Tag: HR

Mental Health: Addressing A Significant Workplace Issue

Are your managers and staff prepared to handle mental health issues in the workplace? If not, they should be. Here is why: According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness in any given year, as reported by the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). Most […]

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Boomerangers: A New Breed of Employee

That dreaded moment when a valued employee tenders their resignation generally feels like a time for mourning—and scrambling to fill the void. But, this can also be an opportunity to set the stage for a continuing relationship that can provide a pathway for reengagement. After all, the grass isn’t always greener, and some employees—even very […]

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Stay Interviews: What They Are, Why They’re Important, and How to Conduct Them

Exit interviews have long been used by organizations to get input and insights from departing employees about the reasons they made a decision to seek employment elsewhere. Whether conducted in person or done through a written or online assessment, these interviews have often been questioned in terms of their accuracy—there is a tendency for exit […]

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There’s a Bot for That—Or There Could Be

Since 1998, Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, has been releasing its “Mindset List.” It’s a wake-up call or level-setting list to help professors and administrators better understand who their new students are. The revelations can be jaw-dropping. For instance, the most recent list tells us this about the upcoming graduating glass of 2020:

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Webinars—Best Practices for Training

Webinars can be a very cost-effective way to train staff in one or many locations. In today’s economy, they can ensure that critical training needs are met within budget constraints. Webinars also make it possible for employers to develop and deliver content over and over again without the need for a live presenter to meet […]

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Turning the Tables on Mentoring

Historically, the mentor/mentee relationship has generally been marked by a relationship between an older, and more experienced, mentor and a younger mentee. But, in today’s rapidly changing technology-laden landscape, these relationships are increasingly being flipped, offering opportunities for younger workers to mentor their older colleagues.

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Learning to Prepare For Various Emergencies

Regardless of what the emergency is, a responsible company knows that preparedness is a key factor in minimizing risk and keeping people safe. So whether a fire breaks out in the coffee room or someone walks into your company in a bomb vest, how your firm responds is key to safety.

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Don’t Let Lack of Training Create Social Media Chaos

There’s no denying social media is here to stay, and its impact on the workplace can’t be ignored. So employers are smart to be proactive and have policies in place to help them avoid potential liability connected to employee use of social media.

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Make Your Organizational Strategy SOAR

In yesterday’s Advisor, Deedee Myers, PhD, MSc, PCC, discussed the SWOT approach to strategic planning. Today, Myers contrasts SWOT with appreciative inquiry theory and SOAR.

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