We’ve all been around leaders who inspire and motivate us. They consistently demonstrate a positive and optimistic sense of energy and enthusiasm for others to follow and are usually the first ones in the office every day. They are constantly encouraging and supporting their employees and teams and believe in the mission and purpose of […]
HR departments took the lead in restructuring the workplace during the height of the pandemic. Now that employees are slowly returning to the office, this evolution will only continue. COVID has served as a forcing function for reshaping the way employees conduct their day-to-day work and how they approach career development, not to mention the […]
As HR Appreciation: Leadership Week 2021 comes to a close, we want to take a look back at all the offerings and events that transpired throughout this exciting event!
Would you share information with your competitors? Would you discuss strategies with them? The concept can be so alien that a great source of mutual enrichment is often lost. I am not, of course, talking about corporate espionage. I am talking about HR professionals getting together with their peers within their industry to solve problems […]
Note: Kerry was recently a guest on HR Works 5-Minute Friday. You can listen to that here. In my latest “Faces of HR” interview, I discussed how HR professionals can improve their influence within their organizations and within their career with Kerry Unflat, Chief People Officer at Zipari. In this interview, I was also joined […]
Achieving substantial change or progress requires pushing past the superficial and digging deep. As a business leader, this almost certainly comes with facing some difficult, distressing truths.
Managers have often seen themselves as dispassionate observers of their employees, implementers of systems and protocols, and enforcers of time management—all in the name of productivity and efficiency. This past year proved a major challenge to all those systems, ongoing work assignments, ways of working, and job roles as the pandemic brought dramatic change at […]
Steve Pemberton has come a long way since he entered the foster care system as a toddler. The chief HR officer at workplace recognition company, Workhuman, chronicled his life story in a book released in 2012 that was subsequently made into a movie. The book, A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, a Mysterious […]
Do your employees make quarterly or yearly goals? If so, you probably have a system in place whereby you or another employee meets with them to go over their goals. However, these meetings are probably pretty quick—after all, how can you really tell people the goals they set for themselves aren’t a good idea? It’s […]
The pandemic has changed the business landscape as we know it. Perhaps one of the biggest lessons it has taught us is how to manage during a crisis. During these past 12 to 14 months, we have seen some organizations succeed, as they were able to pivot their business models and mitigate internal risk, while […]