Communication

Posts Tagged Communication

 

As another year comes to an end, I’ve seen sentiments ranging from “good riddance” to “thank goodness that’s over.” We have been surrounded by news of violence, turmoil, political upheaval, personal failure, on-going war and massive natural disasters. That isn’t the only news about what is going on, but it’s all that fills the airwaves and social media.

January 1, 2018

 


 

Getting a new boss and coworkers can be overwhelming for new HR professionals – and seasoned ones too. There are certain expectations and emotions people feel when they land that job and over time they are either met or found elsewhere. In your organization, while you might not have direct contact with your boss on a day to day basis, it is still important that you both learn certain things about each other, professionally and personally.

December 28, 2017

 

 

I have had this argument for close to two decades. I even had a lengthily discussion a few years ago with a former CEO who stated that HR should embrace these types of activities.

Well based on my last comment you know that I am not in favor, however let’s have a good discussion on the topic…

November 7, 2017

 

 

Earlier this week Facebook previewed a new feature that allows users to privately share resumes, or in their parlance, work histories. Also this week, LinkedIn began rolling out video ads targeting its own LinkedIn Audience Network.

November 6, 2017

 

 

On October 25, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest Jennifer Benz – (@JenBenz) about Creating a Better Open Enrollment Experience.

October 25, 2017

 

 

I have been thinking a lot about Harvey Weinstein and other high-profile cases of serial sexual harassment. These cases are extraordinarily disturbing, to say the very least.  

There are some who have suggested that the Weinstein nightmare is simply a Hollywood problem, dismissing it as nothing more than the age old “Hollywood casting couch.”  How patently wrong they are. 

October 25, 2017

 


 

I have seen it all when it comes to Halloween in the office. From nothing to all out costume and Halloween Parties with drunken pirates and everything in-between. So, what should HR allow and where is the line in the sand?

So, let’s start with your actual work environment. Here are a few quick questions to ask:

Are customers or clients regularly on-site or are you sheltered from contact?

October 23, 2017

 

October 20, 2017
 
 
Who has played such Bingo Games in meetings of late? No need to raise your hand, I know these games are enjoyed with some regularity around conference tables.
 
October 14, 2017

 


 

After a storm, there is an opportunity to bring people together and create a stronger team.

Here are some tips about ways to do that while building camaraderie and teamwork.

September 18, 2017

 

Wait, that wasn’t a good story?  Isn’t that how you remember it?  Well, it has all the key components that you need to know.  It has the who, the what and the how.  It also has information on the results.  So, what’s missing?

September 18, 2017

 

Listening like a leader enables you to make the world about others.
 
"An outward mindset precedes leadership."
 

Get Started:

Take out a pen and paper. Write your responses to the questions that follow.

Writing is thinking.

September 15, 2017

On September 13, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests Jonathan Segal (@Jonathan_HR_Law), Paula Harvey, SHRM-SCP (@Paula4Harvey), and  Cecilia Clark (@ciciHR2Serve) on Crisis Planning and Recovery for HR.

September 13, 2017

 

 

In 10 year’s leading and working with over 100 global talent acquisition teams I’ve found there is only one thing more powerful than your resume: your professional network.  I’ve playfully dubbed mine my, “council of elders” and naturally one of the first questions I get from professionals at all levels of HR when I speak at conferences is: How do I build my own.   Here’s what I recommend. 

September 12, 2017

 

 

As hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall in the U.S. over the past two weeks, no one could have imagined the historical nature of their effects. Even the best prepared contingency plans were put to the test. 

What is HR’s role in crisis planning and recovery? 

September 8, 2017

 

SHRM Connect is an online community where SHRM members can ask questions and get answers on a variety of HR topics. It’s a great place to network with other HR professionals and share solutions.  

The conversation topics range from “HR Department of One” to Employment Law, are always insightful, and deal with some of the most pressing issues that HR professionals face in the workplace today.

September 8, 2017

 

Unfortunately weather disasters happen sometimes too often. Having just lived through Hurricane Harvey, I want to share my Top 10 List of employer hurricane related advice.

1.       Be prepared! As a lifetime girl scout this has always been my motto.  Ensure your team knows their responsibilities before, during and after the disaster. All your team will need to do is execute.

September 7, 2017

 

 

I recently learned a great strategy that I can’t wait to share with you.

Employee: Hey Bob. I know you are busy. I just have a few quick questions. A few of us came up with this really great idea for the party.

HR: No.

Employee: Um, well, okay. So, Jim needs me to help him with this thing…

HR: No.

Employee: All right, then, just one more question…

August 30, 2017