employee engagement, Human Resources Training

Creating an Engaged Workforce

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If there is one component that determines whether an organization is an average one or an excellent one, it has to be the extent to which it keeps its employees engaged. An organization that brings about a degree of employee engagement can weather any storm, whether it is related to its people or its business.

Why is an engaged workforce any organization’s biggest asset? Simply because it associates itself with the organization’s values, business, and culture. Engaged employees like to think that they are working not for the organization’s, but their own good. That is the level of involvement that engaged employees have. When this is what employees, the organization’s greatest strength, thinks, then, such an organization is a winner all along.

While this is much true for any organization, the opposite of it is equally so: an organization in which the employees feel out of place or out of sync is doomed. When employees don’t have a sense of belonging towards the organization, it is impossible to expect them to give their best. Such employees will only keep looking for excuses to keep performing below par.

So then, how does an organization create an engaged workforce? This valuable learning can be gained from a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the areas of human resources, is organizing on September 25. Bob Verchota, owner and senior consultant for RPVerchota & Associates, a consulting firm, will be the speaker at this session.

Please visit TrainHR to enroll for this session.

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Creating an engaged workforce is a work of art. It is a journey and not a destination. An engaged workforce is motivated, energetic, and fired up, and is enthusiastic to contribute to the organization. It goes without saying that such a workforce is always looking to enhance the organization’s reputation and working conditions, not to speak of the bottom-line.

Yet, sadly, two out of every three organizations fail to create an engaged workforce. This means that this is both a curse and a boon. A curse because it shows that way too many organizations are yet to take the steps needed to make the workforce an engaged one. It is also a godsend because it means that a bountiful opportunity awaits organizations that want to make its workforce an engaged one.

At this webinar, Bob will help the participants explore what factors facilitate or deter the employees in becoming engaged. He will suggest practical and tangible steps that they can take to make this happen.

He will cover the following areas over the sixty minutes of this webinar:

  • What is engagement and why it matters
  • The outcomes of an engaged workforce
  • The difference between satisfaction, happiness, and engagement
  • Understand benefits for the business and the individual
  • Foundational factors necessary for engagement to be possible
  • Factors that disengage employees
  • Strategies for creating an engaged workforce
  • The power of coaching and its link to engagement
  • Why compensation isn’t the answer
  • The link to vision, mission, and values
  • How management is a major barrier to engagement
  • Leadership competencies that influence engagement
  • Recruiting for an engaged workforce
  • Importance of creating a sense of community
  • Engagement and corporate social responsibility

Senior leadership, leaders responsible for work culture, HR directors and generalists, managers, supervisors, and team leaders, and board members will benefit from the learning imparted at this webinar.

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About the expert: Bob Verchota ‘s firm offers services to clients who seek to align their business and employees and helps them to create successful outcomes and excellent work environments.

It provides solutions to companies for a wide variety of HR issues including training and development, compensation, compliance, policy development, performance management, employee relations and managing change from mergers and acquisitions to project specific disruptions of the status quo

 

 

 

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How to Attract, Retain & Engage Millennials

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As the Millennials move towards taking up the center stage of the American workplace, one can expect quite a few changes in the work outlook. In the way every technological wave has changed old habits, this new generation brings with it the feature of having been born almost simultaneously with the onset and explosion of the internet and the other resultant technologies that have shaped our lives in the recent past.

Undoubtedly, the change the Internet has signaled should rank as the biggest shift in human thinking and activity since at least the Industrial Revolution. The profound change the Net has brought into our lives is more easily adapted and ingested by the generation that is contemporaneous with it and its twin, globalization.

This represents both an opportunity and a challenge. Human resources in any organization have to ensure that they get the best out of this generation. This requires them to update their thinking about the workforce. Traditional, tried models may not work with this new, forerunner generation.

HR has to keep its ear to the ground in understanding the needs and abilities of this generation of Millennials, which, after all, is set to become the major constituent of the American workforce in the years to come, even as the accompanying generations phase out.

A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for human resources professionals, will offer this crucial learning that can help organizations derive the best out the Millennials at the workforce.

Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC, the expert at this webinar, will explain the ways by which to effectively attract the Millennials into organizations, which requires them to get a thorough understanding of what they value in their careers.

To enroll for this lively and valuable session, please visit https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/how-to-attract,-retain-&-engage-millennials-702497LIVE. 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).

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.

