training

Can you afford not to be trained in human resources?

Attention small business owners and managers! Can you afford not to be trained in human resources? Employee lawsuits have risen 400% in the past 20 years and the most common targets are private employers with between 15 and 100 employees. According to an article by CIO.com, a company should expect to spend between $50,000 and $250,000 defending a lawsuit brought by an ex-employee. As a small business owner or manager, it is your responsibility to ensure that your company is running legally and effectively. This can be a challenge when you’re busy with the day-to-day operations of running your business. However, there is help. I will be teaching HRE 126: HUMAN RESOURCES...

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New HR class for managers

I’ll be teaching a short class this fall at Frederick Community College on HR for non-HR people. The class will meet for 5 consecutive Thursdays from September 27 through October 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Here’s a course description in case you know of any small business owners/managers who could benefit from this type of information. HRE 126: HUMAN RESOURCES BASICS FOR MANAGERS Many small businesses don’t have the luxury of having a full-time human resources staff or the budgets to hire a consultant. However, these organizations are still responsible for the essential HR functions of recruitment, performance management, employee safety and benefits, corporate...

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Guest post: 5 Ways E-Learning Is Changing The Way We Train In The Workplace

Online and distance education are already taking off. Likewise, the trend is starting to catch on in the business world. E-learning, distance learning, and online learning are all the rage – and it is only natural that businesses are joining educational organizations in their use. Training courses will never be the same for a great deal of businesses. Here are five reasons why e-learning is changing the nature of training courses for everyone, not just students. Slow and Steady Wins the Race People like to learn in small, digestible chunks of information. According to Jim George, these chunks are “the most attractive learning opportunities.” Similar to an online...

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Interviewer Success is #1

I’m not sure how long this will last, but my new eBook is currently #1 in its category in the Kindle store. If you’re interested in this resource for becoming a better interviewer, it’s available for free through Monday, May 28. Download it here.

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I’m now on Wizpert

I’ve joined a great online network of consulting and coaching professionals called Wizpert.  If you have Skype access and ever need a question answered, you can click the “Call me on Wizpert” button on my homepage or contact page. I’m available to answer career and interviewing questions, time management concerns and lots more! Please take advantage of this new service.

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Social media training for HR

Many recruiters are now using social media tools for recruiting, particularly for sourcing and corresponding with candidates. However, a recent survey by Manpower showed some pretty scary results with only 10 percent of the more than 1,000 respondents reporting that they have been trained on how to use social media for recruiting. Another scary statistic: only 42 percent answered “yes” to having a social media policy, while 46 percent said “no” and 13 percent responded “I don’t know.” Social media can be a great tool for identifying and recruiting talent, but it comes with risks. Make sure your recruiters know the pitfalls and how they can avoid costly...

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