Posts Tagged Communication
The other day, I was scrolling through Facebook, and I get a notification that my friend and college roommate tagged me. He shares very openly some pretty major challenges in his life (depression, losing his house and belongings in a fire. You know, THAT kind of major). Then he says “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the following:”, listing a number of people, including me.
Two things hit me instantly:
My pal and FOT contributor, Tim Sackett, wrote a blog post called Sackett’s Top 10 Fast Food Foods Of All Time. It spoke to me. I’m not ashamed to say I love fast food. I’m smart enough to only consume small quantities, but damn it, I’m ‘merican.
Our world, and our lives, seem like they are nothing but an endless chain of distractions. Items rarely catch our attention for more than mere seconds at a time. If fact, it's a bit ironic to write this observation on a blog that may get read and possibly shared, liked or retweeted - but only for a moment.
How well connected you are used to be measured by the number of physical handshakes you made throughout your business life. Today your ‘social currency’ is your digital footprint.
How many digital connections, followers or friends have you accumulated through your social media platforms? Yes, platforms as in plural. It doesn’t count if you have a Facebook account to keep tabs on the kids and post photos of Sunday’s cafe breakfast!
Two years ago, my wife and I were blessed with not one, but two little bundles of joy. As they grow and develop, I am coming to believe that I am learning as much from them as they are from my wife and I. It got me to thinking about my job in HR, and how I have evolved as a professional and as a leader.
For HR professionals, “friending” employees on Facebook or connecting on other social media sites is far from a simple decision.
That’s what Chelsea Wheeler discovered after she posed the question “Do any of you accept friend requests on social media from employees?” to the HR Department of One group on SHRM Connect, the Society for Human Resource Management’s online community.
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In, lost her husband Dave unexpectedly in 2015. This year, she teamed up with her friend and Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Adam Grant, to write Option B.
Option A is the employee's life with the loved one. Option B is surviving without him or her.
Policies in the workplace: You can’t live with ’em and you can’t live without ’em.
Or can you?
Some say employment policies are essential for establishing expectations and avoiding litigation. Others think that policies are rules created by people who don’t know how to manage performance.
Employment attorney Heather Bussing falls into the latter camp.
We all know that employees do not leave their personal selves at the workplace door. The experiences we have outside of work inform who we are at work.
That is why we spend so much effort--or we should--on helping develop a culture that makes it easier for employees to manage work and life. But, there is one part of life that is often left out: death.
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.