From e-mail monitoring and website blocking to phone tapping and GPS tracking, employers increasingly use monitoring and surveillance to “manage productivity and minimize litigation, security, and other risks.” On numerous occasions over the past few years I’ve instructed my Gen-Y friends on the use of their firm’s communication technology. At bottom my comment is this: […]
Archive | March, 2011
The aim of coaching is to facilitate positive, lasting change.
Our big conference (ERE Expo) is coming up next week. The first conference I’ve programmed (Recruiting Innovation Summit) is coming up in a couple months. My mind has been on conferences. For many people, a conference is a once or twice a year thing. My wife goes to one conference a year. My dad goes […]
To be successful in today’s workplace, we need to excel in areas such as communication, collaboration, motivation, and adaptation to constant change. All these skills require the ability to understand and connect well with other human beings. (Gottman, The Relationship Cure, p. 24) Fuzzy relationship building. I believe that when many of us think of building […]
Benefits communication is especially critical these days—with little going on in the raise department, employers need to be sure that employees truly appreciate the cost of the benefits they’re getting. Last month we surveyed readers of the HR Daily Advisor to see how they are doing it. Sixty percent of respondents say they do provide […]
Research shows that one very important factor in why older workers leave their jobs is because they don’t feel like they are needed anymore. Older employees will get discouraged when they feel their purpose is in doubt, anyone else in the company can do what they do – and more effectively, and if they start […]
As I was perusing discussions on LinkedIn I came across a conversation about whether or not HR should allow hospitalized employees to work from their sick beds. Once I started thinking about this and reading opinions, I realized that there are many angles to consider when determining what to do. Simple Logistics: Can the job […]