How are you holding up? It’s a question we should be asking everyone we know. I’m positive I never thought I’d live to see a situation where all of life as we know it was altered in a matter of days. So, how are you holding up?
We are three weeks into a 12-week (?) isolation. Times are uncertain but words like transparency and candor are becoming commonplace. It's been refreshing. When you dig into what is genuinely important, the difference between partnership and product transaction starts to emerge. When we stop pretending to be on opposite sides of the table, trust gets us closer to genuine human development.
The statement “First, do no harm”, or “Primum non nocere” is often incorrectly attributed to the Hippocratic Oath but is thought to be derived from "to abstain from doing harm" in the oath.
No time since 1918 has the medical community faced a challenge like the COVID-19 pandemic we currently face. Beyond the thousands of patients, Department Chairs with their HR partners are facing a different application of this phrase.
“Come on. You can do it. I know you can. I believe in you.”
I’m watching my baby make the transition to “toddler,” and it’s a bittersweet moment. No longer will she stay where she’s put. She’s going to start exploring the world, and that exploration will only speed up as time goes on.
Things are crazy right now. That’s not a secret. You may be tired, overwhelmed, and unsure of what to do next. That’s okay. No one expects you to have all the answers – right now or frankly ever. They do expect you to get answers. They do expect you to make the best decision with the information you have in front of you.
Kris Dunn explains why HR professionals should learn the value of saying "yes" more often.
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We are clearly entering a new era. Coronavirus and infection are changing the way we live. Most of us are working from home, often alongside our children, who are remote learning from home. This new situation has no endpoint – we don’t know how long this will exist – and we are finding new ways to work productively,
Many of us are “stuck” inside with our significant others. For most of us, we’re probably seeing a whole new side of them as we work from home alongside each other. Personally, there’s no one I’d rather be with 24/7! But, that’s a long time to be around anybody, so here are some tips to come out of these unprecedented times stronger, together.
Set Boundaries & Be Courteous
Having trouble getting your foot in the door? In this video, Self Made Millennial Madeline Mann will show you some resume hacks that will help to get through a company’s automated resume scanning software using the right keywords.
“Don’t be afraid.”
The leader who says this to an employee either is very much afraid or lacks even a scintilla of empathy. In either case, the statement (or response) is so bad.
First, it is remarkably disrespectful. Don’t tell people how to feel!
We are in some uncharted territory! From toddlers to school-aged kids, to college students on sabbatical, to our adult, working community, and even retirees- we are all adjusting to our new normal. And, for the unforeseen future, many of us are all trying to make it all work under the same roof.
We are concluding day three of mandated social distancing here in Northern California but it seems like it's been three months. Its been made apparent that this new style of existence may last for three months.... thus feeling as though we've been in the bunker for 90 years (don't check my math on that).
Just last week major corporations began implementing voluntary work from home policies that have quickly become mandatory as sweeping and very draconian social distancing measures are being mandated by major municipalities across the country.
Human Resource executives are being asked to take the lead in facilitating the transition of significant portions of their workforce to a virtual environment. Currently, working from home has become a reality for a wide swath of employees and in many organizations literally overnight with no warning or time to train your managers or staff.
So where do you start?
Q: After working all of my adult life in a regular office job with regular hours, I have accepted a new position working remotely from home. I’ll have occasional in-person meetings with other remote colleagues, but I’d say 95% of the time I’ll be on my own.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has been very clear about what his organization does with its brilliant jerks: It gets rid of them. As he has said in the past about them: “Some companies tolerate them. For us, the cost to effective teamwork is too high.”
Netflix aspires to develop a “Dream Team,” which they define this way:
Parker McKenna discusses how to give HR a voice in the company's overall strategic plan.
Coronavirus. It is nearly impossible to avoid the topic online, on TV, or at work. Gatherings are being canceled or postponed, employers are restricting travel, and organizations are deploying action plans to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
If you’re preparing for a job interview, there are several popular interview questions that recruiters tend to ask. Self Made Millennial Madeline Mann talks about how to answer the question that will most surely be on their list: “Why are you looking to leave your current job?” and all other versions that will help them understand why you left your previous employer. Watch Madeline’s YouTube video for some great tips on answering this question with confidence!
Few chief learning officers (CLOs) disagree they have a mandate to ensure that learning initiatives align with organizational strategy. A great deal of research exists about how to align the two. However, what does it look like for employees to connect their learning and development with an actual organization’s strategy?
We’re going to start with a brief fact pattern, and then I’ll pose the questions.
Alright, let’s see whatcha got.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8 every year to applaud the extraordinary achievements and accomplishments of women in every sphere of life. Although much progress has been made since IWD was first celebrated in 1911, there is still work to do—and HR professionals play a vital role.
In a busy election year, it’s not as easy to be heard when we advocate for policies that will improve people’s lives and make our workforce stronger. There’s too much noise.
Gina Edwards describes how rewarding it is to make a difference in the lives and futures of employees by working in HR.
We are constantly talking about how to get more women and minorities (but not those Asian or Indian minorities) into STEM careers. If we only catch them sooner, that will be the key. If we only give them more math, that will be the key. If we only pay teachers more, that will be the key. It’s all false.
This past weekend I happened to travel. I’ve come a long way personally when it comes to trips. I used to get very anxious about almost every aspect from finding a place to park at an airport to talking to a desk clerk at a hotel. It’s not rational. I know that. I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m an uber-extrovert. I easily approach folks and find it energizing to meet strangers and get to know about them. So, the anxiety I experienced while traveling was even more troubling because in every other situation I rarely hesitate to interact with others.
As a mentoring relationship comes to an end, I will often interview the mentor about what they learned during the relationship. “I need a mentor, too,” is the most popular refrain during these conversations.
Even the most senior-level employee is often surprised at their own realization about how much they would benefit from mentoring. But it’s indeed true that mentoring is for everyone.
I always look forward to the weekends because those are times for me to catch up with friends and family. During most weekends, there is often a planned or unplanned phone conversation that occurs, which could last for a couple of hours. Sometimes, those conversations touch on HR-related subjects, especially if we discuss work.