As remote work practices have come to define the “new normal” for most organizations, the question arises: How can my colleagues and I be more effective communicators through online meeting and conference call platforms?
In its 2016 poll “Millennials: The Job-Hopping Generation,” Gallup reported that only half of millennial workers expects to remain in their current job one year from now; and 21% of millennials say they've changed jobs within the past year, more than three times the number of non-millennials who report the same.
In meeting with clients, I’m hearing more concern about the “softer” skills critical to leadership and business development. The impression individuals make when interacting with colleagues, managers, and clients can greatly accelerate their career success…or leave them stalled or sidelined in the workplace. That’s where tailored coaching comes in.
Every April 1, the annual application process for H-1B visas begins. This year, many companies are concerned about the new administration’s focus on curbing visa programs. In light of a potential new executive order that could significantly curtail recruitment of highly skilled foreign employees, HR leaders are doubling down on efforts to retain their current H-1B employees. Research has shown employee development to be a valuable tool in increasing employee commitment and retention:
For many companies, the midyear period is a time for employee evaluation and goal-setting, typically resulting in a “from-now-to-year-end” roadmap. Ideally, managers and human resource leaders work together to establish an open-dialog environment in which employees are actively encouraged to share thoughts on their progress, challenges, and goals…and how they see the rest of the year unfolding. Managers, advisers, and HR staff should all come away from these conversations asking--