This three-day workshop will teach participants how to:
- Identify current issues in the human resource field and the changing role of supervisors and managers in terms of HR functions.
- Write job specifications and identify core competencies.
- Apply methods of finding, selecting, and keeping the best people using behavioral description interviewing techniques.
- Get new employees off to a good start.
- Understand compensation and benefits.
- Maintain healthy employee relations.
- Make performance appraisals a cooperative process.
Defining Human Resources
To begin the workshop, we will discuss just what “human resources” means. We will also complete a case study that highlights some of the challenges that an HR professional faces.
Performing a Skills Inventory
During this session, we will look at what a skills inventory is and what its benefits are.
Human resource forecasts are attempts to predict an organization’s future demand for employees. We will look at two main types of forecasting: indexing and extrapolation.
A job analysis will ensure that the job description accurately reflects the tasks that the job entails. We will discuss what a job analysis is and what formats can be used. Participants will also have the opportunity to complete a basic job analysis.
Identifying Job Competencies
This session will discuss how to identify technical and performance skills needed to do a job.
Position Profiles and Job Descriptions
During this session, we will explore what a job description is through a lecture and an exercise.
Do You Really Need to Hire?
If you need to fill a position, there may be other ways of filling it rather than hiring externally. This session will examine some of those possibilities. Participants will also complete an exercise to demonstrate how much hiring a new employee really costs.
We will look at eight ways to recruit candidates during this session.
During this session, we will look at some things to consider when writing a job ad.
A resume screening guide can be a valuable tool when hiring. This session will discuss how to develop and use such a guide.
Preparing for the Interview
Preparation is key to a successful interview. We will look at a preparation checklist and then participants will role play an interview.
Conducting the Interview
This session will look at some key interviewing ideas, including the history of interviewing, criteria for objective interviews, behavioral interviewing techniques, and critical incidents.
After the Interview
During this session, we will look at what participants should do after the interview. Special attention will be paid to methods of rating candidates.
Employee Orientation and Onboarding
A good orientation is key to an employee’s success. Participants will rate their company’s organization. We will also discuss common problems and possible solutions.
Follow the Leader
In this session, participants will consider leadership skills through a fun activity.
At some point in the life of almost every human resource professional, they will need to develop a training program. During this session, we will look at the training cycle and the process for performing a training needs assessment. Participants will also explore the advantages and disadvantages of internal and external training.
Working with External Providers
During this session we will look at some criteria you should use when choosing an external person to provide services to your company.
Performance reviews are a crucial part of helping an employee grow. During this session, we will explore the performance review process through individual exercises, a case study, and several lectures.
Absenteeism costs companies more money every year. Through a lecture and a case study, we will look at common causes and solutions.
Managing a Diverse Workforce
This session will look at common diversity issues through group work and a lecture.
The privacy of personal information is becoming a bigger and bigger concern with the advent of technology. During this session, we will discuss the 10 principles of personal information protection.
Compensation and Benefits
During this session, we will discuss the role of compensation and benefits in retaining employees. We will also review the pre-assignment.
Managing Disciplinary Issues
This session will look at a four-step disciplinary system that can be applied to any situation.
Firing an employee can be hard to do. Through discussion and a case study, we will look at some things to consider and some ways to make the process a bit easier.
Exit interviews can be a great tool to help your company grow. We will discuss types of exit interviews and participants will receive a sample questionnaire.
In Person Training
The traditional classroom style of training remains our Most Popular and Most Requested format. On-site training provides participants with an in-person facilitator who will work directly with the team, whether for a single training session or a training series. The Mainstream team will craft and tailor your experience to ensure that your training session is specific, relevant and unique to your audience while meeting your learning objectives. Why settle for ‘pre-formatted, pre-scripted, one-size fits all’ training programs, when our team is able to customize a program that is just right for you? We know that every team has unique learning needs, situations and that they come from a variety of industries, each having unique customer needs and demands. Our programs can be scaled to accommodate time restraints, unique learning needs and even industry or company nuances and barriers.
Don’t settle for a program that gives you almost what you need; our team wants to give you Exactly what you need.
Delivering traditional onsite training results …virtually!
We’ve officially changed the rules and redefined what is possible in the world of soft skills learning. Our unique technology, accompanied by honed delivery methodology, have successfully replicated the traditional classroom-style training environment, allowing it to exist online.
Most online training solutions limit participants’ responses to keystrokes or to single person conversations because -with inferior technology- group discussions become distorted and confusing to follow. Our Virtual Room has eliminated those barriers and encourages learning through meaningful instructor feedback, skills modelling and engaging group discussion, without visual or audio distortion
The Virtual Room is for any organization seeking a flexible substitute to traditional onsite training; whether to lower costs, eliminate unnecessary travel or to simply ease the burden of demanding work schedules.
Lunch & Learn
A Lunch and Learn session is an onsite or virtual learning program with a facilitator-led session sharing valuable information and skills on an area of identified learning interest. It’s a great break away from a traditional training program, allowing your team the opportunity to learn while enjoying their lunch. Due to the limited time, the program focuses on specific learning concepts and skills. It is an interactive session that quickly targets and reveals learning objectives that are predetermined by the training organizer. Lunch & Learn sessions are also great as a training series, providing progressive learning programs for developing skills in a ‘bite-sized’ format.
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