Corporate Climbing & Other Team-Building Adventures

OmegaHR Solutions

While team-building activities can be helpful, larger adventures get co-workers out of the office and out of the mindset of work activities. Here are some tips for team building adventures. The classic team-building event is a ropes course.

5 Manager Must Do Tips to Create an Engaged Workforce

CultureIQ

Managers can’t play a harmonious tune if even one person on their team is disengaged. In today’s tough business environment, managers can’t afford to have a team working for them that is not fully engaged. The following article originally appeared in our friend Ruth K.

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Onboarding: A New Employee’s Perspective

CultureIQ

As a recent addition to the CultureIQ team, I wanted to share a few things I learned from my onboarding process. I hadn’t even started yet, and people were already going out of their way to make me feel like part of the team.

The 2 Minute Guide to Memorable Employee Workshops

CultureIQ

After all, it’s no fun to sit and listen to tough team changes or compliance training, yet it must happen. Are Xavier and Callie creating a soccer team that is sponsored by the company? Employee workshops range from fall-asleep-boring to over-the-top entertaining.

Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks

CultureIQ

In each of the three companies that I’ve founded, I had a vision for building a solution and a company. Then I recruited great people and formed teams to help pursue that vision. I often see people mistaking perks for culture.

Onboarding: A New Employee’s Perspective

CultureIQ

As a recent addition to the CultureIQ team, I wanted to share a few things I learned from my onboarding process. I hadn’t even started yet, and people were already going out of their way to make me feel like part of the team.

5 Manager Must Do Tips to Create an Engaged Workforce

CultureIQ

Managers can’t play a harmonious tune if even one person on their team is disengaged. In today’s tough business environment, managers can’t afford to have a team working for them that is not fully engaged. The following article originally appeared in our friend Ruth K.

Entrepreneurs Need to Focus on Culture, Not Perks

CultureIQ

In each of the three companies that I’ve founded, I had a vision for building a solution and a company. Then I recruited great people and formed teams to help pursue that vision. I often see people mistaking perks for culture.

Using Pre Work To Improve Training Effectiveness

TheHRBlog

Additionally pre work is an effective way to rev up up energy for the training session too. Team Building Training How to improve training Tips to do better training program Training effectiveness techniques Using pre work in training

Human Resources in the Zombie Apocalypse

Workology

Let’s talk leadership and team building in the zombie apocalypse. The Team Is More than the Leader. But leaders are nothing without their teams, and teams are more than the sum of their leader’s whims. HR crisis team buildingSo it’s the apocalypse.

Building Employee Engagement with a Travel-Heavy Team

CultureIQ

Making Company Culture a Priority – Even If Your Team Is Always on the Road. In 2015 alone, employees around in the United States took 488 million business trips , spending $302 billion. Build in burnout-prevention initiatives. Team Building

Future Friday: What is “social loafing” and how will it affect your company?

OmegaHR Solutions

Not everyone pulls their own weight in a team effort. In a discussion on the future of work and the size of teams Morgan brought up something called the Ringelmann Effect and the concept of social loafing. Furthermore, Ringelmann discovered that as more and more people are added to a group, the group often becomes increasingly inefficient, ultimately violating the notion that group effort and team participation reliably leads to increased effort on behalf of the members.

Employee Engagement Investments

New to HR

Forming sustainable leaders in your organization is key to the future growth of the workforce, and engaging employees through leadership training is a great investment both for the present and the future. Non-traditional team-building. It does not take the weeks of planning and paperwork that out-of-office team-building days do, and it’s far more cost effective. Engagement Employee Engagement Future Leaders HR mentor Recognition Reward Team Building

How to Deliver Stand-Out Employee Training and Development

Insperity

Are you one of the many companies ready to make employee training a top priority? spending on corporate training grew by 15 percent last year (the highest growth rate in seven years). As the demand for employee training grows, so do the delivery options for employers.

Beyond the Ropes – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

It’s an outdoor team building activity which consists of low and high elements. It seems like companies are finding other ways to build a sense of camaraderie in the workplace. Have you ever participated in a “ropes” course before?

