Human Resources Training, Time Management

Time and Task Management Effectiveness: Working Smarter Every Day

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One of the essential qualities of a manager is the art of managing time. People in certain positions are required to carry out more tasks and take more decisions than others. Unless the talent of managing time effectively is imbibed, a manager could well end up falling short of completion of tasks. This could affect the work of the organization in a big way.

The ways by which to manage time effectively can be learnt. A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the human resources areas, will be organizing a webinar on November 22, at which the ways of managing time will be taught.

The expert at this webinar is Chris DeVany, Founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide. Please visit TrainHR to enroll for this session and gain understanding of how to be effective at time management.

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The essence of this webinar is the learning it offers of how to control time and make it a manageable resource. The expert will show how to optimize time so that no tasks get carried over to the next day, which generate a long pipeline of to-do items that will heap pressure on the manager.

A dreaded situation for any manager to be in is to come into office and see a long list of mails or tasks that need attending within a limited time. This inevitably results in hurrying up and focusing more on clearing the items rather than trying to be good at these. Work becomes less enjoyable when the mind is always thinking of what to do next. This prevents the manager from giving her best to the work on hand, diluting the effort and the concentration needed to make any work effective.

Participants of this webinar will learn how to:

  • Achieve better results through more effective planning and clarifying objectives
  • Delegate effectively and free themselves for bigger tasks
  • Set group goals and priorities
  • Eliminate the time wasters
  • Handle interruptions and distractions
  • Say no to unreasonable demands
  • Redirect their efforts to the most important and valid tasks
  • Make sure there is time in the day for themselves
  • Learn strategies to improve concentration and increase their efficiency.

Chris will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Self-Evaluation How Do You Manage Your Time
  • Concentration and Focus
  • Planning to Succeed
  • Decision Making and Prioritizing
  • Getting Organized
  • Establishing Boundaries to Create Balance
  • Setting SMART Goals.

Personnel in designations in which time management is crucial, such as CEO’s, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Executive Directors, Managing Directors, Regional Vice Presidents, Area Supervisors, and Managers will derive immense benefit from this webinar.

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About the Expert: Chris’ organization focuses on management and organization development. Chris has published numerous articles in the fields of surviving mergers and acquisitions, surviving change, project management, management, sales, team-building, leadership, ethics, customer service, diversity and work-life balance, in publications ranging from ASTD/Performance In Practice to Customer Service Management.

His book, “90 Days to a High-Performance Team”, published by McGraw Hill and often accompanied by in-person, facilitated instruction, has helped and continues to help thousands of executives, managers and team leaders improve performance.

 

 

Human Resources Training, Leadership

Strategies for Effective Leadership

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If one were asked to name one quality that could be the difference between mediocre and great organizations, it has to be the quality of leadership that drives them. What is good leadership? It is one that brings about influence and power. Both these qualities, however, come with a major rider: they both need to be harnessed and handled rightly, failing which, they end up making leadership useless and vain.

David Rohlander, author of the bestselling book, CEO Code, as the expert at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the areas of human resources is organizing on November 21, will show how to cultivate leadership that brings about positive influence and power. Knowing how to get the positive aspect of these two qualities is more important than anything else in leadership, and David will show how.

To enroll for this highly rewarding learning 90-minute experience about positive leadership, please visit TrainHR.

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The reason for the current social and political crisis in the US today can be directly traced to the lack of effective leadership in all the sectors that matter: the government, business, and family. David will draw a close relationship between the leadership in these sectors, all of which needs to be upright. Leadership that can be used in one of these areas is applicable to all others.

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Leadership and power are two qualities that can be beneficial beyond imagination when exercised right, and equally dangerous and futile when done wrong. Depending on the leader’s qualities, both of these can be used for either good or evil. It is imperative to understand the nature and limits of one’s own power, and with it, that of others, if they have to be nurtured and utilized rightly.

At this webinar, David will impart leadership tactics and strategies that can be used in the business environment. Although he will make a mention of certain principles and concepts, he will show how to implement them. He will show the exact ways by which to behave as a leader and exert power in order to be effective. At the end of the session, the participants will have gained knowledge of how to implement a leadership strategy that brings maximum dividends.

These are some of the benefits that the participants of this webinar will gain:

  • Profound insight into people and behaviors
  • Specific tools and methods to plan better
  • Systems to set goals, communicate and delegate
  • More free time to focus on the big picture
  • Improved morale for you and your team
  • Reduction of stress

They will gain the clarity, definition and practical methods needed to become and achieve the mission of being a quality leader.

