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.

procrastination

Addressing Employee Procrastination

The workforce is full of people with diverse working styles. Some are seemingly obsessed with getting ahead of the game and tackling assignments as soon as possible. Others tend to wait until the last minute.

learning

The Impact of Individual Learning Styles on L&D Outcomes

Everyone has his or her own most effective learning method, whether he or she knows it or not. Some people learn best by sitting through or watching a lecture. Others may learn best by reading a text or an instruction manual. Others may prefer to dive in and learn by doing.

compassion

Inclusion and Compassion More Important Than Ever for Leaders

When voters went to the polls in October and November to select the next U.S. president, they were necessarily engaging in an adversarial process. Political campaigns are often as much about arguing against a candidate as they are about arguing for a candidate. But in the workplace, employees are looking for different, more nonadversarial interactions […]

motivation

What’s the Value of Negative Motivation?

Whether it’s children, pets, or employees, most people are familiar with the two basic methods of motivation: positive and negative. One can either praise desirable behavior or punish undesirable behavior.

skills

Encouraging Employees to Tackle New Skills

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented shift to remote work for companies around the world. This has created plenty of logistical challenges for employers and a strange new reality for many employees.

skills

Etiquette and Language Skills for Global Business

The ability to conduct business globally at all levels of an organization creates many opportunities, but it isn’t without its challenges and risks. With the rise in remote work and new technologies, brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, businesses are realizing that the opportunity to go global is rapidly increasing.

locus

Internal vs. External ‘Locus of Control’

One of the few guarantees in business, as with life, is that there will always be roadblocks, obstacles, stumbles, and setbacks. Plans don’t always work out as expected, goals aren’t always reached, and the competition sometimes prevails.