February 3, 2020
Tags:

 


 

I’m only talking to leaders today.

We tend to fall into this rut. I have a position on my team. A person leaves. We need to fill that position.

Before you fill your next position, as yourself this one question:

How will this hire bring us closer to reaching our business objective? 

February 3, 2020

This year, the State of the Union will take place on February 4 at 9 p.m. EST. This date is significant for several reasons. It takes place one day after the Iowa caucuses, amid a presidential campaign, and likely in the aftermath of the impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate. While the address takes place during a whirlwind political climate, SHRM remains focused on policy, not politics, advocating for positive workplace solutions.

February 1, 2020