CEO, CFO, COO, Vice Presidents, Managers and those being groomed for promotion will gain tremendously from this session, at which the following areas will be covered:

  • What is leadership? What is management?
  • Discover the different types of leaders and which type is best
  • How to use power in the workplace
  • Learn the practical aspects of establishing goal clarity
  • Building balanced high achieving teams
  • Develop the practice of mastering your personal organization skills
  • How to balance the four primary functions of all leaders
  • You will explore the art and science of effective communication
  • Results are the ultimate goal, how do you measure and achieve the right things.

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About the speaker:

David Rohlander is a highly acclaimed Executive Coach at David Rohlander, Inc., David Rohlander. Following the success of this first book, The CEO Code, Penguin/Alpha Books asked him to write another, Idiot’s Guides: Management Skills, which was released in late 2014.

 

Human Resources Training, Interview training

Stay Interviews: A Powerful and Low-Cost Employee Engagement and Retention Tool

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The concept of “lifetime employment” is past us. Yet, today is also the time when the demand for talent is perhaps at its highest. The reason for this demand is understandable: talent is not easy to find. If finding the right talent is a big challenge for HR, the bigger one is retaining them, because talented employees are difficult to find, but easy to poach!

It is thus no surprise that a recent Harvard Business Review article entitled “How to Keep Your Top Talent” showed that almost a quarter of an organization’s top talent plans to move out within just a year of joining.

The onus of retaining talented employees rests with HR. Organizations have everything to gain by keeping talented employees, because it is the only way by which to not only ensure that the company grows, but to also justify the high cost that would have gone into finding them. Frequent departures by talented employees, especially those in key positions, can affect the organization in a number of ways.

It can hurt the quality of their products and services. It can waste their time, and worst of all, hit their reputation because they earn the name of being a company that cannot retain its talent.

So, how do organizations build and retain talent? A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources industry, which is being organized on November 20, will show the means by which to do this. Marcia Zidle, CEO of Leaders At All Levels, will be the expert at this session.

Please visit TrainHR to enroll for this valuable learning.

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A stay interview is ideally set up when HR senses that an employee is about to leave the company. During this session, it should have a clear discussion, at which the topic of the upcoming resignation will be discussed specifically. The basis to this meeting of course, should be certainty about the employee’s decision to leave.

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When done right, this stay interview can go a long way in making the key employee change her mind about leaving the organization. HR should come up with solid and practical suggestions for keeping the employee who is planning to leave. It should also roll out its amended offer, if any.

First of all, HR should understand the reasons for which the employee is planning to leave. The reasons could vary from pay to working conditions to bad colleagues to better opportunities. The stay interview should find this out without being intrusive. Having discovered the reason, it should come up with something that is more enticing for the employee than what is on offer elsewhere. All these require tact and patience.

Marcia will offer suggestions on how to conduct stay interviews that offer a range of benefits for the employee and the employer. Stay interviews should stimulate the employee because, often, just the call for such an interviews fills them with pride that the organization is valuing their work, but for which it would make no attempt to keep them.

Further, the stay interview is personalized, being different from other mass employee programs. The stay interview also results in concrete actions once it is completed, such as shifting the employee to a position or job of her choice. And the best of all, they cost almost nothing.

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About the speaker: Marcia Zidle is the CEO of Leaders At All Levels and a board certified executive coach based in Dallas Texas. With over 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience in the areas of business transformation, talent management and leadership development, she provides strategic focus, alignment and guidance to business leaders and their teams to ensure they get on the right track, stay on the right track and not get side-tracked in their drive for higher performance and profitability.

 

Human Resources Training

Datafication of HR: Making The Transition from Metrics To Business Analytics

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HR metrics are an invaluable tool for evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of a number of core functions in the organization. HR metrics help the organization to assess the value and contribution of the organization’s core, its human capital, in achieving the business objectives, in a measurable manner. It should ideally help turn the organization’s focus on how management and compliance practices eliminate risks and raise productivity from both an individual and collective standpoint.

However, for HR metrics to serve this purpose, it should never be designed in a one-size-fits-all fashion. This is quite understandable, because the dynamics and peculiarities of each organization vary from those of another. HR metrics should not only be tailored to the needs of each organization’s unique needs; they should provide data with which the organization can evaluate human capital outcomes.

Ronald Adler, the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., will, at a webinar being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, explain what factors to take into consideration when building HR metrics that are strategic, operational, and transactional.

Please log on to TrainHR to register for this session.

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At this valuable ninety minute session, which is being organized on November 22, Ronald will explain the ways of putting in place HR metrics that help identify legal and statutory non-compliance, which may result in fines, penalties, debarment, and lost business opportunities. These HR metrics are also designed to help organizations measure their worth as an employer and the ability to attract and retain top performers.

