Five Strategies to Improve Manager and Employee Relations


While managers and employees are better off as colleagues than friends, it’s still important to develop strong relationships between the two sides. Here are five strategies for improving the employee-manager relationship. This is where positive manager-employee relationships begin. These meetings will make employees feel more comfortable about asking for help and give the manager a better understanding of the unique personalities and motivations of their team members.

5 Business Lessons Learned From Adult Coloring Books

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I’ve noticed a few themes emerging in the professional development space that center around the need for individuals to find ways to decompress, de-stress, and detox from their digital lives. Career Development Employee Relations Happy Hour Training and Development business employee relation

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Corporate Culture: Your Company Is a Community

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I heard it at the Great Place to Work conference and again at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Expo. employees). Cultures of control have low employee engagement.

Employees Need to Own Their Success

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She had heard the most interesting title – Vice President of Employee Success. When a person has the job title Vice President of Employee Success, that takes responsibility for achieving success away from: 1) The organization. 3) The employees. It shouldn’t be “Employee Success”.

Your Blueprint for Employee Performance Meetings

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Employee performance meetings happen all the time in business. We’re not talking about meetings that address employee discipline or terminations. Employee performance meetings are about helping employees succeed. Let the employee know the purpose of the meeting.

5 Business Lessons Learned from Adult Dot to Dot Books

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We should let employees find their right way of doing things. Career Development Happy Hour Strategy and Planning Well-Being and Wellness employee relations engagement well-beingMove over adult coloring, the new stress reliever is dot to dot.

Your Office Space Should Be Determined by Your Work (Not Your Pay Status)

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One of the people in the group mentioned a challenge they were having, not because of the pay change, but because the employee impacted was going to have to move from an office with a door to a cubicle. More employees are asking to work from home.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Employee Feedback Edition

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Employees at every level of the organization need to know how to deliver good feedback on a regular basis. It might be worth adding a little bit of training into orientation or onboarding about how employees can deliver good feedback. 6 Guidelines for Giving Powerful Employee Feedback.

How To Build a Successful Mentoring Program

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Companies want to make sure their organizational knowledge and history is passed along to new employees, who will lead the organization forward. One of my go-to resources for design ideas is the Association for Talent Development’s (ATD) Infoline series.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Talking About Your Salary

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Many companies today are expanding employee benefits and perks. Employees need to think about how much they use the benefits that the company offers. Sometimes, even when a manager wants to increase an employee’s salary, there are factors beyond their control.

Respect Email Expectations

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Now as you can surmise from the title, the author suggests not sending emails late in the evening hours because it totally stresses out employees. Companies with an “ always being on ” culture are burning employees out. How much can that contribute to stressed out employees?

Top 5 challenges in employee relations and how you can address them


WHAT ARE EMPLOYEE RELATIONS? Employee Relations is not just a term, nor it only means relationships between employers and employees. It refers to an organization’s efforts to create and maintain a positive relationship with its employees.

The Only 3 Reasons to Hold a Business Meeting

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Aren’t they really telling employees, “Have all the meetings you want, just make them all 10 minutes long.”. The organization is developing their goals and direction. Employee coaching meetings are another form of meeting. Business meetings are the bane of our professional lives.

3 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Job – Ask #HR Bartender

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In the past, I’ve had employees tell me stories about how unhappy they are, how their boss is a jerk , and how the company is terrible. Now, looking for a new opportunity doesn’t mean the employee or the company are at fault. I received this note from a reader recently.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – March 2015

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Investing in our employees has never been more important for business growth. Don’t forget that the Association for Talent Development’s International Conference and Expo (aka ATD ICE) is being held in Orlando on May 17-20. Where has the year gone?!

Corporate Culture and Company Profits Are Not Mutually Exclusive

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The point being: The Cheesecake Factory has invested heavily in developing their culture. It can be known for high-turnover and not always viewed as a long-term career. Places like The Cheesecake Factory are changing that with their investment into culture and employee engagement.

Missing Evaluations: How to Handle – Ask #HR Bartender

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Just looking for advice on how to handle the following situation: We’ve had a lot of management turnover in the last year and there are several employees who did not receive their 2014 annual review. Whether you love or hate performance reviews, employees expect them.

