It's Not Just About the "Must-Have's" Anymore!
Providing only the low hanging fruit?
By this I mean training that is compliance related, federally regulated, industry required, or it could be that last-minute “emergency” training you deliver after a major incident has occurred.
Case In Point
Company ABC contacts MEA, they’re in a panic. They’ve just had a serious safety incident that caused an injury. One of their employees will be out for 6 months.
The HR Manager explained to me, “Two employees had refused to talk to each other. The conflict had been going on for months.” It was never addressed. The end result: dollars thrown out the window through lost productivity, poor quality, compensation claims and lost opportunity cost.
“Where was the manager in this?”I asked the HR Manager…”Why didn’t they intervene?”What I heard was not all that unusual. The manager responsible for the bickering duo had been promoted the year before. He was one of their best, a technical expert who had zero people skills. He’d never had management training. He was expected to be a natural.
Winning through Strategy
When it comes to training, intuitively we know that proactive vs. reactive, holistic vs. piecemeal, strategic vs. haphazard all make good business sense, but many companies are not prepared to think strategically. Is this due to lack of bandwidth, or it could be as simple as not knowing where to begin? For some it may just be poor planning, not understanding how to budget the training over time.
To the Rescue!
MEA has built two Individual Development Paths: The Leadership Advantage and the Human Resources Advantage (see the following pages) to make your job easier and grow your talent strategically. Through our research and years of hands-on experience we have put together these two defined paths.
With these individual development paths, we’ve taken the research out of it. You can be strategic, proactive and plan training over time to fit your budget. These paths will help you take a holistic approach to your training of potential leaders and human resource professionals. No more low hanging fruit! Instead your focus will be on employee development to enhance employee engagement which in turn produces business results.
We are here to support you and your organization. Call Marian Vallotton at 610-994-7640 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.