Tag: Topic Leadership

Successful Succession Planning Requires Training Employees at All Levels

To get a better handle on what’s new in succession planning, we turned to BLR’s newly-published Top 10 Best Practices in HR Management for 2012. We’re dealing with an aging workforce. For example, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that over one-third of the civilian employees working for the federal government are eligible for retirement. […]

Mentoring Agreements Make Meaningful Training

Successful mentoring relationships start with a clear agreement about goals, procedures, and limitations, says mentoring expert Lois Zachary. Too often mentors and mentees start off without doing enough preparation and end up with an unsatisfactory experience, she says. Zachary, author of The Mentor’s Guide and the recently published The Mentee’s Guide to Mentoring, provides guidelines […]

A New Mentoring Model for Training the Next Generation

The new mentoring depends on a reciprocal learning relationship, she says. Zachary, author of The Mentor’s Guide and The Mentee’s Guide to Mentoring, presents seven elements of successful mentoring programs. 1. Reciprocity In the new mentoring, there is equal engagement of both parties. Both have responsibilities, both have roles to play, and both have something […]

Train Your Managers with Warner’s Warnings to Avoid Lawsuits

Warner, who is SPHR certified, is the founding partner of Moody and Warner PC in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Her tips came at the SHRM Annual Conference and Exhibition. Train your managers with the following valuable information and practical warnings from Warner. High-Ranking Manager Is the Bad Actor “I like it when a high-ranking manager was […]

Hiring from Outside? Think Again

Here’s the bottom line. Management professor Matthew Bidwell, of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, has researched the question for several years—from 2003 to 2009. The basics of his findings are these: External hires get significantly lower performance evaluations for their first 2 years on the job than do internal workers who are […]