Training Is A Mission

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Training is a vital element in talent development. It can range from the indoctrination phase, also known as on-boarding, onto job specific training. Training also occurs in response to a new product, a corporate merger, or a new piece of equipment. Often training occurs to satisfy mandates to receive or renew a professional license or… Read more »

Setting Interim Goals

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Goal setting is an important component in a person’s growth and it provides opportunities for self-esteem and happiness. This is the time of year where people are inspired to create goals to seek something additional in their lives. Perhaps something elusive (a more challenging career), or something seemingly residing on their bucket list forever (regular… Read more »

Employee Engagement: Know Your Employees

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I went to a TNS Kantar/Second City Works event several weeks ago. The workshop was titled “What’s So Funny About Employee Engagement?” I thought the program was well done and Brittany Aguilar led the program in a very professional and entertaining way. These days, anything that pops up on the computer with the words employee… Read more »

Ethics Is A Priority

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The research seems clear, if not overwhelming. Ethical conduct is good for business on many levels, including profitability. I have written a White Paper “The Economics of Ethics” which will be on the website soon. (Contact me if you’d like an advance copy). Ethics Enhances the Bottom Line There are many facets which support the… Read more »

Training for Performance

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The challenge of integrating Recruiting, Onboarding, and Training highlights the importance of advancing the progress of the individual from onboarding to training. The most recent blog on this subject, Onboarding with Purpose, addressed some effective elements of onboarding. Let’s advance the process to the training process, post the initial indoctrination to the company. The means… Read more »

Goals Without Numbers

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I had the privilege of being invited to the MRINetwork Convention. It has been more than 20 years since I attended such an event. There were some truly excellent speakers, however, one in particular caught my attention. The subject of goal setting is something I am passionate about. Importance of Metrics Elaine Farina delivered a… Read more »

Inspiring Employee Engagement – An Evolving Workplace

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The first blog in this series presented some sobering numbers with respect to employee engagement. Only 33% of U.S. workers are engaged while 38% are fully disengaged. Those not classified in either category are, at best, tepid about their jobs. Gallup tells us that 60% of Millennials in the U.S. workforce say they are currently… Read more »

Ethics in the Workplace – Fear Based Cultures

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The previous blog “Ethics in the Workplace” promised methods by which employees and employers can create an ethical culture. This column analyzes fear based cultures and actions that can be taken to eliminate this major driver of unethical behavior. Simply put, in a fear based culture an employees’ behavior is principally governed by fear. Often,… Read more »

On-boarding With Purpose

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On-boarding is also known as organizational socialization. It refers to the mechanisms through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational insiders. Research has demonstrated that these socialization techniques lead to positive outcomes. This includes: Higher job satisfaction Better job performance Greater organization commitment Reduction in occupational stress Effective… Read more »

The Value of Goals

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The fourth quarter is upon us, a time when many companies do their annual planning. This includes the establishment of goals which serve as performance beacons for the upcoming year. I have researched, studied and instructed goal-setting theories and methodology for years. Accordingly, I can say goal setting is among the most misunderstood and misapplied… Read more »