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.

3 Flaws of Employee Engagement Video: Flaw #3—Engagement Drives Results

Why do so many employee engagement initiatives fail? Nicole Price of Cy Wakeman explains that there are three key reasons based on faulty assumptions made by employers. In this video, Price discusses the 3rd flaw—believing that engagement alone drives results—during a session at BLR’s Advanced Employment Issues Symposium (AEIS). Nicole Price, vice president of Training […]

Focusing on Employees’ Emotional Intelligence to Build a Successful Company

By Lori LaCivita, PhD, Walden University’s School of Psychology While today’s multigenerational workforce is positioned to be one of the most effective and productive, the generational differences in values, beliefs, leadership styles, and motivators can also lead to conflicts that negatively affect productivity. As four generations now work side by side, industrial and organizational (I-O) […]

Aspiring Leaders Should Take Untraditional Paths, Become ‘Learning-Agile’

Individuals who want to increase their effectiveness at work and aspire to become leaders should consider taking a higher-risk, higher-reward path. Instead of moving surely and safely up the career ladder, they should cultivate “learning agility,” a quality related to being more extroverted, more focused, more original, more resilient, less accommodating, and—ultimately—more successful.

Top 3 Ways to Engage Millennials in Their Health Benefits

By Missy Jaeger, VP of Client Success at Keas One of the most studied generations ever, Millennials have definite workplace preferences and generational attributes that can guide outreach and communications. According to a US Chamber of Commerce Research Review report, Millennials do value their benefits package: More than half say it’s an important factor in […]

‘We Need to Talk’—How to Embrace These Four Words and Not Fear Them

It happens all the time; people avoid the most difficult conversations because they simply aren’t good at them (having never learned how to approach them effectively). They prefer to pretend that these kinds of conversations are not bubbling under the surface and sapping energy. Andrea J. Lee, founder of Thought Partners International and author of […]