Human Resources and Training Blogs | Meirc Training and Consulting
Passionately developing careers for 60 years.

Human Resources and Training Blogs

Meirc’s blogs are meant to be fat-free write-ups on topics which are of interest to our clients and web-site visitors. These blogs are useful when you wish to get an update on a field you follow or when you are looking for a bite-sized article that you would like to refer to or learn from. If you wish to enquire about our products and services, please visit our Contact Us page

Guidelines To Design Your Training Plan

  Feb 17 2019

# Human Resources and Training

Maximizing your training efforts means developing a good training plan beforehand. An effective training plan helps you identify your objectives and figure out the training methods that will best help you fulfill them. Performing an Audience Analysis If you want any communication with your staff to be effective, particularly training activities, it’s critical to understand wh...;

Happiness and Positivity

  Nov 21 2018

# Human Resources and Training

Ever since the 1980s, organizations have realized the impact of employee morale on their productivity. Efforts were made, with varied levels of success, to ensure that employees’ satisfaction and well-being were catered for in many Human Resources initiatives implemented across a number of organizations around the world. Recently, a new trend has emerged. No longer are organizations only focused o...;

Categorizing Tasks: Important or Not

  Oct 2 2018

# Human Resources and Training

When you feel overwhelmed by what appears to be plenty of tasks to complete you should prioritize them based on a common sense approach. Step #1 in this common sense approach is to determine the relative importance of each one of those tasks facing you. Over the years I have kept these questions in mind when determining the importance of any task: Will the task help me achiev...;

The Art of Coaching: An Excellent Management Tool!

  Sep 23 2018

# Human Resources and Training

frustrating challenge many managers face is dealing with employees who perform their job without a feeling of ownership. The manager often feels perplexed by the employee’s lack of commitment toward his job even though the manager may have spent time and effort explaining every detail to the employee. A few years ago as I was visiting some relatives when a heated discussion erupted between a fath...;

The Formula for a Successful Team

  Sep 18 2018

# Human Resources and Training

I admit to having a personal fascination with teams. This started at the tender age of 7 as a player on the under 8s basketball team at my local school, and continues to this day in my corporate role as partner at Meirc Training and Consulting. Throughout the years my fascination centered on the perennial question: “What makes teams successful?”. My experience on teams, whether in ...;

On Strategic Human Resources Management

  Sep 5 2018

# Human Resources and Training

In the world of Human Resources (HR), strategically partnering with the management team has been a hot topic for the past two decades. The goal of this partnership is to provide the organization, represented by its top management team, with properly analyzed HR data and propose well-designed HR solutions that will aid the organization in making sound strategic business decisions. How...;

On Employee Relations

  Aug 14 2018

# Human Resources and Training

Do you feel you fit in? Do you feel you belong? These are two very important questions that organizations should ask their employees. But what does it mean to fit in? How is it different from belonging and why is it important for organizations to ask their employees these questions? Fitting in means a person modifying his/her behavior to satisfy the perceived norms or culture in a cer...;

Leadership Read

  Aug 13 2018

# Human Resources and Training

Lately, I read a leadership book talking about two dramatically different types of managers. The first type drains intelligence, energy and capabilities from the ones around them. They always need to be the smartest ones in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy stealers and the talent assassins. Those managers are trapped in their own ego, overpowering others and reducing the organizat...;

Adult Learning Principles in Action

  Jul 12 2018

# Human Resources and Training

Complying with adult learning principles while facilitating a learning experience is one of the puzzle pieces for a successful course. The other pieces of this puzzle are competence of facilitator, engagement of participants, quality of content, venue and tools used. The focus of this blog is to provide examples of the application of adult learning principles during a training course. The ex...;

On Employee Engagement

  Jul 12 2018

# Human Resources and Training

Without a doubt, engaged employees are more productive employees. They will deliver beyond what is expected of them for the simple reason that they feel they are doing what they want as opposed to doing what they are told to do. According to a Gallup International survey, in 2016 only 29% of employees worldwide were actually engaged. The survey also reported that 450 million USD were lost ...;