The best way to manage morale during layoffs is to be honest and upfront about the situation and help the employees find new jobs, executives say. After the layoffs, engage remaining employees by giving them career training and a bigger role in making decisions.
Leaders do a better job when they have the skills and experience specific to the business they're in, writes Art Markman. "[W]hen we train people to take on leadership roles, we need to give them practice solving domain-specific problems so that they can prepare to integrate information in the arena in which they are being asked to lead," he writes.
Motivate employees by showing them how their efforts will benefit them personally, writes Margo Manning, author of "The Step-Up Mindset for New Managers." Meet with the workers individually to figure out what inspires them and make sure they end up reaping the rewards.
Full-time and part-time employees with diabetes cost US employers $20.4 billion annually through unplanned missed workdays, according to a report released by Gallup and Sharecare to coincide with World Diabetes Day this week. Sharecare Vice President Sheila Holcomb said employers can partner with the medical community to offer diabetes education and training for employees.
Male recruiters admit a candidate's looks and attire influence hiring decisions, while female recruiters say they care more about education and references, according to a Jobvite report. The report also lists deal breakers, with 86% of recruiters citing rudeness to a receptionist or support staff, 71% citing phone use during an interview and 52% citing bad hygiene.
Immediately validate co-workers' concerns when they voice frustrations to you, Jaclyn Westlake writes. If you empathize with others before responding, they're more likely to understand your point of view without feeling resentful.
Dress more formally than you need to and chat up high-level executives whenever possible to secure a prosperous future at work, writes Shana Lebowitz. Take every opportunity to speak up in meetings and use the end of each workday to reflect upon what you've accomplished.
If you're struggling with being open-minded about a situation at work, try talking to an impartial person who can help you comprehend the other side of the conversation, suggests John Brown. This strategy can also provide insight into why you may be resisting a particular change.
Avoid applying for multiple positions at the same company simultaneously, because doing so will make you look desperate, writes Liz Ryan. Also, don't overemphasize how much you want the job or send a LinkedIn request to the hiring manager right after an interview.