Making the Job Interview More Effective

 

d37c085a9bb189c8afd3f289ca266eb6Ask an HR professional which the most important tool for selecting a candidate is, and the pre-employment interview is likely to emerge as the overwhelming answer. Few other means get close to the interview as a tool for helping an organization with the hiring. No other method helps the organization’s HR assess the suitability of a candidate.

Despite the extreme importance of the interview, many organizations fail to derive the high value that it is capable of delivering. This is because they fail to understand that the interview can be a potent tool for helping the organization to assess the candidate, but only if it is structured properly. Most interviews fail to elicit the best from a candidate because they do not have the depth and incisiveness needed for doing this. A wily candidate could artfully trick the interviewer into mistaking what she wants to hear for real ability.

Is the interview per se to be blamed for this? No. It is not so much the interview itself, as much as the way in which it is done, that is responsible for this situation. Why this happens is that candidates can easily trick untrained and unskilled interviewers and can get ahead of them in guising what is undesirable in them and overplaying their attractive qualities. If an interview fails to get the best out of a candidate, its purpose if largely unserved. This is what an unstructured interview does. It is likely to select an unsuited candidate and end up hiring a bad resource for the organization.

A thorough understanding of the techniques for making the interview more effective

With some thoughtfulness and insight, interviews can become more effective. It is never impossible for organizations’ HR to learn this art and inculcate it into their interviewing practices. When the interviewer is armed with the right techniques, the interview becomes effective and impactful and results in the company finding the right fit, something that is of vital importance to it. A few principles need to be adapted and applied to help companies achieve this.

Want to know which these are? These will be taught at a webinar that TrainHR, a highly acclaimed provider of professional trainings in the areas of human resources, is organizing. Harold Brull, a senior HR professional and a licensed psychologist who has taught industrial/organizational psychology at the undergraduate and graduate levels for many years, will be the speaker at this session.

Please register for this learning session by visiting TrainHR

This course 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.

Benefits for HR professionals across the board

This webinar is designed to help professionals, irrespective of whether they are new or are veterans, imbibe the right practices for interviewing. Harold will show participants the ways of using powerful and accurate means to conduct interviews. He will also give an understanding of how interviewers can increase the chance of selected candidates accepting the offer.

The following areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • The structure of competence
  • How to analyze a job’s requirements
  • Interview information categories
  • The best predictor of future behavior
  • Principles of good interviewing
  • Errors to avoid
  • Designing interview questions
  • Follow-up probing
  • Interpreting information
  • Using multiple interviewers.

This session is of high value to professionals who are involved in hiring, such as HR Generalists, HR Managers, Line Managers involved in Hiring, and Business Owners.

 

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Influence Should Bring About Cooperation And Collaboration

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Influence is one of the biggest factors in both our personal as well as professional lives. It is but natural that we get influenced in one or another, direct or indirect manner. The members of the family we grow up in and the people in the neighborhood or the school are some of the sources that influence us directly as we grow up. Celebrities, achievers and sportsmen are some of the other examples of indirect influence in our lives.

Our managers, peers, colleagues and classmates are other people who influence in our lives. Influence is inevitable. Real influence is one that gently coaxes and motivates another person to follow the footsteps of the influencer. That true influencer is one who doesn’t try to control, but only shows how to do things better by doing it themselves. It should be about bringing about cooperation and collaboration. The ultimate form of influence should reflect what Mahatma Gandhi famously said, “My life is my message”.

How important is influence in the corporate world?

If one has to be an influence on someone else in the workplace, one has to decide whom one wants to influence. Who among these would it be?

  • One’s manager
  • Coworker
  • Employee
  • Customer
  • Suppliers

The power to influence others requires personal power and good communication skills, no matter what the reason for which one is trying to influence: It could be to take someone along with one’s line of thinking or convince them about one’s ideas; it could be to just complete a task, or it could be to work in a team.

High class learning on how to influence others at the workplace

All the elements of how to influence people in the right manner will be taught 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, who is the Founder and President of Pinnacle Performance Improvement Worldwide, a firm which focuses on management and organization development. Chris has consulted to government agencies from the United States, the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia, Canada, Cayman Islands and the United Kingdom and 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. He is the author of the book, 90 Days to a High-Performance Team.

To benefit from the rich experience that Chris brings into management and organizational 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).

Polishing the skills of influence

The aim of this fast-paced webinar is to sharpen the participants’ skills for influencing and persuading others. It is for those who have a difficulty in trying to persuade and influence others, those who find creating and building rapport challenging, and those who get overwhelmed when trying to gain commitment from others.

Chris will teach them the ways by which to create rapport, ask directly, listen effectively, and use proven interpersonal skills to improve their effectiveness with individuals and with groups. He will offer important topics, key questions and answers that the participants need to be able to address effectively to improve their team members’ and team’s performance, no matter how widely distributed everyone is.

