This is going to be a regular feature on my blog from now on, so if you’re like me and subscribe to far too many HR newsletters, use this as your weekly shortcut!
Here’s a quick overview of some of the articles I enjoyed reading this week.
It’s impossible for HR not to have learned anything from the past month!
This article from HR Grapevine talks about some of the questions HR teams should be asking themselves in light of recent events. Remote working, company culture, mental health and leadership all comes up.
Definitely worth a read for some food for thought! Click here to read the article.
Great Place to Work did some analysis of 1000 companies and what it told us about employees’ understanding of their employers’ values and culture was a little bit surprising!
Nearly half of employees didn’t know their employers values, 52% didn’t know their vision and 27% said the values contained too much jargon.
BUT another survey found that 77% of adults would consider a company’s culture before applying for a job there, with 5000 survey respondents saying culture is more important than salary.
So basically people want a company culture and values they can get behind! And I’m pretty sure HR get to see the positive and negative results of this in their day-to-day jobs more than anyone else in an organisation. It really is important.
What do you think the stats would be for the company you work at?
HR practitioners know all too well that change comes with lots of ‘people challenges’. Because change can be scary!
The words restructure, acquisition or merger whispered in an office can make employees nervous. So how can HR teams help employees and organisations to get through major change initiatives without all the negatives they can sometimes bring?
Well, putting employees first is the best place to start.
I read an article from People Management this week which talks about why change initiatives often go wrong. Naturally, business leaders are often overwhelmed by managing whatever change it is, that they focus on structures and processes and forget the softer side – the people part. Sound familiar?
The article lists nine key themes that HR can focus on to help business leaders successfully manage change:
The next article is on HR Grapevine. It’s all about leading at a time of crisis, and they highlight 5 of the top leadership skills needed to guide a team through tough times.
Well, I hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks summary! Check back next week for my latest HR round-up.