What is it Really Like to Be in HR?

Evil HR Lady

So, I thought I'd take the time today to answer that question. Arrive at the office. They just wanted to thank all of us for helping them out with the headcount they needed for the annual budget review." One message from an employee thanking you for the coaching you gave. "It Just some announcements from the company. Prepare for your first meeting of the day. Meet with the above employee's manager. I just want to do the right thing."

Coaching Employees Is Your Job

Reviewsnap

There are too many managers and supervisors that seem to want to ignore or minimize the problems, however. For the sake of other employees, managers should deal with problems as they arise. Ignoring the problem can lead to disgruntled co-workers and it sends a message to employees that they can underperform or act inappropriately. One of the key roles of a manager is to help employees learn how to become better employees. Talk about what the employee does.

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Coaching Readiness

GattiHR

Coaching Readiness. Is “Coaching Readiness” a Litmus Test for Executive Fitness? Beware of the CEO Who Doesn’t Need Coaching. Most HR and talent professionals would agree that openness to coaching is expected in candidates for senior leadership positions.

Training Won't Always Help

Reviewsnap

All the training in the world will probably not help enough to make him/her perform sufficiently. Training is an absolute necessity for people who are appropriately placed into jobs they can perform. The sad truth is that too many employees are hired into jobs they stand little or no chance of being successful in. With these employees, spending a lot of time and money on training is simply a futile effort.

Develop A Training Plan Based On Skill Gaps

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Since training is an expensive proposition, it is critical that training dollars be spent wisely. We find that far too many companies allow their employees to select the training they will participate in or they put everyone through the same training. It is a fact that very few employees are a perfect fit for the jobs they hold. This means that they will need to be coached and trained to help strengthen skills they might lack or be deficient in.

Efficient Language Coaching – a Myth or Reality?

Thrive Global

Learning a new language always sounds very difficult. Is it possible to coach a language healthy and consciously? We all know the famous quote from Steve Jobs about “looking back over your life and being able to connect the dots” and that’s exactly how I feel at this point in my life.

The Many Benefits of Coaching Employees

Workplace Psychology

Coaching is helping another person reach higher levels of effectiveness by creating a dialogue that leads to awareness and action.” When an employee has the skills and ability to complete the task at hand, but for some reason is struggling with the confidence, focus, motivation, drive, or bandwidth to be at their best, coaching can help.” Included in the list are benefits to the recipient (i.e., Improved learning. More time for the manager.

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: www.davidzinger.com. Bailey WorkPlay :: The Alchemy of Soulful Work. Ben Casnocha: The Blog. The Bing Blog. The Blog Herald. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. The Bold Leader Blog. the brand dame. The Coach Approach. Conversations Matter: Bridging the Social Media Gap. The Dashboard Spy. David Zinger’s Posts - The Employee Engagement Network. The M.A.P.

Mid Year Review Form

Transparent Office

This month I’m working on mid-year reviews for my team, and I thought it might be helpful to share the Mid-Year Review Form I use with my team. I like to keep the meetings at 30-45 minutes, and I like to make things clear, concise, and simple to complete. If you do a good job discussing things the first 6 months of the year on our one-on-one weekly reviews , this form should be very easy to complete.

Mid Year Review Form

Transparent Office

This month I’m working on mid-year reviews for my team, and I thought it might be helpful to share the Mid-Year Review Form I use with my team. I like to keep the meetings at 30-45 minutes, and I like to make things clear, concise, and simple to complete. If you do a good job discussing things the first 6 months of the year on our one-on-one weekly reviews , this form should be very easy to complete.

Conduct Effective Performance Reviews

Reviewsnap

There is an age old process conducted in most organizations, large and small, known as performance review or performance appraisal (the term performance review will be used primarily in this article). The importance of providing feedback to employees cannot be overstated. But doing so in the proper setting, context and manner is critical to carrying out successful performance reviews. Helps identify training and development needs.

An Introduction To Building Effective Teams

Reviewsnap

A manager''s role has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years. This change stems from the realization that old management techniques and styles are no longer effective given the changes taking place in peoples'' attitudes about work. The manager of the 90''s and beyond will need to be an effective builder of teams whether the team is his/her work unit or specialized teams formed to plan, refine processes, solve problems or carry out some other task.

Look At Yourself First When Employee Performance Falters

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When an employee''s performance falls below expectations, the natural reaction is to blame the employee first. Employees are responsible for meeting (or exceeding) expectations and when they don''t they are surely doing something wrong, aren''t working hard enough or just can''t do the job. And with some employees, one or more of these might very well be the case. The role of a manager is complex. They don''t immediately dismiss the employee as the problem.

