We falsely think that we are doing our jobs as managers by giving performance feedback—constructive or otherwise—to employees. Not so, according to Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall in their article, “The Feedback Fallacy,” which appeared in the March-April 2019 issue of the Harvard Business Review. Neurons Don’t Lie Feedback focuses employees on their shortcomings. Developmental […]
Employer focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), however well intentioned, needs to be handled properly, or it may have a detrimental effect on the workforce. While many employers promote DEI as “the right thing to do,” it’s essential for DEI success and acceptance that the right thing isn’t done the wrong way. Factors to […]
For many companies, year-end and/or shortly after the new year is a time set aside on the corporate calendar for annual evaluations. Employee evaluations should not only put employees on notice of performance problems and provide feedback for their continued development and growth but also demonstrate the employer’s efforts to help low performers and challenge […]
Soon after “quiet quitting” made headlines, another term emerged in HR circles: “quiet hiring.” The phrase may be new, but the concept isn’t.
The pandemic is in our rearview mirror, but videoconferences are here to stay. Those with meeting anxiety are equally terrified of being both noticed and unnoticed, and having meetings online amplifies this stress. As an executive at a fully remote virtual assistance company, I coach my team to overcome meeting jitters regularly. Your shortness of […]
As a recession looms on the horizon of the new year, many HR experts are wondering how to best utilize benefits and compensation packages. 80% of employees say that it’s essential that their companies meet the needs of workers across all stages of life and the diversity spectrum. And, beyond adapting benefits to meet the […]
2022 was a challenging year for recruiters. In a candidate-driven labor market, businesses needed to swiftly adopt new strategies, tap wider talent pools, and reassess what job seekers wanted from their employers. In fact, LinkedIn found that the best candidates are off the market in 10 days. Now more than ever, hiring managers value expert […]
Veterans Day is a time for us to pay our respects to those who have served. Veterans represent 5.6% of today’s total civilian labor force, and they bring countless skills with them such as dedication, commitment, teamwork, and leadership. As we head into Veterans Day, we’ve collected our best articles that highlight the best practices […]
In 2007, Nokia was the leading manufacturer of mobile phone devices; its annual revenue was $75.83 billion, and its market share was 49.4%. But in 2008, when Steve Jobs walked onto a stage and pulled an iPhone out of his pocket, Nokia’s market share plummeted. The era of smartphones requires managers to lead processes and […]
In just a few short years, hybrid working has become an everyday part of corporate life. The combination of working from home and a centralized workplace offers convenience and flexibility, and in progressive countries such as the Netherlands, it may turn into a legal right.