Posts Tagged Communication
Does the workplace have a love/hate relationship with HR?
It’s a profession with the best intentions and the worst stereotypes. It’s often misunderstood. HR is responsible for every aspect of an organization’s most valuable asset—its workforce—and the pressure is always on. In their efforts to be credible, competent and compliant, human resource professionals can sometimes come across as being very inhuman.
It’s amazing how much can change over the course of five years. Back in 2012, I had my first taste of recruiting while working for one of the largest third-party logistics company - NFI. My first recruiting boss? Glenn Manko.
If you’ve ever had to manage a difficult employee, you know that these workers can weaken your organization by destroying morale, increasing anxiety and negatively impacting the performance of others.
Every industry has its own buzzwords and catchphrases, and the human resources profession is no different. It has hundreds.
Whether to inspire and build morale or to create a common language among peers, these HR expressions have had a long history and have served a purpose. While some of these phrases are ready for retirement, others need to be tweaked to reflect HR’s evolving role in the new world of work.
In all team environments, good communication is fundamental and great communication is critical to excellence. I have found through observation that there are basically four actions necessary for optimal communication. At the risk of sounding contrived, disingenuous, and plain ol’ corny, I put the main points in an alliteration. They are simply:
Some people seem to have a magnetic quality that attracts others. These charismatic individuals command attention and guide with grace and ease.
As a job-seeker, making it to the interview stage for a potential career opportunity is serious business. This is your opportunity to feel out the company, the hiring manager, and the role in a more intimate fashion.
- Always proofread your email prior to sending, no matter if you are in a hurry.
- Traditional letter writing skills still apply to emails.