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

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 …

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 …

Let This Moment Radicalize The Way We Work

Katie Augsburger Contingent Workforce, COVID-19, Employee Communications, Leadership, Networking, Organizational Development, Work Life Balance

In a matter of weeks, the way most of us work has significantly shifted. Even if the Novel Coronavirus hasn’t sent your organization’s staff to work from their dining room tables, it may mean you are working long shifts in potentially high-risk situations, working in locations you did not expect, or in many cases, not working at all. There is …

The Three Waves of Coronavirus

Kris Dunn Benefits, Change, Change Management, Employee Communications, Employee Relations, Leadership, Managing People

It’s crazy how in spite of forewarning from the other side of the world, how coronavirus seems to have snuck up on the USA. Just a week or two ago I knew several well informed colleagues, family and friends scoff at the thought that it could become anything more than “another flu bug” and that it surely wouldn’t have any …

Don’t Be Greedy: An Argument for User-Centric Design in HR

Kylie Quetell ATS, candidate experience, Career Advice, Employee Communications, Employee Development, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, T+D, Talent Acquisition

Imagine a company that puts its needs before that of their customers. Consider what the shelf life of that organization would be. Picture, if you can, the number of good things that would be said about that organization. Zero – the answer is zero. That’s because no one would choose to work with a company that doesn’t put their users …

Worst HR Document Ever, the Employee Handbook

Ed Baldwin Ed Baldwin, Employee Communications, employee experience, Employee Relations, Employment Law, Engagement and Satisfaction

We all know it.  Employees know it too.  It sucks.  It’s practically unreadable.  No one reads it unless they have to.  Only time they’ll try to find it is when they feel like they got screwed by the company, or are about to be by their manager.  So they painfully dig for that passage that will get them off the …

Amazon’s New Hiring Commercial Gets One Thing Really Right!

Tim Sackett Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Candidate Pool, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture

It seems like the world has a love/hate relationship with Amazon. We LOVE Amazon Prime and get all of our stupid stuff next-day, but we tend to want to grind them on their employee experience and hiring practice. It’s quickly becoming holiday season and Amazon probably needs to hire three hundred million people, so they have a new commercial out …

Your 5-Point “My Careers Site is Ok” Audit

Katrina Kibben Always Be Closing, candidate experience, Employee Communications, Employment Branding and Culture

“Did you see our careers site?” I mumble, “yes,” knowing what they are going to say next. I get the question every time.  “Well, what do you think of it?”  I use the same answer every time, too: “Do you want the explicit truth or the polished answer?” I usually laugh when I say this to break the awkward silence …

Leaders: If You Are Not A Great Listener, You Are A Great Pretender

Dawn Burke Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Development, Employee Engagement, employee experience, Uncategorized

Being an active listener is hard.   I work as an HR consultant/trainer for some incredible firms (including KinetixHR, Recruiting Toolbox, and naturally, Dawn Burke HR). Whether conducting training for corporate leaders, HR pros, recruiters, hiring managers, or coaches, there is one significant obstacle all face and struggle to conquer – active listening. My eight year-old-niece would say, “a-doy.” My husband …