Even the most experienced managers find it challenging to offer critiques of their employee’s work. But if done correctly, constructive critiques can be beneficial and even motivational.
can’t believe we still need to discuss equality for women (and persons of color and different sexual orientation) in the workplace. But we do. It is time like male managers like me speak up and take action.
While employers are beginning to bring workers back to the office, some allow people to continue working from home. While some staff members want to take advantage of this approach, they worry about the downsides. We look at the pros and cons of working from a home while others are back in the office.
Perhaps it is time that your organization reviews its bereavement policy. We’ve seen so many deaths of loved ones during Covid, and as family members age, the issue of time off due to a death becomes a more important issue. Here are some ways you can help your employee during time of grief.
There are things you should leave off of your resume. You might be surprised to find out why.
How will your boss measure your performance when you have spent most of the last year working from home? Here are some proactive things you can do to demonstrate your value to your organization.
If a qualified individual applied for a job with your organization, but you discover that the person has a criminal record, would you consider hiring that person? With more than one in three adults having a conviction, it is something that you may want to consider. A “Fair Chance Hiring” initiative is becoming more popular.
Some managers are uncomfortable when employees speak up and offer their thoughts. Yet, good ideas can come from anyone, so it’s a good idea to let your workers express their point of view, even if it makes you uncomfortable.
If your job postings are not getting the caliber of applicants that you were hoping to find, you might want to take a look at your job description. It should clearly describe the job but also ‘sell’ the opportunity to potential applicants.
In order to be helpful, evaluations must be structured effectively or they may be perceived as a waste of time. Even though the process can take a lot of time and be unpopular, the basis for all evaluations should be well articulated measurable goals. Use this as an opportunity to coach your staff. That’s the subject of this LEADERSHIP PLUS.
Some managers encourage their workers to work long hours. But if you don’t have a work-life balance, you could be risking your health.
A lot of organizations are expressing the need to improve their staff diversity. But progress continues to be slow. Your approach to diversity will benefit you in many ways.
A survey shows 83 percent of CEOs want their workers back in the office as soon as people are fascinated against the Coronavirus. The problem is that only 10 percent of workers want to come back.
Respect in the workplace is a two-way street. What happens when you face someone who never shows respect, or is insubordinate?
Do you think your daughter should be paid less than a man doing the same job? It sounds like a simple question, but closing the pay gap remains a problem in many organizations.
The ‘work at home’ phenomenon is new for many organizations and managers. Assessing the performance of those who work remotely is a work in progress. It won’t be perfect in its early days.
In the early days of COVID 19, many human resource managers advised that evaluations be postponed. They assumed that business would get back to normal in six months. That didn’t happen. If organizations continue to delay evaluations, it is a sure sign that the exercise is unnecessary.
In order to be helpful, evaluations must be structured effectively or they may be perceived as a waste of time.
With more and more of your team members working from home these days, you may be faced with having to welcome new employees via teleconference. Onboarding new employees who work remotely present some challenges, but it’s not impossible to get them up to speed quickly.
What percentage of your workers were born between 1980 and 1995? By 2025, Millennials will represent 75% of the working population. How are you planning to keep them engaged and with your organization? Or, are you resigned to the fact that they will move on if they can find a job that pays more thanContinue reading “Keeping Millennials Happy Working For Your Organization”
Does your organization have a policy that states when an employee is too sick they should stay home?
Do you have an employee who seems to lack focus, takes a lot of time off, or regularly disappears from their desk? Have they become distant from their peers or make comments that are not appropriate for the office? Effective leaders cannot ignore such behavior.