Five Strategies to Improve Manager and Employee Relations

Reflektive

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.

7 ways a PEO can help you manage your employee-related to-dos

Insperity

The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But by ignoring your employer responsibilities to employees, you could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated. Other employees are now complaining that Joe is very careless around equipment in the warehouse. An employee requests leave.

Welcome to the Hoops Coaches Absolutely Losing their * Conference Room.

The HR Capitalist

I think it's time to have a room - to be named later - which includes portraits of basketball coaches absolutely losing their *. Communications Culture Employee Relations Performance ManagementCapitalist Note - March Madness starts today.

From Shop Steward To Today’s Employee Relations Specialist – Indirect Route Into HR.

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Often, people get wrapped up in turf wars which are destructive to both sides, rather than trying to figure out roles for both sides and create a win-win employee situation. Paul is also a coach and that is noticeable in the way he speaks and shares his information with you.

Why "Get Focused/Do Better/Play Harder" is a Horrible Coaching Strategy.

The HR Capitalist

In the business and sports world, there's a huge coaching crutch that's often said, but rarely means anything. When it comes time to coach the person in question - and perhaps help them - only general advice is given. Employee Relations Leadership Managing Talent

Isn’t It Time We Get Employee Relations Issues Out of the Closet?

TLNT: The Business of HR

Yes, I realize that HR is tasked with investigating employee relations issues; it’s often a substantial percentage of HR’s work. Get employee relations issues out of the closet. In my experience, employee relations issues are held close to the vest by the HR/ER team.

Employees Need to Own Their Success

HR Bartender

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”.

Welcome to the Hoops Coaches Absolutely Losing their * Conference Room.

The HR Capitalist

The holidays are a good time to think about remodeling and since it''s hoops season, I think it''s time to have a room - to be named later - which includes portraits of basketball coaches absolutely losing their *. At Kinetix , we have some themed conference and breakout rooms.

Coaching Leaders to Make Connections

Center for Coaching

Coaching is a very effective management tool that supports both communication and connection when used properly. The same principle applies to coaching. Effective and focused coaching will create the crucial connections that are essential to employee relations.

AMBITION WEEK: Coaching Your Ambitious Direct Report to Not Be Hated.

The HR Capitalist

One problem that is universal related to direct reports with high ambition levels is that they can become hated by their peers - the folks they work with. So how do you coach your high ambition direct report to play nice with the lower ambition locals? Employee Relations Leadership Learning and Development Performance Management Workplace

Coaching for Managers 101 - Use An Observation As An Anchor

The HR Capitalist

Employee Relations Performance Management I know, it''s simple. But I got in thrown in my face yesterday, and it was a good refresher. You''re a manager. Sometimes you have to course correct with people who work for you.

The Trap of Non-Specific Feedback As a Replacement For Coaching.

The HR Capitalist

People are trying to coach others as much as they can, but they default to non-specific feedback that is unhelpful at best and counter-productive at worst. Odds are that you've used most, if not all, of these in the course of your day to day life coaching someone - a friend, a kid, a parent, a team member at work, and yes - someone you manage. Those non-specific words feel like coaching, but they're not. That's failure #1 if you're responsible for coaching someone.

When Turnover Is High But That Means You're World Class.

The HR Capitalist

Football season is upon us, and no one has more people leave them for a better job than University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. Consider the following stats from Inc: Let's talk about Nick Saban, the head football coach at the University of Alabama.

The Only 3 Reasons to Hold a Business Meeting

HR Bartender

Aren’t they really telling employees, “Have all the meetings you want, just make them all 10 minutes long.”. Employee coaching meetings are another form of meeting. It can be to tell an employee they’re doing well or to share concerns.

Make Training More Impactful With Peer-Based Learning

HR Bartender

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. Possibly even for long-term employees to help new hires. . Coaching.

How To Build a Successful Mentoring Program

HR Bartender

Companies want to make sure their organizational knowledge and history is passed along to new employees, who will lead the organization forward. Most mentoring programs have three goals: 1) to assist in career development, 2) to increase staff retention and 3) to improve employee engagement.

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How You Deal With an Annoying Coworker – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

It would not go well to tell one employee, “Stop making clacky noises with your fake nails.” Talking to one employee and not addressing all of the annoyances will come across as targeting one person. I understand in this case the employees have gone to the manager about their concerns.

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

HR Bartender

Internal coaching is growing in practice! Organizations are creating internal coaching practices as part of employee career development programs. Coaching = Connection = Engagement. It’s time for employees to set the agenda! But let the employee set the agenda.

Is Corrective Action a Death Sentence?

The HR Capitalist

Corrective Action is a formal process where you tell an employee, usually in a written document that is delivered in a formal meeting with a witness - that their performance is below standards and unless they improve, they likely will be removed from the company in time.

Embracing Organizational “Outsiders”

HR Bartender

Outsiders need internal mentors and coaches to sometimes navigate corporate culture. Related posts from HR Bartender: Adding HR Headcount – Ask #HR Bartender The Lost Art of Walking Around You Can Go Home Again.

