Bring our insights and experience to the next meeting of your organization. Our Practical Tips presentations are 45-minute conversations designed to educate and provide actionable tips that participants can implement in their businesses. Here is a sampling of the talks we offer:
- Why Social Media is a Double-Edged Sword for Business Owners…
…And How to Avoid Getting Skewered
- Making the best hiring decision the first time
- Building a committed highly productive workforce.
- Can you hear me know? What gets in the way of effective communication and how do you change that?
- Reduce your risks in workplace harassment
- Understanding the ROI on Talent Management
- The business imperative of an effective Diversity & Inclusion program
- Outperform your peers with high standards and accountability
- Compensation that your managers, your employees and your budget can understand
A summary of each 45-minute program is provided below. Contact us for fees and scheduling.
Why Social Media is a Double-Edged Sword for Business Owners… And How to Avoid Getting Skewered
Is it Risk Management, Compliance, Censorship, or Just Paranoia? Business success is more and more dependent on the savvy use of social media, but social media presents additional business challenges inside the workplace. The most commonplace activities your employees engage in online every day can become your company’s worst nightmare. Consider these scenarios:
- Jean, a new product manager, builds an extensive following with her blog and on Twitter as she promotes her company’s new product line. One off-color comment prompts thousands of her “followers” to boycott the company instead.
- Amy insults her supervisor in a Facebook post; her coworkers ‘comment’ back and it becomes an online gripe session about workplace issues. Are you okay to terminate Amy because you have a policy that prohibits making disparaging remarks about the company or management? Watch out!
- Dan, just fired from his management position, asks close friend and company executive Mike for a recommendation on LinkedIn. Mike doesn’t think twice about doing this small favor—until Dan’s attorney uses his comments to launch a wrongful termination suit against his company.
This presentation will outline the risk points and give you some practical tips for:
- Managing your brand online…
The ill-considered or unauthorized post
- Employment references…
The back door gotcha
- Recruiting with LinkedIn…
You didn’t intend to discriminate, why is EEOC here?
- Reference Checking through Social Media
What you don’t seek out can’t be used to sue you
- Employee Online Posts…
The new water cooler conversation
- Reducing your risk of inappropriate behavior and
staying out of trouble with the law
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Making the best hiring decision the first time
Replacing a hire who hasn’t worked out will cost you 2–3 times the position’s salary. This discussion gives practical advice you can implement to improve your odds of hiring the right candidate the first time.
Building a committed highly productive workforce.
How do you accelerate performance of your workforce and create commitment for success? The key is painting a picture for the employee of what success looks like, then coaching and then holding them accountable. This program gives practical advice you can implement immediately in your business.
Can you hear me know? What gets in the way of effective communication and how do you change that?
So much of our communication with each other and our teams gets lost. This program explains why messages don’t get across and why working relationships often are not what you would want them to be. It provides practical insights you can apply to being more effective when your business depends on managing through others or building relations with others.
Reduce your risks in workplace harassment
Can you defend your company when a former employee accuses one of your managers of sexual harassment and files a lawsuit? Understand the key steps you should take to protect yourself and your company when this “guilty until proven innocent” charge is raised.
Understanding the ROI on Talent Management
Companies with well-structured talent management programs out-perform their peers. This talk unveils the ROI potential of proactively managing talent and shows how top-performing companies implement effective and proactive talent management programs.
The business imperative of an effective Diversity and Inclusion program
High performing companies understand that diversity and inclusion is not a “nice to have” business strategy. It is a business imperative in today’s competitive environment. Learn why and the challenges you should be addressing for your company.
Outperform your peers with high standards and accountability
Companies with a culture of high standards and accountability materially out-perform their peers. Companies that additionally build a culture in which employees are highly committed and willing to give their discretionary energy further out-perform. Learn key elements high performing companies bring together to deliver their success.
Compensation that your managers, your employees and your budget can understand
Understanding a new approach to compensation that improves your ability to:
- Pay a competitive wage that your employees understand as providing fair value;
- Reward the right people for their contribution to your company’s success;
- Retain your most valuable contributors; and
- Stay within your budget and what you can afford.
Human Resources Consulting in Richmond VA delivering practical, effective business results.