After internal analysis, the L&D team at Pep Boys realized that to drive outstanding employee engagement outcomes across their organization, their managers needed people skills—communication, delegation, and coaching—skills that many of their new leaders had never practiced before.
HR leaders have evolved beyond the stereotypical “payroll people” to dynamic individuals requiring virtual presentation skills, communication, financial literacy, and overall business acumen. Organizations that invest in the development of their HR leaders will see a return in the form of talent retention, people management, and overall organizational effectiveness.
In today’s fast-paced world, employees and teams must prioritize flexibility. Many HR and leadership teams are cross-skilling employees to make their companies more agile and resilient so processes don’t grind to a halt when one employee is out of the office.
But while there are upsides to cross-skilling, there are a few downsides leaders should be aware of as well, including the risk of demotivating or disengaging employees.
Creating engaging, measurable, and sticky leadership and development experiences can be challenging. Here are three tips.
While quiet quitting certainly has negative connotations, many adopters of the phrase are championing the idea of prioritizing mental health over unreasonable deadlines, overtime hours, taking on responsibilities outside of their job description, or stressing out at work.
Regardless of how it’s defined, it is important for you, as a leader, to understand, listen to, and bolster how your employees are feeling.
Being a leader in today’s workplace comes with unique challenges. From the culture of work evolving dramatically to retaining and engaging top talent, leaders are dealing with more stress than ever. To combat the ever-changing work environment and shifting priorities, it’s important for you as a leader to take time to reflect and refocus for the second half of 2022.