Leadership & Career

SHRM 2021 Conference: Lessons Learned

September 23, 2021
Here are some nuggets of wisdom from speakers at the recent Society for Human Resource Management annual conference, HR’s largest gathering of the year.

Push the self-care button, and hard

September 10, 2021
Attending to the staff’s well-being when you’re barely getting through yourself.

Are you ghosting applicants?

September 10, 2021
Hiring policies are worth examining, because gaining a passive-aggressive reputation isn’t doing your company any favors.

Know which decision model you need to apply

September 8, 2021
Great leaders demonstrate profound humility, but not to the point of leaving those they lead empty-handed. They are prepared to escalate to higher authority or, at the very least, move laterally to find the answers they need. Key to their rationale is the understanding that two types of decisions exist.

Answer one question to keep business on track

September 8, 2021
It’s a question that should be simple. Who do you work for?

When you should (and shouldn’t) change the way an employee works

August 27, 2021
Asking an employee to reform more than one or two behaviors at a time can quickly overwhelm and demotivate them, no matter how calm and accepting they may seem. Here, then, is a checklist to use when deciding if employee behavior needs change.

For good employee relations, ask ‘What would Ted Lasso do?’

August 26, 2021
Ted Lasso is everything we need right now to help right the askew ships of our collective psyche. The following Ted-isms sum up the philosophy of Ted Lasso.

Vaccine mandates gain momentum as Delta rages

August 17, 2021
The latest round of polling on vaccine mandates by Mercer U.S. Health News found 14% of 372 employers now require or plan to require workers returning to worksites to be vaccinated.

Avoid becoming a ‘fixer’ boss

August 16, 2021
It’s good to be a boss who is engaged and supportive of their team, right? Well, yes. To a point.

Become a more size-friendly company

August 16, 2021
Remember that talented employees come in a variety of sizes.