HR Comms 101: Crisis Edition!

Tim Sackett Communication, Employee Communications, Leadership 2 Comments

Organizations have had some big, historic crisis to deal with lately. During the pandemic and the current Black Lives Matter movement, organizations have been quick to react with communications out to employees, customers/clients, and various stakeholders. While some of these communications have been great, the vast majority are just copycats of regurgitated corporate-speak where we have mastered the art form …

The Strategic Evolution of HR

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Current Affairs, Executive Search, Good HR, HR, Influence, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Risks, Talent Strategy, The HR Profession, Workforce Management Articles 0 Comments

Anyone else feel like they’ve lived through 2 years in the last 4 months? Are you apprehensive about the next 6 months? You are normal if you answered “yes” to the above. You work in HR if you answered “HELL yes” while raising your beverage of choice in hand. HR leaders I know, and others who I’ve had the opportunity …

When Trying to Switch Career Fields Makes You Feel Like D’Angelo From The Wire

Liz Desio Career Advice, Career Paths, Communication, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition 0 Comments

Why is it so hard to transition from the field you started in? Yep, you guessed it — I’m spending my quarantine days and newfound unemployment watching The Wire, and I can’t recommend it enough. Seriously, if your boyfriend is annoying you about watching it, you should actually listen to him, because it’s amazing, like possibly-better-than-breaking-bad amazing.re I began The …

Where Have All The People Gone?

William Wiggins Communication, COVID-19, Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Telecommuting 0 Comments

Just months ago, I was sitting around the conference room table with my recruiting team. With coffee in hand, we went about our daily huddles, check-ins, shifting of the work when necessary, celebrating our victories and constantly strategizing about how to draw top talent. Before the virus that conference room was the gathering spot for some of the world’s best …

3 Reasons Not to Botch Breaking Up

Kathy Rapp Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Driving Productivity, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Layoffs, Leadership, Managing People, Offboarding, Retention, Talent Strategy 0 Comments

We’ve watched in disbelief as unemployment spikes to record highs – with over 20.5 million jobs lost in April. In addition, there are many more with reduced hours or cut pay not represented in unemployment figures. Suffice it to say, a lot of breakup conversations are being had. By now we’ve all read about some very public horror stories, and …

How Managers Screw Up Inclusion Efforts In a Pandemic

Adam Rosenfield Change Management, Communication, COVID-19, Diversity, Leadership, Managing People 0 Comments

In some ways, COVID-19 has changed how we work, both individually and for organizations as a whole. The idea of remote working is different; it’s now not just a “benefit”. Many companies have finally discovered collaboration tools (Google Suite, Slack, Miro, etc) as a quicker way to get the message out and work on projects together. Heck, some companies are …

Welcome to Zoom Fatigue, America! (from the Czar of Common Sense)

Kris Dunn Change Management, Communication, COVID-19, Employee Communications, Video

DATELINE: Day 43 of the great COVID Lockdown in America.MOOD: Salty.REASON: 5 Video calls on my calendar for the day. But Kris (you say), it’s a chance to connect with everyone at the company. It’s awesome! True. We’ve been connecting a lot for sure. But Kris, given the fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) during this time, it’s imperative to stay …

When HR Staff Becomes Essential

William Wiggins Change Management, Communication, Contingent Workforce, Corporate Social Responsiblity, COVID-19, Good HR, Telecommuting

Essential employee: An employee that has been designated as critical because their responsibilities include non-deferrable services that must be performed despite a catastrophic event, a weather emergency, or a public health crisis. An essential employee is one who is vital to meeting operational requirements of the business. Could this be? Human Resources “vital to meeting operational requirements of the business” ? And …

Seismic Shifts In HR

John Whitaker Change Management, Communication, COVID-19, Good HR

We’ve all probably said some version of “our kids/grandkids will be talking about this in History class one day,” which, in my house is met with a response of “OK Boomer.” Nevertheless… Consider that statement; First, I don’t care how “Boomer” it sounds (and, for the record, I am NOT), this absolutely will be talked about for generations to come. …

Protect Your Assets – Your People

Kathy Rapp Analyst, Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Good HR, HR, in the news, Influence, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Layoffs, Leadership, Recruiting, Retention, Risks, Talent Strategy

How many of you are in your guest rooms/living rooms/patios “behind closed doors” working on a RIF spreadsheet? It’s a horrible exercise I’ve done too many times, and especially tough right now. With an unimaginable amount of uncertainty across most businesses, cost-savings levers are being pulled. As part of looking for cost-savings, how much quantitative analysis is taking place? It’s …