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The Power of Eye Contact during communication

  It’s an old saying that “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” because it’s usually easy to inform what an individual is feeling by looking into their eyes. Eye contact is a very important part of nonverbal communication. Maintaining eye contact during a conversation gives the impression that you are paying attention to the other person. Understanding the message that you simply are sending through eye contact is vital to improving communication. Keeping eye contact with the person you are lecture indicates interest and saying to the person “You are important and that I am listening”. Why eye contact is important are: ·       Eye contact signals attention - If you’ve ever spoken to someone who didn't in the least checks out you while you were speaking, you recognize how irritating it seems. It clearly signals you that the opposite a person isn't in the least curious about you and what you've got to mention. In short, chatting with someone who doesn't check ou

The 2021 HR trends linked back to the COVID pandemic

Let’s spare a thought for everyone who wrote 2020 predictions about HR, L&D, and anything else. Very few people could have predicted the disruption that the COVID pandemic would have caused, and now its influence is set to continue into next year. The 2021 HR trends we expect to see can all be linked back to the pandemic and how it will re-shape the new working world. 1.      Remote working and learning – 2021 are going to be about finding the middle ground and a remote approach that works for everyone. For that to happen there are a few rumples to iron out. There are plenty of employee perks to remote working – flexible schedules, no traveling, and more free time to spend with loved ones. So, if working from home advocates can influence the productivity and focus issue, everyone will be happy. Most of the HR professionals believe the move to working remotely has caused “E-presenteeism”, employees feeling the need to be online and available as much as possible. On average, an