Tag: human resources

resolutions

Boosting the Odds You’ll Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2022

The dawn of a new year is always a popular time for planning ahead both personally and professionally. It’s, consequently, a time when many organizations, teams, and individuals within those organizations and teams set goals for the new year. Unfortunately, many annual goals are never achieved. Consider some statistics from Discover Happy Habits on new […]

How to Recognize, Stop Microaggressions at Work

“Death by a thousand cuts.” That’s what microaggressions feel like to the affected individual. Read on to learn how to recognize and stop the indignities from happening in your workplace. What are Microaggressions? Dr. Derald Wing Sue, a Columbia University professor and pioneer in the field of cross-cultural studies, defines microaggressions as “brief and commonplace […]

Soft skills

The Importance of Soft Skills in the Modern Workplace

In the realm of employee development, soft skills bear an unfortunate name; once skills are labeled “soft,” the implication is that they are somehow less valuable than other skills, which, in a binary world, are thought of as “hard skills.” When people hear the term “soft skills,” they often think of fluffy concepts like “being […]

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3 Tips for Ethically Implementing Employee Monitoring in 2022

In the nearly two years since the world shifted from working at the office to working remotely, IT and Security teams have been playing a never ending game of catchup. Work from Office (WFO) always had its challenges. Managing security on the network, and then the transition to increasingly shifting the workload to the cloud […]

How to Use Testimonials to Boost Recruitment

No matter how many social media platforms arise, coupon codes are created, or new technologies are formed, a good old-fashioned testimonial continues to be one of the most important sales tactics available. You can talk about how great your product or service is all day long—it’s your job! But until someone else confirms it, customers […]

normal

Dynamism in the Age of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued the world for roughly 2 years has left companies scrambling to find the “new normal,” the rules of the road or a playbook that will define how they should operate moving forward. The Problem with Seeking the “New Normal” The big mistake companies make in their search for the […]

retention

Concrete Data Sheds Further Light on Labor Shortage

We’ve written a great deal about companies struggling to staff their organizations these days. Many are having to lower their minimum criteria, increase wages, or simply leave positions unfilled. Perhaps the most obvious labor shortage is in retail and service positions, which manifests itself in unexpected retail store closures and slow service at a favorite […]

Aligning Incentives

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of aligning employee incentives in order to optimize cooperation and collective action within an organization. Even the strongest leaders will struggle to achieve that cohesiveness if team members’ purpose doesn’t match. In this post, we discuss some strategies for tempering competing motivations and improving alignment. Holistic Incentives […]

Well, That Escalated Quickly

I am still agog at the Antonio Brown situation several days later. For those of you who don’t follow sports or the NFL, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ wide receiver (and generational talent) can be combustible. Since building a Hall of Fame-worthy career over many years in Pittsburgh, he’s unfortunately become fodder more for tabloid-esque behavior than his […]

productivity

Study Looks at Top Productivity Risks Heading Into 2022

The dawn of a new year is a time to reflect on the accomplishments and struggles of the previous year and a great time to celebrate successes and acknowledge shortcomings. It’s also a time to look forward and plan for the future. While a lot of that planning will focus on taking advantage of new […]