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Internal Investigations - Do too much, do too little…How do you know
This webinar will cover best practices in processes and procedures for internal employment investigations. How to begin (and end) your investigations with a sound methodology for investigations that supports your employment decisions and documents it as such. Other than the alternative, to start your investigation in the middle with methods, documentation and poor decisions that portrays the employer as illogical, judgmental, incompetent, and less than thorough - even if they were not.
Live  Thursday, April 24, 2014 09:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

90-Day Turn Coaching System for HR Leaders
Discover how a proven and tested behavioral coaching model has been implemented to design a powerful coaching architecture and roll out company wide. The 90-Day Turn System is the foundation for a powerful and measurable coaching program rollout.
Live  Friday, April 25, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:90 Minutes

Practical Tools for Coaching, Feedback, and Mentoring
This interactive webinar/workshop is power packed with practical tools you can use immediately as a mentor, coach, or person who gives feedback. We look at how the 2020 workplace is inviting us to change our approach as we develop people through coaching, mentoring, and feedback.
Live  Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:90 Minutes

Improving Organizational Performance through Mission and Shared Values
The development and communication of an organization's purpose and principles create a culture which promotes sustained organizational success. Nearly twenty years after Collins and Porras wrote "Built to Last," organizational leaders are still struggling to its primary message, that mission, vision and values are the key drivers of continued excellent performance.
Live  Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

Problem Solving: Clarify, Prioritize and Finding their Root Causes
Given the speed of business in today's world, unrecognized and/or unsolved problems are real barriers to achieving success. If you look at successful companies, you will likely find that one of their biggest assets is a problem solving approach that minimizes damage, and quickly finds the root cause to their issues. Problem solving done right requires a good process, some level of expertise (used at the right time) and knowledge and application of problem solving tools.
Live  Tuesday, May 6, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

Using Assessment Tools in Hiring and Promotion Decisions
Many businesses make rushed hiring decisions. Unfortunately many poor choices are made based solely on gut feeling. Many candidates can make a very positive presentation and may throw off the judgment of an inexperienced interviewer. Hiring the wrong person can be very expensive. When you consider the cost of recruiting, interviewing, employee salary and benefits, lost productivity, and retraining costs the number could be from 20 to 33% of an annual salary according to some estimates.
Live  Wednesday, May 7, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

Communicating with Executive Stakeholders
The ability to communicate with executive stakeholders in ways that works for them, utilizing a variety of communication channels, enables for you to gain the commitment and buy-in you need to be successful in launching or implementing any number of projects and initiatives within the organization. Of key importance in communicating effectively up the ladder is to have strong working relationships with executive stakeholders. Strong relationships and the ability to communicate effectively enables for you to get problems solved and drive decision making at the executive levels.
Live  Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:90 Minutes

Creating a Development Culture: Strategies for Developing Employees
Many organizations are now putting effective skill and career development programs in place to engage and retain key talent and develop talent resources for the future.
Live  Thursday, May 8, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

Executive Presentation Skills: How to Deliver any Message with Power, Influence, and Credibility
Participants will learn step by step how to gain immediate credibility, use nonverbal communication with skill, and keep an audience's attention with ease. This seminar is useful for anyone who wants to improve interpersonal, small group, or public communication skills. Yes, we will learn what to do with butterflies as we go through the structure of making your presentation appear smooth and seamless.
Live  Friday, May 9, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:75 Minutes

Best Practices for Implementing Employee Engagement Surveys
Log on to this webinar to learn how to streamline your survey process: how to make sure you are asking the right questions, survey items that are most correlated with engagement, how to define and measure engagement so that it is tied to the business results, how to internally market your survey for 85%-95% participation rates, and how to get guaranteed follow-through from all levels of management on survey data action plans.
Live  Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

Leaning In To the Power of A Remote or Mobile Workplace
Any company that wants to lean into a successful R/M arrangement is going to have to build it into the company structure not dangle it like a prize, endure, or be shamed into a relationship that is not right for their company.
Live  Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

Creating an Harassment - Free Workplace: Best Practices for Prevention & Discipline
Having an harassment policy buried in your employee handbook is no longer sufficient to protect your organization, your managers, or your employees. Learn how to communicate your policies and procedures to your employees and implement them fairly and consistently in this information-packed webinar. Studies have shown that routinely showing employees a video on stopping workplace harassment is not enough. Employees need an organization's commitment to feel safe and respected in the workplace.
Live  Tuesday, May 20, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

Alternative Work Arrangements: Best Practices For Managing A Virtual Workforce
Every manager knows that the best - and fastest - way to learn a new skill is through practice. That's why we've packed this hard-hitting workshop with powerful exercises . . . models . . . and case studies specifically designed for managers of multiple locations.
Live  Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:90 Minutes

Building and Leading High-Performance Teams
There are significant advantages to working in teams: a variety of experience, more creativity, higher commitment to the decision, synergy, distribution of work load, and it's simply more fun. Learning to improve your communication skills will help you build and lead your team successfully.
Live  Thursday, May 22, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:75 Minutes

How to Work at Peak Performance and Drive Peak Performance in your Organization
Getting performance is not really about appraisal forms or appraisal systems. Many mangers hide behind these forms rather than lead their employees and hold their employees accountable by helping them make themselves accountable.
Live  Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

Employee Engagement and Retention
The critical talent management issue businesses face today is how to keep engagement high and retain those key employees who are right now thinking about seeking greener pastures as the economy and job market improves. Some may think employee engagement is primarily a human resource concern. Yet Gallup's research has found that managers are the ones primarily responsible for their employees' engagement levels. Learn how managers can accelerate employee engagement and boost the performance of their department or business unit.
Live  Tuesday, June 3, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls from Screening Applicants
It is bad enough that when you check into an applicant's background that previous employers will only let you know that the applicant worked for them and their position. Now, the EEOC has changed its position regarding how to analyze an individual's criminal background that makes it more difficult to exclude those with a criminal background. On the other hand, employers have faced costly jury verdicts for negligent hiring when the individual inflicts harm on others. This webinar will walk you through the laws you should consider in your hiring process like Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and more!
Live  Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:90 Minutes

Establishing and Running Social Recruiting: How To Avoid Inundation while Still Capturing Value
This webinar will help you better understand the new realities of social recruiting and how applicant tracking systems have improved their functionality to extend to social networking.
Live  Tuesday, June 10, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes

From Forming to Performing - The Top 10 Ways to Develop A Managing "Rhythm" That Works For You and Your Team
Managers who will be promoted are the ones who not only manage efficiently but also lead their teams effectively. Learn how to work in a horizontal mode of operation…apply a consistent theory in leading your team…and teach critical leadership skills to members of your team, so each and every one of them can lead the team in your absence.
Live  Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:90 Minutes

How to Create Excellence in Your Workforce and Your Organization
Many executives are finding that doing what they've always done isn't going to get them to where they need to be today. As you think about that last statement, doing what you've always done, will not get you the results you need. In addition, many leaders are reacting rather than planning change. It is almost like your organization is a hamster on the running wheel? You just keep running and running and running, but you never seem to reach your destination?
Live  Tuesday, June 17, 2014 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,  Duration:60 Minutes