Category: Training

Employees are valuing career development more than ever—it’s a sign that the company is willing to invest in their future. How are businesses approaching training today? What are their pain points, and what topics are being addressed in training?

HR and New Supervisors and Managers: Don’t Let Them “Learn by Doing”

The management landscape is littered with HR-related traps for unwary new supervisors or managers, and the stakes are too high to let them “learn by doing.” Here’s a tool to train them with minimal effort on your part and theirs. Last issue we talked about supervisors and managers who tried to be good supervisors, but […]

For New Supervisors or Managers, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"

“No good deed goes unpunished.” Nowhere is that more true than when untrained supervisors and managers try to be good bosses. If you’ve got new or recently promoted supervisors or managers, see if any of these situations are familiar: “Do you think you might be depressed?” asks the concerned but untrained boss. “I didn’t,” says […]

Teambuilding: What Supervisors Need to Succeed

Teams can make work more productive, and enjoyable as well, but supervisors need to be trained to lead them. Here’s an affordable tool to do it. Recent surveys, including our own National Employee Attitude Survey, show that teamwork, though a lofty goal in theory and a fact at our overseas competitors, remains elusive in the […]

A Tool to Train Supervisors to Reduce Turnover and Increase Retention

Research shows employees are more likely to stay loyal if they have a good relationship with their supervisors. Here’s a program to help make that happen. Yesterday’s Advisor talked about the high cost of employee turnover and mentioned the oft-quoted notion that “employees don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” Well, it may be oft-quoted, but […]

5 Steps to Effective Training

To train effectively, first create a conducive environment, then follow these 5 steps: Yesterday’s Daily Advisor discussed preparation for training … how to quell the discomfort many feel about facing new challenges and how to set up an effective training environment, followed by opportunities to put the new knowledge quickly to work. Now let’s cover […]

Use Your Brain Before You Train

Training can be easier and more effective if you prepare properly … both yourself and the trainees. Here are tips for doing it. Ask any group of HR managers what they least like about the job, and it’s even money that the answer will be training. A lot of that probably comes from the fact […]

Turn Your Supervisors into Team Leaders

In a recent survey, employees saw their workplaces sadly lacking in organizational teamwork. Here are some ideas from a new BLR audio training program that your supervisors can use to build effective teams.  Regular Daily Advisor readers know that we’ve recently been heavily involved in a project called the National Employee Attitude Survey (NEAS). The […]

Train Supervisors and Managers in the 10 Areas Most Likely to Attract Lawsuits

A single BLR PowerPoint® program includes 10 separate presentations in the areas most likely to cause legal troubles. If yesterday’s article offering a “termination primer” said anything, it pointed out the importance of training managers and supervisors in how much classic principles like “employment at will” have been modified by a society in which “sue […]

HR Training for Line Managers and Supervisors: The 10-Minute Solution

Attorneys agree the antidote to many legal problems is proper supervisor training. But who’s got the time? Answer: If you’ve got 10 minutes, you do. Yesterday’s Daily Advisor article noted how, when two teams of attorneys were asked to list key HR problem areas, they came up with virtually the same results in two separate […]

Attorneys Define 4 Key Employment Law Problem Areas … And How to Avoid Them

Two sources of employment law advice come up with some “nuggets” of great advice on how to deal with a quartet of common pitfalls. Do all employment lawyers think alike? Sometimes it seems so, when, in our reading, we come up with two remarkably similar articles, in two widely (and sometimes wildly) different places. Such […]