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.
How to Improve the Engagement and Retention of Young Hourly Workers
Young, hourly workers seem to be on a revolving door of employment, which is bad for them and for employers. But they’re often bouncing around looking for a place that feels like home. This article from the Harvard Business Review describes several evidence-based strategies for keeping hourly workers and even growing them into full-time stars. Much of this advice applies to older hourly workers as well. Read more.
Transferring Knowledge to Post-Millennials Through Employee Mentoring
Millennials have had their day – now it’s all post-millennial. (Just kidding.) But the new generation to hit the workplace, Gen Z, is poised to make their own stamp on organizations. This article offers a guide to helping these folks start strong with mentoring designed specifically for the Gen Z perspective. Read more.
What Common Mistakes Do New Managers Make?
Whether you need to help new managers adjust or you’re newly promoted yourself, this article identifies some of the common pitfalls. We all know that what got you promoted isn’t what will make you successful as a manager, so it’s important to learn what can trip you up. Read more.
The Two Silent Killers of Change Management
I was surprised at the points in this article, which suggests that change cannot happen if people are pretty happy and comfortable where they are. It makes sense, but I’ve rarely seen change discussed from that perspective. Since we’re in the business of influencing behavior, these are good comments to keep in mind. Read more.
Building Relationships That Work
If you help people develop leadership skills, take a look at this article. It outlines 15 practices for leaders to understand themselves better and as a result create more effective relationships with others. Read more.
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