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.

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. 

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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Unexpected Forms of Employee Recognition

Employees often feel as though their efforts go unrecognized or unappreciated at work. This can lead to resentment and can even prompt employees to begin job hunting.

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For Best Workplace Results, Manage for Engagement

We know that managers need to make sure that employees are meeting their numbers or deadlines and keep track of their team’s performance.  But if managers spent more time engaging their employees, they’d get much better results. According to Wikipedia, “An ‘engaged employee’ is defined as one who is fully absorbed by and enthusiastic about […]

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Start Building Candidate Relationships During These 3 Stages

Keeping today’s job candidates interested in your hiring process is more challenging than ever. With so many career possibilities, job seekers are keeping their options open and want to be positive a company and its culture are the right fit before they commit.