When policy, practice don’t match

Quite often, web content is hopelessly outdated and riddled with errors, as no one bothers to update and proofread content once it’s online. The latest press release under the ‘News’ tab is from September 2011. Job postings that closed long ago are still up.

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HRPA Reflections: Communication

But amidst the plentiful political jokes and commentary, he arrived at a pivotal takeaway for HR professionals and leaders at any organization – the importance of communication.

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Key Strategies to Retain Staff in your Startup in an Uncertain Economic Climate

It can be a challenge to retain staff in a startup environment for the long haul on a good day, let alone when faced with uncertainty stemming from economic climate pressure.

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Do people know they matter?

  We have all had meetings or conversations with people where we can just tell they are half-heartedly listening or completely tuned out to what we are saying. Maybe the distraction is warranted and the individual to whom you are speaking has a reason for not paying attention. However, my guess is that the person is distracted for reasons that have nothing to do with some immediate, pressing issue. Over the past couple of years I...

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What Can Make or Break a Leader? Communication Skills

“What we’ve got here….is a failure to communicate.” This famous line from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke sums up why even the most talented and most liked leader will still fail if they have not mastered the skill of Communication. We talk about the distinction between a “manager” and a “leader” but when it comes to the basics of communicating with employees, they are the same and need to approach communication...

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5 Ways HR Professionals Can Incorporate Video

With 70% of the U.S. workforce either disengaged or actively disengaged, finding new ways to connect with employees is essential to the success of HR departments. One of the key roles of Human Resources is disseminating important corporate messages to employees. For most companies, information is shared mainly through written emails, but if employees aren’t reading emails, this makes communication extremely ineffective. Adding video...

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