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The Importance of Knowing Your People as Individuals

Knowing and treating your team members as individuals will strengthen relationships and trust. Those bonds are what get teams to become high performing.

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If you take a genuine interest in your people and show that you care about them, they will always come through for you.  Take care of your people and they will take care of you.

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Eight L&D tactics I'd use if I was an HR director

Eight L&D tactics I'd use if I was an HR director | Human Resources | Scoop.it

I was recently challenged to put my money where my mouth is in terms of explaining exactly what I would do better if I were an HR director myself, as opposed to being a L&D coaching specialist, who often, as part of my work with an organisation, ends up advising HR directors on how to improve the way they work in this area.

 

So here goes.


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To tweet or not to tweet in the workplace? | theHRDIRECTOR - The only magazine dedicated to HR Directors

To tweet or not to tweet in the workplace? | theHRDIRECTOR - The only magazine dedicated to HR Directors | Human Resources | Scoop.it
The growth in the use of social media in recent years has been phenomenal. Communications regulator, Ofcom, reported only this month, that UK adults now use technology for more hours each day than they spend sleeping. Article by Jane Cox employment partner at national law firm Weightmans. The younger generation communicate increasingly by text, instant messenger or via social media rather than actually talking to each other over the telephone. Reports suggest that there are now some 750 million users of Facebook with 50% of users logging every day and that some 460,000 new users sign up to Twitter each day. The evolution in communication technologies has not only impacted individual interactions but the way in which employers and businesses communicate also. For businesses, most of their use of social media is outward facing. Networking sites are utilised to raise brand awareness, enhance marketing and communication with customers or consumers but also for attracting new talent. While employers are using social media for recruitment and employee communication and engagement, professional individuals are engaging with this platform also. Whilst many businesses use sites such as Twitter or LinkedIn for professional purposes, vast numbers also have profiles for personal networking and here lies the concern. Social media has not only changed the way that we interact with others but has further blurred the dividing line between our personal and working lives. Communication via Twitter or Facebook is such an instantaneous and unregulated forum that it can be all too easy for ‘tweets’, ‘posts’, ‘likes’, ‘images’ or ‘favourites’ to be misinterpreted or misused. The danger of this is that social media posts to an online virtual audience so extensive is that the ramifications of a poorly written tweet, or controversial ‘like’ can be cataclysmic. One of the most recent examples was the press controversy following David Gold, owner of West Ham football club, favouriting a derogatory message about the club’s manager, Sam Allardyce. The impact of this simple ‘click of a button’ led to significant press speculation regarding Allardyce’s possible dismissal. While Gold later apologised for this action, blaming it on the confusion of jetlag, his actions went viral and made national press. In addition, from an employment law perspective, Gold had provided Allardyce with a strong claim for constructive dismissal. In light of such risks, it can be a real challenge for employers to keep track of developments in social media technology, finding the best ways to exploit business opportunities whilst still minimising the potential risks that such engagement causes. Employers have to strike the right balance between encouraging their employees to effectively use social media in a work context, particularly with a view to attracting new contacts and new business but still ensuring that such use is legal, responsible and not offensive. As with so many other aspects of the employment relationship, it’s crucial that all employers have a comprehensive social media policy which reflects the organisation’s approach and priorities and the likely risks to the business and sets very clear boundaries as what is and is not permitted. The policy must be regularly reviewed and updated, any developments addressed and it needs to be properly communicated to all employees. Implementation will require monitoring, training and a consistent application of the policy if breaches arise, regardless of the seniority of the employee. Any social media policy should do the following: Clearly define what, if any, personal use is permitted; cross refer to other relevant policies such as the employer’s disciplinary procedure and data protection policies; specify whether employees can mention their employer on personal accounts; require employees to set appropriate privacy settings on accounts; remind employees that social media activity is not necessarily private; explain the level of monitoring undertaken by the employer and the purposes for this; emphasise the importance of confidentiality; prohibit all forms of discrimination, harassment and bullying; encourage employees to raise work related complaints or concerns through the grievance procedure; make clear the likely sanctions for any breaches. Social media related issues do not necessarily end when the employment relationship ends. Many employees will have a single LinkedIn profile that they use for both personal and professional purposes. This will include a list of contacts. Whilst a list of contacts in Outlook will usually belong to the employer the legal position as regards to lists on networks such as LinkedIn is not so clear. It’s therefore important that employers ensure that any restrictive covenants in the contracts of senior employees expressly restrict the use of social media. It’s therefore crucial for employers to have a detailed knowledge of how social media works, keep pace with new developments and avoid the disaster of inappropriate activity going viral.

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Social Media is a tool we all have to master to enhance our capabilities in today's business world.

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Five ways HR can develop innovation cultures in large companies

Five ways HR can develop innovation cultures in large companies | Human Resources | Scoop.it

Ask any CEO and they’ll tell you that innovation is vital to a company’s long-term success. In fact, a recent IBM study (IBM, 2010) of over 1,500 global CEOs found that ‘creativity’ was the number one most important capability for achieving their ambitions

 

Yet many large companies will secretly admit they don’t have the capabilities to innovate continuously. The result of this is that the majority of what they release as ‘innovations’ do not excite their customers, so much so that an astonishing 96% of all innovations released by companies fail to make a positive ROI (Doblin, 2013).

