Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff.
5 Tips to Help Leaders Develop Skills to Manage International Teams
Many companies are recruiting employees overseas these days. And management needs the skills to help these folks work smoothly with domestic offices. Here are 5 tips to get going. Even if you don’t hire internationally, but have remote teams, work-from-home employees, or contract employees, you’ll find these tips useful for creating successful geographically diverse teams. Read more.
5 Tips for People-Oriented HR Management
All HR professionals want to support employees and positively impact company culture. But it’s easy to get distracted by administrative or technical projects. Now that we’re into Q2 of the year, it’s a good time to double-check your people-oriented initiatives and see how it’s going. This article is a good checklist for how you’re doing and for re-focusing your efforts if needed. Read more.
Social Tools for Learning: 2017
Here’s a practical article on ways to use social media in your company to encourage informal learning. It has some great examples of how other organizations are doing it, plus useful advice on how to build a successful social learning environment at your company. Read more.
Who Comes First – Clients or Employees?
Well, as you might expect from the theme of this newsletter, the answer is employees! Big surprise. But this article neatly explains why and how you should support employees for happier clients in the long run, even if it means losing a difficult customer in the short run. Read more.
These Are the Communications Skills Managers Need
This article contains a series of questions to help you identify gaps in communication skills with your team. Whether you’re coaching a manager, developing manager training, or even working on your own skills, the questions will be a good resource for uncovering your team’s communication strengths and weaknesses. Read more.
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