Employers Group Blog Connection

Trim the "fat" and help your organization GET LEAN!

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Mon, Jun 13, 2011
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Topics: motivating employees, value-add, lean, process improvement, workplace, Employers Group, management, rewarding employees

Download the Latest HR & Leadership Articles

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Wed, Jun 8, 2011

Our recently published newsletter, CA Employer contains great articles for any HR or Business Professional. 

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Topics: motivating employees, development, employee retention, workplace, human resources, Employers Group, management, employee relationship

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

2011 Workplace Benefits Study - Results Released!

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Fri, May 13, 2011
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Topics: healthcare benefit, attracting employees, motivating employees, Employers Group, benefits, benefit package, survey, workplace benefits, retaining employees, rewarding employees