Human Resources Development Topics

Business Finance Basics

Every employee plays a role in financial management. Finance involves understanding and making good financial decisions at all organizational levels. This course presents information about the fundamentals of corporate finance. It shows how various work activities can and do affect the financial health of an organization. The course introduces concepts, examples and knowledge that non-financially oriented employees need to know to understand the role finance plays in an organization's decision-making process.

Change Management

Effective leaders know how to develop change-friendly companies. It’s the only way to survive.

Conflict Management

Conflict is an inevitable part of any organization. Traditionally, managers view conflict negatively, but recent research has shown that conflict can have positive effects on an organization if managed effectively. This course will help you understand the difference between functional and dysfunctional conflict. It will provide a useful model of conflict development to diagnose and treat conflicts in the workplace. Common causes of conflict are discussed and strategies for resolving conflict are presented. You will also learn how to use functional conflict to increase innovation, change, and creativity in your organization.

Creating Valuable Customer Relationships

Good customer relations are a key success factor in any business. This module will help you discover the advantages to you and your customers of reaching out to each other and communicating openly. You will examine issues such as rapport and trust, and identify what clients want in terms of communication. You will learn some techniques for establishing trust and eliminating negative messages from your communication, both of which will have a significant impact on your client relations. Finally, you will discover some challenging personality types and learn strategies for dealing with them.

Creating Valuable Customer Relationships is one of twelve modules in the Customer Service program.

Delegation

Effective delegation is a strategic tool that leaders use to save time, enhance the morale of workers, and develop junior employees by placing authority in their hands. In this course, you will explore the delegation process, learn to overcome barriers to delegation and give effective feedback. You will learn to apply this powerful tool for the benefit of your organization.

Delivering Effective Feedback

Do you wonder how you can provide effective feedback to someone? Do you hope that it's not taken the wrong way or misunderstood? Learn how to provide feedback that serves as a tool to enhance performance and morale.

Developing Brand You

This course provides ideas and exercises designed to help you formulate clear ideas about creating Brand You and about managing your career. It will help you focus on what you like about your current position, what you would like in your next position, and what actions you need to take to gain control over your career. You will assess your strengths and devise a plan to work on your weaknesses.

Doing Performance Reviews

Everyone benefits when you take a collaborative, positive approach to performance reviews. Whether once a year or once a week, you will know how to do it effectively.

Effective Leadership

In today's workplace, it's not enough just to manage. Organizations are looking for leaders. Becoming an effective leader takes insight into the things that motivate employees to give their best. It also takes skill in handling the challenges of interpersonal conflict and negativity. It takes coaching skills too. An effective leader knows how to mentor employees as they take on new projects and strive to grow professionally. In this module you'll have an opportunity to explore these essential leadership skills.

Effective Performance Feedback

Providing effective performance feedback is an important part of your role as a manager. This e-learning module will give you an understanding of the importance of performance feedback. Informal performance feedback is provided on an ongoing basic. A more formal process is the annual performance review. We will outline the stages of a performance review, and show you video clips of performance reviews in action. Finally, we will provide you with strategies for ensuring that your feedback is constructive and effective.

Employee Ethics

Business ethics is no longer a subject reserved for executives and managers. Employees on the front line who deal with customers, suppliers, competitors and their peers are expected to make good decisions everyday based on the organization's values and contemporary standards in business ethics. If they do not, the cost to their organization impacts both their financials and their reputation. This course helps you understand the importance of recognizing an ethical dilemma and then acting accordingly. It helps you make ethical decisions in your daily work life.

Employee Motivation

The difference between a business just surviving and a thriving one is the energy and commitment of its people. A motivated and dedicated workforce is the formula for long term success. This course gives practical suggestions for identifying group and individual motivating factors and mobilizing them to energize employees. There are tools, techniques, and methods for revitalizing the workplace and encouraging initiative in each person in order to move everyone forward.

Employee Performance Recognition

Recognizing employee performance and giving positive reinforcement is a key element of motivation. Master this ability and reap the benefits of a motivated, high performing individual or team.

