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Communication, Development & Evaluation

5 Qualities of Black Excellence Overlooked in the Workplace

February 2, 2023

Via: Entrepreneur

We live in a world where Black excellence is everywhere. Entrepreneurs like Oprah, Rihanna, Michael Jordan, Jay-Z and Beyonce dominate the airways, TV stations and retail outlets. Each of these stars entered the arena in different ways and all managed […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

What to Include—and Not Include—in a Termination Letter

January 30, 2023

Via: SHRM

Following an employee’s policy violations, misconduct or substandard performance, you may conclude it’s time to send the worker a termination letter. How that letter is worded might save you a legal headache. “When involuntarily separating an employee, a termination letter […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Addressing Microaggressions in the Workplace

January 12, 2023

Via: HR Hero

The world of work is changing rapidly, with many companies abandoning outdated, inflexible approaches to strengthen their stances on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Minority communities have ridden the wave of these rapid changes, but many acknowledge there is still […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Responding Prudently After a Workplace Shooting

January 11, 2023

Via: SHRM

As workplace shootings become more common throughout the U.S., HR and corporate leaders may feel unsure of the best way to react and communicate afterward, particularly if the violence occurred on their premises and someone was injured. Most likely, the […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Social Media Posts Gone Wrong Require Delicate Evaluation

January 4, 2023

Via: SHRM

When social media posts about employees grab attention for the wrong reasons, how the controversy is handled in both the office and court of public opinion will impact reputations. How HR approaches the situation can depend on whether the employee […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Potential Costs Much Higher for Violating Labor Law

January 4, 2023

Via: SHRM

Under a new National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule, employers must compensate workers to make up for the direct consequences of unfair labor practices. This ruling could be expensive for employers, adding consequential damages to the board’s usual make-whole remedies. […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Gratitude Can Reduce Worker Stress

December 28, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Not receiving a “thank you” when holding a door open for a stranger at the store or when helping a friend with an errand can be disheartening and annoying. It can even foster resentment. But while failing to express gratitude […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Bridging the gap between young people and employers

December 28, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

The UK’s jobs market seems to be broken. Since 2020, HR professionals have been tested by waves of challenges: the pandemic itself, the subsequent “great resignation”, and a “silver exodus” of over-50 workers. Almost half of UK employers have reported […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

3 Tools to Replace Conventional Employee Discipline

December 19, 2022

Via: SHRM

I’ve written in the past about the Same Day Summary (a brief written summary of key takeaways from a recent meeting or discussion); the No-FEAR Confrontation (first Frame the topic of conversation, then go into active listening mode to Explore […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

8 Tips to Achieve Employee Recognition in a Remote Team

December 14, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Employee recognition is vital for any team and company to keep their employees engaged in the organization. But when you have a remote team, it gives you a unique challenge: how do you provide employee recognition where they don’t work […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Get an Employee Back on Track

December 14, 2022

Via: Spark

When an employee’s conduct, attitude, or performance doesn’t meet expectations, it can have a significant impact on the workplace. While it may be tempting to ignore these issues and hope they resolve on their own, without intervention, they can — […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Improve Leader Communication Skills

December 12, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Everywhere you look, the stats are alarmingly clear: Leaders are not effectively communicating – and it’s negatively impacting their organization’s success. 86% of employees and executives cite the lack of effective collaboration and communication as the main causes of workplace […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

The onboarding mistakes that are crushing company culture

December 9, 2022

Via: Recruiting Headlines

Welcome to your new job. Get ready to not know where anything is and whom to ask. Starting a new job—often after a series of interviews, skills tests and background checks—is challenging enough, but a confusing and non-intuitive onboarding experience […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Workplace Investigations: Another Critical Duty in Your HR Hat

December 8, 2022

Via: HR Hero

As an HR professional, one of your many duties may include conducting a thorough investigation into various issues that arise in the workplace. Whether the issue involves a claim of harassment, a claim of discrimination or a claim workplace misconduct, […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

The HR Guide to Layoffs

December 5, 2022

Via: HR Exchange Network

Human Resources leaders would rather focus on talent acquisition and employee engagement, but layoffs can be a big part of their job, especially in an economic downturn. Letting people go is hard. Ultimately, the company is rejecting someone they had […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

These Are the 4 Most Toxic People You’ll Find in the Workplace — And How To Handle Them

November 30, 2022

Via: Entrepreneur

Most of us work with a jerk—toxic people who seem hellbent on making our lives, well, hell. But here’s the good news: You don’t have to be completely beholden to their poisonous ways. It turns out toxic coworkers often operate […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Avoid a Workplace Retaliation Claim

November 28, 2022

Via: SHRM

Human resource professionals know complying with workplace anti-discrimination laws is important. Equally important is ensuring that employees who complain about perceived discrimination are not retaliated against for doing so, even if the underlying claim is never proved. Why is this […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

How to Build Trust and Authenticity in the Workplace

November 15, 2022

Via: HR Hero

The more a team trusts each other, the better they will perform together. Whether you’re on a professional sports team or a team at the office, this statement still rings true. Unfortunately, building trust and authenticity might not always be […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Faces of HR: Jen Locklear on Doing What’s Right, Being Intentional, and a True Partner

November 10, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Meet Jennifer Locklear, Chief People Officer at ConnectWise – a software company dedicated to the success of IT Solution providers. In her role, Locklear is responsible for engaging and developing high-performing ConnectWise colleagues, facilitating a professional environment that cultivates dynamic […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Employee Fails to Connect Racial Acts to Adverse Action

November 9, 2022

Via: HR Hero

A factory worker sued her employer, alleging the company discriminated against her based on her race by allowing a hostile work environment to pervade its manufacturing plant. She also claimed it retaliated against her for accusing a coworker of tampering […]