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.

Do You Train Your Employees to Be Leaders?

At the start of each basketball season at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Coach John Wooden used to personally demonstrate for his players “how to correctly put on sweat socks to avoid folds, wrinkles, or creases that cause blisters,” he recently told BLR®. Such attention to detail, he says, is critical for success […]

Whole-Person Management Training

[To briefly recap yesterday’s issue: Dr. Martin advises managers to learn how to see employees as whole people by seeing their input and not just their output, and by acknowledging that everyone is multidimensional. Today, he offers more ways to manage the whole employee.] Look at the Big Picture, Not Just the Day-To-Day Details The […]

Do You Train Managers to Manage the Whole Person?

The term “human resources management” is essential in business. But have you noticed that the majority of the literature about the topic focuses on the “resources” and the “management” aspects but barely addresses the “human” element? As a result, most managers see their employees as resources to be managed, and not as a whole person […]

How Effective Is Your EHS Classroom Training?

When it comes to training your workers—you have lots of choices. There are numerous methods and materials available to help you prepare and equip employees to better do their jobs. Indeed, with so many choices out there, it can be daunting to determine which methods to use and when to use them. Instructor-led, or classroom, […]

Train Your Employees in Business Ethics

Here’s a useful training exercise you can use to get your ethics training off to an interactive start. The objective of the exercise is to examine key issues involved in business ethics. Ask trainees to complete the worksheet below. Then use the answers provided in the “Guidance” section to discuss the results as a group […]

Do You Train Your Employees in Business Ethics?

The information in today’s issue is adapted from a course in the Leadership for Employees Library on TrainingToday called “Business Ethics—What Employees Need to Know.” HR experts and labor and employment attorneys agree that businesses—regardless of their industry or size—should be concerned about the ethical conduct of their employees. According to a survey by the […]

Train Your Managers to Be Winning Coaches

To recap the coaching training exercise: This exercise is intended for all supervisors. Its objective is to review basic information about coaching. Instruct trainees to complete the work sheet below. Then discuss the results as a group and answer any questions. 1. Briefly define “coaching.” __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ 2. Identify three purposes of coaching. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ […]

Do You Train Managers to Be Winning Coaches?

In sports, coaches develop and motivate players. They work hard to bring out the best in each player and then to unify all their players into a winning team. Coaching in the workplace has basically the same purpose and involves similar techniques. To develop a competent, motivated, and productive workforce, your supervisors must be good […]

Asbestos Training Requirements

The information in today’s Advisor comes from our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor. Commercial buildings that contain any of the many forms of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) used in construction pose challenges to owners and managers. When overseeing the day-to-day O&M management of ACMs in the workplace, there are two primary areas of training that must […]

Need Asbestos Training?

For owners and operators of commercial buildings, staying on top of asbestos training can be time-consuming, confusing, and costly. In addition to Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations to protect workers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also has numerous regulations designed to address asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) management. Due to the many considerations building operators must […]