Despite What You Hear, the Jury is Still Out on Remote Work

John Hollon COVID-19, employee experience, Employee Relations, Organizational Development, Workplace Flexibilty 0 Comments

Here’s a confession: I was working remotely long before working remotely was cool. Way back in 2010, when I was Editor of Workforce Management, our corporate leadership decided they had enough of California, thank you very much, and decided to move Workforce from Southern California to Chicago — after first floating the possibility of moving to Detroit. The best thing …

Leadership 101 – Nobody wants to be told what to do

Ben Martinez COVID-19, Learning and Development 0 Comments

You will live a miserable life trying to control people by telling them what to do.  There is a time and place for inserting yourself into someone’s life or telling them what is needed to make their life better. The silver lining of all this work from home is that we have learned how to trust ourselves to get the …

Don’t Put People in a Box: Customization in the COVID RTW Context.

Lauren Welgush COVID-19, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Employee Relations, Organizational Development 0 Comments

Social media and greater access to information has created consumers who are empowered and expect to shape their own experiences. As a result, companies having to adapt to customize their products and services. Think Adidas – head to their website and you can chose the colour scheme for your next pair of running shoes. The more this happens in the …

How Resilience At Work Will Save You And Your Team

Dawn Burke Change Management, COVID-19, Good HR, Managing People 0 Comments

We all need a little “saving” right now. But what if we changed our mindsets from being saved to being the person who saves? I’m not implying that we must be the “Saviors” of all around us, instead turn the script in our head from being a victim to victor. That mindset likely gives us a better chance of positively …

3 Ways to Change the Message in a Bottle

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Communication, Corporate America, COVID-19, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, HR, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Managing People, Retention, Talent Strategy, wellness 0 Comments

Just a castaway, an island lost at sea, oh Another lonely day, no one here but me, oh More loneliness than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into despair, oh These are the intro lyrics to “Message in a Bottle” by The Police. It’s about being alone on an island and sending a message in a bottle …

The S-Storm Trifecta of 2020 (for HR and Everyone Else)

John Whitaker Change Management, COVID-19, Diversity, Employee Relations, politics, Race 2 Comments

So here we all are, this is really happening. A pandemic response of historic significance, social unrest like we haven’t seen since the 1960’s, and it’s less than six months until we have an election that promises to provide an explosive outcome – no matter who is found to be the victor. That’s one huge matzah ball. If it wasn’t …

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 …