Sometimes Leading Means Letting Go During the Pandemic (Lessons Learned in Zoom Rooms)

On January 4, 2021, in Contributing Authors, Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, HRExaminer, Jon Stross, by Jon Stross
“In considering what our employees need from leadership right now, here are some of the questions we keep in mind.” Jon Stross, President and Co-founder of Greenhouse
 

HRExaminer v12.01

Our systems were not designed to scale during an abrupt shift from centralized to distributed work. TJ Fjelseth, CHRO of Socrates.ai expands on the Conversations emerging during an abrupt shift from centralized to distributed work.



What should modern bereavement leave look like in pandemic times? Surely, the standard three days of paid leave to say farewell won’t cut it. Read, Modern Bereavement Leave in Pandemic Times from John Sumser.



Michael Kannisto, Ph.D. explains that college recruiting has a strict timeline and with each passing day the class of 2020 faced the prospect of being excluded from the recruiting process. The Lost Generation of College Recruits.



Neurodiverse people often possess remarkable technical and problem-solving capabilities. They end up surfacing insights that others miss. Heather Bussing has more about Hiring Neurodiverse People.



John Sumser asks you to consider who is really important at your company. Instead of paying attention to the people with charisma and connections, you need to focus on people with competence. 8 Steps to Identify Your Everyday MVP Employees During The Pandemic.



 

Conversations in an abrupt shift from centralized to distributed work

Employees face unprecedented stress while HR is managing new health and safety processes in parallel with navigating the complexities of redeployment and reductions in force.
 

Modern Bereavement Leave in Pandemic Times

“The shock of so much death has been profound. Most organizations are not prepared for a workforce with PTSD. There is no way for your EAP to handle what’s happening. Grief is rarely talked about openly, and almost never in the workplace. That’s all changed.” - John Sumser
 

The Lost Generation of College Recruits

On December 30, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Michael R. Kannisto, Ph.D., by Michael Kannisto, Ph.D.
“This year’s class of graduating seniors is especially impacted. College recruiting has a strict cadence and timeline and, with each passing day, the class of 2020 is facing the prospect of being completely excluded from the recruiting process.” - Michael Kannisto, Ph.D.
 

Hiring Neurodiverse People

On December 29, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
“Neurodiverse people often possess remarkable technical and problem-solving capabilities. Because of the unique lens through which their brains view the world, they end up being very good at seeing patterns, making unlikely connections, and surfacing insights that others miss.” - Heather Bussing
 

8 Steps to Identify Your Everyday MVP Employees During The Pandemic

On December 28, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, HRExaminer, John Sumser, by John Sumser
This current public health crisis will likely result in a complete inversion of who is really important at your company. Instead of paying attention to the people with charisma and connections, we need to focus on people with competence.
 

HRExaminer v11.04

In times of scarcity or crisis like the pandemic, the rules change. Business continuity becomes the governing question. Michael Kannisto, Ph.D. looks at MVP’s during the Pandemic: Modern Succession Planning for Operational Continuity.



In March 2020, many workers fled their offices for the safety of home. The change was hurried by necessity, but with little understanding of the consequences. Stella Lupushor has more on Zoom and a bit about the downsides of decentralized work.



Fara Rives discusses how AI can help overcome a key roadblock with outdated employee and contractor information. AI Can Improve Talent Mobility.



It’s one of the most common workplace mistakes: applying the wrong solution to a situation simply because you went with your “go to”move. Hello Hammer, Meet Nail from Dr. Todd Dewett.



 

MVP’s during the Pandemic: Modern Succession Planning for Operational Continuity

On December 24, 2020, in Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Michael R. Kannisto, Ph.D., by Michael Kannisto, Ph.D.
In times of scarcity or crisis, the rules change. Business continuity becomes the governing question. The conversation changes from identifying the next leaders to who will be needed to make things run.
 

Zoom and a bit about the downsides of decentralized work

On December 23, 2020, in Contributing Authors, Coronavirus Pandemic and Work, HRExaminer, Stela Lupushor, by Stella Lupushor
“It seemed like we’d have more time and greater schedule control. Instead, it feels like we are never really disconnected. We simulate happy hours and book clubs but experience greater isolation.” - Stella Lupushor