Human Resources Q&A: Is training the right solution? Part Four

Part 1 of this series gives definition to training and development. While these terms are often interchangeably referenced, the two are distinct in purpose. Training builds capacity to perform the current job while development builds capacity for a future job....

Human Resources Q&A: Is training the right solution? Part Three

Part 1 of this series gives definition to training and development. While these terms are often used interchangeably, the two are actually distinct in purpose. Training builds capacity to perform the current job while development builds capacity for a future...

Human Resources Q&A: Is training the right solution? Part Two

The first part of this series gives definition to training and development. While these terms are often used interchangeably, the two are actually distinct in purpose. Training builds capacity to perform the current job, while development builds capacity for a...

Human Resources Q&A: Is training the right solution?

Sometimes yes and sometimes no! Just the other day, a colleague reached out in search of a management course for one of her managers who is struggling to create and maintain an encouraging environment for direct reports. I suggested that...

Human Resources Q&A: Isn’t onboarding the same thing as orientation?

Emphatically, no! Onboarding is often confused with orientation and/or is assumed to be an interchangeable term. But the two functions are actually quite distinct - distinct in their intent, in the elements that are included and most notably, how each...

Human Resources Q&A: What I do on social media is not my employer’s business!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this – from students, experienced professionals, non-management staff and, perhaps more troubling, senior management/leadership employees. We've increasingly seen a number of employee/employer, social media related matters featured as leading stories on...

Human Resources Q&A: Is social media on your radar?

If not, it should be! As defined by Wikipedia (one of the earliest forums of the social space), social media refers to the means of interactions among people in which they create, share, and exchange information and ideas in virtual...

Human Resources Q&A: Making it happen as the Lone HR Ranger

It’s Monday morning at 8:00 a.m. With your morning beverage of choice in hand, you’ve arrived at the office a little earlier than usual because you wanted to get a head start at organizing your day. You’ve got a few...

Human Resources Q&A: Before the job posting! (Part 3 of a 3-part series)

Part 1 of this series suggests that, before posting a job opportunity, you should first, have a clear understanding of the work that needs to get done. To do this, you'll need to start by creating a framework of responsibility...

Human Resources Q&A: Before the Job Posting! (Part 2 of a 3-part series)

Part one of this series suggests that before posting a job ad, you should have a clear understanding of the job's duties by creating a framework of responsibility; second, it recommends that a work force plan be created to give...