A leadership competency model should serve as the foundation for any organization’s leadership development system. An effective model allows an organization to clearly define what leadership competencies are required in order for an organization to be successful, both now and in the future. Leadership development systems (selection, assessment, development, performance management, succession planning) can then be aligned to support the development of… Continue
Added by Dan McCarthy on September 28, 2008 at 10:11am —
Have you ever padded your resume and exaggerated accomplishments to get a higher position? How about reading other peoples resumes and thinking “as long as my proverbial points groundwards, there is no way on this earth that person did half of what they are claiming!”.
Nowadays, it is becoming more and more the norm for job applicants to de-emphasise or even omit completely some of their skills, experience, and leadership qualities so that they might secure a lower grade… Continue
Added by Paul J. Lange on September 25, 2008 at 9:47pm —
For an online demo visit: http://www.timetech.ca/index.php?option=com_forme&fid=6
TimeTECH has been nominated and accepted as one of the finalists at the 2008 CDN Channel Elite Awards that will be… Continue
Added by TimeTECH on September 25, 2008 at 3:00pm —
Yesterday I published a post on One Day, One Job about jobs that require no experience
. I explore the meaning of "entry level" and try to help my readers (new college grads) understand how to determine which jobs they should apply for and which ones are out of their league.
So, HR people, be honest, do you really mean it when you post an "entry level job" that requires 3 years experience. Are most… Continue
Added by Willy Franzen on September 23, 2008 at 8:11pm —
I read an interesting case study in Human Capital magazine that was titled ‘hey! I put in my papers!”. The case study was about a brilliant engineer joining a big brand employer and leaving the organization within 2 years with dejected feelings.
Among many unfortunate things that happened to this engineer, the most prominent was related to one of the most common problems in the organizations – employee leave and absenteeism. This engineer needed 1 months… Continue
Added by Gireesh Sharma on September 20, 2008 at 1:00am —
In the last couple of years management circles have begun to discuss "moments of truth" in relationship to having those difficult conversations that are necessary for process improvement, growth and development. Being able to "handle the truth" (say this in the fashion of Jack Nichelson's character from the movie "A Few Good Men") is essential to being able to solve problems, put them behind you and move forward.
Knowing that people are becoming more and more familiar with the term… Continue
Added by Sandra Abbey on September 19, 2008 at 2:00pm —
Traditional People Management vests the entire function of leadership on business Managers. They are always required to lead and give strategic direction to their teams.
However, as the workplace becomes decentralized and global, there is an evolving leadership approach to achieving effectiveness and efficiency in the market place.
In the present day business environment of increasing customer demand, the need for value adding and differentiation, fast tracked… Continue
Added by Livingston N.C.Obasi on September 18, 2008 at 7:05am —
Human Resources Management has developed over time from mere administrative role to modern role of strategic partnership.
The basic role for Human Resources in many organizations is to provide credible and efficient service. Only very few organizations have their core business as HR, for example HR consulting.
As a matter of fact, one of the things HR people should strive to do is to do the basic things correct. Making sure the payroll is correct, staff records are… Continue
Added by Livingston N.C.Obasi on September 18, 2008 at 7:03am —
My foray into HR practice has been quite an interesting and educative experience. This is because; it has afforded me opportunity of relating with different people from different backgrounds, perspectives and thought processes.
Over the years, I observed that managing people seem to be the most difficult tasks in the workplace.
As a Human Resources practitioner, in the course of discharging my official job functions, I have taken decisions and implemented policies that… Continue
Added by Livingston N.C.Obasi on September 18, 2008 at 7:00am —
When I accepted a new position a little over two years ago, a few things happened that inadvertantly eroded some trust between me and one of my directly reporting employees. While the management position I now occupied had been vacant, this professional level employee took the position on an interim basis. Additionally, she and the previous manager had gotten along very well and had a personal friendship.
