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    Engagement & Retention...Managers are the Key to Success

    In my 30 year career as a Human Resources leader I have been involved in many Engagement & Retention efforts.  The Gallop organization…and several other well known firms have proven that business performs better with an engaged workforce.  Typically, we go out and survey employees, discover trends and attempt to effect change, often at the employee level.  But are we approaching effective change correctly?  Human Resources may lead the effort to engage and retain the workforce, but you may find that your management team is not prepared.

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    Self Directed Coaching & Development...

    I have often pondered how to effect impactful coaching and development at small to midsized companies.  I recently ran across this article from McGill Publications related to "self-coaching."  

    http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2016/04/self-directed-coaching-fo...

    I have found that it is often difficult to justify the ROI related to this subject as good OD comes with a high pricetag.  

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    Looking for Trainers

    Santa Clara County’s Learning and Employee Development Department (LED) is anticipating to release a Request for Statement of Qualifications for Professional Development Training Services in April 2014. LED will be looking for trainers to provide courses to the county’s 15,000 employees on Professional Development, Employee Development, and Soft Skills topics, including, but not limited to people management, project management, communication skills, presentation skills, customer service, and more.

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    SHRM Knowledge Center…Great California Content

    At the CalSHRM meeting today Laurie Chua spoke to the group about SHRM's Knowledge Center and their continuing efforts to provide support for California members.  Here are just a few of the great resources available to SHRM members:

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    2014 California State Legislative and HR Conference

    Here are some important reminders about the CalSHRM conference coming up in April:

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    Gamification: It's Addicting and Can Promote Learning

    On July 17th BAHREC hosted another stellar program featuring "Gamification" or "Gamified Learning" at SAP's Palo Alto Executive Center.  The event featured Jordan Fladell of "M Level" and Max Meadow of "Slalom Consulting" discussing the benefits of gaming as a method of learning.  As an added benefit all attendees were provide the opportunity to download two games, developed by M Level specifically for BAHREC.

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