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1. How to Make Workplace Humor an Asset, Not a Liability
Have you ever heard the maxim never explain a joke? It’s easy to see why this sentiment arose: The joy of humor lies in the immediate, shared recognition that some stuffy norm has been violated or some oft-unspoken truth has been exposed. This recognition is what we mean when we say somebody gets it – a good joke doesn’t have to be deconstructed and analyzed because its meaning is already clear.
Origional Story Date :8/5/2019
News | HR - Business 2 Community
Human Resources | Operations | Personnel | Retention
2. Tips for Managers to Help Employees De-Stress
In companies both large and small, workers can be heard talking about how they a break or how they need to have a mental health day. According to a 2017 report from the American Psychological Association, work stress is the third most common stressor in Americans' lives.
Origional Story Date :8/1/2019
News | HR - Workforce Management
Human Resources | Operations | Personnel | Retention
3. Performance management success factors: Align PM with organizational strategy
Performance management processes and procedures have evolved at a blistering pace, perhaps faster than any other part of the Human Resources discipline. PM has transitioned from an industrial-age framework focused on maintaining consistent production schedules and quality to a flexible - and interconnected - tracking, coaching and talent development tool.
Origional Story Date :8/7/2019
News | HR - HR Morning
Human Resources | Operations | Management | Performance & Quality
4. You Aren't Ready to Hire
There are many barriers to a good hire. Previously, I wrote about Deadbeat Candidates and the challenges of poor communication and no follow-up. I later followed that post up with Deadbeat Recruiters, because I know that for every challenging candidate out there, there is a recruiter equally deficient in communication skills and initiative.
Origional Story Date :8/12/2019
News | Business 2 Community
Human Resources | Operations | Personnel | Inbound | Interview | Hiring
5. It’s Inexcusable for an Employer NOT to Have an Anti-discrimination Policy
There are some employment policies that you can get away with not having. An anti-discrimination policy is not one of them. In Hubbell v. FedEx SmartPost (decided Aug. 5 by the 6th Circuit), FedEx learned this lesson the hard way.
Origional Story Date :8/6/2019
News | HR - Workforce Management
Human Resources | Discrimination
6. Here Are 3 Ways HR Can Improve Its Credibility
HR leaders have a tough job: They have to make and enforce rules that protect the organization, while simultaneously supporting employees as people. These responsibilities can often be in conflict, creating discomfort for both HR and employees.
Origional Story Date :8/12/2019
News | Business 2 Community
Human Resources | News
7. 13 reward & recognition tactics guaranteed to keep employees engaged
Since there are more jobs than qualified candidates in this tight labor market, you're probably doing what you can to keep the talent you have intent on staying with your company and doing their best work. But will that be enough? A big part of that answer depends on how well you reward and recognize employees.
Origional Story Date :8/12/2019
News | HR - HR Morning
Human Resources | Operations | Personnel | Retention
8. Manager Essentials: Interviewing For Soft Skills
Most managers know technical knowledge and experience are important to job performance, but those factors alone are not enough to assess a candidate. People who know the right thing to do in difficult situations or have innovative ideas can’t be successful if they can’t communicate clearly, effectively resolve differences, or inspire and motivate others to go the extra mile. Without these “soft skills,” it’s unlikely even the smartest and most experienced person will get much done.
Origional Story Date :8/8/2019
News | HR - Business 2 Community
Human Resources | Operations | Personnel | Inbound | Interview
9. Watch Out for These 7 Traits to Avoid Fostering Toxic Workplaces
Here are 7 areas to think about, when creating positive and productive teams and cultures.
Origional Story Date :7/20/2019
News | Business 2 Community
Human Resources | Operations | Culture
10. Working With Freelancers or Other Remote Staff: 13 Rules to Remember
It can be a challenge to keep team members up-to-date on changes as well as feeling connected with the rest of the team. To help ease your communication pains, as well as help improve morale, members of the Young Entrepreneur Council answered the following question.
Origional Story Date :7/29/2019
News | HR - Business 2 Community
Human Resources | Organization & Structure | Remote Workforce