There is so much written about Millennials and their supposed character traits: a sense of entitlement (e.g., expecting a promotion without “paying their dues”), a questionable work ethic (e.g., coming in late and leaving early), and a lack of loyalty (i.e., being job hoppers). Not all organizations are actually having these experiences with Millennial employees. However, I suspect that some hiring managers have a misconception about Millennials based on what they are reading versus actually experiencing it for themselves.
Fear-based work cultures are more common than you might think. In some cases, the culture stems from the top down, and HR leaders, despite their best efforts, are unable to make a dent in the systemic issue. However, in most cases, fear-based work cultures aren’t set in stone. Even the most unapproachable chief executives take heart when their culture receives negative reviews and publicity, and impacts their bottom line.
by Chuck Garcia, Climb Leadership Consulting “We reorganizing” “We’re restructuring” “We’ve hired consultants to conduct a people, process, and technology redesign.”
Once news of an impending reorganization hits a company, the environment of that company changes almost immediately. However, there are steps that leaders within the organization can take—before, during, and immediately following a reorganization—that can salvage the culture of the company and help those that remain to feel secure and invested in the company.
The skills associated with good management include communication, leadership, and expertise. However, a new survey is showing that most managers lack these skills. Strong communication skills are necessary at every career stage, but especially for those in leadership positions. How does your management team stack up in the eyes of your employees?
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. According to BLR’s 2015 Holiday Practices Survey, 32.6% of employers provide Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a paid holiday. According to the survey, this percentage has grown slightly over the past few years (30.1% of employers offered it as a paid holiday in the 2012 survey).
by Anita Bowness, global practice leader, Business Consulting, Halogen Software As an HR professional, you know that a conversation about performance provides an equal opportunity for managers and employees to talk about what’s going well, what needs to improve, and how things are going in general. The challenge is, it doesn’t always go this way, […]
by Erin Wortham, People Engagement manager, Insights Learning and Development “We don’t see the world as it is, we see it as we are,” Anaïs Nin once wrote. One place where it’s apparent that people hold different perspectives of the world and themselves is in the workplace. Realizing this, and acknowledging this in ourselves, is […]
If you are planning to develop or make changes to your current total rewards program, you will likely seek input from several external sources, including benchmarking data. But you will also need to gather substantial internal input, such as leadership’s philosophy towards total rewards, and, perhaps most importantly, get input from your internal customers.
by Denise Blasevick, founding partner and CEO, The S3 Agency Employees are talking at your workplace. The question is: Are they communicating in a constructive manner to the parties who can effect change—and finding a way to be part of that change? Or are they grousing and gossiping because they feel there is no other […]