Category: Talent

Employee feedback, compliance, government forms, leave policies, recruiting: the list of tasks that an HR professional have to perform is nearly endless. Just as important as any one task is how professionals put them all together into a united front. Welcome to the Strategic HR topic.

Train Supervisors to Communicate Effectively in Emergencies

The material in today’s issue is adapted from BLR’s 10-Minute HR Trainer session, “Communicating in Emergencies.” Supervisors such as yourself play a critical role in emergency communication. In fact, communicating emergency information is a crucial part of your job. In addition to conveying information to employees, you also play an important role in communications with […]

Do Your Supervisors Know How to Communicate in Emergencies?

The material in today’s issue is adapted from BLR’s 10-Minute HR Trainer session, “Communicating in Emergencies.” Supervisors such as yourself play a critical role in emergency communication with employees. In fact, communicating emergency information is a crucial part of your job. How effectively you communicate could make a big the difference to the safety of […]

Equip Trainers to Give Effective Environmental Training

The material in today’s Advisor comes from our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor®. In an ideal world, training will always be successful. There are ways that training can go wrong, however, and forewarned is forearmed. Here are several training pitfalls—and we give you ways to avoid them. There are several possible problems that can lead […]

Do Your Environmental Trainers Have Stage Fright?

Each trainer has different qualifications, experience, expertise, and methodology of training. Even trainers who are intimately familiar with a subject must properly prepare for the training session. The following guidelines are designed to review the basics of preparing trainers for learning sessions. Practice Makes Perfect Practice your presentation. The best instructors always do at least […]

It’s Time for Time Management Training

The information in today’s Advisor is adapted from BLR’s 10-Minute HR Trainer session, “Time Management for Supervisors.” One big obstacle to efficient time management is dealing with interruptions, which are inevitable and unpreventable. Remind your supervisors and managers that dealing with people and problems is part of their jobs, so they have to expect interruptions—but […]

Is It Time for Time Management Training?

The information in today’s Advisor is adapted from BLR’s 10-Minute HR Trainer® session, “Time Management for Supervisors.” The first step to tackling more-effective time management is to understand why supervisors have trouble managing their days. Here are several factors that interfere with a well-planned schedule: Reacting to others’ demands instead of deciding how your time […]

Train Managers to Take Stock of Their Own Leadership Style

Both leaders with advanced skills and bosses who could use a bit of polishing will benefit by taking account of management areas upon which they can improve, according to Fierce, Inc. Train employees to take stock of their own management style with the information in today’s Advisor. While there are many different types of bosses, […]

Do Your Managers Know the 6 Essential Dimensions of Great Leaders?

Increased demands, overstretched budgets, stressed-out workers, flat business performance, and poor leadership role models—combined with a leadership model that tends to reward short-term results—have created a “growing gap between the leaders we have and the leaders we need,” says author Bob Rosen. Rosen (bobrosen.com), who is CEO of Healthy Companies International (healthycompanies.com) and author of […]

Create Future Leaders by Training Employees How to Delegate

Delegation is yet another essential managerial skill. Employees who aspire to leadership positions must begin to acquire this skill now. Teaching delegation means providing opportunities to practice the skill—perhaps through management of a special project or team effort. It also means imparting an understanding that delegation is a six-step process. When you delegate, you must […]

Do Your Employees Know the Skills They Need for Professional Advancement?

Do your supervisors know the skills their employees need for professional advancement? Do they know how to delegate work and teach those skills to employees looking to advance in the organization? Here is some important information to convey to your supervisors. Skills needed for personal and organizational growth change constantly. That means offering appropriate training […]