As a result of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, resilience has become a topic of intense interest for organizations around the world. When the crisis hit in spring, many leaders saw firsthand that their employees’ responses to adversity varied dramatically. Some faced challenge after challenge with energy and resolve, while others nearly shut down from the […]
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 pandemic has changed the world of work as we know it—from interactions to decision-making to getting through our day to day. Organizations have had to nurture adaptability and resilience rapidly among their workforces to help maintain business while supporting their employees and maintaining trust.
Often, training and development is thought of as a process focused on new employees—as part of orientation, perhaps, or as part of a multiyear training process for junior staff. But we’ve said many times that employees should get training throughout their careers. And that includes when they are at the pinnacles of their careers, as […]
During the COVID-19 crisis, leaders have to manage their feelings of being off-balance due to interrupted work routines and the distractions within their home workspace. Some leaders are distracted by their thoughts, worrying that their jobs are in jeopardy, being unsure of how to effectively motivate and inspire remote teams, and being distracted by their […]
When most employees were sent home to work remotely in March, little consideration was given to the workspace that would support this new way of work. The main concern at the time was around the technology needs to complete the work. But a workspace is about more than a laptop and a camera for those […]
The coronavirus has rocked our world in just about every way imaginable. Four billion people on the planet are in some form of lockdown. Everyone is trying to adapt and make the best of a terrible situation. On the business front, entire sectors of the economy have ground to a halt, while the industries still […]
With the shift to remote work for a large majority of the country altering expectations and experiences amid the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations that do not recognize their employees through an incentive or a reward program should strongly consider developing one—particularly because these programs can help boost employee engagement.
May is Mental Health Month, which has been observed for over 50 years, but this year, it is especially important to raise awareness of ways to improve mental health and increase resilience. As employees are forced to work remotely, some may be doing so in isolation as a result of living alone. This strain can […]
Last week we began discussing the Trump Administration’s immigration freeze and what that means for employers with Jacob M. Monty, managing partner and founder of Monty & Ramirez LLP. We discussed furloughs and layoffs affecting the status of foreign national workers, details about the freeze itself, and more. This week we finish that talk and […]
These days I find myself missing my old office chair. Sure, it was heavy, stained, and perhaps even falling apart. But it was far better than this low-budget IKEA monstrosity that I sit in every day now that I am working from home. I am hardly alone. Many employees are now working from whatever chair […]