As a former HR leader turned employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I have seen and experienced A LOT. There have been some real challenges that organizations and particularly HR leaders have faced as a result of Covid-19. It’s been a grind and it’s far from over. That being said, there are some plusses to the pandemic that we don’t think about as we are in the midst of dealing with it. Four pluses came to mind as I was thinking about it over the past weekend. There are probably more but these are the four that jumped out at me:
- Many of the HR leaders I know (many are young…at least to me…as many of the baby boomer HR leaders have retired) have truly been tested for the first time in their career. My observation is that the vast majority have risen to the challenge and stepped up. This will hold them in good stead as they progress in their careers. Growth, as they have experienced, is irreplaceable.
- Many organizations and line leaders have gotten better at communicating with their people through town hall meetings and through the use of other technology tools. For the first time, many organizations realized employees WANT to be communicated with.
- Many organizations have been scared to death that their employee turnover will go up when a real turnaround in the economy takes place and they will struggle to find people. As a result, many have realized it’s time to have their employee retention strategies in place.
- Many organizations recognize how important people are and have started to give their employees more C.R.A.P. (Caring, Respect, Appreciation, and Praise)
Although it certainly has not been “fun” going through what we have gone through, there are some pluses like any painful experience.
Remember…Give Your Employees C.R.A.P.® (Caring, Respect, Appreciation, and Praise) Why? Because C.R.A.P. Works!
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