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The Most Popular HR Topics for Keynote Speeches and Presentations
I’ve been asked to present to a number of business forums recently and I’m seeing several emerging trends in 2016. Based on my experience, many businesses are looking for keynote speeches and presentations guidance in one of these four areas:
- Performance Management
- Working on your business, not in the business
For recruitment, the most common issues are how to select the right candidates, how to manage the process, how to attract the right talent in a tight candidate market.
For leadership, it’s about how to be the most effective leader while you focus on driving your business. How do you maximize your time with your staff, while being attuned to what’s happening in your organization?
Performance management is often about finding the best ways to manage difficult staff – while not forgetting that your best employees generate the most revenue. Owners often seek guidance and practical solutions to resolve long term issues with staff. It starts with planning that first uncomfortable conversation with an employee.
Finally, many business owners find themselves buried in the business, while knowing they should be working on the business – setting business goals, providing clear direction for staff, tackling the major issues that will create the future.
This year, I’ve addressed many of these issues with business owners at the Guelph and Kitchener/Waterloo Chambers of Commerce, with start-up businesses in KW, and in delivering a keynote address on recruiting to the Southern Ontario Defence Association in Mississauga.
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One final thought – I was interviewing a candidate last week and at the end of the interview, he turned the tables on me, asking me for my greatest personal learning. I reflected for a moment on some of my past experiences – particularly my drive as a young HR leader to do things on my own and my ongoing passion for continuous improvement. I then advised him, “never hesitate to ask for help. The right advice is always out there – you just have to ask and listen”. I look forward for the opportunity to share my insights and help your business in the future.