Tuesday, 16 October 2018

85% of employees globally workforce are not engaged

85% of employees globally workforce are not engaged

From the study of Forrestor Consulting, they have researched that embracing continuous performance management is the Key to getting employees to be engaged. The issue with disengaged employees will effect global economy and incur losses to 7 Trillion USD losses in productivity.

Here are the advantages of why HR, Training and L&D Champions need to cultivate an engaged workforce
1. Help increase productivity by 1.5 times more
2. Consistency of coaching and mentoring culture
3. Boosting happiness levels and stress free

Here are the disadvantages should HR be fully engaged to embrace a continuous performance management process.

1. This will be time consuming for HR
2. Monthly meetings, and progress reports needs to be assessed.
3. Ideal HR staff needed to be recruited to empower this vision

However, as a People Department (HR, Training and L&D champions) we need to be optimistic all the time.  Lets start embracing a continuous performance management culture.  



Hope you have learnt!

Regards,
Cheryl Lourdes & The MatchMakers - We Consult, Match & Screen Best Expert Trainers in Town!


TLMM' recent validation since started in Y2010:
·         Award Winner 2015 for Best Background Screening Provider By Human Resource Vendor
·         Award Winner 2017 for HRD Movers and Shakers Best Innovation Practices in Learning and Development
·         Award Winner 2017 for Best Background Screening Provider By Human Resource Vendors

Monday, 15 October 2018

3 Ways: Why Mentoring is the Key to Retaining Employees

Dear HR, Training and L&D Champions,

3 Ways: Why Mentoring is the Key to Retaining Employees

According to the 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey, 63% of millennials say their leadership skills are not being fully developed. It also found that those intending to stay with their organization for more than five years are twice as likely to have a mentor (68%), than not (32%).  Millennials are frequently looking for purpose in their work, so allowing them to explore that space while they move through their career will increase their enjoyment with their job.

1st Way:  Conduct Reverse Mentoring
Reverse mentoring is an initiative where older executives are mentored by younger employees on topics like technology, social media and current trends. It is shocking and but try doing a pilot on Reverse Mentoring and you will be amazed of how this helps make your Millennials and even the Gen Z be more happier and finding a fulfilling purpose.

2nd Way: Micro Mentoring
A millennial may have multiple mentors over a small time frame, as they go to different resources for areas such as job searching, interviewing, salary negotiation, onboarding, team development, and working with a new manager. You can search this 'micro mentoring' engines and suggest to your millennials

3rd Way: Group Mentoring
This  methodology is for individual development that utilizes multiple experts and multiple learners in a group setting. Although structured as a group, learning is individual and each mentee works on their own unique learning needs and development goals. The benefit of group mentoring is alignment of skills to various mentors skills.

Regards,
Cheryl Lourdes & The MatchMakers - We Consult, Match & Screen Best Expert Trainers in Town!


TLMM' recent validation since started in Y2010:
·         Award Winner 2015 for Best Background Screening Provider By Human Resource Vendor
·         Award Winner 2017 for HRD Movers and Shakers Best Innovation Practices in Learning and Development
·         Award Winner 2017 for Best Background Screening Provider By Human Resource Vendors

Understanding Millennials isn't just about employing them only... but knowing how to Market your messages to them is Crucial

Dear HR, Training and L&D Champions,

Understanding Millennials isn't just about employing them only... but knowing how to Market your messages to them is Crucial

As millennials move into leadership roles, they’re going to be making 'buying' decisions, so it’s important for HR, Training and L&D Custodians to understand how to 'market' and 'train' this generation (Do note everyone is a sales and marketing person - we need to learn how to drive our messages to employees)

Here are 2 ways:

