Training is one of the best ways we know to hire and keep customers and your top performing employees. Too often small-business owners ignore the value of providing a formal training program, focusing instead on worrying that the employees they invest time and money into are just going to leave anyway. We get that (kinda) but…
Inadequate training is THE biggest underlying reason for the scarcity of great customer…Continue
Added by Barbara Ashton on February 24, 2014 at 10:09am — No Comments
Isn’t that crazy when you consider all the time and effort companies invest in training? The WSJ claims some studies show that a measly 10% of those taught skills are retained. As the majority of recruiters turn toward the model of hiring for attitude…Continue
The Right Thing:
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Learning and leadership development are crucial parts of a successful talent strategy. This week we began a series of infographics that analyze the online conversations taking place on topics related to learning and leadership development.
The series kicks off with “The Faces of Learning and Leadership Development,” which identifies 25 leading advocates—the people mentioned most frequently in social posts that link to content (articles,…Continue
Added by Mark Willaman on December 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Short selling is a term in trading. We usually invest in something that we believe will grow and increase in value. When we consider investing in candidates, we see the ROI on long-term investments in employees. When you “go long” in investing in employees, you expect the value of your employees to rise and drive the success of the…Continue
We all have to start somewhere. Making that first hire is vital because it sets the tone for all future hires. This is the point where small companies will start building their company culture, so it’s important to start off right. There comes a time when small business owners have to make the decision to grow and…Continue
Managing the training for your organization can be a tough task, complete with data entry, tracking and griping employees. Although we’re in the business of offering simpler solutions through technology, there are humans behind this software curtain, and we’re interested in the human part of the training…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on October 29, 2013 at 1:05pm — No Comments
Everyone knows that training is important. We know that it can affect 60-80% of your staff if you do it RIGHT. But the question is, how do we get to the place where we can do it right? When introducing training into an organization, even those…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on October 13, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
That’s right, managers. If your training programs don’t have quality and comprehensive information that compounds upon your investment in your management team, well…it probably won’t work!
Why? Because managers directly affect the people around them (at least they should) so if they…Continue
Find the best technology so that you can teach and learn in the fastest most efficient way, but don't just start and stop with good tech. There is a human side to this equation. Even the best training management software is better when management knows how to lead their team through it. An article recently featured on Inc. gives us some great tips on how to teach anyone…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Training is supposed to boost morale, increase productivity and facilitate engagement. Each of these qualities betters the company and the employee alike, but that’s what training is supposed to do. All too…
Added by Sean Pomeroy on September 18, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
My local churches have come through again. One of them has a sermon posted for this weekend titled Get off the Bench. It made me think for a moment about how that would apply to HR. When you think about it that is where HR is today. We are on that bench. We as HR professionals seem to be complacent with staying in one position even if that leads us to be…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on September 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Instead of handing employees a handbook and wishing them the best of luck, there’s a better way to get them informed and engaged. Employees who are given the proper material and training, engage and produce. It’s common sense, if companies facilitate the proper training of…
Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 14, 2013 at 12:47pm — No Comments
They go hand-in-hand, or at least they should. No one wants to be the employee who doesn’t know their job, and no one wants to work with that employee. Initial training, as well as continued training, gives employees a sense of worth and the chance to excel in their position. Engagement and pride in a job well done is a…Continue
Added by Sean Pomeroy on August 1, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Cold-Calling (or Business Development as many seem to prefer calling it) is a popular training area – and if there is anything more circular that teaching recruiters to…Continue
Boolean Operators and More Updated!!
So this is an update to my all inclusive list of operators. The update is as of 5/14/13, of course I will have other updates as I find new operators. Why you ask, well as I said below there are always new ones…Continue
Added by Dean Da Costa on May 14, 2013 at 3:54pm — No Comments
Is Fit a deterrent to innovation?
All you hear when you talk to companies is fit, the right fit, fits in with the team, etc. The problem is fit, can and usually does mean ensuring that the people you bring in, are of similar type,…Continue
Over the past almost 7 years that we have been blogging int he HR space we have made much about the bad decision by corporate management to rely solely on the recruitment of passive candidates to fulfill their talent management needs. Now Yahoo has reportedly taken this to a new level - Not only can you not work outside the office, you have to have ivory tower credentials to boot. Lets get some facts out on the table right upfront less someone accuse me of not appreciating the efforts that…Continue
Added by Daniel T. Bloom on March 18, 2013 at 11:09am — No Comments
Human Resources is different than recruiting which is different than hiring. If you find yourself at a small company, chances are you may find yourself doing all three jobs, sometimes all in one day. Here are some basic primers on each job and how to manage them when you're wearing more than one hat in the hiring department.
Breaking down HR: in some corners of the internet you will find a nested menu of all the categories that HR has ever been responsible for. And then, if you are…Continue
Added by Raj Sheth on February 25, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Do you not have time, money or resources to train yourself or your Recruiters? Have you considered where one “lunch and learn” could make you money? Here are 10 reasons you should always invest in training for your Recruiters and Staffing Specialist:
1. Decrease the need for Micro…Continue