If you are noticing an emphasis on coaching and skill development for leaders then the previous two columns may explain why.
In an ever changing workplace with significant amounts of legislation and social media making feedback and commentary immediately public, there is a lot of pressure on leaders to perform. To perform well.
With standards of behaviour at work being the way they are, and your self esteem and pride in what you do involved as well, sometimes it feels very hard to be able to to “the right thing”
Guidance is around and does need to be sought out. Whether it is with someone in your company who can provide a sounding board and guidance, or your HR department and certainly your people policy must be up to date (that’s a requirement of the Fair Work Act)
People are seeking mentors and coaches at a greater rate – choose wisely and ensure that whoever you seek advice from has both the knowledge and capability to deliver what is required.
It’s easy to give advice but hard to accurately assess the quality of that advice until it’s tested in practice.
One final article offers tips on selecting a HRIS or human resource information system. YOu can download a guide here http://www.hcamag.com/white-papers/download-a-guide-for-choosing-a-great-hris-234723.aspx from a sponsor of HC online
There are many systems out there, this guide may help you define which system will suit you best
It is becoming increasingly clear that people management and leadership is becoming a time consuming and demanding skill set that ought to have the same emphasis as any specialist skill set.
Get good training, coaching and advice to support you and help you to be the most effective people leader that you can be.