Human Resource Training

HRDQ is a developer of human resource training programs and assessments. By applying our experiential learning model, participants will improve important skills like emotional intelligence, communication, and supervisory skills.

A successful manager dances a delicate dance. On one hand, he has to exert a confident sense of purpose and direction and efficiently communicate strategy and tactics to his team. On the other hand, while his team expects him to genuinely lead the charge, it is also imperative that he intelligently work with his team, welcoming all input and collaborative motions so that he can competently lay the tracks in front of the racing locomotive of progress such that it continues to move make sure that things are moving in the best direction. The Matrix Manager Inventory: Leading in a, Read More

We don’t work in a vacuum. We are surrounded by individuals with individual needs, objectives, and concepts of the best way to get from point A to point B. The HRDQ Style Series will enable those individuals to analyze the reflection they see staring back at them in the mirror in order to help them put their best foot forward – as well as facilitate their colleagues also bringing forth their A games – every time. Individual personalities will often dictate the entire culture in a workplace. However, there needs to be balance. Everyone must feel comfortable sharing their opinions, Read More

A great place to start creating a vibrant, productive, forward-thinking environment is for individuals to begin self-assessing their communication styles and tendencies. In doing so – and identifying one as having a direct, spirited, considerate, or systematic communication style – skills can be developed and refined, leaders can be motivated to build symbiotic bridges with their team members, and great strides forward will happen. It’s not just about everyone getting along. It’s about creating a dynamic, progressive environment where great ideas are articulately expressed, eagerly absorbed, and creatively acted upon. Part of the bestselling HRDQ Style Series, the communication assessment, Read More

We divide skills into two categories: hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are the technical or functional abilities that apply directly to a job title (such as teacher, attorney or engineer). Soft skills apply more to personal characteristics and work ethic such as effective communication, problem resolution, customer service, and team collaboration. Soft skills are the abilities and traits that relate to personality, attitude, and behavior. They are important in getting (and keeping!) a job. Take for example, a customer service professional who is excellent at the technical aspects of his job.  He is proficient.  He is punctual.  He, Read More

Ask just about anyone whether if would score very differently than their spouse or significant other on a personality test, and the answer will overwhelmingly be, “Yes!” As the cliché goes, opposites attract. However, when I ask DISC training participants if they are as attracted to their opposites at work as they are in their personal lives the answer is inevitably, “Not a chance!” What accounts for this difference in approach? Why are we attracted to our opposite in our personal relationships but wary of our opposite in professional relationships? Here’s one answer: Opposites attract when you’re in a good mood., Read More

The HRDQ Style Model is an accurate and accessible model of Personality Style, based on an individual’s levels of assertiveness and expressiveness.  It defines four styles (Direct, Spirited, Systematic, and Considerate), that describe sets of natural behavioral tendencies. These styles reflect all aspects of our behavior and they represent both effective and ineffective choices.  Once we’ve developed an appropriate awareness of our own behaviors, we can resolve to choose more effective actions.  We can start by finding out which personality style we exhibit. The HRDQ Style Series offers eight personality assessments that target different aspects of work-life.  By examining some, Read More

Maybe you wrinkled your nose when you first heard terms like blogs, tweets, posts, and wikis enter your organization’s vocabulary. Perhaps social media didn’t even exist when you started your professional career. But social media is here to stay—and it’s not just a tech-savvy marketing channel anymore. It’s time to rethink what constitutes a learning tool. It’s time to consider social media and the role it can play in employee and management development. Learning is a continuous process. It’s not something that happens independent of any given work day. In fact Jay Cross, the author of Informal Learning: Rediscovering the, Read More

Catalyst is a fun, interactive game that helps individuals and teams to recognize their strengths and weaknesses in verbal communication. It is appropriate for any organizational level and can be used as a tool in soft-skills training, employee interviews, or company orientation. Catalyst: Think Improvement for Line-Level Leaders, is an interactive exercise using current concepts of organizational effectiveness and success to identify individual and group strengths and weaknesses in thinking and verbal communication. It is viable for communication training, employee interviews, company orientations and team building. It promotes practical steps to improved information exchange. Catalyst works for many reasons: It, Read More

A Learning Management System (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of e-learning education courses or training programs. Here is some basic information for those who have not considered it before. LMSs range from systems for managing training and educational records to software for distributing online or blended/hybrid college courses over the Internet with features for online collaboration. Corporate training departments use LMSs to deliver online training, as well as automate record-keeping and employee registration. Manage and track staff training with an LMS Training administration can be time-consuming and difficult, particularly in medium to, Read More

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics—from science to business to global issues—in more than 100 languages. The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences. Independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. Recently, social scientist Ron Storm hosted a Tedx talk. His topic was, “Do I Have to be a Jerk, Read More

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