         1. Millennials love to use reward programs. 
    Whether it’s through earning points or a loyalty program millennials are eager to have bosses recognise them as special, unique and appreciated.
    Question:  How can you have a reward system in place (something like a FB messaging system, but here its merely rewarding employees on simple achievements and bosses , staff giving ongoing feedback through the system) 
    TLMM researched this site for you to source:https://youearnedit.com/ 
    2. Millennials use and value online reviews. 
    They will share their opinions and check up on others’ feedback. They are comfortable communicating with their favourite brands through social media -- and expect responses to both complaints and compliments.
    Question:  Do you have group sessions/ open door concepts/ inclusion sessions that cultivates reviews for your employees to 'poor' out their concerns and at the same time receive feedback?           
TLMM researched this site for you to source https://www.tinypulse.com/

Hope you have learnt !

Regards,
Cheryl Lourdes & The MatchMakers - We Consult, Match & Screen Best Expert Trainers in Town!


TLMM' recent validation since started in Y2010:
·         Award Winner 2015 for Best Background Screening Provider By Human Resource Vendor
·         Award Winner 2017 for HRD Movers and Shakers Best Innovation Practices in Learning and Development
·         Award Winner 2017 for Best Background Screening Provider By Human Resource Vendors

Studying Big Data - Purpose: To Retain Talented Millennials

Dear HR, Training and L&D Champions,

Studying Big Data - Purpose: To Retain Talented Millennials

We all know about the statistics that says 'millennials will only stay at their company for 2 to 3 years max'. Surely this is an alarming button for the Talent  and HR Department.  So what can you do better?  We identify this through Assessment first which is studying data...'advertisement companies are calling this BIG DATA.

Listening closely to the various generations will give HR greater understanding of the motivations of each segment and help define dimensions os different value propositions:  COMPENSATION, VACATION TIME, WORKING HOURS AND DURATIONS.

Big Data's purpose for the Talent Departments and HR Departments is to understand employees better and measure , assess the impact of HR initiatives on employee satisfaction, performance and retentions.  Here are 3 ways why data is needed:

1. Data can be analysed to understand the value of each dimension (mentioned above) to propose best propositions for different employee profiles.
2. Data can be used to define packages to employees proactively
3. Data can be used for historical purposes

So start equipping yourself today by doing research online first, read books from the bookstore and than only going for training.  

Hope you have learnt!

Regards,
Cheryl Lourdes & The MatchMakers - We Consult, Match & Screen Best Expert Trainers in Town!


TLMM' recent validation since started in Y2010:
·         Award Winner 2015 for Best Background Screening Provider By Human Resource Vendor
·         Award Winner 2017 for HRD Movers and Shakers Best Innovation Practices in Learning and Development
·         Award Winner 2017 for Best Background Screening Provider By Human Resource Vendors

Friday, 14 September 2018

By Y2020.. 5 Generations will co-exist @ Your Workforce


Dear HR, Training and L&D Teams,

By Y2020..5 Generations will co-exist @ Your Workforce

From my last article, I wrote about employees these days wanting a Purpose Filled Career.  Employees need to buy into companies vision. They are becoming architects of their own careers. By 2020, 5 generations will co-exist in the work-space.

Are you ready as a HR, Training and L&D teams to develop segmented treatments while carefully avoiding organisational silos and generational rifts? ....The solution is:

1. Gain real-time data of individual capabilities right now. 
2. Purchase Simple Softwares that helps track behaviours & performances through the questions you ask 
3. 'Test' & 'Learn' systems to develop collective intelligence

In summary, you need to assimilate your Talent Strategy early.  

When HR Study's Employee's Data = Retention of talented employees = Passion Filled Careers = A Productive and Profitable Organisation

Until our next reading article,
Have a long break


TLMM Quote for September 2018: Don't re-invent the wheel or lay the same foundation as your predecessors.  THINK. CHANGE. ACT.

Regards,
Cheryl Lourdes & The MatchMakers - We Consult, Match & Screen Best Expert Trainers in Town!


