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.

How Much Do You Invest in Employee Training and Development?

Headquartered in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, Hamilton Sundstrand (www.hamiltonsundstrand.com) is among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products. A subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (www.utc.com), the company designs, manufactures, and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, corporate, and military aircraft. In addition, Hamilton Sundstrand is a major supplier […]

How One Company Trains Its Managers

Dominium (www.dominiumapartments.com), an apartment community management and development firm, has been running Dominion University for several years. A key program offered through Dominium University is Community Manager Continuing Education, which is similar to the orientation course, but geared toward upper-level, advanced supervisors as a refresher course, she says. Dominium University also features other classes that […]

How Involved Are Your Managers in Your Training Program?

Dominium (www.dominiumapartments.com), an apartment community management and development firm, introduced Dominium University several years ago, says Tanya Adair, vice president of Human Resources and Administration. In some cases, outside vendors provide training, such as courses on tax credit compliance, Microsoft® Outlook or Excel. However, most classes are led by seasoned Dominium managers, many of whom […]

Train Managers to Balance Employer/Employee Needs With Communication

The information in today’s Advisor is from BLR’s 10-Minute HR Trainer session entitled "Balancing Employer and Employee Needs." Anticipate Employee Needs and Concerns Communication is key to striking the right balance employer and employee needs. Train managers and/or supervisors to convey employee needs and concerns to employers. Here’s how managers can stay in touch with […]

Are Your Managers Trained to Balance Employer and Employee Needs?

The information in today’s Advisor is from BLR’s 10-Minute HR Trainer session entitled "Balancing Employer and Employee Needs." Present Employer Needs and Expectations to Employees On one side of the employer/employee balance is the task of conveying employer needs and expectations to employees. Train managers to: Know and understand what the organization wants from supervisors […]

How One Company Is Maintaining Training Excellence in a Down Economy

To recap the situation: Like many other companies, the economic downturn forced Heavy Construction Systems Specialists Inc. (HCSS) to reduce its employee development budget over the last few years. But unlike some other companies, the Sugar Land, Texas, company was able to cut expenses without sacrificing learning for its 100+ employees. Unique Orientation Experience In […]

Are You Trying to Maintain Training Excellence with a Decreased Budget?

Like many other companies, the economic downturn forced Heavy Construction Systems Specialists Inc. (HCSS) to reduce its employee development budget over the last few years. But unlike some other companies, the Sugar Land, Texas, company was able to cut expenses without sacrificing learning for its 100+ employees. Doing More with Less With a little creativity, […]

Hands-On Training Educates New-Hires About High Service Standard

Every new hire completes the New Hire Training program for two main reasons. First, Zappos.com, a leader in online apparel and footwear sales, is a company that has set a high standard for service for both its internal and external customers, says Rebecca Ratner, former director of Human Resources. Second, no matter what their role […]

Train Managers to Avoid Rookie Hiring Mistakes?

If you have not identified your critical needs, and how to screen for them, you’ll fail, says Susan M. Heathfield, blogging about hiring mistakes on About.com. Here are two more of her mistakes managers make. 7. Failure to Differentiate the Critical Job Skills Everyone has a wish list for their ideal candidate, but you must […]

Does Your Leadership Training Create Career Paths?

In recent years, Convergys (http://www.convergys.com/), a global leader in providing customer care, human resources, and billing services, implemented two training and development programs, Future Leaders and Emerging Leaders. Training magazine recognized the programs when it named Convergys to a recent Training Top 125 list. “We are honored to be named to this select list of […]