Articles on Employee Development

Employee Development - An Overview

Employee Development refers to the initiatives of the employee as well as the employer to upgrade the existing skills of an individual. Lets underdstand the concept of employee development in detail.

Importance of Employee Development

Employee development is important for the employees as well as the organization as a whole. Employee development activities help in the growth and development of employees.

Employee Development Plan

The article discusses about the steps involved in Employee Development Plan. The main steps involved are - Preparing an Employee, Planning Development Activities, Performance Monitoring and Creating Confidence.

Individual Development Plan

Individual development plan play a very important role in employee development. Lets discuss the various steps involved in designing and implementing individual development plan.

Creating Employee Development Plans

HR professionals should be very careful while creating employee development plans. Lets discuss the various points that should be kept in mind while creating employee development plans.

Employee Development Plan Process

Employee development process begins from Day one when an individual joins an organization. Lets understand the process and importance of employee development plan.

Implementing Effective EDP

Once an Employee Development Plan is created, the next step is to implement it successfully. Lets go through the steps that are required to implement an employee development plan effectively.

Role of Communication in ED

Communication plays a very important role in development of employees. The article discusses the importance communication in employee development.

Motivation and Employee Development

Motivation is one of the key factors which help in extracting the best out of an employee. Lets discuss the role of motivation in employee development.

Role of HR in Employee Development

Human Resource professionals play an essential role in employee development activities. Lets discuss the importance of HR Department in Employee Development.

Role of Managers in ED

Managers or Supervisors play a very important role in development of an employee. Lets discuss in detail about the role of managers in employee development.

Methods of Employee Development

Employee development activities help employees to enhance their skills and upgrade their existing knowledge. Let us go through various ways of employee development.

Training & Development Activities

It is very essential to upgrade the skills and knowledge of the employees to stand apart from the rest. Trainings and employee development activities play a very important role in developing employees.

Employee Multitasking - An Overview

Multitasking employees are the ones who can handle multiple responsibilities easily. Lets understand the need and importance of multitalented employees with the help of an example.

Organizations and Employee Multitasking

Organizations play a crucial role in making employees multitasked. Organizations need to encourage employees to be multitasked by attending various training programs, sessions, seminars, workplace from time to time.

Benefits of Employee Multitasking

Employee multitasking is beneficial for organizations as it reduces the cost of hiring new employees and also training them. The article discusses about the various advantages of employee multitasking.

Shortcomings of Employee Multitasking

Employee multitasking has both pros as well as cons. The article discusses few shortcomings of employee multitasking.

Essential Soft Skills at Workplace

Soft skills refer to a combination of some basic qualities which go a long way in differentiating human beings from animals. Let us go through few soft skills which are most essential at workplace.

Gestures and Body Language in Soft Skills

Soft skills refer to the way one conducts himself/herself at workplace. Lets understand the role of gestures and body language in soft skills.

Accent Training for Employees

Every individual has his/her own characteristic style of saying words which has lot to do with the person’s geographical location, family background, upbringing, exposure and so on. Let us go through few tips for accent training.

How to Work Productively During Office Hours and not Get Distracted by the Noise

This article discusses the ways and means in which employees can work productively during office hours and ensure that the task at hand gets done on time without being distracted by all the “noise” that goes on around you. The key theme in this article is that one must dedicate one’s time to the task and focus on it so that the task is done which is the primary reason why employees are paid.

What is Emotional Intelligence ?

The term emotional intelligence was popularized by Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer. Emotional Intelligence refers to the ability of an individual to keep a check on his/her emotions.

Components of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence helps us to create and nurture healthy bonds in personal as well as professional life. Emotional intelligence consists of 5 main components which are discussed in detail in this article.

What is Assertiveness ?

Assertiveness refers to a positive trait of an individual where he/she knows what needs to be spoken or discussed without hurting or insulting the other person. It is essential for individuals to be assertive and speak their mind without being rude and aggressive.

Assertiveness Skills

Assertiveness refers to speaking ones own mind and supporting what is correct though in a subtle and polite manner. Lets discuss in detail about the assertiveness skills which can help individuals in their professional as well as personal lives.

Assertiveness in Business Meetings and Presentations

Assertiveness plays a crucial role especially during business presentations, interviews or important discussions where one needs to convince the other person without actually depending on unfair means, lying or insulting anyone.

Role of Assertiveness in Persuasion

Persuasion is defined as an effort to influence an individual’s behaviour and making him/her believe what you are saying. Assertiveness plays an important role in persuading people around.

Essential Persuasion Skills

The art of influencing others so that they think like you, believe you and act in a way you want is called as persuasion. Let us go through few of the most essential persuasion skills.

Importance of Persuasion in Marketing and Sales

Persuasion skills are very important for a sales and marketing professional. Persuasion skills help a marketing and sales professional to actually win over the hearts of clients who not only become their loyal customers but also bring in more clients along with them.

What is Creativity ?

Creativity is the process of creating something unique and new. The article explains the concept of creativity in detail with the help of few examples.

Elements of Creativity

Being creative is nothing but the passion of doing things differently and creating new and unique concepts. Let us go through the elements of creativity.

Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Individuals who are creative love to do things differently. Creativity and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. Lets understand the relationship between creativity and entrepreneurship.

EQ @ Work: Emotional Intelligence at Work

We all hear about how important it is to be emotionally intelligent at work. However, most of us fail to realize what exactly is meant by the term Emotional Intelligence and how it manifests in the workplace. Therefore, this article demystifies these aspects by defining the terms, relating them to workplace situations, and weaving together the different themes into a coherent narrative.

Why Organizations Must Admit Systemic Mistakes and Failures and Stand Up for their Employees ?

Organizations just like humans tend to suffer setbacks due to systemic as well as individual failures. However, what distinguishes the truly great organizations from the rest is that they protect their employees, learn from failures, and correct their policies as well as hold the “right” people responsible. Therefore, this article makes the case for organizations to move beyond “Scapegoating” and instead, learn from failures and apply such learning’s to improve them.

Is the Marshmallow Test, A Measure of Self Control, Relevant in This Age of Distraction?

This article explains what the Marshmallow Test, EQ or Emotional Quotient, and Deep Work are and links them together to Self Control and why we need more of this in the present Age of Distraction. Using real world examples, we argue that productivity and quality of work are improved if we remain focused on the task at hand and are not disturbed or distracted by the incessant interruptions.

What is Mental Health Awareness Month And Why has it Become so Popular in the US?

This article explains why May was celebrated as the Mental Health Awareness Month and how it is crucial that American and Canadian employers devote time to the conversation around this issue. With record number of American professionals affected by mental health issues, we list some of the talking points from the discussion during the Mental Health Awareness month this May.

What Ails The Millennials/Gen Zers? A Lost Generation of Workers or A New Paradigm

This article diagnoses the causes of trends such as Quiet Quitting, Moonlighting, and the Great Resignation, and argues that instead of asking whats wrong with the Millennials and Gen Zers, we should instead seek to embrace the changes as the New Normal and inevitable due to the emerging Digital Age. Further, we list practical and actionable steps that can be taken to help the younger generations cope and avoid a lost generation of workers.

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