Is there a Script for Terminating Employees?

Source: Ending someone’s employment is a serious moment in their life, and should be addressed thoughtfully and with sensitivity.  Most people assign a large amount of their identity to their job. How you go about dismissing an employee depends on your goals.  Usually, your goal is to maintain a respectful and civil relationship, resolve any issues of potential dispute, and …

‘Upskilling’: How employees and businesses can seize the day

Source: President and CEO, Toronto Finance International “Upskilling” is a buzzword we are hearing more often these days as organizations grapple with the pace of technological change and the implications that has for their business. Simply put, upskilling is the development of skills an employee will need to perform the same role in the future.

The paradox of leadership development programs

Source: Stephanie Hodnett is Executive director, Executive Programs at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Leadership development programs have been around long enough that you would expect any inherent paradox to have been resolved by now. Surely we have studied the common traits of effective leaders long enough to establish a set of widely agreed-upon guidelines and principles. …

HR Execs Agree: Successful Human Resources Requires a Human Touch

Source: Healthy work cultures are the products of design, not default—and it all starts with human resources. That was the prevailing message among leading human resources executives on Tuesday participating in the Fortune Leaders Experience Roundtable at the SAP and SuccessFactors’ SuccessConnect conference, held at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.