Employers Group Blog Connection

Own Who You Are

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Feb 21, 2012

by Charlie Martin, founder, engagementtoolbox.com

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Topics: workplace, leadership

Upcoming Event: "The Valued Leader"

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Jan 17, 2012

On February 2, our partner Executive Next Practices Institute will host an event targeted to enhance your executive/employer brand and executive team synergy for market success.

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Topics: leadership, event, online reputation, executive, business

Wellness & Engagement

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Nov 29, 2011

By: Charlie Martin, Founder, engagementtoolbox.com

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Topics: workplace, leadership, engagement, wellness, employee

Transforming Leadership

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Oct 17, 2011


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Topics: development, human resources, Employers Group, leadership, management

Who Needs a Coach and How do you Choose One?

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Sep 19, 2011

By:  Charlie Martin, Founder, engagementtoolbox.com

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Topics: value-add, development, workplace, leadership, management, employee relationship, employee

An Undeniable Strategy for Growth

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Thu, Jul 28, 2011

Looking to the latter half of 2011, there is one workplace trend that many employers are looking toward implementing – a comprehensive workplace learning strategy. 

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Topics: Mark Wilbur, attracting employees, strategy, employee retention, Employers Group, leadership, employee relationship, executive, retaining employees

Case Study - Leadership & Development

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Jun 7, 2011

An international manufacturer of industrial trucks and engines recognized that their managers were being promoted for technical proficiency, but lacked overall leadership and development skills.  This was creating turmoil and conflict as employees were feeling a lack of direction, motivation, and communication from their supervisors.  Additionally, the company felt that their managers were unable to think about the “big picture”, and were more wrapped up in the day-to-day details of the operation.  Again, this was negatively impacting employees via performance evaluations, lack of mentoring, and general guidance issues.

Employers Group facilitators and consultants were able to create a custom Leadership Development Academy for managers and supervisors.  To assess the effectiveness of the academy, we immediately met with the Executive team to identify desired outcomes, milestones, and performance measurements for the program.  Using personality indicator tests, EG facilitators were able to determine the skill level of program attendees and further custom-tailor program content for our member.

Within weeks, the Executive team saw results.  Managers were able to communicate their role and goals more effectively, established a better rapport with their subordinates, and began thinking of new initiatives to help grow the company.  In essence, this member has undertaken a succession planning approach, starting with middle-management who they hope will advance through the organization based on their new proficiency – in leadership and development. 


Developing your staff will help with retaining employees as well as attracting new members to your team. 

To learn more about Employers Group's Leadership & Development programs, contact us at training@employersgroup.com


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Topics: motivating employees, development, leadership, management, executive

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Jun 6, 2011

In HR, we are often the one’s sent to put out fires. We have to be able to effectively, efficiently and legally solve conflicts and make sure our employees have the skills, tools, and environment they need to do their job.

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Topics: workplace, human resources, leadership, management, employee relationship

Executive Branding Summit

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Wed, May 25, 2011

Executive Branding Summit

Widely misperceived as “image improvement” or superficial personal marketing techniques, the creation of a comprehensive executive brand is more powerful, holistic, and effective way of distinguishing an individual leader. More than ever, high performance executive teams in today’s global economy require leaders to leverage their brand strengths.

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Topics: development, Social Media, leadership, event, online reputation, executive