Microsoft’s announcement of major job cuts spotlights a challenge for HR when companies announce pending changes — how to manage productivity and morale throughout the process.Read More
Our company is coping with average turnover of 40 percent. Could HR make a development plan that effectively reverses this trend?
— Failure to Communicate, telecommunications, Santiago, Chile
My guess is that GM’s silent communication system started with senior leaders becoming so pervasive that people understood these gestures as clearly as if they had heard them out loud.
It’s okay to 'gossip' in the workplace, as long it’s not 'negative,' said the NLRB.Read More
If you don’t want something to appear on the front page of the newspaper, or to be read in front of a judge or jury, don’t put it in writing. Don’t email it, don’t text it, don’t Facebook it, and don’t tweet it.Read More
Bad things happen, so companies need to have a plan in place to deal with a crisis.Read More
Our employees often work in teams, executing projects or drumming up innovation. How valuable is it for us to implement coaching for these folks who are already highly motivated? We were considering some type of "team coaching," although we don't really know if such an animal exists.
—Pleased with Our Employees, but not Complacent, engineering/architectural, Washington, D.C.
As it’s long been said, talk is cheap and often in plentiful supply.Read More
Senior vice president and director of HR, Fahlgren Mortine, Columbus, OhioRead More
Coordinator, agency operations, H&M Communications, West Hollywood, CaliforniaRead More