Wed.Aug 12, 2020

Clickbait Reporting on HR Issues in Today's World.Sucks (The HR Famous Podcast)

The HR Capitalist

Look, I get it. We live in a clickbait society designed to write a great title to any story and get everyone enraged about whatever the issue of the day is. Politics. Masks. All issues on COVID. You can list all your other examples in this box -. It's clickbait all the time, and few reporters take the time to present a balanced account of the issues at hand. But I'm an HR leader by trade, and since the clickbait has firmly landed in the world of HR, now I'm mad. . What am I mad about?

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how much should I keep trying to coach my boss, who is drowning in his job?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My boss is like, so broken. This poor man. His own boss strong-armed him into taking a position he isn’t qualified for and can’t handle. He was comfortable and settled before a change in circumstances forced him to evolve and step up. He’s facing pressures the leadership chain above him doesn’t feel and doesn’t recognize. (To To put some context on this: it’s a great big technology company, but I’ve been there for seven years and I’m considered a “newbie.”

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my boss brags about giving “clear, direct” feedback — but really is just mean

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I love how often you mention direct, clear feedback ! The best manager I ever had, who thankfully was also my first manager, was such a pro at giving clear feedback on the spot with the most polite and respectful tone. It made me want to perform better, and I became a flourishing, high-performing employee because of it. A different manager I had after her, though, became known very quickly for making people cry after feedback.

2020 32

how to disagree with your boss

Ask a Manager

When you disagree with your boss, it can be tricky to know whether you should speak up and how to speak up — and a lot of people get this wrong. They assume they shouldn’t speak up at all (even when they have info their boss doesn’t have and might appreciate hearing!) or, on the other end of the spectrum, they disagree so often and so aggressively that they lose credibility and get a reputation for being annoying.

2020 27

we were told to bake cookies for our IT team, keeping quarantine hair, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We were instructed to bake cookies for our IT team. This happened a few years ago but I wanted to get your take on it because it always seemed a little iffy to me. At my job, IT had created a new program for my department (as is their job) that was much needed and we were all very appreciative of having it.

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