Establishing Performance Goals and Expectations

Productive and motivated employees are those who clearly understand what is expected of them in terms of performance and behavior. This course has tools and methods for collaboratively establishing goals and specific performance criteria for all employees. There are tips to help you obtain commitment to your goals and methods to help you review performance goals regularly. It also includes documentation guidelines and techniques to help you get results through effective feedback and positive reinforcement.

Handling Violence in the Workplace

One out of every four full time worker is harassed, threatened, or attacked on the job each year. That is a shocking statistic, yet most companies do not have a written policy on workplace violence, have not taken preventative measures, and probably do not understand the causes or warning signs of such behavior. While you hope a violent situation never occurs in your company, this course will help prepare you and your company to effectively manage violent situations should they occur.

Hiring, Managing and Terminating

Human resources are the most valuable asset in any business. As a business owner, you want to hire the best people for your business, and you want to manage them well. You must also ensure that you obey federal, provincial and territorial regulations covering hiring and termination. In this module we will look at the hiring process. We will discuss how to conduct interviews, how to do reference checks, information for new employees, how to conduct performance reviews, and how to terminate (fire) an employee.

Individual Leadership Power

This course is designed to help you unleash your leadership potential. You will learn how to take a stand, achieve a goal, and motivate others. The course explains how most leaders are made rather than born and teaches you to develop your personal leadership power (PLP). This includes using the five principles to increase and effectively use PLP.

Job Candidate Interviewing

This is a practical course with tools and methods to help you prepare to get the results you want. You will learn how to define exactly what you are looking for in a job candidate, and be given checklists and discussion guides to ask the right questions and get relevant answers. The course addresses the most common legal pitfalls and how to avoid them, as well as issues you should consider when evaluating a candidate.

Managing Your Career Path

Resumes are invaluable tools in the job search process. Career planning is a process that requires candid assessment of your accomplishments, goals, talents and most importantly, your future plans. The course focuses on self-analysis and assists in career planning, whether you want to find a new job, make a lateral move, get a promotion or change careers within the same company. The material covers what you want to do, where you want to do it, financial issues and more.

Mentoring for Improved Performance

This course teaches effective coaching techniques, and enables you to help employees improve their work performance through a clearer sense of performance objectives and renewed motivation. You will learn specific and practical suggestions for diagnosing performance problems, understand appropriate actions based on the diagnosis, and be able to implement the coaching process in an effective manner.

Overview of 360 Degree Feedback

This course is designed to present a broad overview of 360 degree feedback, also called multi-rater or multi-source feedback. This type of feedback system is becoming more popular in organizations, including many of the Fortune 50 Companies, and the Federal Government. Given its popularity and widespread use, many organizations are wondering whether such a system will benefit them. This course will acquaint participants with the nature of such systems, how they are used, who is involved, current thinking about concerns and benefits, and what to look for when considering the adoption of such a system.

Problem Solving - The 5 Steps

This course will define and explain the five steps involved in the problem-solving process. The five steps that will help solve any workplace dispute include defining the situation, providing a quick fix if necessary, identifying the root causes, taking corrective action, and evaluating and following up.

Running Effective Meetings

Meetings, meetings, meetings. You can’t live with them and you can’t live without them. Make sure that the meetings you lead are organized, focused, and productive.

Running Effective Teams

Teams can provide wonderful opportunities for collaboration and innovation. But sometimes, as a leader of a team, you encounter frustrations and roadblocks and just want to pull your hair out! Overcome the hurdles that get in the way of your team reaching its goals by leading your team to success with these strategies.

Skills for Interviewing

Job candidates will find that this course gives them the A-to-Z of interviewing for a new job. The strategies and tips provide specific recommendations for valuable preliminary work, and tools to prepare for the interviewer's questions. Keypoints will help you promote your best image and create a positive impression. You will learn how to follow up with the interviewer and how to negotiate the best offer if you are selected.