TLMM' recent validation since started in Y2010:
·         Award Winner 2015 for Best Background Screening Provider By Human Resource Vendor
·         Award Winner 2017 for HRD Movers and Shakers Best Innovation Practices in Learning and Development
·         Award Winner 2017 for Best Background Screening Provider By Human Resource Vendors


Thursday, 6 September 2018

The Future of Work for Hiring the 20s something (Talents)

Dear HR, Training and L&D teams,

The Future of Work for Hiring the 20s something (Talents)

We all ask the question, how to RETAIN Millennials? 
So we come up with Ice-Cream parlors, Football tables, Work From Home schedules…but still they leave.

Based on research we at TLMM has come to a conclusion that the 20s something needs a Purpose Filled Career:
  1. Inclusion
  2. Growth
  3. Positive Impact to Society Purposes
  4. Meaningful Relationships.

As they make into the leadership roles, they will bring their love of technology, social consciousness and purposed driven ideals with them.  So how can we stir a Conventional Career Path which is has a Purpose Filled Career? 

Today, we look forward to what the future of work will require of the talent development field. Technology, no doubt, will continue to drive change. Augmented reality, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence are already part of the workplace in many organizations globally. We in HR, Training and L&D teams in MALAYSIA must be agile and ready to anticipate how these technologies can and will affect our company soon.

Until our next reading article,
Have a good weekend.

TLMM Quote for September 2018:   Let Us Be A Transformed HR, Training and L&D Personnel…Lets conquer that difficulty and make it an opportunity!
Regards,
Cheryl Lourdes & the MatchMakers – We match & screen best expert trainers constantly

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Picture Superiority Effect (PSE) - Get your Millennials Ready to Learn


Dear HR, Training and L&D teams,

Picture Superiority Effect (PSE) - Get your Millennials Ready to Learn

Following our article a few months ago on How Does an Engaged Learner ‘Look Like’ In the Classroom (http://thelearningmatchmaker.blogspot.com/2018/05/how-does-engaged-learners-face-look.html), this article I wish to share with you talks about how can we get Millennials love learning more.  The answer is through Picture Superiority Effect (PSE). 

Every credible trainer needs to engage with participants.  A credible trainer must notice that every participant has different ways to understand what you are explaining. As suggested by Dr. Richard Mayer, a psychologist professor of UC Santa Barbara, a more effective way to explain is by using multi-sensory methods (auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic).

So here are our tips on why adding pictures are crucial to ensuring your learners (we call them your Millennials) love learning and makes it enjoyable through recollection of memories.

1. Add a picture, and a learners recollection rate will soar to 65% (reference from Carmine Gallo).

Pictures help people to focus and remember better. It is believed that the human brain has the ability to memorize more than 2,000 pictures with high accuracy in recognition, exceeding the ability of brain in understanding and memorizing words. In addition, pictures stay in long-term memory.

2. Learners will have immediate reactions through pictures.

Pictures generate immediate and stronger reactions than words. The human brain is created to analyse and knowing the scenario in pictures in a short time because pictures are processed multiple times faster than text. 

3. Pictures can create emotional response from participants because pictures have stronger and faster reactions than words. 

In the brain, the pictures are encoded in the same place as emotions are processed. Because of that, picture can help Millenials to  be highly engaged.  

In summary, the use of slides has emerged as a teaching method. However, a learner cannot be forced to read wordy slide while the trainer is speaking, the message would not be well delivered and the learners would lose their attention towards the trainer. Adding pictures on your slides would make the interaction between you and your participants more interactive. A picture helps an individual understand and remember 6x more than listening and reading words. So, let us look back to our main question, how do trainers engage with participants, make an emotional connection and get them to notice without being distracted? We already have the answer, which is Picture Superiority Effect. 

So, add pictures in slides and make your learning loveable and enjoyable by your Millennials.

Until our next article

Cheryl & The Matchmakers

Quote for August:  If you are willing and obedient, you will be the best learner possible