UKG partnered with four distinguished leaders to share advice on talking about sensitive matters in the workplace in our white paper, The Talk: A Tough (and Necessary) Workplace Conversation.
If your intention is to nurture a transparent and positive culture in your organization, you must be open to facing topics that are often avoided. You may find yourself struggling about how to discuss difficult matters with your employees, but the truth is it’s important to have such conversations.
To help you face “the talk” head-on, we’ve teamed up with some of the most brilliant minds we know to share their insight on approaching these discussions and practical steps you can (and should) take to do so.
Do you remember writing your first resume? I do. I worked with the college career center to create my document. This is when we still had library classes and I don’t remember templates being a thing. I do remember that using good paper was a big deal, which is kind of funny now in this digital world where most of us never see a paper resume. But that’s not my point.
My point is that I mostly remember feeling helpless. I grew up in a family where everyone was a teacher or in the military. They weren’t exactly resume writers and surely didn’t know what corporate America was looking for. They knew how to go up the ranks and get a pension. But that wasn’t for me.
Every time I would look for a new job, I went back to this document. I would add to it, edit a little, and try to make myself look good, but really I was operating off of things I found on the internet. I didn’t know how to explain my skills to anyone else — I was just told I was good at a few things and I assumed those people knew what I was good at better than I did. They actually had a job and I was still applying, after all.
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