Leading During a Pandemic

No one knows what the workplace is going to look like in three months. COVID-19 continues to spread. School reopening and attendance plans remain tenuous. Further action from Congress is uncertain. Official rules from the Department of Labor might even be struck down in court, further adding to the …read more…

How Employers Can Rethink Training and Team Building

(from the 24-Hour HR Support Center)

Writing in Harvard Business Review, Seth Harris and Jake Schwartz argue that competing for skilled workers is a mistake—that organizations would be better served by growing the talent they need from within. Employers are often reluctant, however, to invest in …read more…

November Portland Breakfast Forum Recap: Listen Up! That’s How HR (and You) Can Drive Culture in Your Workplace

KMA’s Angela Hansen was pleased to participate in the Portland Breakfast Forum last month, which focused on how HR drives culture. Hosted by Carol Coultas and Peter McGuire of The Press Herald, Angela joined panelists Cynthia Murphy of CEI and David Pease of Bangor Savings Bank to tackle …read more…

Many Managers Are Uncomfortable Communicating with Their Employees – Here’s How You Can Help Them

(from the 24-Hour HR Support Center)

Here’s a startling statistic: nearly 70% of managers are uncomfortable communicating with their employees. That number comes from a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Interact, and it indicates that managers may at times shy away from doing basic management …read more…