As an HR manager, you’ll be many things to many people. Keeper of records and secrets. Translator of cold and distant (and important to be followed) policies. Easer of tensions among employees and between leadership and their reports. You’ll be a safe place for team members to discuss concerns and voice complaints; a beacon who […]
Category: Strategic HR
Employee feedback, compliance, government forms, leave policies, recruiting: the list of tasks that an HR professional have to perform is nearly endless. Just as important as any one task is how professionals put them all together into a united front. Welcome to the Strategic HR topic.
The efficient and effective management and distribution of information, as well as improving morale, engagement, and productivity, are hallmarks of any successful organization. Unfortunately, a lot of time and effort is wasted when parts of the organization are relying on information that is inconsistent or conflicting.
Let’s face it: We’re all on information overload. The amount of content we are consuming on a minute-by-minute basis in the blurred lines between our personal and professional lives has exploded in this digital economy.
HR leaders have access to a mountain of impactful data-driven insights and according to the Paychex Pulse of HR Survey, most (83%) rely on such analytics to make more informed decisions. However, having access to data is very different than leveraging it to gain meaningful insights to formulate a competitive HR strategy. Developing and executing […]
HR leaders shouldn’t underestimate the impact they can have on an organization. While they might spend a lot of time doing nitty-gritty tasks like ensuring document accuracy and keeping current with compliance updates, they can also play the critical role of driving innovation.
In part 1 of this article we began to look at the study Q4 2018 State of Frontline Employee Communications Trend Report, which explores in detail how, when, and to what degree employees interact with messages coming from their organization.
Effective leaders plan for the future, including for a time when others will step into their roles. Leaders can learn a lot about succession planning from Yoda, the fictional but wise Grand Master of the Jedi Order in Star Wars.
“Perfectionism” sounds like a positive trait to have at first glance. But is it purely positive? Or is there a downside to being a perfectionist? As we discussed in a previous post, some experts affirm the notion that there are positive aspects of being a perfectionist, but they point to some negative aspects as well.
As an HR manager, you frequently send official communications to your employees, but wouldn’t it be nice to know the metrics behind how your employees receive those communications, such as when they read them, which communications get more attention, and what days would be best?
When it comes to personality traits, few people would likely put perfectionism in the negative category. Surely being a perfectionist is better than being lazy, careless, or apathetic. Right?