COMMUNICATION

The art of giving good instructions to employees

04/13/2016
The ability to give instructions is a vital skill for an HR pro or manager. And it is a skill—one you can learn and improve on. Here are some guidelines.

Telecommuting policy needs to address tech

03/31/2016
Roughly a quarter of the U.S. workforce telecommutes at least occasionally. Attorney Jim Reidy outlines three issues your policy needs to cover.

4 steps to regain control of your bulletin board

02/29/2016
When was the last time you reviewed your break room bulletin board?

Provide formal training on handbook contents

02/25/2016
If all you do with your handbook is bestow it on new employees on their first day, you’re not taking full advantage of it.

4 ways to get busy people to read your emails

12/30/2015
There are several things you can do when writing emails to get your readers’ attention and urge them to continue reading, according to the email marketing experts at the Specialized Information Publishers Association.

Do employees feel like they 'belong'? 5 red flags

12/21/2015
When employees feel like they belong in an organization, they’ll give you their all. When they feel like outsiders, you’ll only get a half-hearted effort at best. Here are five red flags ...

Sometimes, you just need to say 'no'

11/30/2015

How many times would you like to say, “No, I can’t help you,” but refrain from doing so? The result is an overload of work when you’re still trying to complete the projects that fall within your job responsibilities.

5 listening tips to improve communication

10/14/2015
Listening well is a critical HR skill. It helps to address problems, resolve conflict and reduce miscommunication. It makes you more efficient and effective. Here’s how to become a better listener.

You can tell your employees where they're headed--can't you?

08/26/2015
A recent survey revealed many people would be more engaged in their work if only their bosses could paint a picture of their future.

7 conversations that keep employees engaged

07/27/2015
According to Dan Prosser, entrepreneur and author of Thirteeners: Why Only 13% of Companies Successfully Execute Their Strategy, here are “connecting conversations” that supervisors should be having regularly with their employees.

How to manage your staff through a crisis

07/01/2015
Staff morale is a key factor in how engaged and accountable employees feel in their roles. But how do you keep spirits high when business waters are clearly troubled?

The big lie about work that no one really believes

05/29/2015
Writing in his new book The Alliance, Hoffman calls out what he calls the biggest lie employers tell employees.

Few bosses talk politics, but some twist employees' arms

05/15/2015
Only a quarter of employees polled said their managers have brought up national, state or local politics at work. However, 14% said they felt the motive was to coerce them into agreeing with the boss.

NLRB probes slow response to post office data breach

04/13/2015
The National Labor Relations Board has taken the U.S. Postal Service to task over its delay in informing its employees of a cyber breach in the late summer or early fall of 2014.

Workplace lexicon update

03/13/2015
Sadly, these buzz phrases have recently entered the vocational vocabulary, according to Forbes.
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