HRA Blog

Mapping Your Employees’ Careers – Is It Necessary?

Written by Barbara Irwin on .

Recently, I’ve asked some of our clients “do you have defined career paths for your positions?”  Some say their employees’ career is their own responsibility, others say that they provide a structure for their staff in an effort to succeed. What’s the right answer?  Honestly, it depends. Today, more and more organizations are focusing on retention programs to retain their talent and not lose them to a competitor.  What will keep people on-board?  In my opinion, career development, the opportunity for future growth as well as professional and personal advancement are key.

Emotional Intelligence – EQ: The Missing Piece

Written by Cyndi Branciforte on .

Looking for your missing piece? Just as Shel Silverstein’s incomplete circle searched for something to help it roll smoother, faster and more confidently, I suggest you consider adding emotional intelligence training to your leadership development program – – in particular, using the Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) assessment tool.  It could be exactly what you’ve been searching for!