James Davis, Editor, HR Daily Advisor

Change Can Only Be as Successful as Engaging Communication

What do crystal-clear communications, awareness of a company culture’s direction, and massive change have in common? They all have to happen at the same time. So many organizations have rapidly changed in the wake of the pandemic, and they will have to continue to evolve. How do they get it right? How do they make […]

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Digital Learning a Critical Tool in Ongoing Pandemic

Learning and development experts have advised implementing at least some digital learning as part of any organization’s training strategy for quite some time. The pandemic has shown that many organizations have not taken that advice seriously, as many scrambled to find training solutions that work in a remote workplace. I recently spoke to an expert […]

Handling the Pandemic Was Challenging Enough Even with a Crisis Plan

It’s not hard to imagine how challenging things were for those that didn’t have a plan in place. Either way, HR had a lot of evolving and problem-solving to do. I recently spoke to one HR individual whose organization actually had a specific pandemic crisis plan in place.

An HR Perspective on Going Back to Work

What does it mean to go back to work? Can we even do so safely? These are the questions we’ve been tackling over the past few weeks as states open up, as well as organizations’ doors. I recently spoke with an HR expert about what it would take to get people back in the office […]

Companies Went Remote—Can They Go Back?

Almost everyone went home when the coronavirus swept the nation. Now that organizations are starting to re-open their doors, they want their employees back on site. The problem is, very few people feel comfortable doing so. I recently discussed this and related situations with an HR expert.

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2020 College Grads: A Great Source of Innovative and Committed Talent

A whole new class of college students has just graduated in one of the most chaotic and uncertain times in recent memory. As unemployment rockets to depression-era heights, this class will have serious challenges when it comes to being employed. It’s important for employers not to dismiss this valuable source of talent.

Pandemic Create New Threats and Exacerbate Old Ones

The workplace has never been immune from human problems, including disagreements among employees, arguments, physical threats, drug abuse, and violence. Safety and HR professionals work hard to minimize and mitigate such threats. Whenever the landscape of humanity changes, such as during a pandemic, novel threats arise that require, above all else, novel awareness.

No-Nonsense HR for a No-Nonsense World

If a 3-year-old child can spot when someone’s being fake, why risk being fake to your workers? They’re just as likely to know when you’re not being genuine, and this fakeness has lasting repercussions on your organization. I recently spoke with one expert who shares her “secret sauce recipe” for clearing the corporate clutter in […]

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One Expert Suggests Everyone Will Have PTSD Because of the Pandemic

“I think that this pandemic has spread to the everyday life and the livelihood of every person on the planet and that every human being is going to come out of this pandemic with some sort of [post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)].” That is a quote from a recent interview I had with Ty Smith, Founder […]