5 Skills Middle Managers Need to Become Better Leaders

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5 Skills Middle Managers Need to Become Better Leaders

We’ve all heard and likely executed, the notion that the example and company culture starts at the top with senior leadership. While it is tremendously important for those in senior leadership positions to embrace, embody, and champion organizational changes and organizational culture, middle managers play a crucial part in implementing and executing organizational strategies and cultural changes.
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Defining and Measuring Employee Engagement

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Defining and Measuring Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is generally defined as a positive, fulfilled state of the employee regarding their work and their organization. Employee engagement is characterized by vigor, dedication, and absorption in work-related activities. Unsurprisingly, employee engagement connects with many desirable outcomes, including high performance, overall positive attitudes, better mental health, and increased innovation. If employees are not engaged, they tend to burn out and disconnect from their work.
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Vertical Development for Leadership

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Vertical Development for Leadership

Leadership development and professional development are not new concepts, yet their evolvement has been less than progressive. Many organizations focus on the horizontal development of leaders by investing in soft skills and technical skills training with a focus on broadening tools and competencies used. Horizontal development is a key part of leadership development and organizational success.
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What HR Can Learn About Diversity and Inclusion From The Oscars

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What HR Can Learn About Diversity and Inclusion From The Oscars

Each year during award show season, it seems a controversial topical movement becomes an unofficial theme. This year diversity and inclusion was the real star of the show. Hollywood is just the most publicized industry dealing with these issues, but Human Resources professionals are dealing with Diversity and Inclusion initiatives in their own businesses across the world every day.
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The 3 Ps to an Employee Engagement Communication Strategy

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The 3 Ps to an Employee Engagement Communication Strategy

It’s no surprise to anyone in Human Resources that high engagement leads to increased retention, productivity, and business success. Assessing the level of engagement or commitment your employees have to your organization through Employee Engagement Surveys is only half the battle. The other, more crucial, half of the battle is how you communicate Employee Engagement Surveys and the results to your employees.
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