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 Leaders to Avoid These ‘Enemies of Success’

Diane Egbers, president of Leadership Excelleration, Inc., (LEI Consulting) (www.lei-consulting.com), warns that “it’s often what leaders don’t know that can harm them.” In The Ascending Leader: Conquer the Seven Enemies of Success—A Strategic Guide for the Newly Promoted, Egbers and coauthor Karen Schenck outline seven common failures of newly promoted leaders, as well as strategies […]

Do You Train Your Leaders to Avoid These ‘7 Enemies of Success’?

Forty percent of newly promoted leaders fail within the first 18 months, says Diane Egbers, president of Leadership Excelleration, Inc., (LEI Consulting) (www.lei-consulting.com). “It’s often what leaders don’t know that can harm them,” Egbers warns. In The Ascending Leader: Conquer the Seven Enemies of Success—A Strategic Guide for the Newly Promoted, Egbers and coauthor Karen […]

Use a Blended Learning Approach for Your Environmental Training

Though there are many benefits of using e-learning programs for your environmental, health, and safety (EHS) training, e-learning doesn’t work for every organization, or it may work only as part of a blended learning approach. Blended learning is a commonsense concept that results in great learning success. The blended learning approach is simply acknowledging that […]

Can You Use E-Learning for E-Training?

In general, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) focuses its efforts on compliance rather than on the training process used to achieve compliance. (However, asbestos, lead abatement, and certain other highly toxic or cancer-causing material handling are exceptions for which the EPA has specific training requirements.) In some cases, the EPA specifies general types of […]

Train Supervisors on These 4 Steps to Recognize Alcohol Abuse Problems

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden called the effect of excessive alcohol consumption devastating. He added, “In addition to injury, illness, disease, and death, it costs our society billions of dollars through reduced work productivity, increased criminal justice expenses, and higher healthcare costs.” The study says the economic burden on states is huge—an average of $3 […]

5 More Strategies for Succession Planning

“Succession planning is critical for an organization’s long-term success, yet it’s a task that’s often overlooked,” says John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. “By taking proactive steps to identify and develop future leaders, a manager’s departure is a workable issue instead of an imminent crisis,” Reed said in a press release. Reed […]

5 Tips for Effective Succession Planning

If a firm loses its top leaders, who will take their place? It’s a question without an answer within many organizations, according to new research from Robert Half Legal. Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal, stresses that “proactive planning not only ensures the transfer of knowledge and business continuity, but it also adds […]

Train Employees to Avoid These 3 Leadership Mistakes

Leadership expert John Hamm, author of Unusually Excellent: The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership (Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint, February 2011, www.unusuallyexcellent.com), has spent his career studying the practitioners of unusually excellent leadership via his work as a CEO, venture capitalist, board member, high-level consultant, and professor of leadership at the Leavey […]

Are Your Leaders Trained to Avoid These 4 Mistakes?

Leadership expert John Hamm, author of Unusually Excellent: The Necessary Nine Skills Required for the Practice of Great Leadership (Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint, February 2011, www.unusuallyexcellent.com ), has spent his career studying the practitioners of unusually excellent leadership via his work as a CEO, venture capitalist, board member, high-level consultant, and professor of leadership at the […]

Train Supervisors to Manage Challenging Employees

To review the four scenarios, click here. Here are the recommendations for dealing with these challenging employees as presented in one of the training exercises in the BLR® PowerPoint® training session, How to Manage Challenging Employees. GUIDANCE Sit down with the employee and examine each of his recent complaints. If a complaint has merit, ask […]