If you missed a paycheck, how much would that threaten your family’s financial situation? That’s the question that became a reality for hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the most recent government shutdown. Unexpectedly, the shutdown highlighted a massive issue in American life: most working professionals—even federal workers—are living paycheck to paycheck and need […]
Communication is the key to success in any company and professional relationship. That is why strategic communication is critical for any HR professional.
In part 1 of this article, we explored why self-reported value among employees can’t really be relied upon without intervention. Instead, organizations need to empower employees to truly speak their mind. Here we’ll look at an example and offer some advice on how to get there with your employees.
It is no secret that talent recruitment and retention is a costly process without any real guarantee of long-term employee commitment to a company. With employee turnover costing the U.S. $536 billion per year, is there a more proactive stance HR managers can take to better discover and address employee needs and recognize and reward […]
Written communication is essential in all business roles, but they’re particularly important for HR managers. As an HR manager, you often represent your company, and so it is vital that your written communication is up to scratch and ready to wow people both internally and externally.
As with any department or business, optimizing communication is the key to success, perhaps especially in the Human Resources (HR) department. Because this department’s responsibilities include making sure the people of the business are well looked after, along with dealing with a ton of legal processes and ensuring that data and forms are accurate, it’s […]
Turnover is always a hot topic. How can it be reduced? How can you keep top employees from leaving? What makes a good employee want to leave your organization? How can you know if someone is considering quitting?
When employees feel valued, they’re more likely to remain loyal to the organization, even if it’s not perfect. Increased job satisfaction can lead to improved performance and reduced turnover. Clearly, employers have an incentive to ensure employees feel valued—but how can they do that? Let’s take a look at some ways.
Everyone experiences moments where they feel ill at the thought of speaking up. Managers and bosses are no exception. Harvard Business Review and other research firms have reported that up to 69% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with employees. This includes not just when it comes to having conversations they think an employee might react […]
The halo effect refers to the idea that our overall impression of someone will directly impact how we perceive almost everything they do. If that person has an overall positive impression—a halo as it were—then we’re more likely to perceive everything they do more positively.
Considering how vital communication is to the success of each and every business, it is important that we constantly strive to improve upon our methods and work to avoid the common pitfalls.