Lecture - Ch. 10 = Performance Management Note: Some practitioners in the field and researchers disagree with the textbook author's approach to Performance Management. For researchers, there are concerns regarding the lack of rigour in the application of empirical evidence and theories to the development and application of Performance Management strategies. Students are encouraged to bring their life experiences to share during class. For those who are unfamiliar with these criticisms from practitioners, they can read online articles such as this one: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6371460147327438848
Note: Research indicates that creativity and innovation can
be easily interrupted when someone with more power presents their ideas
first. Therefore, to be strategic in how this assignment is started, we are flipping the order of the traditional approach
to a major assignment. Groups will first start envisioning what they
want to do for Assignment #2 - New Employee Handbook, and then I will
give the lecture on Onboarding and Training.
Activity - Group Mind Mapping for Assignment #2 - New Employee Handbook & Trade Show Moving into Assignment Groups, students are to use this time to get creative with their ideas of what they could include in their New Employee Handbooks. Also, what could go on their posters and what multimedia elements they could use in the Trade Show (aka Gallery Walk). The assignment requires 20-30 topics are covered in the New Employee Handbook. No idea is too zany. Write it all down because it may inspire a more viable idea to use later. Example of the many resources online explaining how to use mind maps to brainstorm: Conti, G. (August 30, 2016). How to Make Mind Maps: Visualize Your Ideas for Better Brainstorming. https://zapier.com/blog/mind-mapping-tutorial/
Lecture - Ch. 8 = Onboarding and Training
Learning Consolidation & Check-in Activity: Researching Workplace Training What examples can you find online of workplace training, onboarding, lunch and learns, etc.? Form groups of 2 or 3 students and spend a few minutes to search online to find an example of workplace training to present to the class. Alternatively, you can use examples from your own work or volunteer experiences to share with the class. Some keywords that may be useful when searching online include the following: - Lesson plan - Teaching plan - Workshop details - Classroom activities - Lunch and Learn - Brown Bag - Employee workshop - Employee training - Community of Practice - Reading group - Learning community
Next Steps Reminder to come see me during Coaching Hours (aka Office Hours) if you want to discuss your Midterm further, or for any other questions. For next week, make sure to prepare for class by reading Chapters 11 & 12. Also, complete any missing HR Stories in Moodle.
In most workplaces, the most common form of ongoing training is the Lunch and Learn event.
What are strategies you could use as an HR Advisor to improve the
success of such events? Post at least two ideas that could fit under
any of these categories.
- Marketing strategies - Strategies to reward attendance - Planning strategies