Today’s post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. Here she reflects on the dog days of summer.
It turns out that the “dog days of summer” have nothing to do with hot muggy weather that makes you flop like my friend Jack in the picture below. Rather, according to the National Geographic, this expression refers to the time of year when Sirius, the dog star, appears to rise before the sun – which isn’t always in summer.
I’m sticking with the conventional definition here because it’s been hot and humid the last few weeks and Jack and I are more suited to chilly than sultry weather. Everybody moves more slowly and a lot of my colleagues are on vacation. Good for them, they’re all hard workers and will benefit from taking a break. It does mean, however, that I am not as rich in guest contributions for this blog as I usually am.
What I can share with you are a few quick bites of knowledge from me and my colleagues on the Forbes Human Resources Council. Forbes poses a new set of questions each month that address common HR issues. We can respond if we feel qualified to do so, then Forbes curates those they feel are best fit into an article.
Following are some of the ones I’ve found most interesting this year:
- Twelve Steps to Take When a New Hire Isn’t Performing Quite How You Expected
- Twelve Tips for Delivering Tough Feedback to a Manager as an HR Mediator
- How to Catch Employee Dissatisfaction in Time to Salvage Their Engagement
- The Rise of AI in HR: Nine Notable Developments That Will Impact Recruiting and Hiring
- Tough Hiring Decision? These 14 Tiebreakers Can Help You Make the Final Call
- Can You Really Measure the ROI of Company Culture? 10 HR Experts Weigh In
- 10 Important Things HR Experts Want Employers to Know About Employee Benefits
- Hiring Top Talent From Generation Z: 14 Essential Recruitment Tips
- Six Ways to Craft a Social Media Policy that Fosters Employee Participation
What are some of the best human resources tips you’ve shared or learned in your career?