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Quick Shots for #HR and Business Pros – #ATD2015 Edition

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Organizations are creating internal coaching practices as part of employee career development programs. It’s time for employees to set the agenda! But let the employee set the agenda. Employees need to control the conversation.

Define Your Balance – Friday Distraction

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Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – December 2014

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This time of year reminds me of my early career when I worked during the holidays. It was fun going into work on Christmas Day to decorate the employee cafeteria and wish employees a wonderful holiday. I hope you and yours are enjoying the December holidays.

Embracing Organizational “Outsiders”

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Related posts from HR Bartender: Adding HR Headcount – Ask #HR Bartender The Lost Art of Walking Around You Can Go Home Again. During this year’s HR Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to hear Andrew McAfee from MIT talk about his book, “The Second Machine Age”.

Adopting a Professional Uniform [poll]

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Related posts from HR Bartender: Don’t Buy a Suit For an Interview Clothes Really Don’t Make Us It’s Okay Not Being a Team Player. Career Development Employee Relations Leadership and Management

Telecommuting Is Not a Profession

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In fact, I’ll go one step further and say every employee, whether they telecommute or not, needs to have those skills. They are making a direct connection between work and employee engagement. Career Development Consulting Employee Relations Recruiting and Retention

Telecommuting Discrimination – Ask #HR Bartender

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I work for a company that sometimes allows employees to work from home. By definition, telecommuting is when an employee works from home. The idea is, the employee is eliminating their daily commute to the office.

Make Training More Impactful With Peer-Based Learning

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Oh sure, the corporate headquarters had a formal training and development department. But at individual locations, we delivered training with the employees on site. And we learned how to identify the subject matter expertise in employees so they could share that expertise with others.

Changing Performance Appraisal Ratings – Ask #HR Bartender

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Jonathan Segal with the firm Duane Morris shares, “It is lawful for an employee to make changes based on the dialogue that should accompany the appraisal.” Please note Jonathan’s use of the word “employee”. Both the employee and manager agree upon the change.

The One Thing Employees Love About the Performance Review Process

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My guess is that the one thing employees like about the performance review process – besides really good constructive feedback – is the pay conversation. Employees know that once a year, they get to talk about pay. We’re asking employees to take more ownership in their careers.

Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Talent.

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Ingham is still early in his career. Employee Engagement Zingers. Employee Engagement Strategy: What’s Your Story? developing social capital). Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Talent Managers / 3. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

You Can’t Have Self-Managed Teams Without Self-Managed People

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Disengaged employees and self-management might not mix. If you consider the definitions of employee engagement and self-management, it seems logical that disengaged employees might not embrace self-management. Employees need training on the principles of self-management.

The One Thing You Need to Learn How to Do Well in 2017

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Feedback extends to employees as well. Organizations are finding that regular employee feedback sessions improve performance. Mentors can play a valuable role in career development. Setting employees up for success means open and honest communication – both ways.

#BersinIMPACT: Mentoring for Career Development ~ HR to HR 2.0.

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Ingham is still early in his career. Employee Engagement Zingers. Employee Engagement Strategy: What’s Your Story? developing social capital). BersinIMPACT: Mentoring for Career Development. Labels: Careers , Case study , Events , HCM technology.

Defining Workplace Professionalism

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Here’s the final definition the group developed: Approaching work in the spirit of collegiality, commitment, altruism, and accountability. Companies need to be cognizant of this and define for employees what professional means.

Five common workplace distractions – and how to handle them


More than half (54%) of the US workers surveyed by Udemy for Business in 2018 said they aren’t performing as well as they should be because of workplace distractions, with nearly 20% saying they are not able to advance in their career or reach their full potential because of workplace distractions. Advice Career development Employee relations Performance

How to Approach Your Employer About a Mental Health Issue?

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As mental health sits high on the agenda, more so than in previous times, there are support services that can be accessed through work to help you cope with mental health and work-related pressures, such as counseling and Access to Work. .

5 Ways You’re Losing as an Employer


There’s a phenomenon that many HR nerds refer to as the employee lifecycle, and if it’s something you’re not managing, you may be losing out as an employer. The employee lifecycle refers to the various stages of relationship that an employee has with their employer. Human resources plays a key role in every aspect of the employee lifecycle. Consider a prospective employee with incredible talent who doesn’t get the right impression of your business from day one.