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:
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?
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!
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?
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?”
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.
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?”
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.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always asked questions. I was lucky to have a parent that indulged and encouraged my curiosity and always treated me as an equal part of every equation. My thoughts and opinions mattered in our house. We lived by the saying “you’ll never know unless…you ask for it or you try it.” However, there came a point when I stopped believing “there’s no such thing as a stupid question.” I believe this happens to many of us.
Our #Nextchat special guest this week is author, executive coach, and SHRM18 speaker- Stacey Hanke. Today's topic is “Communicating with Influence.” Stacey discusses the importance of seeing yourself through the eyes and ears of your listeners, and how we can build credibility and trust through both their verbal and nonverbal communication skills. For more on this and each week's #Nextchat visit blog.shrm.org.
On April 4, @shrmnextchat chatted with #SHRM18 speaker Stacey Hanke (@StaceyHankeInc) about Leadership Redefined - Communicating with Influence.