Communication

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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. 

January 9, 2017
 
On a daily basis, people send “hasty” emails which may not reflect the best representation of their intended message. But before you hit send prematurely, remember these few things in order to communicate your message clearly and professionally:
 
  • Always proofread your email prior to sending, no matter if you are in a hurry.
  • Traditional letter writing skills still apply to emails.
November 15, 2016

On November 9, @shrmnextchat chatted with the Founder, President and CEO of the Devon Group, Jeanne Achille (@jeanneachille) about Communicating with Employees During a Crisis

In case you missed this informative chat, you can read all the tweets here:

 

November 9, 2016

From Sept. 11 to Hurricane Katrina to the SARS epidemic, all of these crises had an impact on businesses—and their employees. Author Bill Tibbo knows this firsthand because he has advised companies on four continents on how to repair and rebuild after a devastating event.

November 7, 2016

 

Naturally, as a full time recruiter I spend an exorbitant amount of time pursuing LinkedIn profiles. It’s a recruiter’s most frequent online destination when being charged with filling a job opening. While not all profiles are created equal, it never fails that every couple weeks I run across a real doozy. These are profiles that have all the right endorsements and employment experience but are hamstrung by a truly cringe worthy profile photo.

October 28, 2016

On October 19, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guest, SHRM Board Member and Executive Director of HR for LaRosa's Inc. Steve Browne, @sbrownehr about Empathy in the Workplace

In case you missed this incredible chat filled with advice and insights on creating a more empathetic workplace, you can see all the tweets here: 

 

October 19, 2016

 

 

We’ve all heard the expression “Never judge a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” It’s powerful. It’s thought-provoking. 

Unfortunately, there’s a bit of confusion in our workplaces today as to who needs to be wearing the shoes, or if there needs to be any “shoe trading” at all.

October 17, 2016
 
 
 
There’s a problem brewing in the world of HR, and it has to do with the public perception of our profession.
 
October 15, 2016
 
 
I’ve mentioned in the past that I am fortunate to have amazing kids. They’re really adults now, and they’re still amazing !! I remember that when they were young they asked what I did for a living. When I told them that I was in Human Resources, they didn’t have a clue what that meant. It was difficult to explain employee relations, compensation, training and development, benefits and strategy. So, I simplified it for them.
 
“I hire people and give them jobs.”
 
October 10, 2016

  
 

The world is your job market, thanks to the ability to work remotely, and a far more globalized landscape. There’s a wealth of interesting and purpose-filled opportunities to pursue.

For managers, that means it is also easier than ever to lose your best people. It’s a mistake to overlook the employee experience as a critical part of your digital transformation.

October 1, 2016

 

A conversation with Richard Fagerlin at the SHRM Leadership Development Forum

September 29, 2016

 

Like any other profession, there are plenty of HR horror stories out there – from the “Why We Hate HR” to “It’s Time to ‘Blow Up’ HR”. That being said, human resources plays an important role in the organization. It’s often the “go-to” place for employees and, as such, they need to feel comfortable coming to HR. Here’s an example:

September 21, 2016

 

Below is an actual conversation held with a business leader. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

Me (answering phone): Hi Dave,

Dave: Hey I was wondering if you knew what Jerry (another leader) had decided to do about Tom (matrix employee who is having disciplinary issues).

September 20, 2016

In Making Work Work: The Positivity Solution for Any Work Environment (Sterling Ethos, 2016), Shola Richards offers solutions for creating a more positive professional environment using kindness and mutual respect.

September 12, 2016

 
 

In less than two months, the Presidential election will take place.  You are thinking about that when you see your receptionist wearing a button for her political candidate. 

You ask her to remove it because you have customers of diverse political views.  She says “NO,” promising to file a case with the Supreme Court because you are violating her First Amendment rights. Note to SCOTUS: we hope you enjoy her as much as we do.

September 8, 2016

We’ve all heard of the phrase “managing up,” but what does it mean to give feedback to your boss – and how can you do it the right way without getting fired? Research shows that many people leave organizations due to bad management, so why not turn that around and empower employees to give managers a piece of their mind?

Joining me to tackle this tough and touchy topic today is Anita Bowness, Global Practice Leader of Halogen Software.

 

August 23, 2016

 
 

Presentation skills, practice, and the top ten don’ts.
 

August 23, 2016