Today we hear from BLR® CEO Dan Oswald regarding the effectiveness of brevity. With his message, consider this: Would your training have more of an impact if it was shorter and sweeter?
We’re now well into the swing of college graduation season, and the newest crop of alums has even more to celebrate than many of their predecessors—including ample job prospects and higher-than-usual starting salaries.
In yesterday’s Advisor, consultant John Rubino described total reward statements and what employers should include in them to maximize their effectiveness; today, Rubino’s thoughts on how to communicate these statements to employees.
by Dan Oswald If you are like me and are interested in politics, you know Ronald Reagan was considered the “Great Communicator.” His effectiveness as a communicator was often credited to his career in radio, television, and movies. His detractors often said of his oratory skills, “He’s just up there acting.” But to me Reagan’s […]
by Richard Yurko The challenges facing HR managers can be daunting. Amendments to the law, new and changing federal and state administrative policies, and a diverse workforce all contribute to the difficulty of appropriately resolving employee issues. As we enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, here are some things for which every HR manager should be thankful. […]
Everybody knows the importance of effective communication in the workplace. Achieving it, though, can be tricky. Some people speak without listening. Others find themselves too distracted to understand what someone else is trying to say. Written communication often gets bogged down in jargon and misinterpreted. And those are just some of the problems that can […]
In many national employee attitude surveys, participating organizations were rated lowest on questions related to communication. On the flip side, employees who took the survey said communication was very important to them. In many national employee attitude surveys, participating organizations were rated lowest on questions related to communication. On the flip side, employees who took […]
In yesterday’s Advisor, we pondered the pitfalls of outsourcing; today, what you can do to avoid them.
From payroll to benefits, employers face complex compliance and management challenges. Is outsourcing a best-practice solution?
by Richard Reinhardt Under the National Labor Relations Act, all employees―whether they work for government employers, unionized companies, or private companies without a union―have a right to attempt to unionize and speak with other employees about unionization or the terms and conditions of their employment. As traditional union strongholds such as automobile and manufacturing decline, […]