Strategic Human Resource Management are an essential set of competencies required to align human resource activity with strategic business requirements. Human resource managers who think and apply strategic initiatives are an asset to the business strategy team.

Training Twaddle About Evaluation

By |2019-02-03T17:58:04+00:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: Evaluating Training, Strategic Human Resource Management, Training and Development|Tags: , |

At the quarterly management meeting heads of department were presenting progress reports. Head of distribution had just finished sharing his news on the goods lost in transit and damaged goods issues. He was applauded for the significant  impact of these initiatives in the reduction in customer complaints and the decrease in goods being written off, demonstrating [...]

Finding Weeds in Your Human Resources Garden

By |2020-08-10T13:25:55+00:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: Human Resource Management, Strategic Human Resource Management|Tags: , |

The various departments in your organisation have their own unique territories.  Like gardens, weeds spring up in these territories. Fortunately many weeds are pretty easy to deal with; catching them young before they reproduce and take over is most effective. However, there are weeds that present far bigger challenges. These perennial weeds live from year to [...]

What Are Competencies?

By |2019-01-31T19:38:52+00:00August 2nd, 2016|Categories: competency based courses and resources , Strategic Human Resource Management|Tags: |

Many organisations have recognised the huge benefits to be gained from the introduction of competency frameworks.   By focusing on the inputs (competencies) and on (outputs) performance, companies can build a picture of the capabilities of the workforce and can use this profile to recruit, develop and align  job requirements to strategic goals and targets. The Benefits [...]

Competency Based Training NEEDS Analysis

By |2020-08-10T08:21:32+00:00February 28th, 2015|Categories: competency based courses and resources , Human Resource Management, Learning Design, Strategic Human Resource Management, Training and Development|Tags: , , , |

As a provider of learning and development services I get frequent requests for designs of bespoke training courses and for delivery of existing courses into a range of organisations in various sectors. Each situation involves the addressing the development needs of unique individuals in groups and therefore requires an analysis of training needs. Whether we design [...]

Is your Training and Development Footprint Shrinking?

By |2017-01-05T10:29:10+00:00March 11th, 2013|Categories: Evaluating Training, Learning Design, Strategic Human Resource Management, Training and Development|Tags: |

Learning professionals have always known that they should be measuring the return on Investment from training and development or the contribution of their interventions in terms of business performance, but there has been very little external pressure on them to do so. As long as there was a demand for training coupled with the happiest of [...]

Has your critical path has taken you over the cliff?

By |2017-01-05T10:29:10+00:00January 31st, 2013|Categories: Strategic Human Resource Management, Strategic Planning, Training and Development|Tags: |

Is your biz abysmal are you in the abyss? Has your critical path has taken you over the cliff? Did your goals get deflected has it all gone off side? Has your blue sky leap becomes a terminal dive?  ...The verse above is from a poem written by Rob Billson at New Routes (I have amended [...]

Purchasers of Training – Beware the Cuckoo in the Nest

By |2017-01-05T10:29:10+00:00October 16th, 2012|Categories: Evaluating Training, Strategic Human Resource Management, Training and Development|Tags: , , , |

Purchasers of Training - Beware the Cuckoo in the Nest The expression "cuckoo in the nest" can mean a person or an organisation trying to look like something they are not; it is also used to describe a problem that grows quickly, consuming resources needed for other purposes Don’t Sponsor a Training Cuckoo Training purchasers, would you [...]

Why be in the training rat race

By |2017-01-05T10:29:10+00:00September 5th, 2012|Categories: Evaluating Training, Strategic Human Resource Management, Training and Development|Tags: , , |

In a land far away, I went along with a representative from a provider of training to meet their client, on the journey to the meeting I said to the representative, “There are at least twenty providers of training offering services to this company why should they choose you?” His response to this question came as [...]

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