Tips and suggestions

Chris will explain “8 Quick Steps to Listening More Effectively Every Time”. There will be tips, tricks and techniques that will help the participants influence and persuade more effectively immediately. Participants can put this learning to immediate use at the end of this session.

Professionals in management, for whom influencing others is important, ranging from CEO’s and Senior Vice President to Vice President, Executive Directors, Managing Directors, Regional Vice Presidents, Area Supervisors and Managers will find this session highly absorbing and useful.

Chris will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Influence Styles
  • Plan to Influence
  • First Practice
  • Creating Rapport
  • Gaining Commitment
  • Build Assertiveness
  • Influence in Groups
  • Group Exercise
  • Win-Win Influence.

Overcoming the wasteful nature of meetings

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The national statistics council estimates that in the US corporate world, a whopping eleven million meetings are held in a year. Between a third and two fifths of the employees spend their time in meetings. Executives attend two meetings a day on average.

Does all this indicate that meetings are productive? Absolutely not. Quite the opposite is true. There is perhaps no exercise in a corporate setup that is as frequent and prevalent as meetings, and there is simply no exercise that is as wasteful as them. Most executives say that half their meetings served no purpose, meaning that at least one meeting an executive attends is a complete waste of time.

What about the meetings attended? Do they count for productive work? The answer is a no again, because most meetings are scheduled with people who do not need to attend them. Many meetings are held during peak productive workhours, meaning that they rob the organization of productive time.

Enormous costs, no ROI

Further, considering that meetings are held in a number of settings such as offices, homes, during travel, during videoconferencing or by phone, there is enormous cost attached to this wasteful exercise.

Should meetings be done away with? The answer is a no again, because the fault is not that of meetings per se, but the fact that they are held in improper ways. Meetings need to be focused and serious. Participants of the meeting need to know exactly what to talk about, should have the attendance of the right persons, and should not take up more time than allotted. If the meeting fails to meet these objectives, it means that the persons organizing the meeting are not efficient and don’t realize the value of meetings.

Learn the art of managing meetings

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It is to help professionals in understanding the art of meetings that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry, will be organizing a webinar. At this webinar, Marcia Zidle, CEO of Leaders At All Levels and a board certified executive coach based in Dallas Texas, who works with executives, management teams and high potential professionals to help them move up to the next level, will be the speaker.

Want to gain learning on how to conduct meetings that are going to be productive and fulfil the requirements they set out? Then, attending this webinar will be a great step forward. To enroll for this webinar, just visit 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.

Making meetings purposeful and productive

Marcia will enlighten participants on the need for conducting effective meetings that are actually productive and meet their purpose. She will give an understanding of what needs to be done to make a meeting work. She will explain how to make meetings focused, productive, participative, and even fun. Participants of this webinar will be able to improve meeting productivity and enhance communication and to boost creativity and teamwork.

Professionals in a number of positions, such as CEO’s, COO’s, CFO’s, VP of Human Resources, Chief Learning Officer, Directors, Project Managers, Operation Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders, and Human Resources Professionals, for whom meetings are a daily occurrence will benefit from this session.

Marcia will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Identify meeting management problems
  • Pinpoint the cost of ineffective meetings
  • Recognize the 3 stages of meeting management
  • Review three techniques to lead effective meetings
  • Encourage participation and different points of view
  • Know the six key questions to ask before calling a meeting
  • Use 4 simple tools to keep discussions and meetings on track
  • Manage problem behaviors-the Latecomer, the Talker, the Busybody, the Wanderer, and the Arguer.

The three important keys to developing team leadership

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A team is defined as a collection of a small number of individuals who are tasked with carrying out a defined, accountable objective during a specific period of time. They are usually people of complementary or matching skills and aptitudes and work together to achieve a common goal and purpose. Teams usually need leadership to succeed, because their efforts get channelised and focused better with leadership.

Leadership has been defined variously. A commonly accepted definition of leadership is that it is the ability to influence a team into performing its tasks and motivating and guiding it to reach its set goals. It of course, goes without saying that leadership is a group effort, because it cannot exist in a vacuum.

An effective team leader focuses on what the team can achieve together. She believes that the whole is more important than the parts. She will make efforts to identify the potential each team member carries and tries to develop it for the common good of the team. A good leader carries the team members along in her endeavors. She builds trust and teamwork and motivates and inspires the team to reach higher goals.

Three important factors play a role in facilitating team leadership:

  • Team members’ roles
  • Behavioral and communication styles in teams
  • Problem solving techniques to enable teams to reach their goal

Get to understand these three skills

How does a leader bring these about? What are the ways by which these factors can be utilized to bring about leadership that is useful for the organization? It is these topics that will be explained in-depth at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources areas.

