Hiring Managers: I can help you hire the right talent, keep the star performers and reduce your turnover!
Leadership development & Team Coaching
As a leader in a team, corporation or as an entrepreneur: How might RESULTS like these serve you and your organization?
- Align personal values with corporate cultures
- Identify and strengthen your communication style
- Map out visions and goals
- Master the art of leverage, delegation and accountability
- Develop high-performing teams
- Achieve positive, long-term change in you, your people
- Master productivity and time management
- Create boundaries between work and home
Through the many years of business ownership and working in the corporate & government environments, Darlene gained extensive experience in management roles. She understands your challenges, including the cost to your bottom line when you take too long to hire, or when you make a bad hire.
If you seek a new approach to hiring effectively, honing the interviewing skills (both for you and for your staff), you'll want Darlene in your corner.
During one 7-year period, she managed a variety of teams, including a 250-person global team located in 8 locations. This team was responsible for 24x7, high-demand delivery in the Information Technology environment for a global customer. Lives depended on the up-time and availability of the networks involved.
Throughout this period, Darlene's team received the highest accolades and she experienced the lowest turnover of any of the managers. What did she do differently?
She used a four-pronged approach that she wants to share with other managers. While processes and tools are important components, hiring managers often must re-think their personal approach and style to hiring. This is where Darlene works closely with her clients to help each one develop his or her own style.
If you are an employer (or hiring manager) . . .
The four-pronged approach she shares with her clients:
1 – Do your homework. And it starts with a strong job description. Add in 4 additional components, and you lay a solid foundation.
2 – Recruiting with efficiency. The longer your position stays open, the more it costs you. The old methods of recruiting aren’t always effective in today’s fast-paced market. But there are exceptions. There are dozens of job sites on the Internet. How do you find the right ones for your business needs? Build your structure and support mechanisms for an efficient recruiting process. And have a fast-track for those critical needs.
When it comes to interviewing, she is a master at helping employers fine tune their hiring skills. You will become more effective in writing job descriptions, learn how to ask powerful questions, read the candidate and hire more effectively. The net result: you could experience lower turnover, better team dynamics and higher productivity.
3 – Hire the best. Your interview process will be the most crucial step in your plan. It’s what you ask – and how you ask it – that will yield the answers you really want to know. Equally important is how you read between the lines and learn to trust your instincts. Darlene has several tips and exercises for you to draw from.
4 - Retaining, retraining and rewarding. Now that you have a full house, it’s how you keep things running inside the team that matters. Keeping great employees is everyone’s challenge. With Darlene’s guidance you’ll learn how to set the right tone up front for upward mobility, design a workable rewards program for excellence, identify the continuous learning and stay ahead of the requirements. You’ll also explore ways to coach under-performers to provide avenues of success for those who want to do well.
Whether working in groups within the company environment, or working with you individually, Darlene’s coaching programs will guide you to explore, strengthen skills and grow as a professional.
In turn, all of this will positively affect your company’s productivity, employee retention, and thus, your bottom line.
If you are a new supervisor or preparing to become a new team leader . . .
Darlene loves working with first-time supervisors and managers. If you are new to the management scene, it's important to know your talents and skills, and to explore areas for growth. Do you have a plan to get you from here to there? Reach out to Darlene and learn more about how her First-Time Supervisor program.
Individual Career Growth (for New Supervisors)
Your customized coaching program could include aspects such as:
- Understand your strengths – so you can showcase them!
- Discover what excites you and brings you fulfillment
- Fun ways to imagine, explore, and believe in possibilities
- Map out a strategy to get you “there”
- Time management and productivity tools
- Career transition plan – if you are looking for a change
- Becoming a leader – if that is what you seek
- Effective communication
- Plus so much more . . .
If you need a new direction or just a “shot in the arm” to get you excited again, let’s talk!