Human Resource Programs

Get the building blocks of creating a high-performance work environment that improves employee communication, upgrades employee skills, reduces attrition, increases collaboration, boosts employee effectiveness, and nurtures the next generation of leaders to inherit your organization.

Give your teams the tools, strategies, and resources they need to be highly effective in increasingly diverse work environments, communicate with each other more effectively, and solve business problems creatively, drawing on each other’s strengths and unique expertise, knowledge, and backgrounds.

HR Challenges Facing Modern Organizations

  • Intra-team Issues
    Differences in culture, ethnicity, and background, combined with a lack of understanding of workplace challenges faced by individuals from diverse backgrounds, lead to misunderstandings and communication problems. Left unresolved, they can create a toxic environment.
  • No Employee Engagement
    Absence of clarity on business goals and team-level expectations, or the lack of employee buy-in often prevents employees from being fully invested and committed to realizing organizational goals.
  • Cross-functional Team Issues
    Non-alignment of priorities within and between teams becomes a source of friction, severely impacting employee effectiveness, productivity, and satisfaction. Left unchecked, it can lead to high employee attrition.
  • Skills Shortage
    Some of the most in-demand jobs today did not even exist 15 years ago. The ground is shifting beneath us even as we speak. Technological advancements are making old and new skills obsolete. There’s cutthroat competition for cutting-edge skills and knowledge, and employers are ready to pay top dollars for these skills. However, despite spending hundreds of thousands in hiring, companies end up with wrong hires, or under-skilled employees.
  • Cross-functional Team Issues
    Non-alignment of priorities within and between teams becomes a source of friction, severely impacting employee effectiveness, productivity, and satisfaction. Left unchecked, it can lead to high employee attrition.
  • Lack of Leadership Talent
    Without strong natural leaders at various levels of your organization, your teams risk losing focus and the threat of disarray. Also, the absence of home-grown leadership eventually snowballs into succession issues .
  • Temperament Issues
    Due to differences in personalities, career aspirations, and temperaments, employee meetings tend to be highly wasteful and ineffective. Non-cooperation between conflicting egos, and stifling of the less vocal voices hold back teams from reaching creative solutions to business problems.
  • High Hiring and Onboarding Costs
    Plummeting employee happiness is almost always followed by high turnover, which forces organizations into a hiring-onboarding-quitting-hiring vicious cycle. Low retention not only increases your HR costs, but also hurts your organizational competitiveness. Each new hire takes months, or even years, to start delivering the same level of value as a veteran employee.

HR Challenges Facing Modern Organizations

01.

Intra-team Issues

Differences in culture, ethnicity, and background, combined with a lack of understanding of workplace challenges faced by individuals from diverse backgrounds, lead to misunderstandings and communication problems. Left unresolved, they can create a toxic environment.

02.

No Employee Engagement

Absence of clarity on business goals and team-level expectations, or the lack of employee buy-in often prevents employees from being fully invested and committed to realizing organizational goals.

03.

Cross-functional Team Issues

Non-alignment of priorities within and between teams becomes a source of friction, severely impacting employee effectiveness, productivity, and satisfaction. Left unchecked, it can lead to high employee attrition.

04.

Skills Shortage

Some of the most in-demand jobs today did not even exist 15 years ago. The ground is shifting beneath us even as we speak. Technological advancements are making old and new skills obsolete. There’s cutthroat competition for cutting-edge skills and knowledge, and employers are ready to pay top dollars for these skills. However, despite spending hundreds of thousands in hiring, companies end up with wrong hires, or under-skilled employees.

05.

Cross-functional Team Issues

Non-alignment of priorities within and between teams becomes a source of friction, severely impacting employee effectiveness, productivity, and satisfaction. Left unchecked, it can lead to high employee attrition.

06.

Lack of Leadership Talent

Without strong natural leaders at various levels of your organization, your teams risk losing focus and the threat of disarray. Also, the absence of home-grown leadership eventually snowballs into succession issues.

07.

Temperament Issues

Due to differences in personalities, career aspirations, and temperaments, employee meetings tend to be highly wasteful and ineffective. Non-cooperation between conflicting egos, and stifling of the less vocal voices hold back teams from reaching creative solutions to business problems.

08.

High Hiring and Onboarding Costs

Plummeting employee happiness is almost always followed by high turnover, which forces organizations into a hiring-onboarding-quitting-hiring vicious cycle. Low retention not only increases your HR costs, but also hurts your organizational competitiveness. Each new hire takes months, or even years, to start delivering the same level of value as a veteran employee.

The Cost of Poor HR Practices and Workplace Environment

  • $528,443: Hidden cost of poor communication skills to an average company of 100 employees annually
  • 78% Employees: Report that they suffer loss in employee engagement when they encounter toxic behavior at work
  • $190 Billion: Annual healthcare costs as a direct result of stressful workplace environment
  • 120,000: Annual deaths resulting from workplace stress-related issues
  • $450 to $550 Billion: Annual cost to businesses because of disengaged employees
  • 69%: That’s how many millennials find leadership to be sorely lacking in their organization
 

Benefits of HR Training and Courses

When organizations fail to create a healthy work environment for its employees, it’s because their leadership and employees lack key skills, tools, and strategies that make up well-functioning teams. Fortunately, there are proven methods to fill up these gaps – customized, targeted HR and leadership programs. Here’s how they can help.

  • High-functioning Teams
    Targeted programs can equip leaders with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to host super-effective meetings that sidestep negativity, leverage creative solutions from participants, and prevent dominant personalities from hijacking the meetings. The result is a highly productive meeting that crystallizes into actionable solutions and strategies.
  • Better Workplace Relationships
    Sensitizing employees to cultural differences and helping them empathize with their diverse colleagues translate into fewer misunderstandings and improved quality of communication – a prerequisite for a happy work environment. A happy workplace, in turn, improves employee engagement, productivity, and retention.
  • Competitive Edge
    When employees do not feel oppressed, abused, persecuted, or discriminated against, they become more confident and resourceful. They tap into their natural talents and skills, and unlock their full potential. Together, they help their organization become more agile, responsible, innovative, and competitive against business threats.
  • Home-grown Leadership
    Develop your own cadre of natural leaders who can skillfully influence, build consensus, diffuse conflicts, manage dysfunction, maintain focus, generate ownership, and inspire action among employees and clients alike. They will make your organization highly effective at every level and in every aspect.

Importance of Soft Skills for Individuals

Besides providing tangible and measurable benefits to organizations, soft skills also tremendously impact the career prospects of individuals who acquire them.

  • Increased effectiveness
  • Smoother collaboration
  • Higher job satisfaction
  • Improved dynamics with teammates
  • Superior salesmanship
  • Greater confidence
  • Higher risk-taking ability
  • Faster career growth

Don’t Let Gaps in Soft Skills Hold You and Your Organization Back

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