Valerie Pelan, who is President of Integrated Focus, a role in which she has been consulting and providing Executive coaching for over 10 years, during which she has been working with the owners and executive teams in mid-sized companies providing Strategic Planning and communication skills, will be the speaker at this webinar.

Please register for this webinar by logging on to 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 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

A quality that is difficult to develop and put into action

Although it feels nice to talk about team leadership, it is a quality that is difficult to implement in one’s professional life. Many team leaderships fail for a number of reasons.  Valerie will discuss these and explain the three important factors that help managers, leaders and project managers lead a successful team.

This session is of immense value to everyone connected with leadership, such as Managers, Leaders, HR Managers, and Project Managers.

Valerie will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Learn what the definition is of a “Team”
  • Why Ground Rules are so important
  • Negative team roles
  • Positive – action oriented team roles
  • MBTI – how a person’s personality can benefit a team
  • Techniques for problem solving.

 

Behaviors that make great leaders

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What makes a person a leader? What makes that leader successful? Contrary to what most believe; leadership is not something of a gift from heaven that a chosen few are endowed with. It is something that can be acquired with the right honing in the right direction.

Like many other traits, what is needed to become a leader is to inculcate the right thinking and actions that will lead the person to the leadership role. The genesis of leadership is the ability to lead oneself. This is the foundation to being in a position to influence others into leadership. Leading by example is often the most effective technique for leadership.

Be perfect and then preach

A story about an Indian spiritual guru runs into something like this: A woman approached him to admonish her child for eating too much sweet. The guru is supposed to have asked the woman to bring the child a week later.

When she came, he advised the kid to stop eating sweets. When the mother asked the guru why he could not have given the same advice on the previous visit, the guru is said to have remarked that he took one week to give up sweets himself. It is only when he practiced what he preached that he believed he would be in a position to influence others –a prerequisite for leadership.

We notice from this story that the leader did not do anything out of the way or out of the box. This is how leadership is. A leader does not have to, to use the old cliché, reinvent the wheel. She only needs to put in the right thinking at the right time and put that thinking into action. Leaders inculcate the right attitude and behavior for bringing out the best in people around them.

Learn about the seven qualities of great leaders

What are the other qualities of great leaders? These will be discussed and explored in depth at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the area of human resource, will be offering. This webinar will have David Rohlander, author of the Amazon-bestseller, “The CEO Code”, for whom five sixths of his new clients coming from referrals.

David will offer explain the seven ways or behaviors by which leaders stand out. Leadership is about being natural in any environment. Just like how our most natural instinct comes to the fore when we are in a new situation; the same should happen with leadership. It should be developed to the extent that the mind is conditioned to behave like a leader when the situation demands.

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).

Anyone can be a leader

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David will emphasize at this session that leadership is something that any of us can practice. It no rocket science. It only calls for altering our behaviors to an extent in the course of our interactions with people and learning new ways of handling situations. He will explain the tools with which one can assess oneself and develop and design a systematic follow-up which will help us improve our leadership behavior. He will offer concrete technics, philosophical justification and a road map that will be simple to follow.

At this session that is highly useful and pertinent for people in management, such as  CEO, CFO, COO, Vice Presidents and Regional Managers, Managers and Supervisors, Newly Promoted Managers and High Potential Employees being groomed for Leadership and Promotions; David will cover the following areas:

  • What does a great leader look like and act like?
  • How do you live with integrity as a leader?
  • The magic of self-control, growth and caring what about attitude?
  • The primary activities of a great leader
  • How does a great leader treat others?
  • The importance of focused attention
  • It all boils down to 7 basic behaviors.

Collaboration is important for getting things done, if handled properly

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Collaboration is an essential part of our lives and careers. It is a great means to getting things done when it is not possible for us to carry out all our work ourselves. What did you do when you built your house? Did you carry out all the work related to construction, such as painting, plumbing or electrification yourself? Didn’t you employ the people with the right skills and knowledge for carrying out their respective tasks?

The same goes for collaboration at the organization, because it is simply not possible for anyone to carry out all their work themselves. Collaborations and alliances are necessary for getting a number of things done in an organization. They are important to not only save time, but also to reduce costs and improve efficiency. Collaboration is something like extra hands for an organization.

Helps reduce effort, increases the bottom line

Collaboration, internal or external, helps organizations cut down failure rate by over 60 percent. It can help the organization improve its bottom line by a good 15%. This sounds good, but the important factor that has to be taken into account is how to bring about this collaboration.

