Tag: empathy

Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Fight layoff anxiety with authenticity

March 21, 2023

Via: HR Dive

Statistically speaking, you, dear reader, probably have layoff anxiety. Did I strike a nerve? March 9 survey results from Justworks and the Harris Poll suggested that 42% of U.S. workers are worried about being laid off. More than half are […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

The communication, empathy tactics you need to conquer ‘quiet quitting’

October 7, 2022

Via: Recruiting Headlines

There are plenty of theories floating within the HR universe about what “quiet quitting” really means: Is it a new phenomenon that emerged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, or has this employee behavior been around forever under the […]


SHRM 2022 Recap: HR’s New Role in the World of Work

June 28, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) hosted its annual conference and expo in New Orleans June 12–15. HR professionals, executives, managers, and students gathered from all over the country to connect and learn together. Over 200 sessions provided expert […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Expert Q&A: Employers Can Do More to Support Foster Parents

May 5, 2022


With approximately 443,000 children in America’s child welfare system, the need for foster parents is overwhelming. Yet a commonly cited reason people don’t become foster parents is their concern about being able to meet the demands of work. FosterMore, a […]

Workplace wellness

Working Parents Are Demanding Empathy, but Companies Aren’t Delivering

March 29, 2022

Via: HR Hero

We’ve all heard by now of The Great Resignation, a term that has been flooding inboxes, social media, and research reports since last spring. Coined by Anthony Klotz, a Texas A&M professor of Organizational Psychology, the Great Resignation predicted a […]

Communication, Development & Evaluation

The Role of Empathy In Leadership: Employees Demand It, Leaders Must Live It

December 13, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Most people don’t know how to truly understand someone else’s point of view without letting their own thoughts and emotions get in the way. Some leaders are guilty of this, often sitting in their own place of judgment rather than […]

Workplace wellness

What is Radical Empathy?

December 9, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The idea that employers should empathize with their workers is relatively new. Just ask Bob Cratchit how empathetic his employer, Mr. Scrooge, was in Victorian-era England. Of course, by the end of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Tale, and […]

Workplace wellness

5 Ways Companies Can Support Mental Health, Beginning with Empathy

November 17, 2021

Via: HR Hero

With much of the workforce still working from home, personal demands continue to spill into work demands and vice versa. Combined with raising children and maintaining relationships in a COVID world, it is easy to understand why self-reported mental health […]

Workplace wellness

3 Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn from Simone Biles

August 19, 2021

Via: HR Hero

COVID-19 pushed the topic of mental health out of the shadows. Simone Biles, America’s most decorated gymnast, is now shining an Olympic-sized spotlight on an issue that, directly or indirectly, touches everyone. Biles withdrew from the Olympic women’s gymnastics team […]

Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Leverage Emotional Intelligence and Empathy for Maximum Success

July 13, 2021

Via: Entrepreneur

Being the best among today’s business leaders is no longer just about innovating great products or services. It’s also about having empathy, which allows you to navigate emotions to help other people — the foundation for solid relationships. Empathy is […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Skills Needed Post-COVID

May 4, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The COVID pandemic has taught us a lot about ourselves. It has also shown employers just how much work can be completed remotely. As the world shifts again with the vaccine rollout, the coming months will be a bit of […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee development, Workplace wellness

How Empathy Works When Negotiating

January 28, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Empathy and negotiations don’t seem to go hand in hand. Many people view negotiations as zero-sum, confrontational battles between adversaries. That is sometimes the case, but business negotiations shouldn’t end up in a shouting match. Negotiators can use many tools […]

Workplace wellness

How Managers Can Support Working Parents

January 11, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Working parents have their hands full like never before. Parents of kids in K–12 schools or even college may need to overhaul their household in response to learning-method shifts that can happen at the drop of a hat. Those with […]

Workplace wellness

Do You Show Empathy to Employees?

January 17, 2020

Via: HR Hero

When reading the headline, many of us may have instinctively thought, “Of course I show empathy!” But the reality is that employees often don’t feel they’re treated in ways that show empathy. The employer-employee relationship is often seen by employees […]

Research, Software

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Get Work Done

January 15, 2020

Via: HR Hero

There’s a paradox when it comes to emotional intelligence: Those who lack it rarely see the value in attempting to get better at it. It’s dismissed as an unimportant “soft skill,” and the conversation moves on. However, to be successful […]