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Hiring and retaining the Millennials and then getting the best that they have to offer for the organization requires HR to understand just what this generation looks for in their career paths. This is the basis to reducing turnover, engaging the employees, and increasing the productivity and morale in the workplace. Tonia will explain the ways of avoiding these scenarios and what needs to be done to help retain this generation of the workforce.

The highlight of this webinar is a session that is dedicated to taking any questions and clarifications that the participants may have concerning how to attract, retain and engage the Millennials. The key takeaway for this session for the attendees is an understanding of what expectations the Millennials bring in today’s workplace, which is the route to attracting and retaining them.

Further, the expert will also offer insights into how to grasp and solve the problems that organizations face with high turnover, disengaged employees, low productivity, and low morale.

The following areas will be covered at this session:

  • How to effectively attract Millennials to your organization
  • What the Millennials’ job expectations are (retaining them)
  • The best way to communicate with the Millennials
  • How to keep them and engage them.

This webinar is being organized for the benefit of personnel who handle the Millennials at the workplace. These include Human Resource Manager, HR Generalist, Business Owners, Managers and Consultants.

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About the expert: Tonia describes herself as a “Generational Connector”. The company she founded, Simply HR, LLC, is not only a consultant and management firm; it is also a speaking and training company.

Predictably, Tonia is at home with speaking and providing leaders with training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive workplace. Her observation of the diversity and generational gaps in the workplace made her determined to start an organization of her own in which she could offer solutions to problems arising from this situation.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.

 

 

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How to Create Excellence in Your Workforce and Your Organization

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The primary goal of any organization is to create excellence, both in the workforce and in the business. Everyone is agreed on this, but not everyone is sure about how to do that. One of the primary things organizations need to do is to bring about a change in their outlook. Many organizations live in the past, where they may have had an excellent run, but to expect that to continue indefinitely, in a milieu of change, is being foolish.

So, what should organizations do to bring about excellence? This is the learning a webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training, is going to impart. A sixty-minute webinar that it is organizing on July 23, at which Grant Schneider, president and founder of Performance Development Strategies will be the expert, will show the ways by which organizations can help their workforce reach levels of excellence.

Please visit https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/how-to-create-excellence-in-your-workforce-and-your-organi-702470LIVE to register for this webinar. 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).

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.

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Organizations that don’t progress fast are those that are hesitant to initiate and adapt change. Being rigid is not going to give them results that may have come at some point in the past. It is also most likely that leaders in organizations that stagnate keep reacting to situations rather than planning change and bringing about that transition.

In any business, an organization that adapts itself to changing times quickly and painlessly is one in which the CEO asks all of two critical questions from time to time:

  • Is our organizations competent enough to survive in today’s environment?
  • Are you and the team ready to take on the challenge that change brings into the organization?

It is perceptive questions such as these that will determine what the organization’s new standing, or its new normal, will be. This is what gives it the ability to continually reinvent the organization from time to time in the face of new challenges. Called organizational sustainability, this is the organization’s skill in overseeing any harsh and dramatic change that could be of a monetary, social, business, compliance, or an environmental nature. It is only the willingness to be flexible and to adapt that will help the organization tide over these challenges.

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This webinar will delve in depth into all these aspects. Grant will explore how managers have to sharpen their decision-making abilities in the face of adversity brought about by change. This they have to do while minding the fact that their decisions could affect not only employees, but also their livelihoods and families. They have to also keep in mind any external circumstance that is beyond their control.

During the course of this highly absorbing learning session, Grant will cover the following areas:

  • Defining what sustainability really means to an organization
  • Why organizations struggle with creating sustainability
  • Managing horizontally to create a competitive edge
  • Determining your organization’s alignment and therefore your sustainability

Professionals in positions that require them to closely steer the organization towards change, such as HR Professionals, CEO, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Executive Director, Managing Director, Regional Vice President, Area Supervisor and Managers will benefit in a huge manner from this webinar.

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About the expert: Grant’s company helps organizations achieve greater results by aligning people in the organization with the organization’s mission and strategy. Grant helps these organizations create change, develop managers and executives, and create high performing teams resulting in engaged employees and loyal customers.

Being a Certified Coach, he specializes in using an approach that helps organizations identify their vision of success, develop the roadmap, create goals, and then, most importantly, go on to achieve those goals.

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Difference Between Mentor Coach and Manager in Motivating Employees to High Performance

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Executives, Leaders, Managers, HR, and those in Operations, Marketing, Engineering, Accounting and other technical departments often tend to think of coaching and mentoring as being one and the same. These personnel are often confused about the nature of these two, which are not the same as each other.