The Importance of Articulating “Why” When Providing Feedback

Something Different

When delivering positive feedback in this way, I’ve generally felt like I am doing a good job by (i) recognizing an employee for solid performance and (ii) clearly specifying what I’m recognizing the employee for.

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Have Horrible Bosses Created the Business Coaching Industry?

Symbolist

Call a business coach. But the idea of business coaches and that entire industry, made me think that if managers were doing their job would there even be a need for business coaches? Can you recommend a good business coach? – Like Employee Engagement.

Giving Employees the Power of Technology – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

The Workforce Institute at Kronos released the third book in its thought leadership trilogy aimed at developing and retaining a competitive and engaged workforce: It’s All About Bob(bie) – Strategies for Winning With Your Employees.

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9 Lessons for Running a Great HR Function

UpstartHR

Use your values statement every day to keep measuring your candidates and employees to make sure they are on target. I once had a great group of employees that worked at a remote site. I can coach you, but I can’t make you choose to do the right thing.

Conflict In The Workplace

New to HR

At some point in your career, you will be required to moderate some form of argument or disagreement that has come between two employees. Coaching & Mentoring Employee Relations (ER) conflict disciplinary employee relations HR New to HR

Call Up The Co-Worker or Boss You Used to Hate and Tell Them You Understand.

The HR Capitalist

More from ESPN: Celtics guard Kyrie Irving said that in the wake of his outbursts at coach Brad Stevens and forward Gordon Hayward on the court at the end of Saturday's loss at the Orlando Magic and pointed criticisms of Boston's young players afterward, he called LeBron James and apologized for the way he handled criticism from James when the two were teammates in Cleveland. Career Advice Change Employee Relations Leadership Managing

Not Blowing Sh*t Up At Work is Hard.

The HR Capitalist

Riding a bike on a freeway, now that's hard.". -- Willard Sims, Head Basketball Coach , Truman State. -. Not blowing #### up as a road warrior employee/manager isn't easy. Communications Employee Relations Managing Talent"You think this is hard? This isn't hard.

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Is Corrective Action a Death Sentence?

The HR Capitalist

Corrective Action is a formal process where you tell an employee, usually in a written document that is delivered in a formal meeting with a witness - that their performance is below standards and unless they improve, they likely will be removed from the company in time.

Looking For Some Great "Tom Is Moving On" Communication Notes? Here You Go.

The HR Capitalist

Pro basketball's Chicago Bulls fired their coach, Tom Thibodeau , this week. Teams that consistently perform at the highest levels are able to come together and be unified across the organization-staff, players, coaches, management and ownership. Communications Employee Relations

Can I (and Should I) Fire An Employee for Social Media Content?

UpstartHR

In this case, I’d take a coaching approach initially. If we find out something about a candidate that would bring financial or other harm to employees, company, or customers, it’s our responsibility to keep that kind of people from getting onto the payroll. The post Can I (and Should I) Fire An Employee for Social Media Content? General Employee Relations Recruiting Social Media

Want your employees to improve? Treat them like they do on The Voice.

OmegaHR Solutions

It is not just singers who need coaching. All employees will improve with coaching. It is not unlike the selection process companies go through to find employees. Coach for improvement. Many employers would love to have employees improve their skills after hire.

Uber, Harassment and HR Business Partner Coverage - Let's Look at the Numbers.

The HR Capitalist

But this post on HR at Uber from Recode gives us some interesting numbers to think about related to HR staffing: "It’s most glaring overall problems seems to center on how the human resources role was conceived at Uber by its brash and commanding leader Kalanick.

The Heisenberg Rules: What HR Can Learn from Breaking Bad (#1 - Acknowledge High Performance)

The HR Capitalist

Let's say you have a problematic employee you're coaching in a lot of areas. Why not acknowledge her super skill in getting people to get things done (only using in limited circumstances) while coaching her on her crass, abrasive personality everywhere else?

Administrative Leave Means You're Already Gone - Urban Meyer Edition.

The HR Capitalist

I think I've written about people being put on administrative leave before - but I'm reminded of it on the news that Ohio State put football coach Urban Meyer on Paid Administrative Leave this week. Career Advice Communications Employee Relations Legal Affairs Litigation WorkplaceWell, I heard some people talkin' just the other day And they said you were gonna put me on a shelf But let me tell you I got some news for you And you'll soon find out it's true.

Mindfulness and Meditation Might Be Bad For Your Company.

The HR Capitalist

We accept through research that this is good for our employees (I'm assuming, I don't have research to quote), but we've never really asked if it's good for the company or even the employee's career. In the first, 109 participants were given audio instructions in common mindfulness meditation techniques by a meditation coach. Mindfulness Meditation might put your employees so much as ease that they're more mellow than you'd like them to be about goals.

Mizzou Football: Leaders Need To Make Sure Urgency Is Obvious to All.

The HR Capitalist

We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students' experience. Is Pinkel, the head football coach at Missouri, the man when it comes to inclusion?

Maybe Major College Athletes Do Need a Union.

The HR Capitalist

Barrett will also lose his scholarship for a term as part of his discipline for his arrest during the bye week, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Monday. Employee RelationsI'm pretty much on the record as being pro-employer when it comes to unions and American business.