Staff reductions are hard in any circumstance, but the combined realities of the staggering unknowns and human toll of the pandemic, the bleak job market and the complications associated with team members working from home are forcing businesses to re-evaluate long-held practices and invent a new playbook to navigate layoffs in the coronavirus era.
As if layoffs aren't painful enough, many companies make matters worse by handling them poorly. From mass layoffs via conference calls to withholding vacation payouts and severance, these are the worst mistakes I've seen.
It’s impossible to read the news and not think about its implications for HR. From Hollywood to the tech sector, it’s clearly time to establish new norms for the workplace. Creating an inclusive workplace is an obvious starting point, but also a gargantuan task. Nonetheless, there are meaningful ways that HR leaders in companies of all sizes can create healthier corporate cultures and build more inclusive workplaces without a big budget.
It’s not just entry-level job seekers who make rookie mistakes. Seasoned professionals (and even executives) make some pretty egregious miscalculations in their job searches, too. Many of the most common mistakes come from overconfidence in one’s experience. Here are a few of them you’ll want to avoid at every stage of your career.
Notably absent from the HR-related conversations: HR leaders. Use this opportunity to not only take your seat at the table, but also to insist your voice is heard.
While any number of paths can lead to success (or not), rapid workplace changes are making many long-held assumptions obsolete. After years of working with many successful CHROs, we’ve identified trends and suggested responses to help HR professionals navigate their careers towards promotion, be it to manager or CHRO.
From dealing with an employee’s poor performance to diffusing a tense situation, HR is usually called in when the stakes are high. As such, it’s important that HR leaders not only feel confident engaging in tough conversations, but also recognize them as an opportunity to positively influence their organization.