 

But the good news is that innovation is actually a process that can be trained, and creating a corporate environment which actually encourages innovation is something in which HR departments can play an integral role.


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HR can lead the charge for innovation.

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4 Common Characteristics Of The Super Resilient

4 Common Characteristics Of The Super Resilient | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Turns out what doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

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When life closes one door, it always opens another one.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, August 20, 12:12 AM

How to be a Supersurvivor!

John Michel's curator insight, August 20, 5:43 AM

By grounding yourself in the things you cannot change, it enables you to see more clearly what you can change.

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http://www.fastcompany.com/3033272/hit-the-ground-running/4-common-characteristics-of-the-super-resilient

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7 Traits of High Performing Managers

7 Traits of High Performing Managers | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Are you hiring, smart, and high performing managers? Here are seven traits to look for when hiring your next manager.

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Everyone does not have the ability or traits to manage others. The question is how do you learn how to manage.

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Corporate Culture Starts With Process, Not Platitudes

Corporate Culture Starts With Process, Not Platitudes | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Organizations may tout values like 'integrity' and 'customer focus' as part of their company cultures, but are those its employees' personal values?

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It is not what you place in your Mission Statement, it is what your employees believe is important to the company that they will do.

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Karl Wabst's curator insight, August 4, 1:11 PM

Corporate culture is defined by what your people do, how they act toward each other and your customer. It is not the Marketing message on the plaque in the lobby.

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Ways to Stretch Yourself as a Leader

Ways to Stretch Yourself as a Leader | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Those who succeed in the future workplace must be innovative. Adaptable. Able to change quickly.

You knew that, right?

It's not an option these days.

It's ma

Via Anne Leong
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you should always be seeking ways to improve your leadership qualities. 

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29 Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It)

29 Signs You’re Doing Just Fine (Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It) | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

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Great list to have on hand when you suffer any setbacks and we all suffer setbacks. Always be resilient.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 14, 5:59 AM

People rarely quit over the last thing that happened.  Instead they quit a tiny bit each day.  Trying to fix the last thing misses the point.  Keep this in mind.

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INSIDE HR | How to structure HR for maximum business benefit


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It is important to align HR with the business plan. This ensures HR is in sync with the overall business strategy.  It will also ensure that HR is value added.

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Is knowledge hidden in a few people's heads in your organization?

Is knowledge hidden in a few people's heads in your organization? | Human Resources | Scoop.it
One problem companies of all sizes are grappling with is the issue of people who know stuff not sharing stuff with the rest of the company. There are several reasons for people to get into "i-do-not

Via Vimal Rai
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People who hold all the knowledge to themselves don't realize the longterm damage they are doing  to the  organization.

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Vimal Rai's curator insight, May 28, 11:21 PM

A common problem in many organisations and groups. Have you recognised it and what have you done to overcome it?

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6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day

6 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Every Day | Human Resources | Scoop.it
In the lives of busy people, we sometimes forget what's important. These six questions will help you gain focus and productivity.

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I would add " What are you doing to improve your subordinates?"

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John Michel's curator insight, May 20, 11:09 AM

You don't have to be crazy busy to get value from these daily questions. On the slowest of days, they will help you center your mind so you can be confident, mentally free, and fully appreciative of the things you, as well as the people around you, do.

The BioSync Team's curator insight, May 20, 5:16 PM

SIX EMPOWERING QUESTIONS

  1. Why am I here?
  2. What more should I do?
  3. What can I let go?
  4. How can I be more efficient?
  5. Whom should I thank?
  6. How should I start tomorrow?


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Pat Headley's curator insight, May 21, 10:29 PM

In the lives of busy people, we sometimes forget what's important. These six questions will help you gain focus and productivity. 

Inspired Living and Giving

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Human Resources Burnout, How Do You Handle It?

Human Resources Burnout, How Do You Handle It? | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Being employed as a Human Resources professional is a job which has a high stress level. One of the reasons the majority of us enter into the ...

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We all need to learn the signs of burnout and  how to recharge ourselves.

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How War Has Prepared Today's Veterans for Startups and Small Businesses

How War Has Prepared Today's Veterans for Startups and Small Businesses | Human Resources | Scoop.it
This article is by Nick Padlo, the managing partner of Graycourt Capital and a former captain in the U.S. Army. Employers and headhunters typically describe veteran military officers as hard-chargers who can lead teams and execute plans in large, process-driven companies. But that misses something—how veteran officers also tend to be [...]

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Building Trust In The Workplace - TalentCulture

Building Trust In The Workplace - TalentCulture | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Trust in the workplace is more important than ever. Find out how to best build trust in the workplace to improve your culture with these tips.

Via Bond Beebe Accountants & Advisors
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Transparency inyour words and actions are the keys to building trust with your employees.

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Creative Recruiting: 7 Innovative Ways to Land Your Dream Hire

Creative Recruiting: 7 Innovative Ways to Land Your Dream Hire | Human Resources | Scoop.it
If you want to avoid sifting through a stack of poorly written resumes and find your dream hire, simple ad postings just aren’t going to cut it. Table of Contents: Gamification Go Undercover Snag t...

