Tag: New Year’s Resolutions

NYE Resolution: 7 Signs your best employee is looking!

Some employers think they don’t have to worry about the exodus of employees leaving the four walls of their organization whether it be due to the economy, fear, or complacency. However, even with a 8.5% + unemployment rate, your best employees always have an opportunity to leave.

With everyone getting into the New Year spirit of Resolutions… I am sure that finding another job in a perceived better company is one of those resolutions. I guarantee you this one may not die as quickly as their new gym membership!

Here are a 7 signs they may be leaving you….

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Training New Year Resolution for HR: Don’t Tell Me Show Me!

This post was originally written on December 31st, 2009. I think it is just as true today. As more companies are beginning to hire and develop talent for succession planning and workforce development, it is important that those leading the training(s) make it usable and actionable for their participants.

As we go into the new year, everyone will have Resolutions. I want to lose weight, I need a better job, I will, I won’t, I want. There are others that will want to advance their own skills and knowledge by attending new training, seminars and classes. This is great. But what if you attend one that doesn’t do any of those things.

The Scenario: You are ready to learn. You register for a seminar that you are ready and willing to engage in and actually help you to DO something new and different. You arrive at the seminar/class and they discuss a topic at a high level. All well and good but you have no previous knowledge of the topic or process and your entire purpose of attending was to learn something and possibly take a few templates, ideas and actions away from it.  Mind you they never really break down what works, any new approaches and/or possible step by steps on how to do it better.

EmployeeTraining Training New Year Resolution for HR: Dont Tell Me Show Me!

During the session they discuss a lot of points but nothing that you or many people in the room could use. When you ask the presenter “how” you can apply the points within the seminar in a real life scenario they say, “Well, you need to be sure you provide TRAINING.” Umm isn’t that what you thought you were suppose to get out of that session? Isn’t that what you paid for? Well maybe they just take your money.

What the Fudge: How many of you have ever been in this situation? Many times people use the words and lecture rather then outline steps and provide simulations for us to take the time to put what we have learned into practice.

Help Me Do It Better: If you are unable to provide examples or allow simulation time, then at least have some hand-outs that include best practices, scenarios and/or quick guides and templates on how someone can practices what they have learned within the next 30 days.

self esteem training Training New Year Resolution for HR: Dont Tell Me Show Me!Practice what you preach: I am a firm believer that what you are teaching should be placed throughout the actual presentation/facilitation in order to allow participants to experience, recognize and put what they learned into action.

Speak Up: Next time you face this in a presentation, be sure to call the person out because you only get what you ask for! And don’t you want to be the best?

Have a great, educational and prosperous 2010!

4 things you need to do in this New Year…

1. Be honest. Be honest about your abilities, your faults and what you can or cannot do.

2. Follow Through.  If you say you are going to do something, do it. That means everyone is important to some degree. If you make an appointment, plan a meeting or own a project… take responsibility and stay true to your obligations 

3. Don’t complain.  The speed of the earth’s rotation is 733.65611 miles per hour. This planet is also speeding at about 66,660 miles per hour in its revolution around the sun once ever 365.2425 days. If you haven’t fallen off yet… don’t complain. Be thankful that you are here and have another day to make times and people better.

4. Do your best at doing your best work. Everyone has the opportunity to do better. Everyone has the opportunity to fail greatly and do better as a result. Your best will never be perfect but you can do your best.

Learn from the past. Live in the present. Prepare for the future.

Have a great 2011.


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