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Why Communal Learning (And Cake Pops) Are the Future of L&D

Cornerstone On Demand

Just as the tradition of annual performance reviews is on the wane, the concept of one-and-done training sessions is becoming increasingly outdated. The pace of technology continues to accelerate each year, and HR professionals can no longer expect to train people once a year (or even once a quarter) to keep up to speed—instead, employees need opportunities to constantly learn and improve their knowledge.

Top 4 Things We Learned from Greenhouse Summit 2015

Entelo

Here''s what we''re going back to the drawing/hiring board with – share them with your team! March 25, 2015. To build an A Team and hire top people, you need to have a top job available for them, says hiring guru Lou Adler. March 25, 2015. March 25, 2015.

Topics, Services, and More: Results of Our Training and Development Survey

HR Daily Advisor

In yesterday’s Advisor , we shared the latest data on training and development from our recent survey; today, more results from the study, including detailed responses regarding professional development, popular topics covered in training, and products and services used for training.

How To Select Team Members For A Project

TheHRBlog

Traditionally team members get selected by matching individual demographic characteristics (training, rank, experience) to generically functional roles and known project requirements. Team composition should reflect the full range of performance requirements mandated by both the team task itself and the collaborative quality of teamwork needed by the project.

L&D Playbook Lesson One: Create a Leadership and Management Training Program for Everyone. Yes, Everyone.

Cornerstone On Demand

That same study revealed the average age of people entering leadership training programs is 42. That means employees are generally leading for over a decade before they receive true leadership training. For example, it's never too early to offer training on leading a project.

Out of ideas for a company outing? Try this.

OmegaHR Solutions

A heavy equipment adventure for your team building exercise? It is getting to be that time of year when companies will conduct outdoor training exercises for management teams or just hold teambuilding exercises for groups of employees.

Corporate Training Programs for Employees

Mitrefinch

Creating relevant, useful, and advantageous corporate training programs for your employees is an essential responsibility of functional human resource departments, while scouting, recruiting, and hiring top talent employees with relevant aptitudes in a certain business niche is important as well.

Culture Initiatives to Inspire Innovation at Work

CultureIQ

Seize industry-related learning opportunities and trainings to help employees think outside of the box. Additionally, you can take team building events out the office for a fresh perspective. Steve Jobs once said “[Innovation] is not about money.

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How to Deliver Stand-Out Employee Training and Development

Insperity

Are you one of the many companies ready to make employee training a top priority? spending on corporate training grew by 15 percent last year (the highest growth rate in seven years). As the demand for employee training grows, so do the delivery options for employers. But how do you know which training format is best for your company and employees? First, know that there are two basic goals of employee training: 1. Best for: Fostering a team mindset.

The Value of Getting Quick Wins

Something Different

<servicemanagementspecialists.com> …So between 30% and 60% of executives hired from the outside fail in their new role within 18 months ; they fail for a myriad of different reasons , including a failure to adapt to the organizational culture, poor networking, murky expectations and/or feedback, and – in perhaps a minority of cases – technical competency. With all that said, perhaps no success factor is more correlated with sticking in a role than how a quickly a leader is able to demonstrate value after starting. This process of immediately making an impact – also known as getting a “quick win” – is perhaps the most reliable way to demonstrate one’s mettle to a new organization, confirming the wisdom of the hire with the leadership team and laying the groundwork for accomplishing other tasks (like those noted above) integral to a leader’s long-term success. …Of course, getting a meaningful quick win is much easier said than done, as generating one requires a leader to (i) accomplish a visible, clearly quantifiable objective that (ii) doesn’t distract his/her team from their day-to-day objectives whilst (iii) allowing others to share in the glow of success – in the process creating team-building and networking opportunities. Lately, I’ve found myself thinking about the role HR should play in this process. I am a big believer in the role of HR in making introductions and facilitating conversations between anyone just beginning a new role (particularly external hires) and the key stakeholders they will need to connect with in order to be successful… but beyond that introductory process have often struggled with just how much support I should be providing to new incumbents. One of the best HR Managers I’ve ever met had a process wherein they (i) scheduled time for any new hire to meet all of the department heads in the organization, (ii) trained him/her on the process stuff integral to getting things done, and (iii) had regular follow-up and touch points with them early on to ensure that all was well. ^Unless I know the hiring manager is owning each of these items, I also try to do all of the same things to the extent that I am able anytime I’m on-boarding new talent – regardless of level. What else, though? I don’t know. Having been new to organizations myself in the past – and having experienced first hand the value of having the aforementioned steps taken on my behalf – I want to take every step I can to ensure a new hire’s success. …But ultimately one has to fly on their own, right? Talent pros / Generalist: What steps do you take when onboarding your new hires – executive or not – to position them for success. And conversely, what things have you found it’s a good idea not to do. As always, please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Best, Rory. General HR Talent Management hr human resources quick win succession talent management

