Tammeron Trujillo, Human Resource Services
In today’s workplace, managers need to understand certain human resources management basics to be proficient. Managers also need to have a strong ethical foundation to create an environment where the management basics can thrive.
Here are just some of the HR items that should be a part of every manager’s toolkit:
• Understanding the Supervisory Role – how supervisors behave to create a positive work environment
• Hiring – proper interviewing techniques and other strategies to make the best selection
• Onboarding – obtaining commitment and contribution from new employees
• Performance Management – maximizing performance through the use of appropriate feedback
• Compensation – understanding and communicating a total rewards philosophy
• Benefits – informing and communicating the employee value proposition
• Compliance – knowing the legal aspects that impact the supervisory relationship
Compliance, and really, all of the above, relies on a strong organizational ethics. What do your managers need to know about ethics? First, what are the ethics of your organization and how do you work to communicate those ethics to employees and stakeholders. Once this is clear, how do managers resolve ethical dilemmas, and how do they help employees resolve those dilemmas? It is important for managers to know the organization’s ethical strengths and vulnerabilities. Finally, they should know what decision making model to use to advise employees and to make ethical decision themselves.
If you feel managers could use training in these areas, we would be happy to come to your site to train them. If you are interested just give us a call at 800.884.1328, and we’ll schedule an onsite for you.