Archive for February, 2015
There are ways to break down communication barriers that impact productivity without becoming your employees’ best friend (which in turn hurts productivity). Just because you are in HR or payroll doesn’t mean you can’t be reminded of some basics when it comes to knocking down barriers with employees. Or, if you know and do all of this, forward it on to the managers within your company.
Make Time For Your Employees
This means individual, one-on-one meetings to build a strong work relationship with each and every individual. Make sure this time is “quality time.” Don’t answer emails or look at your phone or be distracted overall. You owe your subordinate the respect to give them your undivided attention for a given period, be it 10 minutes or 30, be it every day or every two weeks.
Recently Indeed published a research study examining how the three main workforce age groups (Millennials, Gen Xers & Baby Boomers) look for jobs in today’s marketplace.
As professionals always looking for the top talent, it is important we recognize that there are “best practices” for attracting potential employees from each of these age groups. It does seem like a basic principal – know your audience, what they consume, and how they consume it. You won’t see a Budweiser commercial on Downton Abbey (if PBS ran commercials).