HR Leader reveals some of the latest products and services on the market for HR professionals
01 Situational Leadership II Virtual Learning – Blanchard
Leadership development and management training
firm Blanchard’s new Situational Leadership II Virtual
Learning program is an interactive online training
program that balances theory with activities to build
leadership knowledge and skills. The emphasis is on
creating a working partnership between managers
and the people they lead.
Created for mid to upper level managers, the
program has been designed for developing peak
performers who deliver significant results to their
employer’s bottom line.
If travel costs are hampering your organisation’s
training goals, going ‘virtual’ might be the answer.
The program is designed for organisation’s that
want to offer instructor-led training but simply cannot
afford the time of expense of face-to-face training for
all the relevant employees.
Blanchard’s ‘virtual classroom’ comes as close as
technology allows to the real thing, combining time-
tested content with experienced instructors who have
mastered the art of virtual delivery.
Contact Catherine Stapleton on firstname.lastname@example.org more information
02 The Leading Bold Change Workshop – Global Achievers Company
Global Achievers Company is hosting workshops
throughout Australia in May 2010 based on Iceberg
is Melting!, a book by Harvard Professor John Kotter
and Holger Rathgeber. The book was designed to put
eight vital steps of successful change within the
reader’s grasp in the form of a simple, funny and
endearing fable about penguins stranded on a
The workshops promise to offer employee
management training with a difference. For one
thing, no other seminar in based on a story about
Why icebergs and penguins? Apparently, the power
of the penguin story works by reducing complicated
ideas about corporate change to a simple and
enjoyable language. This engages people faster and
therefore they learn quicker.
The workshop is not only designed to educate
participants’ grasp of the powerful strategies it
provides for leading change, but to inject a shared
sense of fun and enjoyment that will motivate
Contact Andrew Greatrex on email@example.com for more information
03 Reward & Recognition Pocket Planner – RedBalloon
Experiential gift provider RedBalloon has created a
pocket-sized booklet containing 52 fun, innovative
and easy ideas on how to recognise and reward
their employees. It include one idea for every week of
the year like ‘Spoil the Spouse’, ‘VIP treatment‘ ,
‘Message in a chocolate’ and ‘I Wish I Wish’ –
asking your team to create a wish list of 50 things
they have always wanted to do, including personal
and career aspirations.
Managers have been thrown in the spotlight as
research shows 70 per cent of employees leave
because of their managers, not companies; combined
with the fact that employees forget a thank you from
their manager in as little as seven days.
This tool keeps recognition top of mind for busy
managers challenged by the task of motivating and
inspiring their employees. It provides tips on how to
make recognition timely, specific and personalised.
It’s also completely free.
For a copy of RedBalloon’s Reward & Recognition Pocket Planner email firstname.lastname@example.org
04 Reward Yourself Card – Incentive House
Incentive House’s multi-store Reward Yourself Card
has been designed to help employers foster
continued motivation over an extended period. It
allows line managers to reward staff by topping up a
retail card with a monetary value.
The cards can be used for single ad hoc rewards, or
the reloadable card can be used as a single identifier
for consecutive cumulative rewards.
Instant reward cards are an invaluable motivation
tool for HR departments across all industries, whether
rewarding achievement, celebrating length of service
or congratulating staff for a job well done.
Each card can be loaded with up to $5,000 and
are accepted at over 7,000 stores nationally, so it's
a passport to a fantastic array of reward options.
Personalised branding options, both on the cards and
the presentation wallet, further reinforces an
employer’s reward program. Also, unlike many
reward cards, the involved retailers are contracted to
the scheme meaning they cannot decline the use of
the card in their stores.
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05 Power2Motivate – Employee Rewards Gallery
Employee reward and recognition provider
Power2Motivate has just added flight rewards to its
wide range of options in its employee rewards
This employee reward and recognition scheme is
designed to motivate and engage staff, lift service
levels, push performance and increase all-round
productivity. Employers have use of an online points-
based solution that’s easy to integrate and align to
business values, takes minimal time to set up and is
can be employer branded.
The gallery consists of tens of thousands of
exciting – and effective rewards to choose from,
including the latest products, experiences, everyday
basics and now, new to the list, flight vouchers.
With a scheme such as this there is low upfront
investment and costs are based on points awarded to
staff. With such a big selection to choose from
including the attractive flight vouchers, staff can
choose to receive a reward they really want.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Do you have a new and interesting product or service you would like to showcase? Send it to Tom Washington at email@example.com – along with a compelling image…and make it snappy!