HR is obsessed with the things it knows how to measure and ignores the things it doesn't. Unfortunately, so-called soft skills - like problem-solving, professionalism and adaptability - are the very things that determine success or failure in most jobs.
Generally, HR and other decision-makers in the hiring process go with their gut on these important success drivers. However, it doesn't work. The fact is that 46 percent of new hires fail within 18 months, according to a recent study.
There are a number of reasons why the hiring process is so unpredictable. Soft skills, such as professionalism and interpersonal communication, are seldom given their due. The assessments most commonly used are not job-specific, they're generic. Meaningful data on past performance of a job candidate from past managers and co-workers are rarely collected.
Let's face it. There are a lot of things going on in your organization for people managers to master. Whether it's getting vacant spots on their team filled, attending seven hours of meetings a day or learning how to use the latest system, managers have a lot going on. What's one of the first things to fall through the cracks? How to manage people for better business results.
That's why Halogen is teaming up with Fistful of Talent's Kris Dunn to bring you the webinar "Just Don't Bore Me: The Four Conversations Your Managers Have to Master for Top Performance."
Join us at 2 p.m. ET Sept. 30 and we'll hit you with CliffsNotes you can share with your manager in these critical areas
- Goal setting: We'll explore helping your managers set up a practical, two-way interaction to help their direct reports set goals they'll want to achieve (and actually do it!).
- On-the-fly coaching: We'll walk you through a simple, yet incredibly effective six-step coaching tool that managers of people can use any time they see something that could be improved in an employee's performance.
- Career agency: We'll show you why the good vs. great conversation is key - especially for your top talent.
- Rewards and money: We'll cover the five compensation/money conversations employees will force on them in their first year as managers and we'll take all the mystery out of money in the modern organization.