The Best Practices of Giving Employee Feedback

Whether you’re tasked with giving employees positive feedback or negative, you need to get it right. Clear and accurate communication is one of the most important tools for any employee to master. As an HR professional, part of your job is to set the example for the rest of your organization. With time and practice, […]

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Best Practices for Managing Remote Workers

Best Practices for Managing Remote Workers

Table of Contents How to Manage Remote Workers Strategies and Tools for Managing Remote Workers Strategies and Tools Checklist You know that cousin you haven’t spoken to in years? It’s not because you don’t like her—you just moved away from each other and lost touch. A month without contact turns into six months, then a […]

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6 Methods to Improve Management Coaching – HR Experts Weigh In

Table of Contents Learn from Kate Bischoff Learn from Tammy Colson Learn from Jon Thurmond Learn from Tamara Rasberry Learn from Katrina Kibben Learn from Sarah Morgan Learn from Steve Browne Learn from Carlos Escobar Mentoring and coaching lessons are plentiful when it comes to teaching employees. The question we put to our panel of […]

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How Learning Your Management Style Can Transform Your Career

Are you an energizer, harmonizer, or forecaster? Are you more democratic or autocratic? Whatever your management style, and whatever it says about how you lead others, it’s something you should know if you want to be successful long-term. If you have no idea what your management style is (or even how to get one), you’re […]

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3 Big Reasons HR Pros Should Attend Virtual Conferences

3 Big Reasons HR Pros Should Attend Virtual Conferences

You have a lot on your plate. So, why should you attend a virtual conference? For starters, you should attend virtual conferences because they clear plates. Consider this: A typical HR pro has job openings to fill, new hires to onboard, departing employees to offboard, PTO to track, performance to manage, reports to create and […]

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Managing Millennials in the Workplace [Part 2]

Managing Millennials in the Workplace Part 2

The first article of this series (if you missed it, check it out here) explained why effectively managing millennials really just means effectively managing all of your employees, regardless of generation. A big part of being an effective manager is providing employees with the things they need to be satisfied and engaged at work—like fair […]

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How to Improve a Department (With or Without Executive Support)

Improving your HR department

When considering how to improve a department, think big. Like, really big. Because whether we’re talking about the entire human species or a single company, we find the same solution: innovators. History books are replete with stories of innovators who, through their own ingenuity, changed how the human species operates. In the business world, innovative […]

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Managing Millennials in the Workplace [Part 1]

Managing Millennials in the Workplace

As a millennial myself, I’ve always found the plethora of research on managing millennials in the workplace amusing. Trust me, I’m nowhere near interesting enough to warrant an entire area of study. And yet, here I am, bringing you another such article on how to handle the generation that now makes up the majority of […]

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11 Poor-Management Offenses You May Not Know You’re Committing

Poor Management Offenses

It’s difficult to be a boss. Let’s say you’ve been managing a team now for a while, and you think things are going well. Work is getting done on time, your people seem reasonably content, and nobody is flagrantly shirking their responsibilities. You’re working hard, your people are working hard, and that’s all you have […]

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How Managers Can Support Employee Mental Health

How Managers Can Support Employee Mental Health

Understanding how a business can best support its employees’ mental health has evolved drastically in the past decades. Mental health is a growing workplace concern, with the related indirect impact to businesses estimated at $79 billion lost to poor productivity and absent employees. Fortunately, many leaders at every rung of the corporate ladder are learning how to […]

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