As we are all aware, the business world is rapidly changing. Training, a vital component to a company's success, helps employees increase their ability to respond effectively to the changing world. Often times, employees seek training opportunities to learn new skills and techniques or to improve existing skills which benefit them in their current roles. Training may help employees create practical, actionable solutions which can be applied immediately to company learning initiatives. Not only does training improve productivity and adherence to quality standards, it also improves the ability to implement and realize specific goals, which are generally outlined in a company's business plan. In addition, training improves a company's overall competitiveness, employee morale, profitability, customer satisfaction, as well as many other benefits which will only improve their performance within the company.
Creative Business Solutions (CBS) strongly believes in Employee Handbooks which are well written, culturally appropriate to the employer and concise. One of the most important forms of documentation your business can have is an Employee Handbook. Not only does an Employee Handbook help protect your company's best business interests, this document also provides your employees general information about working conditions and benefits. CBS has crafted many Employee Handbooks for non-profits and for profits of all sizes and we have found that certain common themes and "must-haves" are essential components to consider in an employee handbook.
Change is happening at an unbelievable rate. Experts say we are now experiencing more change in 1 year than our parents did in a decade or our grandparents did in their lifetime! The 3 main drivers of change are technology, information and people. Managing change in a team environment is always a challenge as rapid change can become overwhelming and result in inaccurate work, short tempers, lack of cooperation, missed deadlines and projects off schedule. As a team leader, there are some steps you can take to better “orchestrate” change.
HR is often looked upon as a cost center rather than as a valuable resource to the organization. You need to help change that image –not only to prove your own worth but to help advance our profession as well. The ability to sell yourself is instrumental to your success. HR may be doing a dynamite job, but if no one notices, they won’t realize your potential.