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7 Easy Tips for Hard Conversations About an Employee’s Performance
One of a manager’s more unpleasant tasks is speaking with an employee when his or her job performance may not be up to par. It’s never an easy conversation. However, it can be easier. Use these seven steps as your guide. 1. Be graceful. Four of the most dreaded words in the English language: “We […]
10 Ways to Become a Better HR Business Partner
As the largest conference for the HR industry, the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition had a lot to offer on the subject of HR strategy. Here are my top 10 takeaways.
6 Ways to Get the Most Out of SHRM18, From One HR Manager to Another
From Sunday, June 17, to Wednesday, June 20, the largest gathering of HR professionals in the world will unite in Chicago for the Society for Human Resource Management’s Annual Conference & Exposition, aka SHRM18. From one HR manager to another, here are my key tips to getting the most from this year’s conference … and […]
Answering These 2 Questions Can Determine Your Success
Has anyone ever explained something to you in a way that finally made it click? All of a sudden, you understand it and you wonder, “How did I not see it before now?” John C. Maxwell, renowned business speaker and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author, does this when explaining how to develop into […]
An Employer’s First Steps to Avoiding Workplace Violence
In the wake of workplace threats nationwide, businesses are taking a closer look at their own threat and crisis management plans and policies. HR is an essential component in planning for workplace emergencies, from the conceptual stages to employee training. Larry Barton, the highest-rated instructor at the FBI National Academy and U.S. Marshals Service, recently […]
It Takes a Village: New Research Suggests Employee Engagement Doesn’t Belong Solely to HR
Continuous employee engagement is a big responsibility that historically has been assigned solely to HR. But new research shows what HR leaders have suspected for quite some time; getting employee engagement right requires everyone in your organization working together. According to a recent survey from HR.com, roughly 75% of respondents believe that company culture and […]
How Mindfulness Benefits the Boardroom
Often, “mindfulness” conjures up images of stillness in a yoga studio. But fast-paced executives are finding mindfulness and leadership also go hand in hand. Intentionally tuning in to daily tasks, people and events can actually benefit the boardroom as much as it does the boat pose. Why mindfulness matters Merriam-Webster defines mindfulness as “the practice […]
Levels and Landscapes: Equipping Tomorrow’s Leaders
Leaders are “the primary factor behind employee productivity, commitment and bottom-line profitability,” according to research from leadership consultant expert researchers Zenger Folkman. The stakes are high, which doesn’t make it any easier to ensure the leaders in your organization are reaching their full potential, or that your next crop of leaders will be up to […]
4 Lessons from 4 History-Making Female Leaders
International Women’s Day is March 8. Recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of women highlights characteristics we can all emulate as we strive for success. Here’s what we can learn from the stories of four history-making female leaders. Lesson 1: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), first […]
How HR Could Have Helped 3 Complicated On-screen Office Relationships
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love is in the air and sometimes that romantic air makes its way into the office. Workplace romances may seem like something only seen in film or on TV, but according to Career Builder, 38% of American workers said they have dated a co-worker at least once in […]
Diversity vs. Inclusion: The Difference Between Them … and Why Businesses Need Both
While “Diversity” and “Inclusion” often are used interchangeably, the difference between the two concepts is vitally important. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), studies show that teams or organizations with diverse qualities, experiences and work styles bring more ideas, perspectives and approaches to the table. On top of efforts to diversify their […]
Eight Key Areas for Visionary Goal-Setting
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you’re like most people, you’ve created some great goals for 2018, but you may need a little extra motivation to keep them up. Entrepreneur, life coach and The School of Greatness podcast host Lewis Howes is dedicated to helping others live their best lives, and he has […]