Category: Talent

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.

Input

Should You Be More Judicious with Your Input?

Some people always have something to say. Regardless of the subject matter or their personal involvement, they feel the need to chime in at every opportunity. Although this may simply be someone’s personality, others may see it as a deliberate strategy to get noticed and have an impact in the office.

How One Company Supports Employees with Mental Health Issues

Mental health awareness seems to be at an all-time high among employers. Articles, webinars, and online HR events have all focused on this important issue. But where does that leave the countless employees out there right now suffering from a wave of mental health concerns? I recently spoke about the issue with Betty Thompson, EVP […]

career

Is It a Job, a Career, or a Calling?

People expect more from work than ever before: paychecks, benefits, perks, support, growth, flexibility, community, purpose, and more. Fortunately for HR and people leaders, this signals a sensational opportunity for differentiated employee experiences that attract, support, challenge, and retain individuals. The question is: How?

skills

Closing the Skills Gap Starts with Enablement

The growing skills gap, despite many other important concerns this year, is something leaders should pay serious attention to. Increased job automation, disrupted talent availability, and the rapid shift to a more digital workforce have led to an abrupt need for companies to support continuous reskilling. Staying competitive in the near future and beyond means […]

Team

Socially Distanced Team Touch Points

When COVID-19 began spreading in the United States in late winter, employers and employees alike watched closely, wondering whether the virus would require their office to shift to remote work for a week or 2. Managers and their staff members considered how much of a hassle it would be to work on projects from home. […]

engagement

Keeping Employees Engaged During Furlough

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individual companies has been largely dependent on the industry in which a company does business. While white-collar industries have largely been able to maintain a semblance of business as usual through remote work and online retailers have been doing quite well in many cases, the hospitality industry has […]

virtual

Making a Good Virtual Impression

Early impressions are crucial in any relationship, and work is no different. For better or worse, staff’s first impression of a team member, subordinate, or supervisor can have a significant and lasting consequence.

Pandemic Offers Unique Opportunity to Hire Military Veterans and Spouses

For a number of reasons, military veterans often find that landing a job outside the military can be very difficult. Additionally, they often get placed in jobs that don’t utilize their military training, leading to poor retention and general dissatisfaction. In a recent interview, I discussed the situation, how employers can help, and the unique […]

leadership

Identifying Hidden Leadership Potential

Every company needs leaders, and senior managers should continuously be on the lookout for those with the potential to one day take on a leadership position within the company. Identifying leaders when there is an open leadership position is too late.