Category: Communication

Communication is the key to success in any company and professional relationship. That is why strategic communication is critical for any HR professional.

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Communication Surrounding Litigation: Loose Lips Sink Ships!

Most employers are probably aware that communications with their attorneys for the purpose of obtaining legal advice are protected under the attorney-client and work-product privileges. That means if a lawsuit is filed and the employee’s attorney wants to know what advice you received from your attorney about the matter (or what was prepared in anticipation […]

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Tips for Empowering Employees

Ensuring that your employees feel empowered can help them not only to be able to successfully handle everyday quandaries that arise, but also to feel they’re more trusted and valued in the workplace.

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Multi-Generational Tips for Giving Feedback and Building a Stronger Culture

As companies look for and test different approaches to replacing the traditional performance evaluation, they’re embracing effective two-way feedback skills and creating cultures that understand how to give and receive.  Every step of the feedback process sends signals that the culture of your organization is changing and becoming more open and innovative.

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What is a High-Trust Culture?

Most employers worry about how to keep good employees on board and how to recruit employees who will stay long term. One idea that can help with both of those items is showing employees they’re trusted. Employees who feel trusted are more likely to feel empowered and more likely to feel satisfied with their job. […]

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The Implications of Fair Workweek Laws for HR Departments

When an employee’s work schedule changes unexpectedly or with short notice, it triggers a chain of events that negatively impacts more than just the individual’s performance at work. A single mom, for example, who gets pulled into a last-minute shift might have to find a sitter to care for her children, leading to increased stress […]

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Ways to Help Employees with Anxiety or Depression

When employees are struggling, there are a lot of ways the employer can impact the situation both positively and negatively. We all know that mental health is a critical component of overall health, and mental health concerns among employees can quickly become problematic. It is in everyone’s best interests for employers to be supportive and […]

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Survey Underscores Correlation Between Communication and Engagement

A new survey report on workplace conversations illustrates the correlation between communication and employee engagement, finding that employees who report that they have “great” or “excellent” work-related conversations with their immediate managers and coworkers are much more likely to be highly engaged at work. 

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Why Your HR Department Should Rethink its Open-Door Policy

After several years as a family therapist, I got a promotion in my organization. For the first time, I would be leading a team, which got me a free ticket to the Human Resources boot camp for managers. Designed to prepare me for my new organizational role, it was a crash course in the current […]

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