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: www.davidzinger.com. Bailey WorkPlay :: The Alchemy of Soulful Work. Ben Casnocha: The Blog. The Bing Blog. The Blog Herald. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. The Bold Leader Blog. the brand dame. The Coach Approach. Conversations Matter: Bridging the Social Media Gap. The Dashboard Spy. David Zinger’s Posts - The Employee Engagement Network. The M.A.P.

Retire Now at any Age: Zingers Revisited #1

Transparent Office

During the next month I will highlight a few of my favorite posts. Here is the first post I wrote for Slacker Manager. - - - - - - -. In about 10 years the number of young people getting into the workplace will no longer be enough to replace retirees. Tim Cork, a career coach, stated in The Globe and Mail , "if you are fifty-something and you can expect to live into your 80s, you should be thinking of this as half-time and not the beginning of the end.”.

Slacker Manager Listed as Top Management/Leadership Blog: Management Lesson Inside

Transparent Office

According to the editors of HRWorld.com, Slacker Manager is one of the top management and leadership blogs. I am very flattered to count this blog among the great ones, and I do think David and I do a very good job of offering a unique look at management, leadership, and productivity. If I were to guess, someone plugged in the terms leadership and management into a search engine and they posted what they found.

GROW Coaching Model: The Fascinating Backstory

Workplace Psychology

One of the most popular coaching models in the world is the G.R.O.W. GROW is one of the earliest (perhaps even the original ) business coaching models. THE INNER GAME and THE BIRTH OF MODERN COACHING. Tim Gallwey and his Inner Game method are credited for giving birth to modern-day coaching (Whitmore, 2017). Gallwey’s Inner Game approach was extremely influential to the developers of the GROW Model.

5 Plays From The Scaling Coach’s Crisis Playbook

Trainual

We learn as much from the mistakes as the successes.”. The word crisis as we understand it has a negative connotation and usually refers to times of turmoil and hardship: a pandemic, a stock market crash, an economic recession, or depression.

Coaching is a manager’s job

Saberr

And yet, most managers feel that coaching is going above and beyond; that’s it’s not their responsibility. In fact 92% of managers report that coaching is not part of their role expectations. But as the benefits of coaching become more and more evident, the demand for managers to coach their employees is increasing. Why managers should coach Lousy managers create unhappy employees who deliver poor business results. Number 1 is being a good coach.

How To Overcome Fear

Thrive Global

THIS BLOG POST EXPLORES THE DEEP ROOTED CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF FEAR AND PROVIDES ADVICE AND STEPS TO OVER COME IT AND DEVELOP AUTHENTIC AND LASTING CONFIDENCE. Fear, the opposite of trust. Then we have the fear of making mistakes, fear of being vulnerable, fear of solitude.

Mindset is 90% of The Game and This Coach can show you why

Thrive Global

When Ricky Carruth dove into the real estate market at twenty years old, it only took him eight months to get his first sale. After that, the market exploded and he became a self made millionaire overnight by twenty-three. All of this, while still selling at the highest level.

Blocked Personal Learners Don’t See Value in Self-Development

Workplace Psychology

“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.” ?John Prefers staying the same, even when faced with new and different challenges. 2008).

Three Things to Consider When Moving Brick & Mortar Assessment Centers Online

Pinsight

As the popularity of virtual assessment centers increases, more and more organizations and consultancies are moving their brick and mortar assessment centers online. But the transition is not as simple as one might think. Here are the three biggest considerations. The main reasons for this digital transformation of the assessment center practice are enhanced efficiency, lower cost, and better representation of today’s jobs. What’s the business case?

Three Things to Consider When Moving Brick & Mortar Assessment Centers Online

Pinsight

As the popularity of virtual assessment centers increases, more and more organizations and consultancies are moving their brick and mortar assessment centers online. But the transition is not as simple as one might think. Here are the three biggest considerations. The main reasons for this digital transformation of the assessment center practice are enhanced efficiency, lower cost, and better representation of today’s jobs. What’s the business case?

People with Secure High Self-Esteem Don’t Need or Seek External Validation

Workplace Psychology

The older I get, the more reflective and observant I become. I truly believe the best gift you can give yourself is self-validation. Stephen Covey, in his classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (2004), talked about the Abundance Mentality vs. the Scarcity Mentality.

Google’s Former Career Coach Recommends This Trick to Boost Employee Engagement

Linkedin Talent Blog

Starting in 2008, Google has conducted extensive research into what makes a great manager. They called it “Project Oxygen” and, overtime, identified the 10 behaviors that Google’s best managers share. Number one on the list? Being a good coach. Knowing how important this is, Google has baked coaching in at every step of its employees career paths, from new Googlers receiving help navigating the culture to executive development training for leaders.

