A Leaders’ Guide To Ethical Layoffs

Katie Augsburger COVID-19, Employee Relations, Layoffs, Organizational Development

Layoffs are going to happen, and unfortunately for a lot of organizations, they need to happen in order to survive. Unfortunately, most will be done brutally, unthoughtfully, and impersonally. This is because we do not train people to end relationships. When it comes to layoffs, what we often prioritize most is efficiency. But why? Why at the end of the …

When Incompetent Management Does Bad Things Under the Cover of a Global Pandemic

John Hollon COVID-19, employee experience, Employee Relations, Employment Law, Lawsuits, Layoffs

I love that FOT Grand Poobah Kris Dunn is taking names and kicking keisters by calling out how badly some companies are handling employee layoffs and furloughs during our “global pandemic economic meltdown.” How so, you ask? His recent Fistful of Talent post — How S**t Got Sideways as Companies Fuurloughed/Laid off People in the Coronavirus Meltdown — offers great …

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 …

How S**t Got Sideways As Companies Furloughed/Laid Off People in the Corona Meltdown

Kris Dunn COVID-19, Employee Relations, Layoffs

There’s never a good time to impact people’s livelihood with layoffs or furloughs. But it’s clear now that there’s never a worse time than during a global pandemic economic meltdown, when all of your employees are involuntarily working from home. Shout out if you had to be a part of touch economic decisions at your company in the last two …

Welcome to the Circus, HR

Mark Fogel employee experience, Engagement and Satisfaction, Free Speech, in the news, Mark Fogel, Office Politics

HR, welcome to the proverbial circus of politics in the coming year. HR and Talent folks will be hard pressed to  ignore the firestorm created by our politicians in our country the past few months. It hit a crescendo this past week as Presidential Impeachment proceedings  took center stage. We always have been dealing with politics, specifically legislation and to …

The Office Halloween Party Rules!

Tim Sackett Culture, Employee Coaching, Employee Engagement, Employee Relations

Is your office dressing up for Halloween? Mine isn’t.  It’s not that I wouldn’t. Okay, I wouldn’t. But if others wanted to, I wouldn’t say “no”.  I mean everyone has that one person in their office that’s a little way too excited over Halloween. I get it.  I have kids. They lose their minds at the thought of free candy and dressing up. But you’re …

Human Resources – Achieving the Right Balance of Head and Heart

William Wiggins Benefits, Culture, employee experience, Employee Relations, Good HR, Love, Uncategorized

A few years ago, I received a crash course in the importance of balancing head with heart when serving employees. As I went about my HR routine, I would engage with a particular employee in polite banter. We commiserated on how we dreamed of retirement, shared a love for southern cooking and travel; and who was serving the best food …

5 Steps for Preventing Recruiter Burnout

Tim Sackett Engagement and Satisfaction, Tim Sackett, Uncategorized

My grandmother worked at a General Motors metal fabrication plant, raised five daughters, had the most wonderful dinner on the table each night, looked absolutely beautiful at all times, and never once complained of burnout! She might have had a nightly cocktail or two, but no burnout! But, that was back when kids walked to school, uphill, both ways. Nowadays, …

Ever Been At a Loss of Words Related to Glassdoor Reviews?

Kris Dunn Candidate Pool, Change Management, Employee Relations, Uncategorized

If you’re like us, you’ve struggled at times to understand the best way to respond to negative Glassdoor reviews. Follow this link to The HR Capitalist for a primer on the best way to engage when problematic reviews come your way. Kris DunnKris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in …

Employee Relations Moment of Truth: We All Fail

Kelly Dingee Career Advice, Employee Relations, HR, Kelly Dingee

Do you know how I got into HR? I wanted to work with people. Every time I think about that sentence these days, “I want to work with people“, I can’t believe how naive I was.  Does anyone say they don’t want to work with people? I imagine there are some, but really, how often does that happen? Part of …