Mary Kaylor is a SHRM certified, Manager of Public Affairs for SHRM. She is on Twitter at @SHRMKaylor.
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On January 28, President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union Address from the Capitol. The SHRM Government Affairs team and the Council for Global Immigration hosted a live Twitter chat to engage HR professionals in a conversation about the President's legislative agenda and HR public policy issues in the current Congress.
What does it take to be an effective leader in today’s workplaces? It’s a long list; however, one trait that will always appear at the top is being present. Leaders have to get out of their offices and walk around so that they get to know their employees, professionally and personally.
To express sincere interest in an employee’s livelihood and well-being shows care and compassion, which, in turn, builds trust. And trust encourages greater engagement and loyalty.
"The surest way to make employees untrustworthy is to distrust them -- and to show it." - Henry Stimson
December is the time of year to breathe a sigh of relief as we finish a year of accomplishments and celebrate multiple holidays. The beautiful lights, music, festive decorations and parties create a fun and festive atmosphere. As the song says, "It's the most wonderful time of the year" ...unless you're in HR.
On December 5, 2012, we hosted a Nextchat titled “HR’s 2012 Performance Review” with special guest Eric B. Meyer, and it was such a hit that we’ve brought it back for an encore presentation.
Many topics trended in 2013 as the HR profession continued to evolve.
On November 20, @weknownext chatted with @DavidKovacovich about "Are We Really That Disengaged?"
In case you missed it, here are all the great tweets from the chat...
One of the less glamorous aspects of the HR profession is dealing with conflict and behavioral problems in the workplace. It’s a hat they must wear, at some point, regardless of industry or size.
Most organizations have policies or codes of conduct that indicate which behaviors are -- and are not – acceptable in the workplace, and respect for these policies usually depends on the consistency with which they are enforced.
On October 30, @weknownext chatted with Jim Stroud (@JimStroud) and Aliah Wright (@1SHRMscribe) on Spreecast and Twitter about The Building Blocks of Social Recruiting.
In case you missed it, here is the link to watch the archive of the conversation on Spreecast.
Here are all the great tweets from the chat:
Social recruiting remains one of the hottest and most discussed trends in the human resources profession, yet many recruiters have been slow to join the bandwagon.
Human Resources has an important role in an organization when it comes to decreasing expenses and maximizing revenue, and finding the right technology is key to increasing productivity, efficiency and effectiveness.
When looking to implement new HR technology, it’s necessary to understand current processes, identify organizational goals and determine future needs. These initial surveys will help to streamline the selection process and mitigate costly mistakes.
“An employee's motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.” - Bob Nelson
But what if there are no interactions because – as a manager - you spend 90% of your time dealing with 10% of the employee population?