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Instruction & Coaching Skill for Managers and Team Leaders
June 13, 2016 - June 14, 2016
Des Moines, Iowa,

It is easy to fault staff when a task is not completed to standard or in the manner desired.  As managers we tend to point fingers and become frustrated with our staff, when in reality, the person we likely should be frustrated with is ourselves because we did not effectively train staff in the first place. Unfortunately, most managers don’t know where they fall short in their training and development skills because very few actually go through formal training on how to train. This in depth, interactive course will elevate participants’ ability to successfully train staff through a series of formal learning and engaging demonstration. Whether you need to train an employee to take soil samples, AI a cow, design an e-outreach, or utilize business software, principles and techniques shared from this course can be applied to training of any practical skill, such as these examples and many more. What are your practical skill training needs? Participants will le


Resumes That Get Past the Robot
June 17, 2016

    So you think you’ve written the perfect resume. What you don’t know, however, is that your resume is about to be sent through a keyword-catching robot known as an applicant tracking system (ATS) before the hiring manager even looks at it. Whether or not you know exactly what an ATS is, it makes all the difference in sifting through resumes and sending them to the “winner’s circle” of possible interview candidates. So how do you make sure your resume is a contender?   Gain an appreciation for this very common talent acquisition process and learn how to write a winning resume in this FREE webinar specifically for job seekers. You’ll take away new knowledge that will aid in perfecting your resume to jump through the hoops of an ATS and land on a hiring manager’s desk. So you think you’ve written the perfect resume. What you don’t know, however, is that your resume is about to be sent through a keyword-cat


Effectively Communicating Benefit Plans
August 19, 2016

Unless they all work in human resources, benefit plans can look like a foreign language to your staff. There are always new employees coming on that may need some extra guidance, but there are also instances when a company may change its benefit offerings or employees face lifestyle changes in which they may need to update their benefit plans. Whatever the situation, while the terminology may be all too familiar to an HR manager, relaying that information is sometimes challenging. In this webinar for human resources professionals, we’ll discuss important steps to take when communicating benefit plans to employees, no matter what instance you find your organization in. The process doesn’t have to be complicated for either party. A strategic approach to communicating benefit plans boosts employee appreciation and understanding.


Become a Performance Review Pro
October 21, 2016

A performance review is like a fruitcake: you get them once a year whether you want them or not, and they tend to be dry. Performance reviews might seem like run-of-the-mill practices done annually, but to really create change and boost employee productivity, it may be time to flip the script.  What aren’t you doing or saying in a performance review that you should be? Are you preaching to or collaborating with your employees? And should it be more frequent?   Get answers to all of these questions and more in this special webinar for business managers and human resources professionals. A performance review doesn’t have to be a painful, forced and lengthy discussion. Shaking up your performance review style can be the key to unlocking enormous employee potential.


Handling Sticky Situations in a PC Workplace
December 09, 2016

We live in a very PC world, and it’s generally expected that the workplace follow suit. But when situations arise between coworkers over political, social, or religious views, the matter can’t just be swept under the rug. These kinds of disputes can negatively affect an otherwise productive and cooperative workplace, and when they occur, the manager is expected to be the mediator. But what steps can one take to peacefully solve this kind of dispute?  This webinar for human resources managers as well as all business managers will examine these so called “sticky situations” from a variety of angles. Learn about why these matters need to be addressed and solved as well as best practices for handling arguments when they occur in your workplace.


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