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Leader and Social Media

Most of your employees are familiar with at least one social media site, whether that’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, or another. Understanding how to use these platforms to build relationships with new and prospective customers—and even colleagues—is essential these days.

Social media is more than a collaboration and marketing tool; it also can be a tool to develop leaders.

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This year, the youngest of the Baby Boomer leaders will turn 61, and simple demographics assures that the need to replace the exodus of these aging leaders will accelerate rapidly over the next four to six years.

And is your organization doing enough to develop them?

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Set yourself up for success by learning from peers who have already been there.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: STRATEGIC ONBOARDING—HELP NEW HIRES BELONG AND DELIVER RESULTS

When new hires choose your company as “the one,” it’s a big deal for them and you. And it’s personal. There’s nothing they want more than to belong — to fit in, understand their role, learn the ropes, and add value to the organization right away.

Because it’s personal, one-size onboarding isn’t going to work. Organizations should look at the new hire onboarding process as a complete experience. In fact, onboarding should begin from the moment the candidate says, “Yes.” That means personalizing the offer letter and pre-boarding experience and creating more than a task checklist about workspaces, computers, and paperwork. Strategic onboarding rapidly engages enthusiastic new hires into the life of the organization and keeps them continuously engaged with every career move or transition.

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Does Traditional Performance Management Work?

By M. Tamra Chandler, CEO, PeopleFirm LLC Performance Management (PM) is currently a hot topic among business leaders and human resource professionals. While it is universally recognized that the intent of Performance Management is worthy, there are many voices challenging the value being delivered by today’s traditional PM programs—with more ardent critics going so far as to say that traditional approaches to PM destroy trust between management and employees and do little to advance the development of the targeted employee groups.

Conversations That Inspire Growth

By Shawn Kent Hayashi, Founder, The Professional Development Group There is a fine line between fixing people and inspiring them to grow. Training managers to inspire employees and teams is vital to an organization’s success. Want to know how to do this? Developing star performers requires many meaningful conversations beyond the performance review. A conversation can be powerful and inspiring or flat and dull or somewhere in between. Are the conversations managers are having in your organization currently creating engagement and momentum?

Hiring: The Broken Process

By Herb Greenberg, Ph.D., Founder, Caliper Corporation You’re looking to make a hire. So, you advertise “10 years of experience required.” I cannot tell you how often I’ve asked groups to whom I’m speaking, “Why 10 years?  Why not eight or 12 years?” There is never a solid answer. 

3 Leadership Lessons from the Titanic

By Jocelyn R. Davis, EVP, Research and Development, The Forum Corporation At 11:40 on the bitterly cold night of Sunday, April 14, 1912, the Titanic’s lookout, Frederick Fleet, clanged the warning bell three times from the crow’s nest of the luxury ocean liner and picked up the phone to the bridge. The following conversation ensued: “What did you see?” “Iceberg right ahead.” “Thank you.”

HR Meets the Cloud

By Bob Kelleher There’s no doubt the recession has affected training budgets in companies of all sizes and across all industries. The need to find affordable and effective ways to develop talent is more critical than ever. Clearly, employee development is essential to engage and retain your employees. In fact, studies reveal that Gen Yers believe career development is three times more important than money.

Rules for Retention

By John Featherstone Objective: Keep your effective managers. Concepts Keeping good people requires that they be managed well. Don’t take motivation for granted. Apply liberally and watch him/her perform! Action Steps

Mentoring and Business Coaching Facilitate Company Success

By Hank Moore, Corporate Strategist Question 1: How fast is the coaching industry growing? Coaching industries are growing rapidly because self-styled experts are creating pockets of business for themselves. Demands have long existed for quality service...with few seasoned business advisors available. Thus, niche consultants served the business.

Make “Value-Added” Really Valuable

By Bill Blades, CMC, CPS Smart salespeople can earn more clients in five months by being interested in the success and happiness of others than in five years of getting clients interested in them. Yet, the majority of salespeople make routine sales visits without thinking, “How am I going to earn their business?” and “How can I make my selling proposition so compelling that no one else will stand a chance?”

SuperCompetent Speaking: Delivering Memorable Presentations

By Laura Stack, MBA, CSP Although the focus of every talk will vary, supercompetent speakers share an overriding goal for each presentation: to create a remarkable, fulfilling experience the audience members will take to heart, put into action, and remember long afterward.

Educating a Better Customer Service Representative

By Joe Lipham, Training Account Manager, Signature Worldwide My 18-year old daughter was preparing for her first night as a food server for a major hotel chain. She excitedly talked about her new job, and as a proud dad and hospitality professional, I wanted to offer her my insights. As I started into the “dad speech,” my daughter waved me off and said, “Dad, you and Mom made sure we had good manners!”

Finding the Hidden Treasure in a Job Hunt

By Libby Carter Current economic conditions have made job-hunting a necessary art form. Potential employees constantly must create new ways in which to differentiate themselves in the market. Since job hunting has become such a long, pain-staking process, one might compare it to a treasure hunt for the most valuable prize—a job. In this case, the one who finds the treasure is the individual who takes a new, fresh approach to accomplishing the task at hand. What does it take to find that “treasured” job?

How Intel Salespeople Went from Good to Great

By Margery Weinstein Realizing that selling methods from the PC industry would not open doors in non-traditional markets, Intel Corp.’s senior leaders challenged the company’s Sales and Marketing group to develop sales talent to better drive Intel’s overall growth strategy and transformation efforts. Here is how this initiative evolved:

Making Job Fairs Work for You

By Brent O’Bryan, SPHR, Vice President, Learning and Development, AlliedBarton Security Services

What Workers Want

By Dr. Jack Wiley, Founder and Executive director, Kenexa High Performance Institute For more than 30 years we’ve been asking workers around the world what they most want from the organizations for which they work. The results are fascinating and explain the basic truths about employee needs and desires. They also, and possibly most strikingly, reveal that managers and organizations that give their employees what they want outperform those that don’t.

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While editing one of the articles, “Lessons for New L&D Leaders,” for this issue, I read something that struck a chord: “When meeting with peers and up-line colleagues, ask: ‘How can I help you

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