Via Bond Beebe Accountants & Advisors
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The VW approach was especially impressive and innovative.

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Managers Surprised by Breadth of FMLA’s Coverage

Managers Surprised by Breadth of FMLA’s Coverage | Human Resources | Scoop.it

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FMLA covers more than you think. Be sure you know all the details.

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3 Types of Focused Leaders

Where the leader looks, so goes the team and the company. Consider where you are focusing your efforts.

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As the leader your focus becomes the focus of your people.

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What Startups Can Learn From The Fall Of The Roman Empire - Forbes

What Startups Can Learn From The Fall Of The Roman Empire - Forbes | Human Resources | Scoop.it
What Startups Can Learn From The Fall Of The Roman Empire
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This haphazard leadership grouping obviously led to confusion, weakening of alliances, and of course, infighting among leadership.

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The Importance of Knowing Your People as Individuals

Knowing and treating your team members as individuals will strengthen relationships and trust. Those bonds are what get teams to become high performing.

Via Anne Leong
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If you take a genuine interest in your people and show that you care about them, they will always come through for you.  Take care of your people and they will take care of you.

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How To Create A Resilient Workforce - TalentCulture

How To Create A Resilient Workforce - TalentCulture | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Get started on creating a Resilient Workforce with these tips from tonight's #TChat guest, Michael Ballard.

Via Ron McIntyre, Pi Wen Looi, PhD., Bond Beebe Accountants & Advisors
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There are many definitions of resilience out there.  What is your definition of resilience.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 7, 10:32 AM

Interesting POV.  Resiliency is critical in today's leadership!

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10 Awesome Ways to Inspire Others - Entrepreneur

10 Awesome Ways to Inspire Others - Entrepreneur | Human Resources | Scoop.it
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10 Awesome Ways to Inspire Others
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To realize the utmost potential and minimize wasted effort, identify exactly what you're going after and make sure your people do, too. Redundancies arise when communication falters.

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Be the type of leader  for your people that you want your leader to be for you.

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John Michel's curator insight, June 14, 2:22 AM

Effective leaders must choose the right tactic for the right mission, no matter if it’s the boardroom or the battlefield. Inspiring others comes in myriad different forms. Here are 10 leadership guidelines to inspire others:

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Can you Change your Company Culture?

Can you Change your Company Culture? | Human Resources | Scoop.it

Via Anne Leong
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Changing the culture starts with small changes and then creating the dynamic for larger  changes.

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nice article
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10 Things You Need to Say Before it’s Too Late

10 Things You Need to Say Before it’s Too Late | Human Resources | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living

Via John Michel
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Always remember that  you are your biggest fan. Always have confidence in yourself and your abilities. 

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John Michel's curator insight, May 26, 4:20 AM

 Human beings can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness… but not loneliness.  It is the worst of all agonies.  And what’s the worst kind of loneliness?  The kind you can’t escape – when you are uncomfortable with yourself.  The truth is, a partner, or even just a friend, can add lots of beauty to your life, but they can’t fill a void that exists within you.  

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20 Most In-Demand HR Job Titles – Jobs. Trends. Insight.

20 Most In-Demand HR Job Titles – Jobs. Trends. Insight. | Human Resources | Scoop.it

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It is important to know what are the actual  job descriptions behind each HR job title.

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JASON CAVNESS's curator insight, March 18, 8:09 PM

It is important to know what your HR Army job title translates to in the civilian world of HR.

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The Most Popular Employee Perks Of 2014

The Most Popular Employee Perks Of 2014 | Human Resources | Scoop.it

During a trip to California last fall, I stopped in to visit a friend of mine who works at Dropbox.  He zipped over to the reception area to fetch me on a Razor scooter, provided to employees to make getting around the office faster (and cooler), took me past the morning yoga class currently in session, the fresh squeezed juice station and granola wall, and the made-to-order stir fry bar, to the plush music room, equipped with instruments and big soft couches arranged in a lounge/bar atmosphere.  At the time, I was struggling to raise another round for my start-up, and was packing my own lunch for the plane to save money. It was as if I had walked into a physical representation of the opportunity costs of running my own company — and it was painful.

 


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Debra Walker
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When you are offered employment, it is important that you negotiate for any additional perks.  As they say, you never receive what you don't ask for.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 20, 8:22 PM

In addition to all of the traditional perks like 401K matching funds and free medical and dental benefits, employers are becoming more innovative and employees love it!

Debra Walker's curator insight, March 11, 1:35 PM

I am so glad to see that this author correctly identifies these as perks or additions to compensation plans.  As more employees are seeking other things than the traditional cash compensation, this does provide a competitive advantage as a distinguisher between organizations for individuals considering which organizations to work for.  However, what has to go hand in hand with these amendments to traditional compensation plans is a culture that supports and lives the philosophies that underline it.  As the author notes, not all firms can afford this and it is the kind of work and professional development environment that exists beyond these components that will guide the "happiness" and continued engagement of an employee.