I came in and while we got along well, during the first six months or so on the… Continue
Added by Sandra Abbey on September 17, 2008 at 7:58pm —
HR can change the culture of an Organization, which makes it successful. Can you as an HR manager do it?
At the core of each successful organization you will find a culture that strives for better performance every day. Organizations that excel in their domain are nothing but the result of their leaders’ painstaking efforts to inculcate a performance driven culture.
A performance driven culture is deep rooted at all levels in the Successful organizations… Continue
Added by Gireesh Sharma on September 17, 2008 at 1:30am —
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BOCA RATON, FL — Sharkstrike.com™
announced today the launch of it’s recruitment search engine marketing (sem) online application, making recruitment search engine marketing simple.
“Having been in the recruitment search engine marketing field longer than any recruitment advertising… Continue
Added by Jason Gorham on September 16, 2008 at 9:51am —
I rarely (if ever) talk about my wife Jen (to the left here) in this blog. This isn't an intended slight but just the fact that the subject matter here rarely crosses into that territory. If you ask her, I think she prefers it that way too. So if this post is a slight deviation to what you normally read here, I hope you'll understand that the reason it is making it on here is because it is more important than anything else I have to share with you.
A year ago this month,… Continue
Added by Lance Haun on September 15, 2008 at 5:30pm —
So as you are aware, I'm taking a class to help prepare me to sit for my PHR. The class follows the six modules in the SHRM prep material, along with some added practical material.
The class is 13 weeks long, and as such, doesn't afford a lot of time to devote to any single one topic. Which is disappointing, but to be expected considering how much material has to be covered. We've had two classes so far, with our third class meeting on Tuesday evening. And our first exam (on module… Continue
Added by Stephen Monserrate on September 14, 2008 at 9:20pm —
I wonder if the following things happen in other parts of the world as well or it happens just in Pakistan:
1. An owner of a larger business setup thinks that girls are more hardworking, sincere and passionate about their work than guys and prefers to hire girls. But when any of the girl gets married then he asks her to resign as he thinks that she may start expecting a baby and would go on long leave or would give more attention to her family and would become careless in… Continue
Added by Samrah Jamil on September 13, 2008 at 11:04pm —
For an online demo visit: http://www.timetech.ca/index.php?option=com_forme&fid=6
Your may have heard our new small business solution advertisements on 680news during the last few days. We have… Continue
Added by TimeTECH on September 10, 2008 at 10:30am —
Here's a little story for you.
Once upon a time, there was a young lad. Halfway through his university schooling, he decided he wanted to go into HR, but didn't want to stay in school an extra year to change his major to HR. So he graduated with his degree in Business Admin. He starts working in the benefit department of a large drugstore and spends five years there. During those five years, he comes to discover that benefits isn't where his heart is. He enjoys helping people, but… Continue
Added by Stephen Monserrate on September 10, 2008 at 9:06am —
Okay, I have a question that came up in a Course I teach in HR Management for the University of Phoenix. This course is for undergraduate students working on their Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. The question is who is supposed to be managing human resources? Is it the human resources department? or is it all the supervisors and managers in the organization?
In the broadest sense I spend much of my work day training, coaching, mentoring, and guiding first line… Continue
Added by Sandra Abbey on September 8, 2008 at 6:47pm —
I need feedback on the best way to network!! I have joined a few HR groups and am in the process of trying to talk my employer into paying for a SHRM membership, but until then, what ways does everyone find to network?
Added by Newbie HR on September 8, 2008 at 11:57am —
Everyone will find I am full of questions, but I will try and look for the answer before I ask. The one thing I hate (other than people being late for interviews) is asking a question that has already been asked and answered. I enjoy reading all the blogs and forums on here. I love my job (yes THAT new to HR) and I love what I do. I want to learn more and more and more and more. I started in Accounting and still enjoy that, and I want to pursue my degree in both HR and Accounting. I know it… Continue
Added by Newbie HR on September 5, 2008 at 2:25pm —