Your Seven-Step Guide to Having Tough Conversations with Employees
Many people want to move into a management role because of higher pay, prestige and the ability to finally do things their way. But managing people also means having difficult conversations with the people that report to you. Whether you need to discuss performance, explain how a role is evolving or enforce the dress code, you should be prepared for tough talks.
How to Help Employees Struggling Outside of the Office
With the festivity of the holidays behind us, the upcoming winter months can be difficult. Five percent of Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder, and more than 14 million adults suffer from depression, which can be exacerbated by short winter days.
5 Signs It's Time to Fire Your Employee (And How to Do It with Respect)
Every manager and every HR person has to fire someone at some point. It's generally unpleasant—and rarely similar to the movies, where the employee has done something so spectacularly wrong, you can just yell "You're fired!" and everyone feels good about the decision.
Why Recruiters Are Your Company's Best Brand Representatives
When you think about who communicates with people outside of your company the most, you probably think of sales reps, but you should be looking at your recruiters. In fact, they spend almost all their time talking with or about people who aren't employees. Glassdoor says each corporate position receives an average of 250 applicants. Of course, that number is going to vary wildly depending on the position, but recruiters can potentially interact with thousands of people every year.
4 tips to help one-person HR teams track legal changes
HR departments are always busy. They track hiring trends, follow market-rate salaries, manage benefits, oversee learning content, mediate employee conflicts, fill out paperwork, developing workplace policies and more. So what happens when you’re a one-person HR team? You do everything yourself.
Data or Intuition: When Should HR Rely on the Numbers?
Do you operate on gut feelings a lot? You know, when you interview someone for a job and within an instant you know this person is right—or wrong—for the job? What about when you're making a big decision about a reorganization, or implementing perks that you just know employees will love?
Dear ReWorker: As a Middle Manager, How Can I Improve the Toxic Culture at my Company?
Honor Black History Month in a Meaningful Way—Through Action
February is Black History Month, a time to educate ourselves and others about Black history, raise awareness about ongoing issues that the Black community faces, and encourage change. When it comes to honoring Black History Month in the workplace, organizations often want to "do something," but aren’t sure of the best way to actually facilitate learning, participation, and action.