Many employees need to be coached, while some other need to be mentored. It is necessary for managers to not only understand the difference between the two, but to also know how to apply these two approaches and effectively use each style to improve employee engagement. Understanding the two in their entirety is the basis for managers who want to retain employees and increase what is called their “social capital” and reputation as leaders and managers.

Managers that work effectively and make a difference to the organization and the people around them rely upon many skills and draw from them to lead their teams. For managers to become effective and successful, it is important to know when to use mentoring and when to use coaching to improve employee engagement and give constructive feedback.

A webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, will explain this crucial difference and how to apply which of these under which situation. Valerie Pelan, President of Integrated Focus, will be the expert at this webinar.

Please visit https://www.trainhr.com/webinar/difference-between-mentor-coach-and-manager-in-motivating-employees-to-high-performance–702482LIVE to register for this valuable learning.

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).

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.

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The aim of this webinar is to help managers understand how to give constructive feedback, which when done, leads to a “win-win” situation for their direct reports and improves business results by motivating and engagement employees.

At this webinar, Valerie will cover the following areas:

  • Definition of Employee Engagement and a “Motivating Job” are explained
  • Definition of Constructive Feedback and Motivation
  • The Definition and Difference Between a Mentor and a Coach
  • The Role of Manager
  • Situational Examples are Provided to Reinforce how to use the two different skill sets. The choice of the skill set depends on the Situation and Employee that will benefit from the use of one of the Styles
  • Two examples and Learn when to use Coaching and when to use Mentoring to be Effective
  • The end results are to initiate a Positive Learning Situation and create Accountability in the Employee

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About the expert: Valerie was featured in Jan. 2009 Dallas Business Journal. In the more than ten years for which has been consulting and providing Executive coaching, Valerie has been combing her business experience working in Fortune 100 companies and her experience as an entrepreneur.

As President of Integrated Focus, she provides leadership coaching to leaders and high potentials. Her areas of expertise are executive presence, career transitioning and leading change. She works with the owners and executive teams in mid-sized companies providing Strategic Planning and communication skills.

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Performance Management: Moving from Feedback to Coaching

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As the workplace becomes more and more interactive, involving the employees in a much deeper manner than was done before, the need for using performance management as a core strategy to retain employees gains ground. A process oriented and objective performance management strategy is the surest means to engage employees.

The importance of performance management in helping to retain employees can never be overstated, more so in today’s workplace, which is home to an unprecedented five generations of workers. As organizations struggle to retain talent, the need for putting a performance management system that takes core parameters into consideration is a must.

The ways of doing this is the learning a webinar from TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the areas of human resources, is imparting. TrainHR brings Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC, for this hour-long session. To explore the novel and highly effective ways of instilling a performance management system into your organization, please register for this webinar by visiting  http://bit.ly/2XA7Mms .

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).

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Tonia will emphasize the importance of making employees in today’s workplace feeling valued. This motivates them to participate in the performance process. Effective performance evaluations that take certain predetermined parameters to ensure objectivity, and are at the same time flexible to accommodate new ideas and contributions, are thus important to this process.

The speaker will teach participants the importance of carrying out effective performance evaluations, and more importantly, will show how to conduct them. This will lead them to an understanding of how to engage employees in the process and how to handle difficult conversations during the process.

She will explain how participants to this webinar can implement a simple solution when providing feedback-The CARE Approach. The absence of an engagement process with the employees makes them disengaged, a concrete step to their exit from the organization. This webinar will explain all these in detail. Aimed for the benefit of personnel who deal with employee engagement, such as Managers, Supervisors, Leaders, Human Resource Professionals and Shift or Team Leaders, this webinar will cover the following areas:

  • Develop Rapport with Employees
  • Provide Effective Feedback
  • Provide Collaborative Environment
  • Encourage Employee to Self-Evaluate
  • Anticipate & Manage Employee Defensiveness, Anger or Other Emotions
  • Follow-up Performance Management Interventions.

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About the expert: Tonia describes herself as a “Generational Connector”. The company she founded, Simply HR, LLC, is not only a consultant and management firm; it is also a speaking and training company.

Predictably, Tonia is at home with speaking and providing leaders with training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive workplace. Her observation of the diversity and generational gaps in the workplace made her determined to start an organization of her own in which she could offer solutions to problems arising from this situation.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.