Like all other team endeavors, collaboration carries great benefits, but only if it is got right. Properly conceptualized and implemented collaboration brings about many benefits, because if we could delegate a few tasks, we can concentrate on our core tasks and achieve better results. Proper collaboration has these five characteristics:

  • It should be a long term plan for the organization. It should not be just an ad-hoc measure
  • Choosing the right allies who gel from both the business and cultural perspectives
  • People with the right understanding, desire, and willingness to spend time with the alliances apart from carrying out their other duties and responsibilities should manage the collaborative efforts
  • It should not be arbitrary and unilateral. Not just the person dealing with the alliance, but everyone else who matter to that effort has to be in the loop
  • It should be aimed at bringing about a balanced approach to growth.

In-depth understanding of all aspects of collaboration

An in-depth understanding of this important aspect of an organization’s team effort will be offered at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional trainings for the human resources industry. Jan Triplett, CEO of the internationally recognized Business Success Center, and an entrepreneur, author, speaker and small business activist, who is a frequent keynote speaker on business growth models, funding and pricing strategies, alliance building, personnel management, and sales processes, will be the speaker at this session.

Want to understand how to make collaboration work for your organization? Then, 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.

Collaboration 2.0 and all its elements

Dr. Triplett will familiarize participants of this webinar with all the elements of what it takes to make collaboration successful and productive. She will explain all the issues surrounding collaboration in what she terms “Collaboration 2.0”. The points she will describe at this session will be of immense value to professionals who need this tool to improve efficiency in their work and their organizations. These include owners of businesses, C- Level management staff, department heads, Marketing & Sales Directors with inside or outside Sales Teams, Operations Managers, vendors to larger businesses and non-profit Presidents or CEO’s.

The following areas will be covered at this webinar:

  • Determining when a collaboration or alliance is the right answer for the situation
  • Choosing the right allies, the right agreement (formal or informal), and the right success measurements
  • Creating an early warning system to identify problems before they cascade
  • Implementing the Plan -timeline, expected results, budget management
  • Getting “buy in” from the top to the bottom of the organization
  • Tracking and Evaluating the Plan
  • Adjusting the Plan
  • Exiting from the Alliance.

Want to lead? Learn to communicate effectively

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Communication is the most important means by which a person or organization express themselves. Communicative ability is difficult to suppress. At the individual level, there are talented communicators, and there are the effective communicators. A talented communicator can be telegenic, and can bring in only style. Substance may be lacking in the communication of a talented communicator.

On the other hand, the effective communicator is one who communicates with conviction, trust, respect, understanding, empathy and resolution. This is the kind of communicator organizations need.

To be an effective communicator; the communicator need not have the charisma or attractiveness of the talented communicator. Such a communicator does not need to even possess strong vocabulary or a grandiloquent or articulated style, or even the ability to be able to speak in public, or that of being a good listener. The effective communicator simply needs to understand how to read people, realize that communication is both receiving and broadcasting, and be able to adapt to many unique and stressful situations when it comes to communicating with others.

A learning session on how to be an effective communicator

All these behaviors and traits can be imbibed and implemented through proper coaching. The ways of doing this form the core of a webinar that TrainHR, a highly acclaimed provider of professional trainings for the HR industry; will be organizing. To enroll for this webinar, just visit TrainHR

The expert at this webinar is David Rohlander, author of the Amazon-bestseller, “The CEO Code”. With five sixths of his new clients coming from referrals, David is the ideal expert to impart learning on the many aspects of effective communication.

Understanding and integrity are the soul of effective communication

David will seek to offer clarity on a simple, but potentially one the most troubling questions in the minds of many people: “How to communicate effectively”. In exploring the critical elements of the effective communicator; David will teach how participants can develop these traits and how they can use communication to accomplish great things through other people.

David will explain his conviction that understanding is at the root of effective communication. This, to him, is the cornerstone of effective communication. He will expand on this thought during the webinar, earmarking a considerable part of it to making participants understand the role of understanding. When participants imbibe this trait into their communication, they will be able to read people, develop awareness of the self and inculcate technics and methods to practice.

Carry honesty and conviction in words

When people learn to communicate effectively, it brings with it important qualities such as being able to lead, and to persuade and carry conviction, which makes people believe in them and their ideas. This gives them a prominent position in the minds of listeners, because it equips them with the power to practice integrity. Their words carry weight when they are uttered with belief, honesty and goodwill.

The hallmark of effective communication is integrity in the words, which is what separates the effective speakers from the talented ones. If this important quality is lacking, they are going to lose the trust and faith that people repose in them. This will make them no different from politicians.

This webinar will offer important learning to professionals across the entire spectrum of organizations, for whom communication is a key part of their work and success. C-Level executives such as CEO, CFO, COO, Vice Presidents and Regional Managers, managers and supervisors, newly promoted managers, and high potential employees being groomed for Leadership & Promotions will benefit in a large manner from this webinar.

At this webinar, David will cover the following areas:

  • What is effective communication?
  • Trust
  • Respect
  • Understanding
  • Empathy
  • Resolution
  • It is an Art.