Virginia Western Workforce Solutions

Continuing Education :: Human Resources Management

These courses are beneficial for businesses wishing to reduce turnover and/or improve hiring practices.

The Art of Hiring Smart: Improving Your Hiring Practices

Description

The selection process is vital to a business's profitability and production. Yet studies show 67% of most hiring decisions are made in the first 4.3 seconds, and mostly on instinct. Learn how to increase the level of information for decision making, supplementing the natural tendency to hire by emotion and opinion only. With a hiring "design", businesses create guidelines for skills and personality needed for a success in a position. Once hired, this "design" reduces the time needed to on-ramp new employees, helping them to transition from trainee to productive employee. On-going benefits include effective use of training dollars, better performance feedback and higher workforce retention due to increased communication and cooperation.

Details

  • Class Number: BUSC 2550
  • Dates/Time: TBD
  • Location: Roanoke Higher Education Center
  • Cost: $60 (parking fee and light refreshments included)

Developing and Retaining High Performing Teams: "People Reading"

Description

In today's business, the importance of strong work groups and teams is recognized as an integral part of a successful organization. Team building is an art that overcomes differences in style, personality, and other potential areas of conflict. The result is an effective team that achieves results far beyond what individuals can accomplish on their own. Learn to understand your team better and learn the most important attributes required for a dynamic and productive team.

Details

  • Class Number: BUSC 2551
  • Dates/Time: TBD
  • Location: Roanoke Higher Education Center
  • Cost: $95 (Full DISC assessment, parking fee, and light refreshments included)
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