Communication

Posts Tagged Communication

 

 

I have a fun activity for everyone. I would like for you to raise your hand if you have ever experienced organizational change? Is your hand raised? I know mine is. Organizational change could be anything from a reorg of your company, reduction in force, acquisitions, mergers, growth investments, etc.

October 19, 2018

 


 

Open enrollment is one of the most important times of the year for organizations; however, complex and ongoing changes to health care and retirement plans can create confusion that leads to poor choices. With proper planning, employers can develop communication strategies to help employees make the best selections for their wellness and future financial security.

Communication

October 15, 2018

 

Looking to get ahead in your career? Start by being nice to your coworkers, says leadership researcher Christine Porath. In this science-backed talk, she shares surprising insights about the costs of rudeness and shows how little acts of respect can boost your professional success -- and your company's bottom line.

October 15, 2018

 

 

Important reminder that, effective today, October 15, 2018, under the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), employers must engage in a “cooperative dialogue” with applicants or employees in New York City with regard to reasonable accommodations in four (4) circumstances. More specifically, an employer must engage in the “cooperative dialogue” with:  

October 15, 2018

 

 

Delegation is an important activity for leaders. If managers want to be successful, they must learn how to delegate effectively. Here’s the reason why: managers will never be able to move up within the organization, take an uninterrupted vacation, participate in a special project, or enjoy a day of training if they are unable to  delegate. Every time they leave their office, they will be pestered, emailed, texted, and voice mailed all day long.

October 9, 2018

 

 

About 80 percent of mergers and acquisitions fail. Despite that poor record — and signs that the failure is often a part of poor talent integration — HR is still rarely involved in most transactions and their processes up front. The world needs a new way to make deals succeed, and increased contributions from HR could provide that leverage.

October 3, 2018

 

 

Politics is a sensitive subject in any setting. Today, disagreements seem even more polarizing and divisive, even at work. How much political speech is too much at work? Can expressing a political opinion hurt your career?

September 27, 2018

 

 

There are two adages familiar to every organization is: time is money, and change is inevitable.  The interesting thing is that these truisms are connected—change doesn’t happen without an investment of time.  If an organization’s leadership is unwilling to invest the time it takes to properly address the needs, ideas, and priorities of the business to execute change, then the change is likely doomed to fail.   

September 21, 2018

 

On August 15, @shrmnextchat chatted with HR and Talent Acquisiiton Manager Claire Petrie @_strclaire about HR Ghost Stories.

If you missed this excellent chat about this new hiring phenomenon that’s spooking employers everywhere, you can read all the tweets here

 

August 15, 2018

 

           
 

Mastering your elevator speech is as essential as preparing your resume to perfection. Mastering this task is no rocket science but it does require you to think about what your goals are and what you are seeking out of the conversation.

What is an Elevator speech?

August 15, 2018

 

 

Ghosting can occur in many parts of the candidate/employee lifecycle. Three points in time specifically stand out to me - the applicant, the candidate, and the new hire – where HR partners, recruiters and hiring managers can make some changes to minimize their chances of being ghosted. What is common between all three of these? The importance of timely communication! 

The Applicant 

August 9, 2018

 

 

 

HR professionals need to have a presence in the profession, and a fantastic way to do that is to be involved in the daily conversations that take place on social media. Blogging, tweeting and podcasting are great ways to engage others, but how do you know what to say? How do you “find your voice” as an HR professional? 

July 30, 2018

 

 

When a fellow HR Blogger invites you to be a guest on their blog, the answer is YES.  EVERY. TIME.  Wendy has thought this through, and she even provided writing prompts!  While there were plenty to pick from, one resonated with me:

“If you could change one thing about HR (as in you have a magic wand), what would you change? What steps can we take today to make that change happen?”

July 16, 2018

 

On July 11, @shrmnextchat chatted with @CyWakeman about Ditch the Drama -- Drive Big Results.

If you missed this enthusiastic chat filled with excellent advice, you can read the tweets here and below:

 

July 11, 2018

 
 

Q:  For the last few months two of my employees have been  constantly bickering about politics.

While most other employees were staying out of the discussion now more of them are getting dragged in, to the point that we now have a divided, tense work environment.  I’m hesitant to get involved but I am concerned that the negativity is affecting productivity and morale.

June 26, 2018

 


 

Not long ago, I was training a group of leaders on effective presentation, communication, and storytelling skills. While I conveyed the finer points of elocution, a participant raised a question.

“Are you trying to turn me into James Earl Jones?”

June 4, 2018

 

Dr. Woody sits down with famed HR analyst Josh Bersin to talk HR trends, humanizing the work experience, and how to be a better coach for your people.

 

 

May 16, 2018