Why your talent acquisition strategy should include veterans…and 5 ways to help make it happen

HR Times

on May 21, 2015. Veterans often possess traits that can bring value to competitive business environments, including an entrepreneurial mind-set, advanced team-building skills, ability to adapt and perform in changing environments, high levels of trust in leadership, and more.

4 Ways HR Can Impact Culture and Engagement Now 

HR Cloud

For the first time this year, culture and engagement was rated the most important issue overall in Deloitte’s 2015 Global Human Capital Trends report. Encourage Cross-functional Teams. Encourage cross-functional teams and invitations to interact with others across your organization.

2 Ways to Welcome New Hires to Your Team

Spark Hire

Not only is a good welcome important for your new hire, but it is also important for your team and business. Providing a warm welcome to your new employee is very simple and will get your new hire and team started off on the right foot.

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The 5 Critical Things That A Good Manager Never, Ever Delegates

TLNT: The Business of HR

Intangibles like team building, discipline, and praise are the things you can least afford to delegate to someone else. Whether your team consists of just a handful of workers, a full division, or the whole company, you’re responsible for getting the right people in the right places.

How To Build A Loyal Millennial Team

TalentCulture

I understand, can I tag team this lead with you? Sam closed his record week at 27 including his tag team lead with Joe. 2015: promoted again at #10. 2015: left job #10 (layoff/budget cut). You never know what one conversation and feeling can do for your team.

The Drexler Sibbet Model: 7 Steps to Create High Performing Teams

HR Daily Advisor

Most of us have been part of a successful team. A few of us have been, at some point, part of a high-performing team. Members actually care about the success of their teammates, are clear about their goals, and know their specific purpose while serving on the team.

Blindfolding Your Bias: How to Make Diversity an HR Staple

Namely

Goodman’s company is a global provider of training programs and consulting for organizations looking for diversity and cross-cultural competence. We’re really supportive of all of our teams being involved in different committees,” Whealon said. Diversity—it’s a key to good business.

52 Epic Ways to Reward Your Employees

Insperity

Let an employee be “CEO for the Day” and proclaim a jeans day, potluck or make a speech at a team meeting. Team shopping spree. Themed team lunch. Team service project. Team birthdays and work anniversaries. Post team achievements in breakrooms.

How Your Company’s Corporate Culture Can Help or Hurt Your Recruiting Efforts

Spark Hire

Facebook allows staff to float from team to team. Pixar’s building has a central atrium to encourage collaboration between employees. REI takes workers on team-building hikes, and Clif Bar gives employees an annual stipend to cover the cost of race entries.

Talent Acquisition and the Importance of Knowing your Competition

Spark Hire

Are you offering fun team building activities to your staff? . Think about where your company is headed and the types of employee trainings and promotions that you can offer to your staff. No matter what line of business you are in, you have competition.

Training ROI – The Walmart Success

Training Orchestra

Assessing training ROI is perhaps the single question that keeps most Learning and Development managers up at night. Despite all the stats out there telling us that training is effective, some nagging question remains in the back of our heads: In what ways is my company really benefiting from training investments? And what kind of training will be more effective in achieving my goals? Retail giant Walmart provides an answer – a loud “yes” for training.

4 Reasons For High Employee Turnover

Insperity

They seek out training and development opportunities. Here are some engagement-boosting strategies you may want to try: Keep your employees excited about what they’re doing through team-building activities. Change is inevitable, but it can be costly for your business.