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5 skills every future HR leader must possess—and pass along

Only 35% of current executives surveyed believe that future chief people officers are getting the development they will need in an era in which most jobs have not yet been created. Here’s a look at five attributes current HR executives say tomorrow’s leaders will need.

Developing female talent is most critical leadership issue

As the country recovers from both the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, an overwhelming majority of business leaders say developing women is their most important leadership challenge.

The HR I.Q. Test: July ’21

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Facilitation is one of HR’s core competencies

Of all the skills HR professionals need, facilitation may be one of the most important—and the most misunderstood.

Employees are back … now what?

The return to the office may be bumpy. Here’s how to fix that.

Want to be an effective manager in 2021? Refine these skills

The working world has been forever changed since teams and workplaces were forced to reconsider how to collaborate, hold meetings, conduct events and interact with external clients and internal partners. Here are the skills you need to master in 2021 to stay on top of your management game.

8 red flags that signal a toxic hybrid workplace

Hybrid work is the logical outcome of last year’s great work-from-home experiment, and 83% of workers now view it as optimal. But organizational missteps can turn a hybrid workplace into a toxic culture if they’re not carefully managed.

The HR I.Q. Test: June ’21

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

In a way, we’re all salespeople

You can learn a lot from salespeople about persuading your fellow managers to your way of thinking. Don’t focus only on what you need from your “prospect.” Instead, ask, “What does the other manager need in order to do what I’m asking?” Adapt these three steps to winning approvals, gathering support, and influencing decisions.

Motivate with clear instructions

Your employees are ready to take on the tasks you assign, but they’ll do them better and more willingly if they’re confident in the instructions you give. One trick is to think about how instructions that seem clear to you might be misunderstood by your crew. Unfortunately, that can happen more easily than you think. Here are a few examples.