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Communication, Development & Evaluation

Is It Discrimination, or Just a Failure to Communicate?

January 14, 2022

Via: SHRM

One of the most famous lines in movie history comes from the 1967 picture “Cool Hand Luke.” After the prison warden (played by Strother Martin) uses a club to strike a rebellious convict (played by Paul Newman), the warden looks […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

How Managers Can Use the Rules of Comedy to Engage Teams

September 8, 2021

Via: SHRM

As employees return to the office, interacting in real life can feel awkward after being remote for more than a year, so it’s up to managers to help set the tone and break the ice. One way to do that […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Making the Case for Return to Office

March 29, 2021

Via: SHRM

As a rising percentage of the population receives vaccines for COVID-19, many employers want employees to return to the workplace. Some employees, feeling isolated, want to return. But some don’t, and employers will need to make the case for bringing […]


Workplace wellness

Respect But Don’t Accept Negative Employee Attitudes

November 12, 2020

Via: SHRM

Too often, managers sweep gripes under the rug or blame the disgruntled employee for a justifiable complaint. Then, complaints tend to reach a fever pitch because unhappy employees believe their concerns haven’t been heard. That’s why it’s critical to give […]


Communication, Software, Workplace wellness

Health Care Advocates Help Employees Through Serious Diagnoses

October 21, 2020

Via: SHRM

An employee informs you that she recently received a cancer diagnosis. She is afraid and overwhelmed. The diagnosis is a lot to process. The complexity of navigating doctor appointments, treatments, transportation and child care amplifies the stress. Care advocates and […]


News

New CDC Guidance Says Essential Employees Can Continue Working After Coronavirus Exposure

April 10, 2020

Via: SHRM

Reversing course on employee quarantines, federal health officials now say that essential workers who’ve been exposed to the coronavirus can stay on the job while monitoring their symptoms. The new guidance, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]


Communication, Software

Leaders, It’s Time to Overcommunicate

April 9, 2020

Via: SHRM

In troubled, uncertain times, there’s often a lack of communication. Leaders don’t have all the answers. Instead, they have their own anxieties. As a result, they become cautious about what they say, which translates into less communication. The problem with […]


Communication, Software, Workplace wellness

How to Find Out What ‘Needy’ Workers Really Need

May 1, 2019

Via: SHRM

She demands help with tasks you know she can do on her own. He abuses your open-door policy, dropping by constantly to ask for direction or get feedback on his work. And then there’s the employee who interrupts you all […]


Research, Software

With the Advent of Remote Work, Is the ‘Sick Day’ Becoming Passé?

February 6, 2019

Via: SHRM

Your advertising manager works from home full time. She has a nasty cold. But hey—she only needs to walk a few steps from her bedroom to her desk, can nap when she needs to and won’t infect her colleagues. So […]


Communication, Software

Viewpoint: How HR Can Help Restore Interactive Communication

July 12, 2018

Via: SHRM

In this tight job market, HR professionals are grappling with the unending quest for talent―but not just any talent. Quality standards must be met, and they demand candidates with excellent, targeted skills. Among the capabilities hardest to find: interpersonal skills […]


Development & Evaluation

Mastering the Art of Negative Feedback

April 9, 2018

Via: SHRM

As director of people operations at Gem, a Los Angeles-based blockchain technology company, Madeline Mann regularly has walk-and-talks along the Venice Beach boardwalk with each of the firm’s 20 local employees. During these informal chats, employees divulged that they often […]


Communication, Software

Employee Relations in 2017: It’s Complicated

December 21, 2017

Via: SHRM

Employees are people, and with individual personalities and needs come unique challenges. HR professionals this year faced new limits on disciplining workers, dealing with people drunk on the job, and new employees who hid body art during an interview, then […]


Communication, Software

Budgets, Performance Reviews Make Workplaces Ripe for Hostility

January 10, 2017

Via: SHRM

The end of one year and the start of another bring tasks that can cause friction in any workplace: Managers may have to deliver bad news to employees during performance reviews; department heads may need to explain why they overspent […]