More importantly, Ronald will help organization how to transition the HR metrics to Business Analytics, which will help it to assess the various risks it is up against. He will explain the role of HR related Key Compliance Indicators (KCIs) for use as an element of a continuous audit process that provides assurance of compliance.

The expert will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Gain an understanding of key HR metrics
  • Be able to identify and assess the strategic and operational impact of HR metrics
  • Learn the role of metrics in measuring and communicating value
  • Review the basics of using HR metrics in assessing human capital related risks
  • Learn how HR metrics improve strategic and operational decision making

 

HR Professionals, Internal and External Auditors, Risk Managers, CEO’s, and CFO’s are among the personnel that will benefit from this session.

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About the Expert:

Ronald Adler is the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran owned, human resource management consulting firm specializing in HR audits, employment practices liability risk management, HR metrics and benchmarking, strategic HR-business issues and unemployment insurance. He is a co-developer of the Employment-Labor Law Audit (the nation’s leading HR auditing and employment practices liability risk assessment tool.

A certified instructor on employment practices for the CPCU Society, Ronald has conducted continuing education courses for the AICPA, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Institute of Management Consultants, and the Society for Human Resource Management.

Career Development, Human Resources Training

Attracting, Growing and Retaining Millennials

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It is now well-known that the workforce of the future will be dominated by the Millennials. This generation, the first to grow up with the technological gadgets that we have come to depend on, adapts these technologies with far greater ease than the previous generations, and come with their own characteristics.

Since the workplace is going to be filled up by those of this generation, it helps organizations to learn how to make the best use of the talents and abilities the Millennials bring. This can be both a challenge and an opportunity for organizations’ HR.

Organizations should build the image of being millennial-friendly and brand themselves accordingly. The aim should be to create an organization that the Millennials like to work in. Organizations should understand what the Millennials prefer and how they like to learn and develop themselves.

A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, will show how to do this. Lynn Ware, CEO and President, Integral Talent Systems, Inc., will be the expert at this webinar, which is being organized on November 20. Please visit TrainHR to enroll for this webinar.

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The aim of this practical and interactive session is to help the participants understand the ways of recruiting the Millennials. Dr. Ware will show how to design their recruiting process in a manner that attracts millennial applicants. Next, she will show the ways of developing their talents and retaining them for a longer period than usual. She will also explain how organizations can brand themselves as a preferred place the Millennials want to work in.

Also explained is how to put in an integrated career development strategy for Millennials, and what components should go into such a strategy. Participants will also learn the ways of identifying highly effective leadership practices that help engage and retain millennial talent.

At this webinar, Dr. Ware will cover the following areas:

  • Share research findings on what attracts and retains Millennial compared to other generations
  • Explore employment policies such as flexible work schedules
  • Build a Millennial sticky employment brand for your organization
  • Consider how to modify your organization’s existing development methods for early career workers
  • Create more effective management practices relevant to Millennials
  • Create an action plan for creating a more Millennial centric work environment

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About the speaker:

Dr. Lynn B. Ware is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and thought leader who has practiced for over thirty years in the talent management field. She has designed, developed and implemented career development systems in partnership with several Best Place to Work organizations such as Google and Scripps Medical Center.

Dr. Ware has experience designing, implementing and measuring a wide variety of integrated talent management solutions in the consumer products, energy, financial services, health care, technology, manufacturing and retail industries. She is frequently quoted on trends in talent management in numerous publications such as the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Harvard Business Review, and Computer World magazine, and has been featured several times on CNN as a global talent management expert.

 

Human Resources Training, Leadership

Be the Leader Others Want to Work With!

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That leadership is at the core of an organization is beyond dispute or debate. What constitutes the core of leadership? Leadership consists of many components. Communication is one of these prime components. Most of the time, leaders are communicating something or another to someone or another, be they the team members, the business partners, the customer, the stakeholders, the investors, or just anyone in the organization.

Communication being the cornerstone of leadership, the leader serves her purpose best when she learns how to communicate effectively. So, what is the idea of effective communication? It is the kind of communication that engages the team members to the extent that when they have listened once rightly, they simply go about and carry out their designated work without the need for rework.

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Communication becomes effective when it is delivered right, to the right people, at the right time and with the right message. The purpose of communication is served right when it is devoid of miscommunication, which is often at the root of problems and issues for the organization.

So, how does a leader deliver communication that is spot on in terms of its effectiveness, reach and impact? This is the learning a webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, will impart. At this webinar, which is being organized on November 27, Sarah Hilton, a presentation coach, will be the expert. Please log on to TrainHR to register for this learning.

