- The Insider Newsletter
Human resource professionals have the great responsibility of maintaining order and peace in the workplace. In these times, when it seems like none of us has job security and major changes could have a drastic effect on our benefits, this responsibility has become even more significant. There is a sense of frustration, hopelessness and— the big one—fear.
In the midst of this uncertainty, we face the challenge of keeping our team productive and focused. Our employees look to us for reassurance and direction.
As employers, we need to take a hard look at our relationships with our team to identify where we can improve and reinforce our commitment to those who work “in the trenches” every day. In my 30 years of experience in the HR world, I have found that by following these six simple steps, we can help maintain a productive and peaceful workplace— even during times of uncertainty.
By following these steps, we will build unity; unity builds strength; strength builds confidence; confidence builds hope—and hope will carry us through.
Carolyn Buchanan is the owner of Temp Force, a local provider of Temporary, Temp to Hire and Direct Hire Staÿ ng Services. TempForce is a franchise aÿ liate of Randstand USA.