A Workplace Wellness Program that satisfies Diverse Generational Workforces

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Wellness programs at the workplace, as we all know, are crucial to ensuring the wellbeing and health of the employees in an organization’s workplace. But today’s wellness programs have their own unique challenges. This is a kind of challenge that has never been faced by HR in the past. What is so different about today’s workplace wellness?

We have the Millennials entering the workplace. So, why should this fact make workplace wellness a different matter altogether? Well, for the first time ever, we have as many as five different generations working side by side at the same workplace! This is the sheer novelty of the current workplace scenario.

The Millennials, and all

While the Millennials may dominate the workplace in the near future -they currently make up about a third of the workforce and will comprise nearly half of the workforce by 2020- the previous generations are still very much around and are yet to fully phase out. This places the US workforce at a unique position where there are as many as five distinct generations working with each other.

This brings us to the crux of one of the challenges facing HR: designing a workplace wellness program that fits all these five different generations. To devise a blanket program makes no sense. So, what kind of workplace wellness strategies should companies devise?

Get to understand how to put a workplace wellness program that fits five generations

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This extremely important and pertinent learning will be imparted at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the areas of human resources, is organizing.

At this webinar, Don Powell, President and CEO of the American Institute for Preventive Medicine, a URAC Accredited Wellness company, which is a leading developer and provider of health and productivity management programs; will be the speaker. Please visit TrainHR to enroll for this webinar and gain important insights into how to craft a workplace wellness program that fits the requirements of these five generations.

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Understanding through case studies and research papers

At this webinar, Dr. Powell equip participants with an understanding of the defining characteristics of each generation. He will share interesting research and case studies, which will help the participants build concrete strategies to engage a multi-generational population in their wellness program.

Any professional involved in wellness programs at the workplace, including Human Resource Professionals, Benefit Managers, Wellness Coordinators, Occupational Health Nurses, Medical Directors, EAP Professionals, and Health and Safety Directors will be able to derive benefit from this very important webinar.

Dr. Powell will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Identify three broad based strategies to engage a multi-generational workforce in existing wellness strategies
  • Create at least one new wellness initiative using delivery methods that members of all generations can relate to
  • Site the results of at least two scientific studies where the focus was on generational issues related to wellness programs.

 

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Statistics and Compensation are deeply related to each other

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Pay is basically about statistics, as it is designed and administered around math. Math, as we all know, is vital to all aspects of pay, right from the structure to the analysis of data.

The importance that statistics has in compensation can never be understated. When devising and analyzing concepts relating to pay, such as pay ranges, pay survey data, individual and group pay rates, and other elements of a compensation program; knowledge of statistics is a must.

Understanding the relationship between statistics and compensation

An in-depth exploration of all the close relationship between statistics and compensation will be made at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry; is organizing. The speaker at this webinar is David J. Wudyka, SPHR, Managing Principal of Westminster Associates in Wrentham, MA, who is an independent Human Resource Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the profession. Davis is one of the first people in the United States certified in the Compensation field by the World At Work.

You can get to explore the deep relationship between statistics and compensation by registering for this webinar at TrainHR .

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

All the elements of the pay structure

The aim of this webinar is to help the participants simplify and elucidate the assumed complexities of the pay structure and make them get a grasp of the many elements of the statistics behind the pay structure. In the course of helping the participants of this webinar with this; he will pose and counter the myriad questions about statistics in pay structure. These are some of them:

  • How to calculate minimums and maximums of a pay range, knowing just the new midpoints?
  • What is a compa-ratio, and how is it used?
  • How does one calculate a percentile, and how are percentiles used?
  • Why are weighted averages used by the majority of Compensation practitioners, and not the median?
  • What is the difference between simple regression analysis and multiple regression analysis, and how do practitioners use these concepts in a practical way?
  • What is correlation analysis and how does this analysis help in pay program administration?
  • When you are creating new pay structures, how can you estimate the number of grade levels between new midpoints using selected midpoint to midpoint spread percentages?
  • Why do practitioners divide pay ranges into quartiles?

Familiarity with all the measures that go into pay programs

These statistical concepts can be a very effective means to improve one’s ability to create and analyze one’s compensation program. The speaker will help identify the measures that Compensation professionals use when they design and administer pay programs, from the creation of pay structures through the analysis of pay survey data. This webinar will offer clarity on the underlying statistics of the elements of compensation programs.

It will cover the following areas during this session:

  • How to create and analyze pay range widths (“spreads”)
  • Why “weighted averages” are more widely used than “medians”
  • Defining “means”, “medians” and “modes” (and how to use them)
  • How to understand the statistics of pay structure design
  • Understanding the difference between regression and correlation analysis, and how to apply them effectively in pay program analysis
  • How “percentiles” differ from “percents”, and how to calculate them
  • How to calculate rate range minimums and maximums from estimated midpoints
  • Calculating the “penetration” of pay rates in pay ranges
  • The Compa-ratio: what it is, how to calculate it and how to use it
  • Why pay ranges are divided into “quartiles”
  • The difference between “linear regression” and “multiple regression”
  • How to estimate the number of grade levels between two new pay structure midpoints
  • What are “measures of central tendency” and why are they important for analysis?

