Mentorship for Company Brand
by Kris Parfitt - Aug, 2009
To borrow from a well known quote about training employees: Mentor them and they will leave; don’t mentor them and they will stay. Like any quote, it only holds merit if the cause and affect are compatible. However, managers across the board have seen a trend where if they spend the time and resources providing development initiatives for their employees, the ones who develop into leaders leave for more challenging oppor...
Is Supervisory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Necessary?
by Mary G. White - Jul, 2009
Are you wondering if it's really important to provide sexual harassment prevention training to your company's managers? A better question to ask yourself is if your organization can afford the potential cost of failing to provide this type of training. Sexual harassment in the workplace takes many forms and is not always obvious, particularly to those who are not properly trained on this type of harassment prevention. 4 To...
3 Employee Training Tips for Managers
by Mary G. White - Mar, 2009
When you became a manager, there's a good chance that you didn't realize that providing employee training would become a major portion of your job. However, it's a fact that teaching is an essential function of every managerial job. When you're in charge of managing and motivating other workers – no matter how small or large your team may be – training is something that you're going to have to do on a regular basis. Provid...
Take A Look At Mentoring
by Barbara Wulf, MS, CPCC - Feb, 2009
Throughout the ages, people have sought out the wisdom and counsel of those more experienced. Could you benefit from having a mentor? Does your employer encourage mentorship? Mentors provide their expertise to less experienced individuals of all ages in order to help them advance their careers, enhance their education and build their networks. As Baby Boomers look to retirement, there are newer employees who could benefit...
Creating Engagement — An Action Plan For Managers
by Joe Feest - Nov, 2008
In MRA’s “Leading An Engaged Workforce (LEW)” series we define employee engagement as, “The extent to which employees are committed to their job, organization, manager, co-workers, and working both harder and smarter rather than merely showing up to do what they’re obliged to do. Engaged employees contribute discretionary effort in accomplishing their objectives.” Then, in our LEW series we identify the seven drivers that mana...
Project Management Training That Fits Your Schedule
by Randall Olson - Nov, 2008
Do you want to learn more about project management? Are you interested in preparing to sit for the PMP certification exam? Many people whose jobs involve project management want to further their skills and knowledge, a well as earn the PMP credentials that will help them stand out from others who work in the profession. However, finding the time to get the training necessary to advance in the field isn't something that's alway...
The Art of Professional Growth Counseling
by Joe Giordano - Nov, 2008
Professional growth counseling is the act of planning for the accomplishment of individual and professional goals within your organization. It is the cornerstone of succession planning and staff development and the key to ensuring the future success of your company. Professional growth counseling is a shared effort that involves managers and their direct reports jointly committing to performance related self-improvement. Ma...
Blended Learning: A Cost-Effective Corporate Training Solution
by Mary G. White - Aug, 2008
Employee development training is critical to the long term success of any organization. Making plans to help employees keep up with and fully utilize technology is part of any sound strategic plan. It’s also necessary for business leaders to identify employees who have the potential to grow with the organization and develop them to fill critical roles that are likely to become available in the future. Practicalities of Empl...
The Future of Training: Hybrid Learning
by Mary G. White - Aug, 2008
There is much debate regarding whether online learning or live instruction is a better method of instructional delivery for adult learners and corporate training settings. It’s true that there are advantages and disadvantages with both types of instructional delivery. It’s also true that online learning and “bricks and mortar” learning aren’t mutually exclusive propositions. Theories about the best ways to design instructi...
Identify Workforce Skill Gaps With Needs Assessment
by Randall Olson - Aug, 2008
As a small business owner, it's important to take proactive steps toward making sure that your employees are ready and able to handle the technological and environmental changes that are likely to impact your business. It's important to remember that employee training doesn't stop with your new hire orientation procedures. Organizational training needs are ongoing, particularly in the rapidly changing 21st century workforce....
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