Marcia F. Robinson, CEO and founder of Philadelphia-based Raye Martin Group, notes that new managers will need help getting up to speed with their organizations’ culture. “HR can be a real ally here for a new manager who might not want to have a misstep in the gray areas,” Robinson says, according to the article. “Work with an HR business partner. Ask questions and get insight.”
HR also can also help for managers learn to give effective feedback to their staff, says Katherine Myers, Head of People at Respondent, a remote market research technology startup.
“Giving feedback is not a skill many are explicitly taught, but it is crucial to the success of new managers,” Myers says. “HR can help you craft feedback and flex ‘muscles’ that may not have been used before.”