Compensation Analysts, Human Resource Managers, Human Resource Generalists, Financial Managers, and Human Resource Managers who are new to the Compensation function are some of the personnel who will extract high value from this course.

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Change can only be brought about by Instilling the Mindset for it

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That change is the only constant has been repeated ad infinitum and implanted into the minds of everyone in management from the boardrooms to the cafeteria over the years. Almost everyone seems to be aware of this, at least in theory. Unfortunately, when it comes to adapting and implementing change; most managers and other levels of staff seldom put this idiom into practice the way it should be. Most organizations, even very well-known ones, and managers, fall short for lack of direction. These rather baffling statistics from critical studies reveal the reason why change fails to bring about the desired result in most organizations:

  • A 2105 study done by IBM showed that over five-sixths of employees have no focus on how to change, even as they face pressure constantly to change
  • A shockingly high 90 percent of CEO’s lack the confidence that their organization is equipped with the agility to successfully foresee and handle the road ahead, as evidenced by a Bersin-Deloitte CEO Survey 2016 carried out in 2016.

No matter how hardnosed many executives are; in addition to lacking the vision to change, they are also convinced that somehow, the road ahead is a smoother and that it will offer more opportunities than threats. While one can marvel at their optimism; one wishes it were true for all organizations all the time.

Mindset is the all-important element

 

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So, where do such organizations and managers go wrong? They lack one critical element: the mindset to change. This is at the core of all the unreasonable and faulty reasoning that leads them to poor outcomes brought about by the inability to change for the better.

The nuances of how to inculcate the mindset to change will be explored in detail at a highly valuable and entertaining webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the areas of human resources. At this webinar, Laura Goodrich, an accomplished Senior Executive, Consultant, Thought Leader, entrepreneurial technology leader and global workforce change expert and Co-Founder of GWT Next; will be the speaker. Want to gain true insights into how to bring about the mindset needed for change? Then, please enroll for this webinar by visiting TrainHR.

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

Getting the mindset right

Laura will drive home the point that while most managers put in place the tools and processes for bringing about change; none of these can succeed if they are not placed in the condition that fertilize them: the mindset for change. When all these processes, structures and systems are unaccompanied by this foundation; the entire exercise of bringing about change into the organization becomes rudderless and unfocused, creating the ideal condition for the best of intentions and efforts to fail.

At this webinar, Laura will help participants understand what is preventing them from inculcating this mindset and how to chalk out a focused path based on the organization’s needs and priorities. This will help organizations and managers look to the future with a clearer vision. She will disseminate her message in clear, compelling and sharp ways, but without causing panic or fear in the minds of the participants. At the end of this session, participants are sure to feel refreshed and positive, eager to embark on the changes that are imperative for their organizations.

At this session, which will be of extremely high value to executives who are at the forefront of bringing about the mindset needed for change, such as CEO’s, COO’s, VP of Human Resources, Chief Learning Officers, Directors, Project Managers, Operation Managers, Team Leaders and Staff Managers and Supervisors, Laura will cover the following areas:

  • Learn about the inherent nature of change
  • Learn what is getting in the way of positive change and innovation in your work
  • Learn how the brain is wired and how to get it working for you and your team
  • Learn how to create an intentional and disciplined focus on the outcomes that you do want.

 

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Optimizing Telecommuting for Higher Productivity

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As the 21st century workplace evolves with the enormous changes being brought about by technology; the virtual workplace is now a reality. As more and more employees and organizations adapt telecommuting and remote working; managers have to bring in changes into their mindsets. Like all new introductions; this activity too, comes with challenges, but these can be overcome with some thoughtfulness, practice and persistence.

Organizations that manage their telecommute policy efficiently enjoy many benefits:

  • Employees work in an organization whose culture and environment they are familiar with. This eliminates the need for acculturation or acclimatization

 

  • Employees who are permitted to work from home will be able to balance their work life situation, which results in greater productivity. Work life balance is proven to be a crucial factor for facilitating and boosting productivity

 

  • They will be relatively fresh over longer hours of the workday, since they spend much less on stressful activities like travel

All these, it goes without saying, can only be achieved if the managements in a company understand the ways of making telecommuting work. Management needs to be openminded and flexible in understanding the elements of telecommuting, failing which the entire process produces the antithesis of what it should: lack of coordination, poor or untimely communication, delayed delivery, and many others.