5 L&D Lessons We Can Learn From Olympic Champions

Grovo HR

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro! There’s so much we can learn from the Games about training and development, as there’s no better example of the power of great training than these incredible feats of athleticism. Here are five ways we can apply Olympic training strategies in our own organizations: Think about the future, but focus on the present. Maintain a healthy learn/rest balance.

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Why Organizations Need More Star Followers and Less Yes People

Workplace Psychology

Many of us miss a key point about the importance of followership. Indeed, most people hold a negative view of followership (Kelley, 2008). They can’t imagine anything good or positive that might come from the role of a follower. However, conversations about leadership must include followership “because leaders neither exist nor act in a vacuum without followers” (Kelley, 2008, p. 5) The star followers: they think independently; are active & positive. 2008).

Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)

Workplace Psychology

Bearded man makes business in the web | Credit: golero. Interestingly, much of the research on ROWE has been coming from the field of sociology. The seeds of ROWE began in 2001 when a leader at Best Buy corporate headquarters needed help to make Best Buy a top choice among talented people who were seeking jobs. ” Employees who were in the pilot program were happier and more productive and they didn’t want it to end (Ressler & Thompson, 2008).

Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE)

Workplace Psychology

Bearded man makes business in the web | Credit: golero. Interestingly, much of the research on ROWE has been coming from the field of sociology. The seeds of ROWE began in 2001 when a leader at Best Buy corporate headquarters needed help to make Best Buy a top choice among talented people who were seeking jobs. ” Employees who were in the pilot program were happier and more productive and they didn’t want it to end (Ressler & Thompson, 2008).

There’s No Shortcut to Success

Workplace Psychology

You have to put in the effort and hard work, and it doesn’t hurt to have some luck and good timing on your side. You have to take the stairs.” ” In his book, Happiness at Work (2010), Srikumar Rao wrote: “The vast majority of people are not happy. 2008).

Hire Conscientious People

Workplace Psychology

titled, The Truth About Managing People by Stephen P. The APA Dictionary of Psychology (VandenBos, 2007) defines conscientiousness as: the tendency to be organized, responsible, and hardworking, construed as one end of a dimension of individual differences (conscientiousness vs. lack of direction) in the big five personality model. According to Robbins (2008), findings from numerous research studies reveal that “only conscientiousness is related to job performance” (p.

Three Things to Consider When Moving Brick & Mortar Assessment Centers Online

Pinsight

With the global pandemic of COVID-19, several changes are being made among organizations faster than preferred. Working solely through an online virtual platform brings many challenges with it such as configuring remote work, technology, team dynamics, communication, etc. 2008 ).

Characteristics of a Team and Barriers to Effective Team Functioning

Workplace Psychology

” In it, I reposted the contents of what was shared on Harvard Business Review’s Answer Exchange (it’s now defunct). I was never happy with that original list and, after looking through the book (Leading Teams: Pocket Mentor [2006]) that was adapted by the HBR Editors and cited in the HBR Answer Exchange post , I struggled for some time with what to do. Seven Barriers to Effective Team Functioning (West, 2008): 1. 2008).

Characteristics of a Team and Barriers to Effective Team Functioning

Workplace Psychology

” In it, I reposted the contents of what was shared on Harvard Business Review’s Answer Exchange (it’s now defunct). I was never happy with that original list and, after looking through the book (Leading Teams: Pocket Mentor [2006]) that was adapted by the HBR Editors and cited in the HBR Answer Exchange post , I struggled for some time with what to do. Seven Barriers to Effective Team Functioning (West, 2008): 1. 2008).

3 Reasons Physical Offices & Face-to-Face Meetings Are Not Going Away

Workplace Psychology

The traditional, physical office is not going away any time soon despite advances in technology allowing people to work remotely , either at a home office, coworking space, virtual office, or another remote location (such as a coffee shop, library, or bookstore). 96% of employees in the U.S.

Conversation Killers: Interrupting/Monopolizing, Minimizing/Discounting, Opposing/Arguing, and Not Paying Attention

Workplace Psychology

For instance, a person who interrupts or monopolizes a conversation may also minimize or discount what the other person is saying. Or someone who enjoys arguing may also not be listening to much of the conversation since this person focuses on only one point or phrase to argue about while ignoring everything else. A conversation requires a balance between talking and listening, and somewhere along the way, we lost that balance.” It’s not the same. 2008).