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At this webinar, Sarah will give an understanding of how good leadership will invariably lead to a workplace that is positive, energizing and inspiring. The leader who takes the creation of such a workplace upon herself and makes this a top priority, the result is obvious: such a leader is most likely to have her employees speak highly about her. The leader too, will enjoy creating and leading a team of go-getters, which she mentors.

Being in such a position requires a sound understanding of the human mind. It is only when the leader has a good grasp of the way each team member’s mind works that she will be able to lead, coach and mentor them to help them attain higher levels. Once assembled, such a leader will be one that everyone loves to work with. It takes persistent effort and motivation to develop the qualities that make a great leader.

At this webinar, Sarah will explain how to inculcate the ways in which leadership can learn, grow and experience. She will familiarize the participants with the Leadership Tool Kit, which she likens to sailing. When the boat starts to do adrift, what does the sailor do? He adjusts the sails and makes a few small tweaks in them to bring the boat back on track. Sarah will show how to adapt the same techniques for leadership which helps the communication stay strong, build relationships, and help the organization grow.

The following areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • Who are you as a leader today?
  • What is a “great” leader?
  • Communication – Clarity – Confidence
  • How to lead a motivating and inspiring workplace
  • Mental Health in the workplace
  • Top 3 ways to ensure you are the leader everyone wants to work with

This webinar session is aimed at benefiting new leaders, supervisors/managers, business owners, and entrepreneurs.

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About the expert: Sarah has spent the last 10 years coaching and presenting presentation techniques that lead audiences to change, grow and discover a world they may not understand.

As a known speaker on Communication, Sarah has combined her training and experience to create a speaking system that she uses to train, facilitate and inspire audiences of up and coming speakers, professionals and businesses working on their key messaging.

Human Resources Training

Piercings, Tattoos and More: Dress Codes For the Workplace – Legally Compliant Policies and Guidelines

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The dress code is an area in which an organization’s HR faces many questions. It will have to deal with posers relating to dressing by employees, such as: is only formal dressing allowed at the workplace? Is semiformal dressing also allowed? Do different positions have different dress codes? Finally, with the advent of the Millennials at the workforce, what policy does the organization have vis-à-vis tattoos and piercings for its employees?

The only way to address these and related issues is for the organization to be clear about these aspects. It should formulate guidelines for a formal dress code in a written form and publish it with the employees, as well as with the management. It is only when there is lack of clarity on these matters that the chances of creating unnecessary rifts and arguments are aborted. A written workplace dress code is also a strong line of defense for organizations if employees decide to take the legal route over this issue.

The ways by which to get a proper grasp of all the aspects of a legally compliant dress code, which will go a long way in avoiding unpleasantness between the employees and the management, will be explained at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, is organizing.

At this webinar, which will be on October 24, Susan Strauss, a national and international speaker, trainer, consultant and a recognized expert on workplace and school harassment and bullying, will be the expert. Please visit TrainHR to enroll for this webinar.

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Dr. Strauss will explain why a dress code needs to be put in place in a workplace and what benefits it offers. A dress code should reflect the organization’s culture and should show it in a positive light. It should put the employees at ease, and should also be appropriate for each generation that it is created for.

How to deal with matters that the present generations of the workforce consider important, such as tattoos, makeup for women, jewelry, grooming and religious symbols, will be addressed. At this webinar, Dr. Strauss will cover the following areas:

  • Reasons to have a Dress Code
  • Your rights as an employer to establish a dress code as a condition of employment
  • What to include in your dress code?
  • Defining business, business casual and casual
  • Professionalism: customer contact positions
  • Morale and respect among coworkers
  • Safety: office and manufacturing positions
  • Uniforms and logo wear
  • Piercings, tattoos and hair
  • Perfume and cologne
  • Hygiene
  • Cultural and religious considerations and other exceptions
  • Younger generation’s preference for informality
  • When companies have been taken to court about “dress”: discrimination cases related to sex or gender, religion, or race?
  • When does dress make a positive or negative impact on performance?
  • Designing a policy which corresponds to your business.

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About the expert: Dr. Susan Strauss conducts harassment and bullying investigations and functions as an expert witness in harassment and bullying lawsuits. The popularity of these exercises can be gauged from the vast spectrum of sectors that her clients hail from: business, education, healthcare, law, and government organizations from both the public and private sector.

She has conducted research, written over 30 books, book chapters, and journal articles on harassment, bullying, and related topics. She appears on television and radio programs and is frequently interviewed for newspaper and journal articles.