Articles tagged 'HR communications'

Classic TLNT

How You Can Become the Most Liked HR Pro Ever — in Five Easy Steps

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post.

The old adage “I’d rather be respected, than liked” was made up by people who didn’t have any friends!

And, it’s been perpetuated for centuries by HR Pros who didn’t think it was professional to have friends in their organizations. “I’m not their friend, Tim. I’m in HR – there is a reason we lock the doors to our department.”

I look it this a bit differently – make friends first. That is all. No, “then” or “after that” – just make friends. Read more…

HR Basics, HR Management

HR Basics: 5 Things Your Employees Can Safely Post on Social Media

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Social media is everywhere. An employer would be hard pressed to find an employee without some form of social media presence.

Because of this, you always hear horror stories about someone getting fired for badmouthing their boss or harassing a co-worker online. In fear of losing their job, many people avoid posting anything online relating to their job at all.

While employers definitely don’t want their employees bringing negative attention to them online, having no attention can also have adverse effects. The beauty in social media is, a single post can empower your organization’s brand and show your network who your company truly is and what it stands for. Read more…

HR Management, Talent Management

Public Service Announcement: Please Ignore This Advice from SHRM

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I think the SHRM weekly email distribution list may have been hacked because that’s that only acceptable explanation for what I found in my email box this week.

The subject line of the email stared with “Employee Appreciation Day,” and that was enough to get me to open the email.

The first bullet point in the email was this:

HR Insights, HR Management

Leveraging Employees: It Takes a Strong Partnership With Finance – and HR

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According to a recent CFO Alliance report, 46 percent of CFOs believe that growing their customers’ experience is the most important driver of growth, making customer-centricity a top priority among CFOs.

The problem is that improving responsiveness and meeting customer expectations were also cited as top operational challenges. As a result of this disconnect, many CFOs are recognizing that in order to improve the customer experience, they must first invest more in the success of their employees.

To do this effectively, CFOs need to develop a stronger partnership with HR. Because each of these departments have an increasingly significant impact on the customer experience, and therefore bottom line, strengthening the tie between them is becoming critical. Read more…

Talent Management, Training & Development

Training Millennials: The Trick Is Knowing How They View Leadership

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Entry-level training programs for Millennials up to this point have neared perfection.

However, HR professionals now have another development conundrum: How do we train Generation Y for leadership?

In order to establish a leadership profile for the up-and-coming professionals, it is essential to understand the generation first. More importantly, you have to understand how they view leadership and what their role as leaders might look like. Read more…

Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

Go Out, or Stay In? Why You Should Look to Promote Your Own First

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When you have an open position to fill, do you look to your current employees and promote from within, or do you hire a candidate from outside of the company?

Considering the facts that external hires are paid 18 to 20 percent more than an internal employee for the same position, and receive lower performance evaluations for their first two years on the job than their internal counterparts, it may be a good idea to consider current employees before advertising job opportunities externally.

Before you decide to bring in new blood, here are four (4)  reasons why you should first consider existing employees when new positions become available: Read more…

HR Management

3 Engagement-Enhancing Conversations Every Manager Should Have

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In Three Critical Conversations That Boost Employee Engagement, we described three types of conversations that provide managers with valuable information about how to bring out the best in each employee.

But, there are more conversations you need to have:

  1. The Expectations Conversation;
  2. The Aspirations Conversation; and, 
  3. The Preferences Conversation. Read more…
Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management

Hiring Wisdom: In Case You Don’t Know It, Attitude Is Everything

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Most managers hire for skillset and hope for mindset. Therefore, only 9 percent of all new hires fail because they cannot do the job.

However, it also means that 91 percent do fail either because they won’t do the job the way it needs to be done, or, they don’t fit the employer’s culture or play well with others.

The remedy is to focus your selection process on these two factors: Read more…

HR Insights, HR Management

When Outsourcing the Workforce Goes Terribly Wrong

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Some time ago, my dad was unemployed and picking up contract work when it was made available to him.

In order to procure this contract work, he had to sign up with a few security agencies. In doing so, he eventually landed a full-time gig supervising security guards and investigators for a major supermarket chain.

The nature of his employment agreement with this chain was that he was technically employed by the security firm but assigned to the supermarket as an hourly worker — so no company perks, benefits or official employer-employee relationship. Read more…

Classic TLNT

See If These Sound Familiar: The Biggest Lies You Always Hear From HR

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Editor’s Note: Readers sometimes ask about past TLNT articles, so every Friday we republish a Classic TLNT post.

In my never ending quest to beat a blog series to death, let’s hope this is my last installment of “Top Lies.” (See How Job Candidates Lie, and the Best Lies They Always Seem to Tell, and, Please Don’t Hate Me! Here Are the Biggest Lies That Recruiters Tell).

At this point, I’ve completely pissed off “candidates” and made some fun of recruiters, so now it’s time to really have some fun with the easiest target of all — HR! Read more…