HR Answers, Inc. often times writes articles covering one of many current Human Resource topics. See the below list for a list of our published articles, and utilize the links to read the full material.
Skills and techniques are easier to teach, but values, beliefs, and attitudes are much harder to teach—and harder for managers to learn. Yet, these are the underlying issues that will most make managers successful or not. How important is it to help supervisors to be effective and successful? VERY!! Supervisors and how they manage their staff set the tone for your entire organization. Supervisors are your frontline workers and represent so much of the organization’s reputation. Think about this – the majority of communication about the organization and its activities is funneled through your supervisory individuals.
The Holidays rank among the most stressful life events for most people, but many experts say it does not have to be that way. This time of year is different because of the number of expectations we have from ourselves and from others. We have a lot of internal rules about how the Holidays should be and we try and match up those expectations and rules and we sometimes forget we have choices. This year has certainly reminded us we have to focus on what is important and sometimes we have to break those internal rules.
Today in the world of HR there is no shortage of what we could be talking about to help us and our organizations be successful! Our message today is focused on bringing employees back. This can mean so many things to different people and mistakes can be made. Let us help be a guide! Take a read on our ideas and suggestions for your employees and your workplace, there is even a checklist is available for you.
Over the last few months many organizations have needed to have employees work remotely. Keeping employees engaged and feeling part of a team has been an ongoing discussion and challenge for organizations of all sizes. HR professionals and business owners are concerned about employees feeling isolated, disconnected, or even depressed. We thought we would put together a list of some creative ideas that we have heard from many of our clients and friends as to what they are doing in their workplaces to keep the their culture alive, employee engagement high, and employee involvement moving.
Employee Development, Training, Cross-Training: What we call this process has changed over the years, but the concept remains the same; how do we assure the viability of our business and our industry during a tight labor market? Most industries today are experiencing major challenges in recruitment and retention of employees, but the high tech, construction, healthcare and manufacturing industries are the hardest hit. Why? Because over the past few decades popular opinion in the United States has emphasized the importance of higher education over the trades and technical education. Much of the challenge found in the labor market presently is among the trades.