Improve Your HR Communication Skills

Laurie Ruettimann Communication, Employee Communications, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning

I’m a full-time writer, and I’ve been helping HR leaders and HR technology vendors communicate more effectively for many years. It’s the favorite part of my job. I love rethinking the way we interact with one another, and I want to share my advice with you. First of all, most of us mistakenly feel we have good communication skills. If …

What To Do When Struggling With a Jerk at Work

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Harassment, HR (& Life!) Advice, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, Personal Brand

Unfortunately, many of us will eventually have to work with someone we don’t get along with. Most of us will believe this other person is incompetent (or rude or dishonest or unqualified or whatever it is that we have a problem with), so we’ll spend the better part of the relationship simply wishing the other person would simply move along. …

5 Things Naming Your Conference Rooms Says About Your Leadership Style…

Kris Dunn Leadership, Learning

My boy Tim Sackett and I recently had the pleasure of being on the Meridian Knowledge L&D Hangout series, where we waxed poetic a bit on all things leadership.  It was a good conversation, but I want to capture one thing that was said because I think it’s incredibly interesting.  Here’s how the conversation went: Tim: Naming your company’s conference …

Business Travel Will Expand Your Horizons

Laurie Ruettimann Audacious Ideas, Business Development, Culture, Employment Law, Labor, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning

I’m about to visit Havana on a cultural exchange mission. America is sending over some of its best and brightest HR leaders to talk about staffing, workplace issues, and labor market concerns. Should be an interesting trip. Cuba wonders why the hell we’re not sending back Beyonce and Jay Z! Americans don’t know Cuba. My in-laws honeymooned in Havana in …

VIDEO: No Scrubs with Laurie Ruettimann – Does Your C-Suite Care About Onboarding?

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, Driving Productivity, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR, Laurie Ruettimann, Learning, Learning and Development, Onboarding, Video

On this episode of “No Scrubs,” two of my personal favorite HR personalities are talking shop related to the undying passion your C-Suite has for your company’s onboarding process… or not. Dawn Burke follows up with HR writer, speaker and strategist, Laurie Ruettimann, to hash out the topic of her latest post here on how—even if your C-Suite really doesn’t think onboarding is as important as other mission-critical objectives in …

Stop Undermining My Sweet Onboarding Game, Disgruntled Masses

Kris Dunn Always Be Closing, Audacious Ideas, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Learning, Learning and Development

It’s usually an afterthought with great hires you make. You found  a great person for your open position. You did what you were supposed to do—find great talent, engage them, sell them on the opportunity and get them to sign on the line that is dotted. You hired a great person. Congrats! There’s just this one little problem. That great …

If You Want a Culture of Feedback, You Should Measure the Sensitivity of Those You Hire

Kris Dunn FOT Reads, Good HR, HR, Kris Dunn, Learning, Learning and Development

Feedback has never been on the menu for most of us, people. Here’s a taste of what I’m talking about from the aptly-named Tim Sackett Project: Here are the types of “critical” feedback people can handle: “You’re doing a good job, would love it if you could get that big project off the ground. That would really help us out!” …

LEADERSHIP BIRTH RATE: Some Leaders Are Just More Fertile Than Others

Kris Dunn Career Paths, HR, HR (& Life!) Advice, Kris Dunn, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development

A few months ago, I wrote about an alternative measurement of quality of leadership called Leadership Gravity.  I’ve got another one for you, but this one is about kicking the kids out of the nest rather than attracting them. Good leaders attract people to them like moths to the light you left on overnight on your back porch.  The great ones also …

If You Never Change Your Mind, You’re Doing It Wrong

Ben Olds Ben Olds, Coaching, Communication, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Influence, Leadership, Learning, Learning and Development, Organizational Development, T+D, Training and Development

Hopefully by now you’ve warmed up to the notion that productive conflict is important to encourage in your teams. To get the most out of their insights and input, you want to welcome opposition and creative pushback. The days of blindly following our leaders without objection or pressure-testing are behind us. In the knowledge economy, effective leaders encourage opposition to …

VIDEO: Tips on Attracting, On-boarding and Training Seasonal Workers

Cara Lucas Cara Lucas, Learning, Learning and Development, The HR Profession, Worldwide FOT

Shout out to all my seasonal workers/hiring managers of seasonal workers in this month’s L&D hangout! This one goes out to you. In this episode of our L&D Hangout series, Kris Dunn and Mary Faulkner share some tips and real-world stories on how to target, onboard and train—you guessed it—seasonal workers. Good stuff here, so go ahead and play the video above to learn more! …