2020 was a challenging year for many, and it’s brought forth the need for several difficult conversations in the workplace. Whether it was having to tell someone he or she had been laid off or telling your boss you didn’t complete that report because you had to help your child with virtual school, one thing […]
2020 has been an extraordinary year for people globally. In the United States, we’re dealing with the aftermath of a divisive and historic election; there is widespread social unrest; and, of course, we’re dealing with a global pandemic that has forced millions of Americans to work from home.
Virtually all managers have experienced situations in which an employee failed to follow instructions. While there are certainly cases in which an employee was simply negligent or disobedient, it’s also extremely common for the underlying issue to be miscommunication. The manager believes he or she communicated one thing, but the employee thinks he or she […]
Communication is always a critical best practice for nurturing and engaging a productive and loyal team. In the midst of COVID-19 uncertainty, however, it’s more important than ever.
As much as companies may try to restrict decision-making authority to managers and executives, it’s impossible to fully insulate frontline workers from all decision-making.
2020 has been quite a year. Between COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, many companies realized they aren’t equipped to handle the challenges 2020 has brought. Siloed systems, the inability to provide real-time solutions or up-to-date information, and disconnected or overwhelmed employees are some of the issues HR pros are experiencing. For the remaining months of 2020 and well […]
Our workplaces have a conflict problem. Over half of all employees (57%) have left a conflict situation with negative feelings—most commonly, demotivation, anger, or frustration—according to the “CPP Global Human Capital Report.”
We’re all well aware of the risks of contracting COVID-19 by now. But work must go on, and when it does, there’s an additional risk of employees contracting the virus.
It goes without saying that employees are the foundation of a successful business. As organizations continue to navigate how to function in a post-pandemic world, leaders will need to rethink their short-term goals of keeping employees productive, engaged, and healthy, as well as long-term goals that build trust and a sense of purpose.
COVID-19 has disrupted the entire world, changing industries and disrupting supply lines. Human Resources is at the forefront of these disruptions, as HR managers strive to innovate new processes to meet the needs of the workers they manage. These changes are likely to last a long time as the world shifts to business in the […]