Knowledge of how to derive the advantages of telecommuting

The dynamics and intricacies of telecommuting, understanding which is necessary to help organizations get the best out of it, will be offered at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry.

The speaker at this webinar is Chris DeVany, founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Please register for this webinar by visiting  TrainHR .

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Addressing the areas of concern

At this webinar, the speaker will teach participants the ways by which they can acquire and hone the skill of managing teams remotely. Chris will pack this hard-hitting workshop with powerful exercises, models and case studies specifically designed for managers of multiple locations to heighten the learning and make it relevant and meaningful.

Chris will detail what it takes to manage telecommuting and remote working, which will enable employers to understand how to get it right. He will take up for clarification some of the core concerns of managers who manage teams remotely, such as

  • The possible loss of time and productivity lost by members of the team because they are spread out and work in different time zones
  • The need for added paper work
  • Lack of communication with team members that are located far away.

Almost real life-like

Chris will arm the participants of this session with a practical method of fine-tuning off-site management skills in a simulated, almost real-life environment where they will not need to bother about making a costly mistake. It will be an effective dress rehearsal for the real assignments that they can handle immediately after attending this session. This webinar will impart proven, effective strategies that they can implement into their real-life situations as soon as they have finished this learning.

This session will help participants:

  • Raise the productivity at every location
  • Reduce paperwork
  • Be aware that off-site employees are following the rules, period, including home-office rules
  • Spot problems even before they manifest

At this webinar, Chris will cover the following areas:

  • Maintain Order While Managing Long-Distance
  • Stay In Touch – And Control – No Matter What
  • Establish Quality-Minded Teams You Can Rely On
  • Troubleshoot Off-Site Problems Like A Pro

CEOs, Senior Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Executive Directors, Managing Directors, Regional Vice Presidents, Area Supervisors and Managers, who are involved in time management and efficiency of their employees, will benefit in a big way from this webinar.

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Thorough Proofreading Finesses Documents, Raises the Organization’s Reputation

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Proofreading qualifies for being both a process and an art. It finesses and trims important documents and gives them shape and proper form. It is essential for creating a good impact. It is necessary to cut out the errors that could cause embarrassment to the presenter. Sound proofreading, when combined with strong vocabulary; also helps to insert the most appropriate word in the right place in a document.

Proofreading is a must for almost all kinds of documents that are used in a work environment, whether they are outgoing correspondences, paperwork, project proposals, or just day-to-day emails. It entails giving attention to the smallest details in all aspects of communication, be it syntax or punctuation.

A badly proofread document, when it goes out from the organization; dents its reputation. When important documents such as mission and vision statement, or proposals, or business plans or even websites have errors; it reflects badly on the organization.

A course on how to fine-tune proofreading

Although the sad fact is that very few organizations pay complete heed to inculcating this art; proofreading can easily be wired into one’s system with some level of systematic training. This is what TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources arena, will offer at a webinar it is organizing.

Mandi Stanley, a Certified Speaking Professional who works primarily with business leaders who want to boost their professional image and with people who want to be better speakers and writers, will be the speaker. Just visit TrainHR  to enroll for this highly valuable learning session and to get a complete understanding of how to hone proofreading skills.

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

Overlooking small mistakes can make an enormous difference

Mandi will dwell on the most common proofreading-associated mistakes people do, such as forgetting to attach a document to a mail and then realizing it got left out. Or, it could be making simple mistakes even when the spelling is right, such as “form” instead of “from”, using “you” instead of “your”, and most embarrassing of all, overlooking the crucial letter “l” in “public”!

Proofreading is all about being attentive to aspects such as these. At this webinar, Mandi will explain how to overcome errors of this kind. Two important and tangible proofreading tools to help participants understand and overcome these problems will be taught.

Personnel in positions in organizations, such as Chief Human Resource Officers, Senior Management Team, HR Managers, Directors, and Administrators, Employment Managers, Training Directors and Supervisors, for whom proofreading is very crucial; will gain value from this session.

The following areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • How to make sure documents leave your office error free
  • The “Newspaper Proof”: A fail-safe three-step approach to proofreading
  • The “Proofreader’s Power Pack”: Which tools and resources are indispensable to a proofreader
  • How to proofread in a distracting office environment
  • How to spot errors of omission
  • Why you never should proofread directly from your computer screen
  • How to catch the bloopers before the bloopers catch you.

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as a means to build Greater Team Effort

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is considered the world’s most popular personality test. The main reason for its popularity is the empathetic and comprehensive nature it takes. Many organizations, as well as important social areas such as family, marriage, and career counseling continue to deploy it for the in-depth perspective it offers the assessor in understanding the assessee.

Generally, when we assess others; we fail to take the unique situation that led them to taking a decision into consideration. This situation could be different to the one we may have been placed in. The experiences they gained there may have shaped their thinking. The failure to understand this often leads us into a problem in understanding or appreciating those who are quite different from us. The MBTI method helps explain this issue in a broader perspective.

