Hiring & Training Employees

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Preparing Your Training Environment

Establishing an environment conducive to learning is a critical aspect of starting a training session off on the right foot. You can ensure that participants walk in to a relaxed atmosphere and an environment [more…]

Organizing Small Groups for Training

Small groups are critical to a well-designed training program. A handful, rather than a horde, of people gathered together have a greater chance of becoming involved and actively participating in training [more…]

Highlighting the Principles behind the Theory of Constraints

The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a comprehensive technique for identifying and managing an organization's constraints for obtaining maximum output from a process [more…]

Planning for Employees' Growth, Development, and Education

Employee education is where many organizations get it wrong. Financial, customer, and process metrics are put into place, with strategies clearly laid out to achieve them. [more…]

How to Introduce a New Employee to Your Corporate Culture

Corporate culture means the environment in which your employees spend their time. Introduce your business's corporate culture to a new employee by following these tips, which can help you introduce your [more…]

How to Decide on a Method of Employee Training

You may need to train your new employees (and current employees) in a particular business area. Choose a training method that's appropriate for your employees, as well as the area in which you're training [more…]

How to Instruct Staff in Cultural Competency

Doing business with sensitivity to cultural differences may require staff training and education. Employees who interact with publics from a variety of cultures should be competent in their cultural awareness [more…]

How to Organize an Employee Coaching Meeting

If you want your employees to get the most out of your coaching and mentoring, you have to make it a collaborative effort through two-way conversation. The idea is to spend quality time with your staff [more…]

Tips for Successful Employee Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring your employees requires a continuous effort to make it a part of your management practices. Use the tips in the following list to help incorporate coaching and mentoring techniques [more…]

The Goals of Coaching and Mentoring Your Employees

Coaching and mentoring is the modern, effective way to get the most from your employees — and to keep them committed to your company. The following list contains ten outcomes that coaching looks to achieve [more…]

What's Business Coaching?

In the business world, managing as a coach is a necessity not only for your success, but also for your survival. Business coaching is about helping employees become more effective — and supporting and [more…]

Business Coaching: Using Constructive Feedback vs. Praise and Criticism

One of the responsibilities of business coaches is to give performance feedback to employees. Performance feedback can be given two ways: through constructive feedback or through praise and criticism. [more…]

Business Coaching: How to Give Feedback Verbally

A skilled manager is also a business coach who knows how to verbally deliver constructive feedback. The phrasing and tone of your verbal feedback is important, because [more…]

How to Coach for Performance and Career Development

In coaching for performance and career development, managers develop employees by strengthening and growing employees' skills, knowledge, and abilities. As a result, employees can perform self-sufficiently [more…]

Business Coaching: Setting the Tone for Your Team

As a manager and business coach, you set the tone for your team. To exert influence and coach effectively, stay aware of your tone-setter role because even your own faults and weaknesses can be magnified [more…]

Business Coaching: How Not to Mentor

Mentoring employees is a large part of business coaching — and knowing how not to mentor will save you headaches down the road. Many managers fall into an all-knowing, all-telling, and come-to-the rescue [more…]

How to Coach Employees on Improvement in Performance

Coaching an employee for improvement in performance (sometimes called counseling) is necessary when you repeatedly give negative feedback on the same issues. Performance improvement is a sensitive topic [more…]

How to Delegate as a Business Coach

Delegating, as a business-coaching tool, means to assign and entrust assignments and responsibilities to others. Effective business coaches realize that delegating isn't about giving people tasks [more…]

How Business Coaches Use Active Listening to Mentor Employees

When you coach or mentor employees, know how to be an active listener where you work to draw out the speaker's message. In a coaching discussion, the real key to effective facilitation is to provide nonjudgmental [more…]

A Dozen Training Do's

To guarantee your success as a trainer and design a training session that is learner-focused, make sure to incorporate this 12-pack of ideas in your training approach: [more…]

Seven Mistakes to Avoid as a Trainer

Everybody makes mistakes, but some mistakes can seriously affect your credibility as a trainer. Steer clear of committing these training blunders: [more…]

Characteristics of Effective Training Visuals

Visuals are an effective training tool, but only when they enhance - not detract - from your training delivery. Use visuals in your training presentation according to these rules: [more…]

How to Ensure Participation in Your Training

When you encourage participation and involve people in training you enhance learning. Enhance trainee participation and help create a great learning experience by using the REACT mnemonic for training [more…]

How to Make Your Training Stand Out

How do you set apart your training materials from information people can get online or at the library? Make your training memorable buy following these tips: [more…]

How to Design Employee Training with a Leadership Brain

Training employees is time-consuming, costs money, and is the best investment that your company can ever make. Training your novices as well as your veterans pays off in the end — but only if you know [more…]

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