Toxic optimism has continued to grow in the workplace. We aren’t talking about whether the glass is half empty or half full. No matter what your situation is or how difficult it is, there’s a huge difference between toxic optimism and being an optimistic person. Optimism in the workplace becomes toxic when someone wants to …
Open Enrollment continues to be an afterthought at some companies, but when you think about your goals to attract and retain employees, this is a campaign that affects every team member. Giving your organization easy-to-understand information, a fun and engaging theme, and even a contest to sweeten the deal can be an example of a winning culture.
It’s time to pay respect to the process and understand that communications is more than just putting words together for an email, article, blog, website copy, social media post, etc. There is strategy behind what is said, how often, and the way in which it’s presented. Every touchpoint, campaign, or site has its own purpose. Real and sustainable impact takes continued investment – not a one-sheeter.
We’ve all heard “the new normal” more times than we can count. When it comes to the workplace, so much has evolved since the start of the pandemic. Organizations are changing the way they work, and candidates are in the driver’s seat. However, the interview process and the questions asked have remained the same.
Imagine this – you are interested in building a home. Contractors are plenty and you want to hire the right one to support your vision. Before you see any of their work, you ask them to fill out a fifty-page document so they can describe who they are. A couple weeks and one novel per contractor later, you set a meeting and ask them to tell you what they can do rather than asking them to customize your dream home.
If ol’ Bernard Shaw could see us now. In early 20th century, he made this statement at a time of mailed letters, face-to-face discussions, and the introduction of the telephone. Can you imagine his astonishment in today’s world with countless ways to reach an audience? And yet, is anyone really listening?