Tag: Listening

For True Racial Reckoning, Start by Going Back to Your Roots

It doesn’t have to be Black History Month to engage in introspection and self-review. As employers, most of you are conscious of your legal liability when it comes to equal employment opportunity. But many of you also have taken a step further by hiring diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) directors to appeal to a broader […]

Combating Burnout by Acknowledging, Listening, and Assisting

I asked today’s “Faces of HR” guest if burnout can be solved. He said no, but you can acknowledge it, listen to the needs of employees, and then assist. Individual approaches to addressing burnout don’t work for everyone, but creating a healthy framework for handling burnout can help at least manage it.

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Training for Basic Communication Skills

When considering the skills that are most important in the modern workplace, it might be tempting to think of complex, specific abilities like spreadsheet building, accounting, Six Sigma, or project planning. But managers and employers around the country will be quick to point out that there are major issues with some fundamental skills needed for […]

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4 Steps Leaders Can Take to Ease Coronavirus Concerns

Over the past 2 months, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread rapidly around the globe. We’ve covered this topic extensively on HR Daily Advisor and will continue to keep you informed with actionable advice and tips for employers and HR professionals who wish to remain compliant during these troubling times.

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5 Traits of Highly Successful Recruiters

Today’s candidate-driven employment market requires innovative, creative, and efficient work. Are you holding yourself back by using outdated recruiting habits?

Active listening allows you to hear what is being said

by Dan Oswald When I was in elementary school, it wasn’t unusual for my report card to come home with a note from the teacher at the bottom that read something like, “Danny is well-behaved, but he must learn not to talk so much in class.” I somehow escaped the “Danny” moniker by middle school, […]

Good managers listen more than they speak

by Dan Oswald A well-known cellular network’s ad once asked, “Can you hear me now?” The famous line is one we all seem to ask. We wonder if anyone is listening. We’re talking, but does anyone hear us? We all want to be heard. We have ideas, thoughts, and comments, and we know they’re good. […]