Leadership Development through Coaching and Mentoring

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Nov 3, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Leadership is defined as the action of leading a group of people or an organization. Synonyms include guidance, direction, control, management, and supervision. Pertaining to the workplace and effective leadership, a leader is one who doesn’t control necessarily. Instead, it’s a leader’s task to advise, guide and give direction to the people that follow them. Leadership has nothing to do with seniority or job titles. It’s a matter of inspiring others to think outside of the box, empowering employees to be innovative and to think creatively, and creating an environment full of enthusiasm and positive energy. Bill Gates said, “as we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower us.” It’s a social influence that’s not fueled by authority or power. It’s someone who is able to influence their teammates to be their best and to do their best for the company.

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Topics: Leadership

The Future of Performance Management

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Sep 22, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Performance management practices have changed drastically throughout the years. We are seeing companies switch their methods of performance management and it appears that these changes are for the better. Especially with a growing number of millennials in the workforce, it’s crucial that companies change their ways of managing performance in order to accommodate the majority group of the workforce. Since millennials are so tech savvy and in the know with the latest apps and online gadgets, it’s important companies offer a performance management method that is efficient, quick, and accessible anywhere, anytime. 

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Topics: Performance Management

The Importance of Learning and Development

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Sep 15, 2015 11:00:00 AM

In business, it’s always important to learn new things. Having a vast range of knowledge or having vast knowledge of specific content helps companies when they are in need. When a company can consult employees internally on what they already know, it saves them time and money. Instead of looking outside of the organization, they can easily and swiftly approach people on their team!

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Topics: Learning Management

Performance Reviews: Are They Helping or Hurting Your Company?

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Sep 10, 2015 11:00:00 AM

performance-reviewThere is something to be said about the value of performance reviews in the workplace. They can be useful for employers because they are able to offer insight and guidance to employees when they are struggling in a certain area and can help employers decipher where a person is strongest, so as to contact that person when a specific skill is needed. Performance reviews are also helpful for employees.  Getting feedback from managers about how they do their job allows them to sharpen their skills where needed and gives them a sense of worth when their performance is praised. When employees receive feedback, they feel their work is noticed by managers and that their efforts aren’t just for nothing. It boosts morale and creates a happy positive working environment.

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Topics: Performance Management

Employee Branding: The Top Six Things Employees Want in a Job

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Sep 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

When people begin their search for a job, what things are they looking for in an employer? They want a job they are interested in and something that pays well. They want a job that offers good benefits like insurance and time off, but what do employees want most when they are on the hunt for a new employment opportunity? Thats where employee branding come in!

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How Social Media is Transforming Workplace Branding

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Aug 13, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Social media has rapidly become a prime way of communication and information gathering. People are online all the time. Now, with 39% of the US population using tablets and even more using smart phones, it’s vital to companies to have an online presence. And with baby boomers joining the social trend, it is ever more important that companies revolutionize their online capabilities. Stated in Forbes, the fastest growing demographic for Google+ is ages 45-54, and Twitter is ages 55-64. 

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Topics: Social Recruiting

Recruiting Efforts and the Importance of Employee Branding

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Aug 4, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Competition for new, outstanding hires is fierce in the current market. Job seekers are looking for a specific work environment, the best benefits, and a competitive salary. That’s why employee branding is such an important part of recruiting and talent acquisition. The employee brand is the first thing that prospective employees see or hear about your company. First impressions weigh heavily on people’s feelings, which become a main factor into their decision-making. 

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Topics: Recruiting Strategies

Performance Evaluations: Getting The Most From The Process

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Jul 28, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Performance evaluations, although sometimes a hassle, are beneficial to employers and employees alike. They give guidance on effectively completing a job, while praising contributions; they provide feedback so that workers know where their performance is excelling and where their skills might need sharpening. This is helpful to the receiver of feedback, which is why it’s important that the givers understand how to provide productive feedback. Leaders should provide tips on giving feedback as soon as an employee becomes a manager and reviewed when performance reviews begin. Employees can utilize the information to increase productivity and continue to provide meaningful results to the company. 

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Topics: Performance Management

5 Ways Talent Acquisition Helps Your Recruiting Strategy

Posted by April Parks, M.S. Conflict Management

Jun 16, 2015 11:00:00 AM

With companies battling it out to hire the best talent, it is no wonder they put lots of effort into the search for the best. The recruiting and hiring process can be quite a hassle and may require lots of time and energy to complete the task.

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Topics: Employee Recruitment and Retention, Recruiting Strategies, Talent Acquisition and Staffing

Benefits of Using an Integrated Talent Management System

Posted by April

May 28, 2015 11:00:00 PM

When searching for a talent management system, companies want an efficient and easy to use product that will fit their company’s processes the best. In order for talent management to function at its best though, companies need to look at integrated functions. Instead of having several different modules through different software providers, it is more efficient and easy to use if it is one integrated system.

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Topics: Integrated Talent Management

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