Who is responsible for delivering the news to an employee when he or she is terminated? Is it that person’s direct supervisor or manager? Is it someone higher in the organization? Is it HR? If it’s not HR, is HR always present?
Communication is the key to success in any company and professional relationship. That is why strategic communication is critical for any HR professional.
Facing the prospect of disciplining an employee, many managers would rather … not. Having difficult conversations like this is one of the more frustrating and cumbersome (and, let’s face it, sometimes awkward) tasks a manager faces. And for HR managers, who may be tasked with employee discipline (directly or by assisting) or with training managers […]
When trying to be sure the organization does not have any discriminatory policies or actions, HR professionals have a big task.
Boosting employee well-being is a common goal for most employers. However, despite investing a lot of time and money into building a great wellness program, many employers still see poor participation rates.
A very good friend of mine, who is of Polish decent, was reading an article in Polish next to me and pointed to a name referenced repeatedly, that being Michał Anioł. She looked up at me peering over her shoulder and said, “You know this guy.”
The young professionals on the bus seat behind me were talking about this year’s medical benefits, and I listened in. It’s my business. (Benefits, that is … not eavesdropping.)
Changing the way we approach employee experience means rethinking feedback structures.
Most employers are probably aware that communications with their attorneys for the purpose of obtaining legal advice are protected under the attorney-client and work-product privileges. That means if a lawsuit is filed and the employee’s attorney wants to know what advice you received from your attorney about the matter (or what was prepared in anticipation […]
Ensuring that your employees feel empowered can help them not only to be able to successfully handle everyday quandaries that arise, but also to feel they’re more trusted and valued in the workplace.
As companies look for and test different approaches to replacing the traditional performance evaluation, they’re embracing effective two-way feedback skills and creating cultures that understand how to give and receive. Every step of the feedback process sends signals that the culture of your organization is changing and becoming more open and innovative.