Tag: communication

retail

What HR Can Learn from Retail’s People Problem

From the customer experience revolution to Amazon’s continued dominance, the retail industry is embarking on its most transformative journey to date. As the retail landscape rapidly evolves, brands are firing on all cylinders to keep up. Unfortunately, operating at high speeds can often create gaps in key areas of business.

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Get Your Team Focused Like a Hydra! 3 Practices for Great Team Performance

In ancient mythologies from around the world, it’s common to find gods and monsters bearing multiple heads, and such beings are depicted as formidable and difficult to defeat. It turns out the ancient people were not just creative; they had good business sense too.

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How HR Leaders Can Avert ‘Generational Wars’

It can be argued that assimilating today’s workforce into a cohesive whole has never been more difficult. Even in a relatively booming global economy, we see the fight for margins tighten— and the challenge of building and sustaining employee engagement as soldiers in the larger battle grows more daunting.

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5 Ways to Ease Open Enrollment Stress for Employees

We’re right in the middle of open enrollment season, which can be a confusing and stressful time for your employees as they make their selections for the coming year. Arm them with the right knowledge and tools for a successful open enrollment period and they’ll thank you for it— after all, healthy employees are happy […]

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Thanksgiving: More than a day off work for HR

As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, many are pausing to reflect on what they’re thankful for in their personal lives. But the season also can be a time for people to consider what they appreciate about their work lives.  What should human resources professionals be thankful for? For starters, innovation that has brought about an elevation […]

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Tips for Engaging Learners Who Don’t Think They Need Training

In order for training programs to be successful, you must show employees how the training is relevant to them on a personal, professional, and organizational level, says Chris Douglas, executive vice president of training, Fierce Conversations.

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Pros and Cons to Using Text Messages in Your Recruiting Process

The hiring and recruiting process can often seem to drag on for employers and potential employees. Businesses often look for ways to speed up the process, both to improve time-to-hire and also to create a favorable impression among candidates, which will increase the chances of the offer being accepted.

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Training done right: Effective communication the key

Good training has always been important in the workplace, but today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world of work makes training more important than ever. Changing technology requires frequent skill updates for employees at all levels of an organization. And certainly supervisors need training on new laws affecting the workplace and refreshers on old ones.  But just […]

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How non-Hispanic supervisors can lead Hispanic employees

by Jim Davis Between potential language barriers, cultural differences, and a political and social landscape rife with discrimination, it’s important that any employee be able to navigate whatever challenges may arise while leading a diverse workforce. Glenn Llopis, a best-selling author, columnist, and senior advisor to Fortune 500 seeks to show how non-Hispanic employers and […]

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Preparing for a Natural Disaster or Emergency

In the aftermath of a natural disaster (or other emergency situation), a lot of organizations learn what they should have done to prepare in advance. For example, does your organization have a clear point of contact for employees to turn to for the latest information on the status of the workplace and when they should […]

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