Using MBTI to understand others

TrainHR, a very popular provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry, will offer understanding on this very crucial means of human understanding at a webinar. Harry Brull, who is President, Laurdan Associates, Inc. and Co-Founder of BCG Consulting Group, will be the speaker at this session, where he will offer thorough understanding of the implications of interacting with others who differ. Please visit TrainHR  to register for this webinar on MBTI.

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

An understanding of “types”

An understanding of the MBTI, which will equip them with a better understanding and appreciation for diverse types; will be imparted at this webinar. This will serve as an introduction to the instrument and the world of “Type” and deepen their understanding of the unique perspective on the world around them, irrespective of whether they have an in-depth knowledge of MBTI or not. It will help participants get an understanding of how to use the MBTI to slot a “type”.

Harry will equip the participants of this session with tools for communicating more effectively and using the talents of everyone in the team. This will enable greater empathy and understanding of others, which is at the root of the MBTI technique and will lead to higher acceptance of others around them, irrespective of their type.

With the knowledge of MBTI that Harry will offer to participants; they will be able to better understand how to approach the world and how others may view it differently. In order to make interaction and communication with others more effective, align the actions and thoughts of the other members of the team with one’s own, and lower the frustration the people often experience when dealing with people who have a personality that is different from their own; a healthy appreciation of the differences is needed. Harry will show how to inculcate this attitude.

Harry will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • What is personality
  • The background of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  • The four dimensions of Type
  • Extraversion vs. Introversion
  • Sensing vs. Intuiting
  • Thinking vs. Feeling
  • Judging vs. Perceiving
  • Putting it together – the 16 types
  • Type and decision – making
  • Communicating with different types.

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Managing Work Smoothly without getting Ruffled

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It is not an exaggeration to say that those in managements have their hands full during almost any working day. Dashing to finish tasks makes it chaotic for managers and other employees to stay focused on their core work. As a result, their work gets delayed or its impact gets diluted. They are forced into a situation where work keeps piling up and their daily routine gets chaotic. This becomes more pronounced in the backdrop of a changing work environment.

The result of being disorganized is that employees feel pressure all the time, making the workplace disorganized and unruly. Managers and other employees need to understand how to handle and manage priorities. Or else, they can never overcome the problems associated with poor planning and haphazard execution.

Delegation is a useful tool in helping to relieve the tensions of work. Of course, like everything else, it needs to be done right. If delegation is done effectively, it is a very important help for managers. Done wrong, it has an adverse effect and bungles things further. It leaves the employees to whom the work was delegated feeling disenchanted and resentful of the management.

Learning session on smoothening work

A meaningful and highly interesting webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry, will explain all the elements of managing work in such a way that it becomes orderly and well-oiled.

The speaker at this webinar is Chris DeVany, who is the founder and president of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Pinnacle’s clients include more than 500 organizations in 22 countries. Please visit TrainHR to register for this webinar.

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM.
Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Solution for the overworked and overstretched  

This webinar offers a solution to those who feel that they are overtasked, over-worried and overdone. This course will be a refresher on handling multiple priorities, so that they get a better hang of their position. It is suited for those who like to brush up their management and delegation skills. Chris will offer participants an array of practical tools that will help them sift through the rubble of work and get things done in today’s chaotic and constantly changing work environment.

He will show practical techniques for making structured and well-informed decisions and get management buy in, even when they are under pressure. This webinar will be held in a workshop environment, where the participants can study and take part in valuable exercises utilizing real-world case studies. Chris will equip them with an action plan that they can use right away to master expanding workloads and complex decisions.

As a result of this learning, participants will be able to:

  • Become more productive by prioritizing work and maintaining focus
  • Become a stronger communicator with techniques that enable them to question and clarify priorities
  • Make better decisions based on consistently good analysis
  • Become more decisive and make better decision makers by gleaning the right information and appraising the situation more effectively
  • Gain the cooperation of others by communicating the risks and gains of decisions
  • Learn stress survival techniques to help them balance work and life when they must make tough choices they face every day

Chris will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Managing Escalating Pressures
  • Gain Certainty about Priorities
  • Prevent Collisions among Customers, Internal and External
  • Manage Traffic While Meeting Needs
  • Communicate Powerfully Despite Pressure
  • See How Your Values and Thinking Styles Drive Decisions
  • Learn the Decision Guide
  • Apply the Decision Guide to Your Own Case
  • See Others on Options
  • Fast Focus Analysis.

This webinar will greatly benefit those who are hard-pressed for time at their work in the organization and need to sort things out for their own and the organization’s benefit. These include CEO, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Executive Director, Managing Director, Regional Vice President, Area Supervisor and Manager.

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