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Is It Enough that Your Company Has an Open-Door Policy?

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Tuesday, February 27, 2018

By Dana Barbato, HR West 2018 Speaker ---

At almost every job I have ever had, I was told during orientation or in the handbook that HR (and in some cases, management) had an open-door policy. And yes, the policies that I wrote as an HR professional contained that verbiage as well. But what does it mean? 

It is time to ask ourselves if our open-door policies are enough to drive the type of change we need to see in our organizations?

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Tags:  communication  employee communication  employee engagement  hr leadership  HR West 2018  HR West speaker  leadership  management  open-door policies  workplace 

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A Top Strategy For CEOs To Create Intentionally Positive Organizations

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Updated: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Contributed by Courtney Bigony is Director of People Science at 15Five

Most of us go to bed thinking about the work that didn’t get done and the tasks that are still on the list instead of recognizing what went well and how we moved the needle forward, even if only a little. That makes sense, since humans are wired to focus on the negative. This is evolution’s way of keeping us alive.

For CEOs and leaders running organizations, it’s important to acknowledge this natural negative lean and how it affects work culture. This is especially true when people in work organizations are constantly bombarded with problems to solve, roadblocks to remove and a never-ending set of tasks.

Leaders: intentionally create a positive organization or have a negative one by default.

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Tags:  company culture  culture  effective leadership  hr leadership  hr management  HR West 2018  positive organizations 

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5 Ways to Improve Your Talent Attraction Strategy

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Contributed by Lindsay Stanton, Chief Client Officer, Digi-Me – HR West 18 Presenter

Nicholas Wyman, CEO of the Institute of Workplace Skills and Innovation, recently published an article with CNBC discussing the disconnect between the number of unemployed, underemployed and unfulfilled jobs in the US. He says that our nation is facing a “grave” problem.

Why is there a disconnect? There are not enough people with the practical skills that are required for the unfulfilled job openings. Wyman says, “It’s Time to Skill Up, America!” So now what?

For the first time in a long time, with low unemployment rates and rising hiring needs, we are faced with a candidate-driven market. Everyone is competing for top talent and passive job seekers are golden.

Here are 5 ways to improve your talent attraction strategy: Continue reading on the HR West Blog.

Tags:  employee  employee engagement  hiring costs  hiring strategy  hr  HR Leadership  HR Management  HR management training  HR West 2018  leader effectiveness  leadership  Recruiting  recruiting strategy  underemployed 

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Dear HR: Stop Waiting for an Invitation

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Friday, January 19, 2018
Updated: Friday, January 19, 2018

Contributed by Catherine Mattice Zundel, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - HR West 2018 Speaker.
#HR has the power to really affect an organization’s bottom line. How? They influence the organizations biggest asset – employees.  That’s a pretty big deal.

Read why ...on the HR West Blog

Tags:  company culture  effective leadership  employee communication  employee engagement  employee management  Employee retention  HR Leadership  HR Management  leadership 

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Will 2018 be the year that sexual harassment finally becomes a leadership priority?

Posted By Editor, Laurie, Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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HR West 2018 Partner  

Last week, we released new data from our Voice of the Workplace pulse on sexual harassment in the workplace. 
Along with our partner, NCHRA (producer of HR West), we sent this pulse to thousands of people from organizations of all sizes to get their thoughts on this increasingly important issue. 

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Tags:  harassment in the workplace  HR leadership  pulse  voice of the workplace  WAGGL 

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