If you love something set it free. It’s time we let the employee life cycle go. It’s not a life cycle. It’s a HR driven construct that justifies what we do to the humans. It applies to one organisation. That’s a phase at best, not a life cycle.
So what if my workplace experience is kind of ordinary and I wanted to try something different. Where could we start? Well pack your bags. We’re going on an employee experience journey.
I’ve had a lot of difficult discussions over my career. I’ve taken people’s employment away. I’ve sent them to the doctor because the medical we asked them to undertake identified a serious condition. I’ve had a lot of discussions where an individual’s perception of their performance was quite different to their manager’s.
Having a conversation when things aren’t going well is one of the most difficult things a manager has to do. It’s not the conversation itself that is necessarily difficult. It’s everything that surrounds that conversation.