By Mike Ettling, President, HR Line of Business, SAP A better-prepared workforce delivers better results. And companies with above-average revenue growth are more likely to provide employees with advanced training and development programs, as well as give their workers access to the information they need to not just get by but [...]
Here is an interesting infographic from university of Phoenix featuring 10 essential skills for the successful worker.Going through the list we remarked that these skills are important not only for a successful work for successful learners as well. In fact, these skills represent the ethos of the 21st century epoch, an era where knowledge economy and the social capital are so interdependently connected that it becomes extremely hard to decipher the dividing line between the two.
This is a two way street. Younger bosses need to realize all the skills and experience older workers can bring and what a valuable asset they can be to the company. While older workers need to realize that although the boss is younger, they still should support and respect them the best they can.
While it's important to understand why employees leave, it's just as important to understand why employees stay. Stay interviews provide companies with a real chance to make necessary changes to help retain current employees – and perhaps even increa
I was recently challenged to put my money where my mouth is in terms of explaining exactly what I would do better if I were an HR director myself, as opposed to being a L&D coaching specialist, who often, as part of my work with an organisation, ends up advising HR directors on how to improve the way they work in this area.
Company culture starts at the top. It is used to unite your workforce and create a cohesive group of people working towards a common goal; it binds members together and influences how they think about themselves, their fellow employees and their work
erWhat makes a lousy leader? That is easy, they do the opposite of what great leaders do. Not so fast. Our biases forget the differences between leadership we agree with, and leadership from people we do not like.
The differences rest partly in our individual perspectives. It takes a certain maturity to recognize when effective leadership occurs in opposition to our wants and needs. For the enlightened, it causes frustration, of course, but also garners respect. We have an abundance of frustration with leaders in our life and an absence of respect. We forget leadership is not static, it runs along a continuum from lousy to outstanding. Also, there is a variance between leadership tasks that may or may not be affected by time, individual experience, risk tolerance, introversion/extroversion and a host of other conditions. To me, the effective leader is the one that, given multiple variables, attributes and situations, still achieves positive results more often than not.
It’s Friday afternoon and one of your employees asks for a private meeting. Before you even close the door, she tells you she’s found another job and is leaving the company. Once you get over the shock, how should you respond? How do you cover her responsibilities? And how do you make sure that the rest of your team isn’t overburdened when she leaves?
The workforce of today which includes people from the baby boomers, Generation X, Generation Y, and the Millennials requires a brand new way of management. The old ways simply do not work anymore. The one site fits all approach no longer works.
According to a report from Deloitte, the most significant HR capital challenges facing businesses around the globe include leadership and development, talent attraction and engagement, and organizational transformation and reinvention
In the sports world employees are free agents at the end of their contract. In the business world your employees are always a free agent. To retain your best talent you must have a viable performance management and talent retention program.
Only grounded leaders are truly up to the task of meeting today's wide-ranging challenges. They inspire people to do good work, not just work hard. Most importantly, they possess the invaluable ability to unite people around visions both grand and su...
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