The value of communication cannot be understated. Learning how to connect with employees and leaders and knowing where the boundaries of that communication exist require strong communication skills. When HR successfully navigates that space, it stitches together leaders, managers, and employees in a powerful way.
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If the pandemic has taught businesses one thing, it is the importance of adaptability and community. Our ability to change and respond to new challenges has been put to the test nearly monthly, as new business protocols and safety measures become the new normal. Most importantly, this pandemic has also taught us—as individuals, businesses, organizations, […]
Many HR departments function solely to support their leaders and employees. What happens when HR becomes involved with customers? According to today’s interviewee, such tactics help drive business in unique and powerful ways.
Fun is something a lot of workplaces want at their organization because they understand how important it is. At the same time, fun cannot be prescribed. Getting the balance of work and play right can be very challenging, but when it does balance out, it works very well. Today’s guest calls herself a Chief Fun […]
One of the unusual features of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is that it includes a provision prohibiting discrimination “because of the known disability of an individual with whom [the employee] is known to have a relationship or association.” A recent decision by the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals—which covers Illinois, Indiana, and […]
Content marketing has, perhaps unsurprisingly, become one of the most widely used digital marketing tactics, trusted to boost brand awareness, website traffic, and conversion rates alike. It can also be an amazingly useful and cost-effective way to attract the top talent in your industry by showcasing your company values, goals, and employer brand.
Policy enforcers, company watchdogs, the people responsible for firing workers—HR professionals get a bad rap, and new survey findings reveal that employees don’t hold this department in high regard.
On March 20, 1995, a new character joined the cast of Dilbert, Scott Adams’ comic about the absurdities of office life. “I hired a new director of Human Resources to handle the downsizing,” said Dogbert to the Pointy-Haired Boss. “I need somebody who acts like a friend but secretly delights in the misery of all […]
Are you an HR department of one or a small business that doesn’t have the time to source and hire top talent? Have you considered outsourcing this function to help fill vacancies faster? If so, you may be confused by all the options available to you.
Last week, I shared anecdotal concerns from attendees at SHRM 2019’s session “The Top Five Priorities for an HR Department of One.” The session was given by Jennifer Currence, SHRM-SCP, MBA, and President of The Currence Group. Here, I would like to share the top five concerns, in descending order, of HR departments of one. […]