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Effective coaching sessions enable managers to evaluate an employee’s personality traits, determine morale-building strategies and establish trust with the employee to improve productivity. Learn how to establish performance objectives and help employees analyze their own skills to develop an action plan. Use this collection of tips and strategies for employee coaching and training to guide you.
Find out how to avoid uncomfortable situations and focus on an employee’s skill development, allow time to listen and provide support when required. Learn about the benefits of providing coaching services to employees, including increased employee retention and loyalty. Get a free coaching template to help you and your employees plan a successful coaching relationship.
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Curious about the origins of mentoring? In Greek mythology, Mentor watched over King Odysseus’s son Telemachus. The word mentor comes from the word in Greek that means “one who thinks."
Typically, managers and supervisors coach subordinates. Mentoring, however, can be performed by anyone with specific skills or experience. Learn about how both coaches and mentors require excellent listening, observation and questioning skills. Find out how to motivate employees and improve morale by implementing a mentoring program in your organization. Mentors helps less experienced employees take on new projects, develop leadership skills and achieve career goals.
Offering a new employee the opportunity to learn from more experienced personnel shortens his time to increased productivity. Get tips on pairing new hires with your company’s existing workforce. Find out how to set up an effective mentoring program by matching up employees with similar needs and interests. Mentoring programs provide a low-cost alternative to a more expensive formal education programs. Learn how to avoid common mentoring dilemmas and help mentees achieve their goals. Find out how to measure employee job performance effectively. Learn how to determine if group mentoring workshop might work for your organization, alleviating some of the pressure on experienced mentors. Get tips on being a good mentor and getting the most from a mentorship program.
- Tracing the Origins of Mentoring and Its Progression Through the Ages
- Coaching vs. Mentoring: Defining the Roles
- Taking Steps to Keep Employee Motivation Going
- Tips on Increasing New Hire Productivity
- Tips for Creating an Employee Mentoring Program
- Common Mentoring Dilemmas
- Trying to Find the Best Way to Measure Employee Performance?
- Is Group Mentoring Right for Your Organization?
- 10 Ways to Be a Better Mentor
- Getting the Most from a Mentorship
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Managing today’s workforce requires skill in attracting, hiring and retaining multi-generational employees. Find out how to address the work styles of each generation and prevent loss of intellectual capital by offering coaching, mentoring and training opportunities. Learn how to avoid rehiring and retraining costs by accurately assessing your current workforce’s skills, needs and career objectives. Effective Human Resource professionals align employee objectives with the company’s strategic objectives and ensure their employees get the formal training and informal coaching and mentoring to succeed long-term.
Find out about popular training trends, including the need for project management skills so employees develop the skills and knowledge required to define project scope, manage time effectively, handle contracts and manage risks. Get a template for planning a training schedule and gather ideas for developing and delivering cost-effective training for your organization. Find out how to use online tools, social networking, mobile interfaces and tablet PCs to deliver innovation learning solutions. Get information on new training formats, such as web-based training, knowledge or skill-based virtual seminars and cross-training from department to department.
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Career Development Process
Employees typically want to enhance their skills and knowledge to further their careers. By providing opportunities for experienced managers and supervisors to create and distribute timely newsletters and other multimedia communication, you enable less experienced workers to get information from an expert to guide them in developing their careers. Find out more about the benefits of encouraging employees to acquire knowledge, skills, and competencies from their superiors and peers.
Need to motivate employees? Offer to pay for formal training opportunities and your employees will appreciate the gesture. Find out how to coach your staff to achieve a goal or objective related to their career. Coach them to conduct and write an effective self-appraisal to get started.
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- 10 Tips for Promoting Professional Development in the Workplace
- Writing Effective Self-Appraisals
- Example of a Career Development Plan
- Benefits of Providing Development Opportunities to Employees